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Inspired to seek alternatives and long-term solutions due to depleting fossil fuel resources, Whidbey residents in Washington State has launched its Transition Whidbey Initiative program; it is a perfect example on how collective effort within the community can become a catalyst for social change.

Their action plan includes community mapping of local food sources, providing training to pass on necessary technical know-how and agricultural skills to other residents, developing a local currency for intra-island trading and promoting renewable energy. Taking these crucial steps to attain a sustainable lifestyle for all helps ensure that Whidbey manages their resources properly for the benefit of future generations. Read the full article here

By Maria Belgado