Rob Hopkins Conversation, British Permaculturist and Transition Town Founder

The Transition Away from Fossil Fuels and Towards Resilience

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Rob Hopkins will be appearing at Tufts University to give a free public address during his first and only tour of the US.

A British permaculture teacher, Rob launched the first Transition Initiative in Ireland in 2005. Since then, the Transition Movement has taken root in 43 countries, with 142 Transition Towns in the US and more than 1,000 around the world. Rob continues lending his energy, ideas, and voice to the Transition Movement as it grows and deepens around the world, in addition to working with his own community, Transition Totnes, to pioneer innovative Transition strategies and projects like REconomy and Transition Streets. Rob's new book, The Power of Just Doing Stuff, launched in June and has received rave reviews.

Rob was the winner of the 2008 Schumacher Award, is an Ashoka Fellow and a Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, and was named by the Independent as one of the UK’s top 100 environmentalists. 

In the words of Bill McKibben:

“In the leaking ship that we’ve made of our planet, the Transition movement is like a flotilla of life rafts. And they’ve come not to pull us off the earth, but to help us patch it and make it right. There’s no one on earth who’s just done more stuff–and inspired more doing – than Rob Hopkins."

Rob doesn't usually fly, but was asked to come to the US to speak with foundations about the power of local action to address the ecological and economic crises we face in light of passing 400 ppm... an invitation that's hard to refuse given what is at stake.

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  • Carmen

    If you can get to Lynnfield, you can come with us.

    September 22, 2013

    • Elizabeth

      If you go to http://transitionus.o...­ there is information about his US tour and many of his presentations will be webcast live. The next one is in Austin TX on 10/7.

      October 5, 2013

    • Annamarie M.

      Thanks.

      October 6, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    I went to Rob's presentation at Tufts and though it was sold out, there were no shows, so there were some seats available. Of course, that is something you wouldn't know ahead of time.

    October 5, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    Hi Lee -
    Sorry, but replying to this meetup did not reserve a ticket.

    October 3, 2013

  • lee l.

    Folks who listed this event--do you know if our RSVPs to this meetup actually got us tickets? Because when I tried to print one, it said SOLD OUT and wouldn't let me.

    October 3, 2013

  • Carmen

    Did not notice the tickets. Now it's too late. I thought just signing up to say I was going was enough.

    October 2, 2013

    • lee l.

      If you signed up with this site, it may not be enough. I don't know if they're linked with the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Tufts.I RSVPd to the Meetup but when I went to print the ticket it said Sold Out. So I talked to PJS at Tufts on their Facebook link and they said they'd add me to the list. They said to ask any more questions at [masked] so you could contact them there. I don't really think I want to go to Lexington first and then back to Medford so I think I'll just go on my own.

      October 3, 2013

  • lee l.

    Anyone from Cape Ann/Beverly etc. area want to carpool to this?

    September 22, 2013

    • lee l.

      I don't know! It probably stops at 9 but there may be questions afterward. Let me know if you want to go.

      October 2, 2013

    • lee l.

      Oops, just saw that it may be sold out.

      October 2, 2013

  • lee l.

    Folks, if you haven't got your tickets for this, check it out first, it may be sold out. The Peace and Justice Dept. at Tufts has a link to get tickets, and when you click on it, it says sold out. There is a live stream on Thursday though.

    October 2, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    Hi Carmen,

    I think it would be difficult for us to meet on the same night, but if people who go want to get together at a later date to discuss his talk, that would be great.

    September 22, 2013

  • Carmen

    Will we be meeting each other there and where?

    September 22, 2013

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