Subscribe to our daily email of featured TEDxTalks

Browse TED's curated selection of the best TEDxTalks

This video was filmed at an independently organized TEDx event and uploaded by the organizer. To flag a video (good or bad!), use this form.

My town in transition: Rob Hopkins @ TEDxExeter
Viewed 482 times
Added May 1, 2012
Share this story
Transition Towns is a community-driven movement designed to fight climate change and stabilize local economies by fostering solidarity around local energy sources, local food, and local, responsible, businesses. In this talk, Rob Hopkins offers a proof of concept -- demonstrating how his town of Totnes shifted from a "long slow death" to the paragon of close-knit, twenty-first-century neighborhoods. (Filmed at TEDxExeter.)