> Monthly digest of news, stories, trainings and resources from and for the Transition movement
In this Issue:
Special event: Rob Hopkins
Host a Training for Transition(T4T)
New Official Initiatives
No Impact Week
Moving Planet: Sept 24th
Transition Network News
Coming soon: The Transition Companion
Transition In the News
Training for Transition
Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus (Multi-Part Series)
Wednesday Sept. 7
The Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus is now glad to offer a series of seminars and trainings in building Resilient Community. Along with the initiatives and programs we have developed nationally and internationally, there have been many requests to generate more hands-on participation. Transition US is proud to be hosting these three virtual conversations prior to in-person courses to be held in Corte Madera, CA.
details + rsvp here >>
Monthly Transition Salon
Thursday Sept. 8
An open dialogue space where folks involved in Transition meet voice-to-voice, celebrate, network, swap ideas, get help, give help, and learn together - details + rsvp here >>
News from across the pond...
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In the News
Vermont transitioner Eric Garza wrote a guest article on the Oil Drum:
> The US Energy Information Administration's Faulty Peak Oil Analysis
David Johnson and Jim Newcomer of Transition PDX interviewed on:
> KBOO Community Radio (Oregon)
"The Permaculture Movement Grows From Underground"
> New York Times
2011 Northwest Earth Institute
North American Gathering
September 15-18, 2011
Port Townsend, WA
Featuring: experiential workshops addressing sustainable food, community and how to create the changes we wish to see. Will Allen of Growing Power will be the keynote speaker.
Details + registration >>
Art of Community: Creating Sustainable Culture through Cooperation
Sept. 23-25, 2011
Are you interested in promoting cooperation as a cornerstone of creating resilient communities? Transition US is proud to be co-sponsoring this terrific event. Join us for the Fellowship for Intentional Community's three-day and two-night immersive conference and celebration of community at Westminster Woods, north of San Francisco, nestled into the beautiful coastal redwoods. Special 10% discount available for Transitioners >>
3rd National Gathering
October 12-14, 2011
San Francisco, CA
Listen to speakers such as David Suzuki and Vandana Shiva, hear presentations from small food enterprises and attend breakout sessions relating to the soil, our food system and the economy, plus meet members of the 11 chapters flowing millions of dollars of investment into small food enterprises.
Details + registration >>
2011 Bioneers Conference
October 14-16, 2011
San Rafael, CA
Explore the forefront of positive change in deeply inspiring keynote talks, panels, workshops and intensives. Connect with leading-edge people and ideas. Network with dynamic changemakers. Experience Moving Image Festival screenings, and networking receptions. Discover powerful opportunities and strategies for creating positive change in your work, life and community.
Details + registration >>
Transition US :: August 2011 e-newsletter
Join us for a second insightful conversation with Rob Hopkins, author, Permaculturist and founder of the Transition Towns Movement.
August Roundup: Transition across the Country - Building on the monthly roundup over at Rob's Transition Culture blog, here are some highlights of what's keeping Transition Initiatives busy across the US...(read more)
This month we welcome 2 new official Transition Initiatives:
Transition US is partnering up with the No Impact Project and we encourage you to challenge yourself to the No Impact Experiment: a one-week carbon cleanse. It is a chance for you to see what a difference no-impact living can have on your quality of life. It’s not about giving up creature comforts but an opportunity for you to test whether the modern “conveniences” you take for granted are actually making you happier or just eating away at your time and money.
(that Transition folk are reading and screening)
Resilience Circle Organizing Kit
Across the nation, people have stepped forward to organize Resilience Circles for their communities, also known as Common Security Clubs. We’re confident you can do it too, especially if you start small. Check out the organizing kit for tools on getting started >>
Permaculture Ideas Blog
Permaculture Ideas is a place to find a range of articles, videos and latest news related to Permaculture. A vast resource for those looking for an introduction, inspiration or to further their understanding on the matter. Whether you skim the top or dig deep into the archives you'll no doubt be inspired...
Jan Spencer of Suburban Permaculture has put together a series of posters to that show and tell real life examples of making big changes. The posters come laminated and can be used for Permaculture classes, conferences, neighborhood meetings, show and tell, or a fundraiser for your group.
The Transition Companion
Just three short years ago (is that possible?!), Rob Hopkins’ Transition Handbook outlined a model for a community-led response
to peak oil and climate change. The rest, as they say, is history.
Rob’s eagerly awaited new book, The Transition Companion, picks up the story three years later, drawing from the experience of Transition communities throughout the UK and the world. The Companion is a deliberate move away from the “12-Step” approach utilized by the Handbook--toward a more holistic, appropriate model.
We’ll have more information on how to order the Companion in next month’s newsletter. Contact us regarding bulk orders.
Post Carbon Institute Update
Transition US Partner | visit www.postcarbon.org for more articles, reports and news