I think it's a great idea! Is there a Transition Miss/Oak/Burlington? There are tones of farms out this way and lots of local markets. I would be willing to partner with someone in the West End.
I'm finding it difficult to put together a concise one-liner; I actually like the one from Karl Schmidt's recent event - Jenny I think you posted that event? Is this your text? ...Can we use it?
Karl Schmidt event text:
"Transition is a global grassroots movement for local resilience taking hold in neighborhoods, towns and cities around the world. This movement is about finding local solutions to the significant global changes that will take place in the near future due to the peaking of oil, climate change, and faltering economic systems.
Transition Toronto formed in 2009, and there are already several neighborhoods active in the city. "
I think this is the common transition definition, but I find it a bit long and roundabout
A Transition Initiative is a community working together to look Peak Oil and Climate Change squarely in the eye and address this BIG question:
"for all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how do we significantly increase resilience (to mitigate the effects of Peak Oil) and drastically reduce carbon emissions (to mitigate the effects of Climate Change)?"
If we collectively plan and act early enough there's every likelihood that we can create a way of living that's significantly more connected, more vibrant and more in touch with our environment than the oil-addicted treadmill that we find ourselves on today.
The latter does have the second part which gets into the vision which is nice, maybe that is preferable after all?
...Thoughts? Anyone have a better two sentence definition of "Transition"?