[act-ma] 10/3 at Tufts: Rob Hopkins, Founder of Transition Movement, TED Talk

Sarah Byrnes sarah at localcircles.org
Wed Sep 25 13:06:58 PDT 2013

*"The Transition Away from Fossil Fuel Reliance and Towards Resilience"*
*Rob Hopkins*

*Founder of the “Transition Movement” working to build community resilience
in the face of ecological and economic change*

*Author of the Transition Handbook and his new book, The Power of Just
Doing Stuff*
Register Here <https://transition-tufts.eventbrite.com>

Rob is an upbeat speaker and storyteller who has inspired over 1,200 local
organizing initiatives in 43 countries, including 140 in the United States. See
his TED talk with over 350,000
We are fortunate to be able to catch Rob on his first, and likely only,
visit to the U.S.

Rob will be followed by a panel including:
*Mayor Michael J. McGlynn, City of Medford &*
*Mayor Lisa A. Wont, City of Fitchburg*

Sponsored by:
Tufts University’s Peace & Justice Studies, Transition US, Post Carbon
Institute, Institute for Policy Studies & New Economics Institute for
Policy Studies

*Location:* ASEAN Auditorium in the Cabot Intercultural Center,
170 Packard Ave, Medford MA
For directions: http://campusmaps.tufts.edu/medford

Register Here <https://transition-tufts.eventbrite.com/>

*In the words of Bill McKibben:*

“In the leaking ship that we’ve made of our planet, the Transition movement
is like a flotilla of life rafts. And they’ve come not to pull us off the
earth, but to help us patch it and make it right. There’s no one on earth
who’s just done more stuff–and inspired more doing – than Rob Hopkins.”

A British permaculture teacher, Rob launched the first Transition
Initiative in Ireland in 2005. Today, there are several hundred transition
towns and neighborhoods in the UK and more than 140 in the U.S., each
working locally to strengthen community resilience in the face of climate
change and changing energy/economy futures. Rob was the winner of the 2008
Schumacher Award, is an Ashoka Fellow and a Fellow of the Post Carbon
Institute, and was named by the Independent as one of the UK’s top 100
environmentalists. Check out his TED Talk, Transitioning to a World Without

*The Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition (http://jptransition.org), which
serves as a catalyst and convener of initiatives that will shape the New
Economy, became the 96th “Transition Town” in the U.S. in 2010.*

Sarah Byrnes
Economic Justice Organizer
Institute for Policy Studies, New England Office
617.477.8630 x307
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