Our objective is to accelerate change through inspiring, encouraging, supporting, networking and training our communities as they consider and then implement their vision for the future they want to live in.
Like the rest of Ireland. Kerry, Tralee its other towns villages and communities are dependent on sources outside of the country for most of our food, fuel, energy, a lot of our jobs, and most of our “stuff”. We need to become a more self-reliant and sustainable community. The toughest challenges facing Tralee, our communities and humanity itself at the start of this 21st century are Climate Change, Peak Oil, food shortages and Economic decline. Climate Change is well documented while true and effective changes are slow manifesting. Peak Oil, however, remains under the radar for most people.
Peak Oil, which is heralding the era of ever declining fossil fuel availability, will challenge even further or perhaps bring an end to the economic and social stability that is essential if we are to mitigate the threats posed by Climate Change. The transition initiatives represent the most promising way of engaging people and communities to take the far-reaching actions that are required to mitigate the effects of Peak Oil and Climate Change. These re-localisation efforts will result in a life that is more fulfilling, more socially connected and more equitable.