Bill Sharp (Linkedin) and Bob Flatley are co-founders of Transition Centre.
Transition Centre provides consultation, coaching, planning and workshops about building your community’s sustainable future. We offer:
Self-Reliance and Resilient Communities
Transition Centre has asked two tough questions:
There is then a third question we must ask: If not then what?
In response to these questions, Transition Centre is offering two programs: Resilient Communities and a workbook, Self-Reliance; Achieving Personal Resiliency and Independence. This book can be found on Kindle at this link.
Self-Reliance is founded on the principle that human beings appear to have been designed by nature to solve problems. Self-reliant, resilience personalities seek to maximize this potential. The book provides tools and practices to develop this capacity.
Four things are required of the resilient personality:
For more on this theme go to the Cove Institute tab.
The answer to the third question is to build communities that can adapt to the challenges of economic and political instability, resource depletion, environmental degradation and climate change. See more at the Resilient Community tab.
"I think it is clear that to change the world you need to change yourself. There has to be a method, a school, for preparing more people to engage what many of us believe are inevitable challenges. That is not an easy task. A lot of people have and continue to work in that direction. The Cove Institute program seeks to synergize these efforts. "
The Mission of Transition Centre:
Promote and develop an integral design for strong, local, human-scaled, self-sufficient and sustainable economies and communities that have resilience to overcome the inevitable challenges arising from economic uncertainty, climate instability and resource depletion.
The Vision of Transition Centre:
Adaptable and innovative communities with the resilience to meet the challenges of the day building on local resources, innovation and regenerative economic redevelopment.
The Objectives of Transition Centre:
"We have the option to passively accept what life gives us or to actively engage in it -- to seek self-reliance and self-determination. I believe we must pursue that option. Society is the product of its members. The more humane its members, or at least its leaders, the more humane the society."
Banner photo by Bill Sharp Copyright (c) 2016
We must ask what are the odds of achieving a sustainable future and what will it take to achieve the best that can be? What, for example, is the real likelihood of holding global warming to two degrees? We must ask if the classical definition of sustainability, to preserve the quality of life for the future, is still possible as global population continues to swell?
In response to these increasingly urgent question, Transition Centre has developed the theme of "The Road to a Sustainable Future." See link here.