Post Carbon Institute promotes the strategy of relocalization - building strong local communities to increase resilience.
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what is relocalization?
Relocalization is a strategy to build societies based on the local production of food, energy and goods, and the local development of currency, governance and culture. The main goals of relocalization are to increase community energy security, to strengthen local economies, and to improve environmental conditions and social equity. The relocalization strategy developed in response to the environmental, social, political and economic impacts of global over-reliance on cheap energy.
In 2009 Post Carbon Institute partnered with the international Transition movement to support and inspire community led responses around the relocalization strategy. The aims and work of Relocalization Network, a Post Carbon program from 2003-2009 with a network of 200 local groups, were at this stage integrated into Transition.
what is transition?
A Transition initiative is a community-led response to the pressures of climate change, fossil fuel depletion and increasingly, economic contraction. There are thousands of initiatives around the world including Transition towns, cities, villages, universities, churches and more.
Transiton US is a nonprofit organization that provides inspiration, encouragement, support, networking, and training for Transition Initiatives across the United States.