|In this Issue:Growing A MovementWebinars: Ecological Leadership & TransitionResources:Building TeamsIn Transition 2.0 in DCUsing Local Building MaterialsTransition TrainingPCI: Rebuilding the FoodshedVolunteerGet Involved
Transition LAUNCH Training (formerly the T4T)
This two-day course
is an in-depth experiential introduction to Transition for those considering bringing Transition to their community or for existing Transition initiatives who are interested in deepening their understanding of Transition.
Transition and the potential of local building materials
Watch a talk given by Rob Hopkins at the Earth Building UK Conference this year.
Read more at Transition Culture
DC Environmental Film Festival features "In Transition 2.0"
About the film: Responding to uncertain times with resilience, creativity and optimism, this film, inspired by the Transition Movement, captures 16 inspiring stories from seven countries around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. It shows communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localizing their economies and setting up community power stations. In a world full of challenges, these are stories of hope and ingenuity. Free Screening March 13, 5:00pm, part of the DC Environmental Film Festival.
|February 2013 e-newsletter
Transition Initiatives across the country joined the largest climate rally in history.
On February 17, members of the Transition movement joined tens of thousands of activists in Washington, DC, and at solidarity rallies across the country to protest the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline and demand President Obama take serious action to combat climate change and reduce our dependency on fossil fuels.Read more
about the rally in this Huffington Post article
This month we're thinking about how to grow a movement at the social relationships that create the foundation for massive change.
(Photos: left in DC, right in San Francisco)
New InitiativesWelcome two new Official Transition Initiatives
Browse the initiatives map and learn more about becoming an Official Transition Initiative!
Ask your questions about how Transition hits the ground:
Monthly Transition Salon
Thursday, March 14
An open dialogue space where folks involved in Transition meet voice-to-voice, celebrate, network, swap ideas, get help, give help, and learn together.
(Photo - Transition Goshen mapping relationships)
Webinars & Online Events
Thursday, March 21, 2013
10:00am - 11:30am Pacific
Join us for a conversation with Rob Hopkins. Hear how the Transition concept has spread to different countries. How it has deepened within communities. And what directions are emerging. Rob needs no introduction really but if you are new to the concept of "Transition" then this is a great opportunity to learn from the source.
See all upcoming events >>
New Recording: Unstuck Economics
How do we get from stuck economy to resilient economy? With the help of lively cartoon images, sharing economy lawyer and Director of the Sustainable Economies Law Center, Janelle Orsi, will help us visualize some of the next critical steps and how a new sharing economy can ACTUALLY WORK -- "How Cooperatives and Community Enterprise Will Get Us Out of this Gigantic Mess."
New Organizing Toolbox: Building Teams
Volunteer efforts often flounder due to a failure to develop reliable, consistent, and creative local leadership teams. Research has revealed 5 building blocks necessary for creating interdependent teams, and in this lesson you will learn to structure leadership teams that encourage stability, motivation, creativity, and accountability - and use volunteer time, skills, and effort effectively.
Community Building 101
Margiana Petersen-Rockney of the Young Farmer Night Series in Massachusetts/Rhode Island explores how the social organizing skills she developed early in life have helped her build community and bounce back from adversity.
Snippets of Advice: Holding Interesting Meetings
Transition Network's Ben Brangwyn shares helpful meeting and organizing tools to maximize the impact (and fun!) of your Transition Initiative meetings.
Post Carbon Institute Update
This month saw two major releases from Post Carbon Institute. Our new book Rebuilding the Foodshed
by Philip Ackerman-Leist
, the latest in theCommunity Resilience Guide
series, is a great resource for groups either starting out on food and community projects, or wanting to take their work to the next level. The book is available to buy at a special friends of PCI price - just follow this link
and enter the code: EVDEBS.
Our second big release of the month was the groundbreaking new report Drill Baby Drill by Post Carbon Fellow David Hughes. The report uses thorough research and data analysis to deflate the hype about unconventional oil and gas, popping the myth of a new era of energy abundance. For more information including fact sheets, graphs and a map seeshalebubble.org.