It all starts off when a small collection of motivated individuals within a community come together with a shared concern: how can our community respond to the challenges, and opportunities, of Peak Oil, Climate Change, and Economic Shocks?
Four Key Assumptions of the Transition Town movement:
* That life with dramatically lower energy consumption is inevitable, and that it's better to plan for it than be taken by surprise.
* That our communities presently lack the resilience to enable them to weather the severe energy shocks that will accompany peak oil.
* That we have to act collectively, and we have to act now.
* That by unleashing the collective genius of those around us to creatively and proactively design our energy future, we can build ways of living that are more connected, more enriching and that recognize the biological limits of our planet.
The Deep Roots Animal Sanctuary is a non-hierarchical, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all animals. It is our goal to decrease violence against animals by establishing a safe space that will provide refuge for debilitated and displaced animals, on-going veterinary care, wildlife rehabilitation, community programs, and education.
An association of Permaculture Design Course students, teachers, and friends committed to supporting the relocalization of Bloomington's food and economic systems. Group meets monthly at rotating locations in members homes to share work projects, food, information, seed trading and sharing, and mutual support and education.
Lothlorien Nature Sanctuary is a green haven and center for spiritual retreat dedicated to the healing of the earth and of one another. Lothlorien is part of Elvin H.O.M.E., Inc. (Holy Order of Mother Earth) a federal 501c3 organization. Lothlorien is 109 acres of forested hills and valleys located at the edge of Southern Indiana's limestone belt. It is a place to escape the outside world, drop its concerns and masks, and attune to the natural rhythms of the earth.
Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads is a grassroots organization working to protect the integrity of our farmlands,forestlands and rural communities by supporting fiscally conservative and environmentally sound transportation policies. CARR is opposed to all I-69 alternatives that use significant new terrain and place an unacceptable financial burden on the citizens of Indiana and the Nation. Upgrading and repairing existing roads and bridges is the responsible way to meet Indiana's highway needs."