In this Issue:
Transition Initiative Projects
350 Home & Garden Challenge
Trainings & Webinars
Books & Films
Transition Network News
Learning from the Gulf Spill
Training for Transition T4T
Transition Talk Training
Sat. Mar 19 Sarasota, FL
Monthly Transition Salon
Heart & Soul Series: Consciousness, Creativity and Connection
Thanks to Jim Belcher of Transition Orlando for offering this three part Transition series which encourages creative expression, self-reflection, positive collaboration, and community action. Ideas explored included: starting with gratitude, the gifts of uncertainty, the universe of possibilities, and the power of acknowledgment.
watch the full recordings here
On the horizon...
Transition Trainer Don Hall is offering a 3-part webinar series
Learning from the Gulf oil spill
We partnered with Post Carbon Institute, ASPO-USA, and Transition Voice on a petition calling for President Barack Obama to acknowledge peak oil on the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon spill and to call on America to reduce our oil consumption by 50% in ten years. Please read, sign and share!
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Transition US :: February 2011 e-newsletter
"Homesteading" is all the buzz lately, and increasingly we are seeing it emerge as powerful way of creating community resilience. We can't help but recognize the parallels and intersections between the Transition movement and the growing trend towards urban homesteading, especially now, with the 'Food Movement' becoming a measurable environmental force.
An urban homestead is a household that produces a significant part of the food, including produce and livestock, consumed by its residents. - UC-Davis
We would invite all those interested and/or engaged in homesteading to consider exploring ways of bringing the Transition model to their communities. Just by making others in your area aware of what you are doing, literally in your own back yard, will go a long way towards bringing a new world to life.
Transition Youth in Action! - Transition Youth/YES! in Northfield, MN are leading the way in raising awareness in their community through fun and engaging events and projects, with a view to the future. (read more)
Time Exchange - Finding ways of dealing with the current economic crisis proves to be a challenge for so many people. Transition San Fernando Valley decided to come up with a solution and created an alternative economy group in September 2010 called the San Fernando Valley Time Exchange. (read more)
Snapshot: Transition across the Country - Building the "January Roundup of What's Happening in the World of Transiton" pulled together by Helen and Rob over at Transition Culture, here are some highlights of what's keeping Transition Initiatives busy across the US...(read more)
We're thrilled to be helping out with the 350 Home & Garden Challenge this year to take this initiative national! Last May Transition Initiatives and other community groups across Sonoma County, California, mobilized to plant what ended up being over 600 projects!
Books & Films
(that Transition folk are reading and screening)
Farmer and the Horse
Bag it: is your life too plastic?
Diversity: Check out the Transition Network Diversity January Newsletter: A collection of diversity news, what it means and discussion how to become more inclusive.
Markets: Have you been approached by organizations wanting to market via your networks? See some interestingreflections on Transition as a market.
The Transition Handbook: The sequel to the Transition Handbook now has a name! ‘The Transition Companion: making your community more resilient in uncertain times’ Stay tuned formore opportunities to contribute to the book.
How-to Guide: And, for those who may have missed it, this is worth including again: Transition Support Scotland produced a really good booklet called ‘How to organise a Regional Gathering’. Download it here.
Transition US Partner | visit www.postcarbon.org for more articles, reports and news
Political upheaval around the world in response to rising food and energy prices is showing more than ever why economic growth is over. February saw the release of Chapter 3 of Richard Heinberg's upcoming book The End of Growth. Read How Markets May Respond to Resource Scarcity: The Goldilocks Syndromeand catch previous downloads here.
Also, check out the latest download—Culture and Behavior: Remapping Relationships: Humans in Nature —from the Post Carbon Reader.
Alternate online copy available here.