Transition Penwith Resources

Transition Penwith have built up some useful resources over the years.  The following list shows the resources we have and we are happy to loan them out to individuals/groups who are members of the Transition Penwith initiative for a small donation. 

Please contact us if you wish to borrow any of the resources below. Any member can borrow up to 3 items at any one time. 


The END of SUBURBIA - Oil Depletion and The Collapse of The American Dream

The end of Suburbia explores the American Way of Life and its prospects as the planet approacheds a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels begins to outsrip supply.



Tropos Documentary - 2007 - 2010 Peak Oil - Imposed by Nature (1 copy)

The film sets out to explain the PEAK OIL phenomenon, giving an appropriate date for the Peak and it draws up lines of possible consequences for Mankind as well.

St Levan - A Time and a Place (1 copy)

The people of St Levan talk movingly about life in the past from the fellowship of harvest time to the days of the Second World War and the impace on their lives.  From rural life to the arrival of the telegraph station and the creation of the remarkable clifftop Minack Theatre, this film tells a story of a special place and it's resillient people.

Environment Kernow Conference 2007 (2 Copies)

Cornwall's Future: Land Use, Resource Depletion and Changing Climate with presentations by guest speakers

Peak Oil Local Solutions to a Global Challenge  (14 Copies)

A talk by Richard Heinberg which was held in St Johns Hall, Penzance - 24 November 2006

₤3.00 per copy if you would like to purchase.

"What you gonna do about the world today?" (1 copy)

Bears Down Wind Farm Sustainable Energy Education Project

Smile TriBooksbe presents - SOS (1 copy)

Smile Tribe presents - NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) (1 copy)


The Power of the Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (1 copy)

When Cuba lost access to Soviet oil in the early 1990's, the country faced an immediate crisis -feeding the population- and an ongoing challenge; how to create a new low-energy society.

This film tells you the story of the Cuban people's hardship, ingenuity and triumph over sudden adversity-through cooperation, conservation and comunity, told in their own words.


The Oil Depletion Protocol - A Plan to Avert Oil Wars, Terrorism and Economic Collapse by Richard Heinberg (1 copy)

The Oil Depletion Protocol: A Plan to Avert Oil Wars, Terrorism and Economic Collapse

  • Provides an overview of the data concerning Peak Oil and it's timing
  • Briefly explains the protocol and it's implications for the reader ad for decision-makers in government and industy around the world
  • Deals with Frequently asked questions and objections
  • Looks forward to how the protocol can be adopted and how municipalities and ordinary citizens can facilitiate the process.



An Introduction to Community Self Build - Briefing for potential self builders, councils, housing associations and the voluntary sector (2 copies)

Community Self Build is the building of affordable homes by groups of people in housing need using their own labour.  It arose from two pioneering schemes, in Lewisham and in Bristol.