Transition Lab calls on scientists, engineers, data experts and volunteers of all ages to work together to address climate change and ecological collapse.
Transition Lab was created to give people the opportunity to address climate change and ecological collapse in the absence of adequate national or international government policy. With modern communication technology they will organise millions of volunteers to support the important work that must begin immediately.
Their job is to scale the response to this challenge, and support the organisations already on the front lines with much needed expertise.
To create a voluntary project on the scale of CERN or the International Space Station
Transition Lab’s core mission is to place a range of people – willing scientists, engineers, highly skilled people and volunteers – directly with projects seeking to mitigate climate change, ecosystem collapse and climate change adaptation. We hope that highly trained experts will take paid or unpaid leave, take a sabbatical, take up fellowships or simply show up to help address this urgent crisis.
This work can happen independently with our own planned projects or with existing NGOs projects, corporations, local authorities, communities or any organisation that has declared a climate emergency. Our first task is to create models of how a major transition of energy, transportation and natural system management might significantly improve with large scale volunteer support.
Phase 1: Immediate objectives
• Find technology partnerships to implement the placement/fellowship system.
• Lobby Universities UK to declare climate emergency and support academics willing to join Transition Lab.
• Form core working groups (ecological restoration, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, renewable energy scaling, electric transport scaling, economic transition).
• Build models for how our plans might impact current efforts.
Further details are on the Transition Lab website:
Contact details for those wishing to be involved or to receive a newsletter:
Mr Richard Dent: Project director, communications strategy
Dr Alison Green: Academic outreach, curriculum development