In this Issue:
Special event: Rob Hopkins
Upcoming Trainings (T4T) & Webinars
New Official Initiatives
Evolver.net: The Great Reskilling
On the Blog: highlights
Resilience Manual & Garden Share
Transition Network News
Pre-Order The Transition Companion
Pat Benson on Wisconsin Public Radio
Training for Transition T4T
Jon Young: Culture Repair
Tues. July 5
Jon will tell us how we can begin to build strong local communities designed on the bedrock of deep nature connection. He will explain specific practices that will help us repair our culture and create the structures that increase bonds and strengthen relationships between individuals and individuals, individuals and the group, and individuals and nature. See parts 1 & 2 on Storytelling & Peacemaking (recordings).
details + registration >>
Monthly Transition Salon
Thurs. July 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 - details + rsvp here >>
Engaging Local Government in Transition Work
Tues. July 26
Karen Studders will explore how to increase Government awareness about the Transition Movement and how engaged Citizens involved in Transition Initiatives might partner with local government during these times of dramatic change.
details + rsvp here >>
Children and Transition
Recap and reflection on our recent webinar series with Dianne Monroe on celebrating art, nature and life with children in Transition, by M. Adele Connally for Transition Voice... (read more)
News from across the pond...
We're excited to be contributing to the making of ‘In Transition 2.0'. ReadDirector Emma Goude's 3rd updateon the film, tentatively set to release this Fall.
Transition Town Totnes wins an Ashden Award!
2011 TN Conference
Coming up! 8 to 11-July in Liverpool - stay tuned for session recordings...
The Transition Companion
Making your community more resilient in uncertain times
Our friends at Chelsea Green are taking pre-orders of the Transition Companion.
In the News
Transition US Board Member Pat Benson talks about the Transition movement as a guest this week on Wisconsin Public Radio - have a listen.
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Transition US :: June 2011 e-newsletter
We're delighted to announce that Richard Heinberg will be hosting our conversation with Rob Hopkins on July 18th. Rob is the author of the Transition Handbook and co-founder of the Transition Network. Join us, bright and early, for this special event!
June 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 three new official Transition Initiatives and the first official Transition Initiative in Rhode Island!
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 (All day)
On the Blog: highlights
Interested in joining TUS as a guest blogger? Contact us
(that Transition folk are reading and screening)
Community Resilience Manual
A Resource for Rural Recovery & Renewal - This great resource by Michelle Colussi, Transition Trainer, features worksheets and tools on how to assess community resilience, characteristics and indicators of reslience, holding focus groups and workshops around planning into the future (Read more)
Urban Garden Share
Website for connecting eager gardeners with eager gardens. "When neighbors come together and co-operatively grow food, dirt flies and good things happen." (Learn more)
YERT: The Movie
YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip): 50 States. 1 Year. Zero Garbage? Called to action by a planet in peril, three friends hit the road - traveling with hope, humor, and all of their garbage - to explore every state in America in search of the extraordinary innovators and citizens who are tackling environmental crises. As the YERT team layers outlandish eco-challenges onto their year-long quest, an unexpected turn of events pushes them to the brink in this award-winning docu-comedy. Featuring Bill McKibben, Wes Jackson, Will Allen, Janine Benyus, Joel Salatin, David Orr, and others. (Watch the trailer) -- screened and recommended by Transition OKC.
A Snarky Guide to Peak Oil
This great guide (think of it as Peak Oil 101 with a sense of humour) put together by Erik Curren over at Transition Voice, tackles some of the nagging questions around Peak Oil, like: What is Peak Oil? Why should I care? Why's everyone so worked up about 'net' energy? Isn't activisim just a waste of time?? >> take me to it!
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