Resilience is the ability of a system, person or community to tolerate significant shocks. If something severe happens to us, especially if it was unexpected and caused by something out of our control, our resilience is tested. The more resilient among us are better able to bounce back and keep going. The concept of resilience is central to Transition.
Transition towns look at the resilience of our towns and communities and their ability to provide for us in the future. How vulnerable is Monaghan to shocks like peak oil, economic crisis and climate change? How well can we respond to these challenges that come from outside our community?
MEG understands that our communities currently lack the resilience to withstand these sorts of shocks. Through Transition activity we are developing ways to strengthen our communities in order to reduce our vulnerability and increase our ability to respond, survive and prosper.