Once again, we bring you news of the rapidly growing Transition Towns movement — a network of communities working to free themselves from oil. It turns out that Transition Town Totnes, where the whole phenomenon kicked off, has reached the milestone of advertising for its first paid position:
"Transition Town Totnes is an exciting community response to the challenges of climate change and peak oil. We are looking to recruit our first paid worker to set up a central office and coordinate activities across the diverse range of projects currently being initiated. You will need to be passionate about creating a positive future beyond our present industrialised and consumerist world, enthusiastic to work alongside many different sections of the community and experienced in setting up efficient office systems. Experience of the environmental sector and working with volunteers an advantage."
Any enthusiastic TreeHuggers looking for employment could do a lot worse than joining this crew, but be warned — if you're not local, you may want to look for something closer to home. It's unlikely these guys will want to encourage a long commute! For a more in-depth look at what Transition Towns are all about, check out are interview with Rob Hopkins here. ::Transition Culture::