On today’s Sprouts, Naresh Giangrande, co-founder of the world’s first Transition Town, describes the virally spreading Transition movement. In this July 2010 interview, Giangrande explains the basic concepts of Transition Town movement, describes its origins, how the project is developing in England, and various lessons he has learned from other Transition Towns around the world.
The Transition Town movement originated with Giangrande’s home town in England and has spread throughout the world with a growing number of towns and cities joining in the effort to adapt to a sustainable future. The goal of Transition Towns is to transition from oil dependence to community resilience. Elements explored range from local currency to green technologies and “edible landscapes.”
Produced at WGDR in Plainfield, Vermont by Carl Etnier.