Power of Community Summit

Feb 1-10, 2019

Rob Hopkins

Activist, Author, Co-founder of the Transition Network
Rob Hopkins

Rob Hopkins offers an overview of the Transition Town movement, and the collaboration with ecovillages for building awareness on climate change. He presents some of the success factors, and how to finance your projects within the current system.

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  • Transition Town movement
  • Communities awareness on climate change
  • Collaboration: Transition Towns and ecovillages
  • What are the factors for success
  • Imagination as a tool
  • How to finance your projects within the current system
Rob Hopkins

He was the winner of the 2008 Schumacher Award, is an Ashoka Fellow and a Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, served 3 years as a Trustee of the Soil Association, and was named by the Independent as one of the UK’s top 100 environmentalists.


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  • Beeara Edmonds

    If there’s a link for learning about purchasing this… I can’t find it on Chrome… I’m curious about the details.

  • Michel Culloden

    Like a breath of fresh air – so many references to practical solutions that are happening right now all over the world including Preston and Totnes in the UK. I like the focus on imagination and that we need to be more creative and remove the blockages to it. Climate Change is a failure of imagination!

  • Rob, thank you for this inspiring talk and your optimistic reframing that encourages me to view the crisis we all face as an opportunity for imaginative radical change!
    This is what I urgently needed to stay buoyant in these times and it’s an infectious attitude. I can envisage another way; I can DO imaginative!

  • Wow! I’m so happy to hear that the transition movement was born from permaculture and ecovillage inspiration! 🙂 Thank you for being so clear, structured, straight to the point! Your talk was so full of concrete strategies to start now, and concrete explanations to why some don’t start now, and how to change that, and all that rooted in brain science! Yes, this is what I needed right at this time as well! I am working on my creativity and hope and safety to make the leap of faith into my but-generating projects, so the link between those concepts really resonates with me!

  • Rob, since our meeting in 2006-8 I am impressed as always in the way in which you are a living example of what you preach, and how open and flexible you are in incorporating what you hear and see, into your doing. Dreaming the Initiative in relationships, Planning the Possibilities into Context, the Action of Behaviours in commitment and the Celebration of Feedback in satisfaction through harnessing of Celebratory Story. Just as information becomes understanding through testing it in the environment, so understanding becomes knowledge through putting it into practice, and knowledge becomes wisdom through the process of deep reflection. Thank you for your collection of collective wisdom. And don’t forget the oxytocin!

  • Theresa Munson

    Very interesting talk, thank you. Early on you mentioned the differences between ecovillages and transition towns. It seems to me that it’s like the difference between a brand new, purpose built Eco-house and retrofitting an existing one with all the difficulties and revelations that poses.
    We had a transition group in the town where I live but it seems to be inactive. After listening to this, I might make some enquiries.

  • Judith Bone

    Great to listen to. I wonder if Rob is aware of the emphasis of imagination in David Spangler and the Lorian’s work, with his Facing the Future book also the work with the knight of Fiery Hope. Very syncronistic.

  • I’m not at all a fan of your marketing model. This information should be open source, and while I know there are costs to produce there are other voluntary methods of contributing such as crowd sourcing and a tip jar model. The world needs this information yesterday, as someone who puts in most of my time for free and lives austerely so I’m able, I’m hurt by your lack of consciousness.

    I have not met one single climate activist who is fighting for the climate for money. That idea is completely absurd. – Greta Thunberg

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