James has been looking at the issue of localised sustainability within a small community.
What is a Transition Town?
Transition Town initiatives are bringing people together out of a desire to explore how we - and our communities - can respond to the twin challenges of climate change and peak oil. He states he doesn't have all the answers but believes the growing groups are very innovative and can create the required solutions.
Each transition group networks with people engaging in a coordinated range of projects designed to transition from high energy to low energy lifestyles in the most creative manner. Their aim is to re-localise our communities making them vibrant, resilient and truly sustainable.
Though not envisioned, this could also be key in emergencies, as in earthquakes volcanoes etc.
You can read James Samuel blog here; http://yesterdaysfuture.net