The "Transition Handbook" shows how the changes ahead can lead to the rebirth of local communities that will grow more of their own food, generate their own power, and build their own houses using local materials. there are now over 30 "transition towns" in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. they provide valuable experience and lessons-learned for those of us on this side of the Atlantic. with little proactive thinking at the governmental level, communities are taking matters into their own hands and acting locally. If your town is not a transition town, this upbeat guide offers you the tools for starting the process.