What is a Transition Initiative?

“It’s a place where there’s a community-led process that helps that town/village/city/neighbourhood become stronger and happier. It’s happening in well over a thousand highly diverse communities across the world – from towns in Australia to neighbourhoods in Portugal, from cities in Brazil to rural communities in Slovenia, from urban locations in Britain to islands off the coast of Canada.”

More from the Transition Network: https://www.transitionnetwork.org/support/what-transition-initiative

The Guardian’s guide to Transition Towns: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/transition-towns

Wikipedia entry: Transition Town


Transition Initiatives around the world: https://www.transitionnetwork.org/initiatives


First two chapters of The Transition Companion, written by the movement’s founder Rob Hopkins.


Transition Sooke

The Sooke Transition Town Society, aka Transition Sooke,  is a local group of concerned volunteer residents committed to working together with existing groups to make Sooke a more resilient and sustainable community. We do so in order to respond more effectively to the challenges of climate change, peak oil, and global economic instability and inequity.

Sooke already has a remarkably strong community spirit that’s given focus by a range of solidly established working groups and organizations. Transition Sooke is uniquely positioned to explore the creative possibilities of local collaborative action with these groups and others  to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, offshore food supplies, imported goods and the increasingly unstable global financial system.

Transition Sooke was incorporated under the Society Act of BC on Aug. 18, 2011 following two years of preparatory work by John Boquist, Margaret Critchlow, Andrew Moore and Michael Tacon.

Vision Statement 

To build on local knowledge, skills and resources to make Sooke a more resilient community.

To promote the local economy, food security and alternative energy sources for present and future generations.

To create a vibrant community where we can work, live and play, where we can feel secure and at home.

Working Groups and Projects

Wild Wise Sooke

Zero Waste Sooke

– Bike Sooke

– Permaculture Sooke

– Multi-Belief Initiative

Please contact us by email at sooketransition@gmail.com


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