Support Groups during Hard Times

by Adam

Writer Chuck Collins asks this question: How can Transition Towns and Common Security Clubs help us navigate a changing economy and environment? The question, he explains, is answered by noticing the importance of security groups. Such groups are called Common Security Clubs or Transition Towns. They are small groups of people who are founded by people concerned by economic and environmental change.

In particular, the Common Security Clubs consist of people, who provide concrete help to one another through support groups for the unemployed or “anxiously employed,” as well as food sharing, and time banks – which promote bartering and skill exchanges. Collins also explains how affinity groups are on the rise that forms because of mutual intention to make consumption or ecological changes. In addition, the people become better neighbors who are better prepared to face ecological and economic changes. The full article can be found at