Where Next?

If you don’t know where to look next for inspiration, then we have chosen what we consider the best books, videos and websites to help you on your way. Take a look and if you have a suggestion for a life-changing book or film that we have missed then get in touch


  • The Transition Handbook, Rob Hopkins – This is the book that started off the Transition Movement in the UK. Sections on climate change, peak oil and then how to become a transition town. Good introductory book
  • Heat, George Monbiot – How we could reduce our emissions and still live to tell the tale
  • Collapse, Jared Diamond
  • Do Good Lives Have to Cost the Earth, Andrew Simms
  • Hell and High Water, Alastair McIntosh
  • The Complete Book of Self Sufficiency, John Seymour
  • The Idler 42 (Smash the System), Tom Hodgkinson
  • The Gift – How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World, Lewis Hyde
  • Not on the Label – What Really Goes into the Food on Your Plate, Felicity Lawrence
  • In Defence of Food, Michael Pollan

Web Resources

  • The Oil Drum – The Peak Oil site. Daily updates and debate
  • Powerswitch – Great Uk based forum and debate about energy/peak-oil

Free books and articles

Videos and Documentaries

  • The Crash Course – A 45 minute primer on peak oil and financial collapse. US-focussed but it affects us all.

Other sites

  • Real Seeds – An amazing online store for buying good quality organic seeds. A not-for-profit company who actively encourage saving seeds and buying less from them!

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