Are you living in a Transition Town? Does your community have a plan to begin the transition to a sustainable, localized future? Are you looking for resources to convince the undecideds in your area that you should? Chelsea Green has got you covered. Not only are we the publishers of the wildly popular The Transition Handbook by Rob Hopkins, but we’ve also just released The Transition Timeline by Shaun Chamberlin and Future Scenarios by David Holmgren—not to mention dozens of other titles that will help you and your community make the inevitable energy descent to sustainability a smooth one.Here is a list of our books that will help you and your community make your transition. Be prepared: begin building your transition library today!
We offer wholesale discounts to retailers, and non-profit/corporate/association discounts to groups ordering at least 20 books at a time. If you’d like to inquire about ordering books for your Transition Initiative, please contact your local representative.
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|The Transition Handbook
From oil dependency to local resilience
By Rob HopkinsThe book that launched a movement. Explains the context for Transition Town Initiatives, and how to start one in your community.$24.95 - Paperback
|The Transition Timeline
For a Local Resilient Future
By Shaun ChamberlinFollows up on the Handbook with a more detailed vision of the path to energy descent.$22.95 - Paperback
How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change
By David HolmgrenHolmgren’s newly released application of scenario planning to issues facing a world confronted with peak oil and a warming climate.$12.00 - Paperback
Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability
By David HolmgrenHolmgren is one of the originators of the permaculture concept, and his seminal work explores how to use the principles of permaculture as a framework for energy descent.$30.00 - Paperback
|Inquiries Into The Nature of Slow Money
By Woody TaschA philosophical defense of and exploration into the importance of investing in local food systems.$21.95 - Hardcover
Understanding and Creating Alternatives to Legal Tender
By Thomas GrecoA practical and inspirational manual for creating a vibrant and effective community currency system.$25.00 - Paperback
|When Technology Fails
A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency
By Mat SteinAn encyclopedic reference for self-sufficiency, sustainable living, and surviving a crisis. Initiatives, and how to start one in your community.$35.00 - Paperback
|The Winter Harvest Handbook
Year-Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses
By Eliot ColemanFrom the bestselling author of The New Organic Grower and Four-Season Harvest, a revolutionary guide to year-round harvests of fresh, organic produce—with little or no energy inputs.$29.95 - Paperback
By Eliot ColemanTechniques for the home and market gardener for growing food year-round.$24.95 - Paperback
A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture
By Toby HemenwayNewly expanded introduction to permaculture for the home gardener.$29.95 - Paperback
|Seed To Seed
Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Growers
By Susan AshworthThe best book available on edible plant seed saving.$24.95 - Paperback
The Flavor, Nutrition and Craft of Live-Culture Foods
By Sandor KatzCookbook and how-to for making all varieties of fermented foods at home.$25.00 - Paperback
|Preserving Food Without Freezing or Canning
By Terre VivanteLow-energy techniques and methods of preserving food.
$25.00 - Paperback
|The Carbon-Free Home
36 Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit
By Stephen and Rebekah HrenProjects for all budgets that can help reduce energy use at home.
$35.00 - Paperback
|Wind Energy Basics
A Guide to Home and Community Scale Wind-Energy Systems
By Paul GipeA how-to for small-scale and community wind power projects, combined with policy advice for promoting energy independence.
$29.95 - Paperback
|Fresh Food From Small Spaces
The Square-Inch Gardener’s Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting
By R.J. RuppenthalMethods for home-based small-scale food production.
$24.95 - Paperback
for Drylands and Beyond, Volumes 1 & 2
By Brad LancasterPrinciples and methods for capturing, directing, and utilizing rainwater.
Vol. 1: $24.00 - Paperback
|Food Not Lawns
How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden, and Your Neighborhood into a Community
By Heather FloresInspiration from an activist gardener on applying the principles of simplicity, resourcefulness, creativity, and community to the act of building a garden and to all aspects of life.
$25.00 - Paperback
|The Uses of Wild Plants
Using and Growing the Wild Plants of the United States and Canada
By Frank TozerA detailed reference to the useful plants of North America: how they were used in the past, and can be used today.
|The New Solar Electric Home, 3rd Ed.
The Complete Guide to Photovoltaics for Your Home
By Joel Davidson and Fran OrnerA complete, concise, and reality-based education in solar electricity for your home.
$39.95 - Paperback
|High Noon For Natural Gas
By Julian DarleyExplores the implications of the peak and decline of not only oil but also natural gas.
$18.00 - Paperback
|The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook
Community Solutions to a Global Crisis
By Greg PahlShort case studies of successful community-scale renewable projects around the world.
$21.95 - Paperback
|Natural Home Heating
The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Options
By Greg PahlExamines a wide range of alternatives to heating with gas and coal.
$30.00 - Paperback
How to Grow $500,000 on One Acre and Peace on Earth
By Anna EdeyA hopeful testimony to the potential of living sustainably, with practical approaches to growing food, greenhouse design and handling waste water.
$35.00 - Paperback
|Low Carbon Diet
A 30-Day Program to Lose 5,000 Pounds
By David GershonWorkbook designed for groups of people wanting to support each other in reducing their carbon footprint.
$12.95 - Paperback
|The End of Money and The Future of Civilization
Available April 30, 2009
By Thomas GrecoReviews the history of banking and currency and proposes a plan to democratize the economy and restore the “credit commons.”
$19.95 - Paperback