The goal of the website project is to facilitate group collaboration and provide support for our various community-led projects that help build local resiliency to peak oil and climate change.
There are several benefits to using the Internet for group communications:
- Helping new members get up to speed on our various activities
- Promoting inclusion of the entire community rather than just 'green' people
- Communication over the web helps provide a record of our conversations
- Ensure that more people are notified of local events
There has been quite a bit of research done by the Transition Network and we're in touch with various other Transition web committees around the world. Some of the main requirements of transition groups are:
- Maintenance of an email distribution list that meets various anti-spam policies, such as one-click unsubscribe
- Distribution of news articles of local interest
- Providing an easy way for members to contribute content to the site
- Project-based and special interests blogs/micro-sites
- Sharing of photographs and documents
- Facilitating discussions and on-line meetings
We also understand that not everyone is comfortable using technology and try to help them participate wherever possible. Several how-to videos have been produced and are available in the 'help' section.
There are several roles for other members wanting to get involved in the website project and most of these roles don't require any knowledge of website technologies. We use a content management system called Joomla that allows most content development work to be done through easy to use web-based forms.
To get involved in this project, contact the webmaster.