Here’s a great article in the Guardian about Transition Towns with Rob Hopkins who was involved in the movements creation.
It pretty much represents how I feel about the Transition Movement. There are real threats and if we want to survive we need to take action and we need to do it with the support of the establishment.
What he is arguing is that sweeping changes in history are made not only by “big” people doing big things but by groups of “ordinary” people doing smaller things together. And that it’s a mistake to overlook those small steps.