The Power Of Just Doing Stuff by Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition Network, is packed full of inspiring stories from around the world. It shows what happens when individuals come together to create real change in their community. It turns powerlessness on its head by encouraging us all to just get on and do stuff. In the process of doing, no matter how small, our belief that we can’t ever change anything starts to erode in the face of evidence to the contrary.
Rob Hopkins also co-founded Transition Town Totnes and wrote The Transition Handbook, and The Transition Companion. He was voted one of the Independent’s top 100 environmentalists in 2012 and was on Nesta and the Observer’s list of Britain’s 50 New Radicals. Rob has also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought and A Good Read, in the French film Demain and its sequel Apres Demain, and has spoken at TEDGlobal and three TEDx events.
This trailer the The Power Of Juts Doing Stuff uses footage from the film In Transition 2.0 that Green Lane Films produced for the Transition Network. It features the first edible garden at a Tube Station in London; a local community in Yorkshire that rescued the local green grocer shop, an electric company in Fujino in Japan and a complimentary currency in Bristol.
If you want to set up Transition in your local area, the Transition Network have guides for every step of the way. What are you waiting for?