Transition Town North Bay is looking at ways to help our city and it's surrounding communities adapt to a future with less fossil fuel energy. Global warming tells us that we must end our dependence on fossil fuels, and the end of cheap oil tells us that this will happen whether we want it to or not.
Our mission is to help make the transition to a lower carbon society smoother by undertaking projects in our own communities that promote a more sustainable way of living. The world-wide transition movement prescribes a set of principles and techniques that have proven themselves to be successful in bringing about change. Much of these techniques are drawn from the study of perma-culture (permanent cultures), studying the history of civilizations that successfully navigated change, and efforts to understand our own inner natures and the psychology/spirituality of change.
Transition town members from around the world are working on a wide variety of ideas to help communities become more resilient. Our local initiative has started projects to promote local food consumption and food security. We are also partnering with other local environmental groups to build awareness of what the problems are and why change is inevitable.
Our local North Bay initiative is still in the exploratory stages but hopes to become recognized as an official transition initiative once we meet the criteria.