A Transition Initiative is a community working together to tackle the twin problems of Peak Oil and Climate Change. It delves into the big question - “how do communities significantly increase resilience (to mitigate the effects of Peak Oil) and drastically reduce carbon emissions (to mitigate the effects of Climate Change)" for all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive? Its aim is to produce an "Energy Descent Action Plan" to cover a 15 to 20 year timescale and requires a comprehensive and creative process of: * Awareness raising around peak oil and climate change * Building bridges to local government * Connecting with other transition initiatives * Forming groups to look at all the key areas of life (food, energy, transport, health, heart & soul, economics & livelihoods, etc). * Building people's understanding of resilience, carbon issues and community engagement is essential. There are a number of thriving Transition Towns across Dorset that you can get involved with.