Transition Polk book study group meets Wednesdays

Published 1:51 pm Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Transition Polk County will offer a Transition Handbook study group on Wednesday evenings Feb. 2 – March 9 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Polk County Public Library in the community room.

Explore how people around the globe are focusing on local resilience and sustainability initiatives that address challenges stemming from the end of cheap oil, global climate change and economic instability.

Participants will learn about the Transition Movement ( which began in 2006 when Rob Hopkins, a permaculture teacher in England, and his community college students developed an energy descent plan for their town. Also find out what is happening in western North Carolina and in the local community.

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The books will be available at the first class. To sign up, call Mary Parker at 828-859-9507, or e-mail The size of the class will be a maximum of 15 people.