Phoenixville Area Transition is a movement to localize our economy and culture in order to prepare for a lower energy future that will be more fulfilling because it will be based on personal relationships and connected to nature.
We recognize that there are many people and groups in this area doing the work of this transition often unbeknownst to one other. Part of our mission is to make known and to support all these efforts. Indeed, the movement could be said to be building a society based on local relationships rather than on the global market economy. Phoenixville Area Transition invites all those in the area who share this mission to join together as partners.
Phoenixville Area Transition is inspired by Transition US and the international Transition Network, which grew out of the model Transition Town in Totnes, England, founded in 2005 and based on the principles of permaculture, which advocate transitioning land use and social structures from the current emphasis on domination, extraction, and separation from Nature, to patterning these structures on natural processes, especially localization.