Transition US Newsletter // August 2010
We hope you are enjoying sunshine and bountiful gardens. Here is a quick look at happenings throughout the Transition community from explorations of Transition Cities to local food festivals.
And check out this poster with a quote from our very own Rob Hopkins, courtesy of our friends at Yes! Magazine (take a peek at their Fall 2010 issue: A Resilient Community featuring Transition Towns): “Emerging at the other end, we will not be the same as we were; we will have become more humble, more connected to the natural world, fitter, leaner, more skilled and, ultimately, wiser.”
Transition Initiatives are continuing to emerge in communities around the world. Browse the initiatives map and learn more about becoming an Official Transition Initiative.
Host Tamara Banks of Studio 12 takes a look at the Transition Cities movement that is working for a way of life that is environmentally friendly...(more)
Sustainable NE Seattle's Planet:Home Festival
The festival expressed the theme of our planet as our home by arranging exhibits according to rooms of a house...(more)
Boulder County's EAT LOCAL! Week
An opportunity for citizens to explore and celebrate the abundance of local food, highlighting local family farms and farmers’ markets, along with...(more)
Transition OKC momentum building!
Since launching, Transition OKC members have been busy with a sustainability center, reskilling videos, local food initiatives...(more)
Transition Network News
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Partner Update: Post Carbon Institute
Visit www.postcarbon.org for more articles, reports and news. Find us on facebook.
In August we released three more articles by our Fellows from our the forthcoming book The Post Carbon Reader. Download FOUNDATION CONCEPTS: Beyond the Limits to Growth by Richard Heinberg, ENERGY: Nine Challenges of Alternative Energy by David Fridley, and POPULATION: The Multiplier of Everything Else by William Ryerson. More coming soon including an essay from Rob Hopkins.
If your Transition Initiative would like to have copies of The Post Carbon Reader available at a discounted 'Transition US' rate, please contact email@example.com ASAP, so we can get a sense of demand. You can preview the chapters for free at
Transition Voice Magazine coming in September
Transition Voice is an emerging online magazine devoted to peak oil, Transition culture, and climate change that is looking for content contributors. Transition Voice was started by the steering committee of Transition Staunton Augusta in Virginia.
The Transition Voice format is journalism-based, with a clear editorial positioning and limited monthly content reviewed by the editors prior to publication online. Transition Voice takes as its model print magazines such as Yes, Grist, and Good, geared toward a US audience, but is primarily focused on peak oil and the transition into a new economy based in relocalization.
Transition Voice seeks volunteer content contributors in areas of assignment writing; journalistic video and audio; comics; movie, website and book reviews; along with select opinion pieces. The content areas include Energy, Ecology, Economy, Transition, Arts, Spirit, and Politics. For further information please email the publisher at firstname.lastname@example.org or the editor at email@example.com.
Zero Carbon World Concert
Join in the zero carbon world concert for a zero carbon world on Nov 27/28, just before the next UN climate summit, to show the politicians that a zero carbon world is possible. We have no time to waste - preparations for the concerts will begin on October 10th as part of the Global Work Party called by the 350 and 10:10 organizations.
Organizers are collaborating to develop the practical guidelines on how to do it. You can contribute by joining the email list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with subject SUBSCRIBE or visit www.zerocarbonconcert.org. Transition communities have a great deal of expertise in this - after all, it's what transition is all about, so we hope you can help. If you have any questions or want to organize an event yourself please contact coordinator Chris Keene - email email@example.com.