Rob Hopkins – Transition Network

Rob Hopkins is an independent activist and writer on environmental issues, taking a radically hopeful and community-driven approach to creating societies independent of fossil fuel.

Rob Hopkins is the cofounder of Transition Town Totnes and of the Transition Network. He set up the first two-year, full-time permaculture course in the world at Kinsale Further Education College in Ireland, as well as the first ecovillage development in Ireland to be granted planning permission. He is the author of The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependence to Local Resilience and The Transition Companion: Making Your Community More Resilient in Uncertain Times and the coauthor of Local Food: How to Make It Happen in Your Community. He is the winner of the 2008 Schumacher Award, is an Ashoka Fellow and a Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, served as a Soil Association trustee for three years, and was named by the Independent as one of the UK’s top 100 environmentalists.

Books by Rob Hopkins:

The Power of Just Doing Stuff: How Local Action Can Change the World

The Transition Companion: Making your community more resilient in uncertain times

The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience

Transition in Action: Totnes and District 2030, An Energy Descent Action Plan

Local Food: How to Make it Happen in Your Community (Transition Guides)

Rob Hopkins: Transition to a world without oil

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Rob’s Blog