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It is with mixed feelings that I share the news that I will be moving on from my role at Transition US. I will be shifting to focus on another area of community resilience, working at the local Department of Health Services. 

You rose to the challenge – the Community Resilience Challenge!

This May, individuals and groups across the country committed to increasing the resilience in their communities by collectively registering 16,477 actions! Participants demonstrated their creativity by undertaking actions of all kinds, but most of them fell into one of the following four themes:

This spring, Transition US is looking for individuals to contribute and sustain their support as we plant seeds of resilience for the Transition movement.

Please join us in collectively planting our garden for this year. With a monthly donation to Transition US, you will become a Seed of Resilience Sustainer.

As you likely know, there are many steps involved in setting up your spring garden: 

This spring, I had the pleasure of attending two weddings in Los Angeles.

In the June Tele-salon, we had Transition folks (and those interested in the Transition movement) calling in from Palm Beach, FL; Palo Alto, CA; Gilroy, CA; Missoula, MT; Los Angeles, CA; and San Diego, CA.

The following topics were discussed through an open dialogue space.

Celebrations:

Last year, individuals registered 4,100 actions as part of the annual Transition Challenge awareness raising and action campaign. This year, we set an ambitious goal of registering 5,000 actions, and throughout the month of May, the action count kept on rising. By the end of the month individuals and groups in 30 states collectively registered 6,942 actions to build community resilience!

In the May Tele-salon, we had Transition folks calling in from Gilroy, CA; Columbus, OH; San Diego, CA; Houston, TX; New York City, NY; Chicago, IL; and Santa Cruz, CA.

Open dialogue space was used to facilitate a conversation on celebrations, challenges, and brainstorming. Below is a summary of highlights from the call.

Celebrations:

This post is part of a series called “Taking Practical Action Toward Resilience” highlighting inspiring actions that people and communities across the country are taking as part of this year's Transition Challenge.

Written by Ruah Swennerfelt, Core Group Member, Transition Charlotte, VT

This post is part of a series called “Taking Practical Action Toward Resilience” highlighting inspiring actions that people and communities across the country are taking as part of this year's Transition Challenge.

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