In this Issue:
Transition in the Huffington Post
Transition Initiative Projects
Trainings & Webinars
Books & Films
Ingredients of Transition
300 Years of Fossil Fuels
Monthly Transition Salon
Stay tuned for a Heart and Soul series beginning in January!
See online trainings archive for recordings of past webinars.
Show You Support
Transition US :: November 2010 e-newsletter
The "Transition Town"
Also, listen to Transition US founder Raven Gray interviewed on West Marin Community Radio.
Transition Initiatives are continuing to emerge in communities around the world. This month, we welcome Transition Palo Alto in California and Transition Newton in New Jersey. Browse the initiatives map and learn more about becoming an Official Transition Initiative.
Work parties - Transition Initiatives are living out the saying "Many hands make light work" in so many ways! From gathering in-kind donations to tearing out sod and turning lawns into bio-diverse gardens. Gardening to live music? With friends? Sounds lovely. Thanks to Laura Sellens of Transition Whatcom, WA, for sharing this report with us! (full story)
Where does our trash go? - With centralized garbage collection in most urban centres, most of our trash stays 'out of sight, out of mind' and it's easy to forget how much we accumulate. There are many programs, like curb-side recycling, composting to home greywater treatment that go part of the way to slowing down the heaps of trash on landfill sites, but not all communities have these programs in place. Have you ever visited your local landfill or regional recycling depot? (full story)
Regional Transition EDAP - Transition Initiatives are starting to look more closely at developing comprehensive EDAPs (Energy Descent Action Plans) that integrate their vision for the future and the practical steps needed to get there. Thanks to Jim Buckley of Transition Town Montpelier in Vermont for posting this recap of the first regional Vermont Transition EDAP meeting. (full story)
Books & Films
(that Transition folk are reading and screening)
The Harmony Movie
Global Village Construction Set
This November, they went on a tour in California to present their vision and progress to several Transition Town initiatives. They are 100% crowd-funded by supporters and are looking for your support to continue their work. For more information, visit their blog: http://openfarmtech.org/weblog
As included in the Transition Network Newsletter:
The ideas around Transition are constantly being updated and refined as we go along. (Read more about the ideas behind the 'pattern' approach here http://www.transitionnetwork.org/patterns)
These are some of the topics below that have recently been updated by Rob Hopkins and that are looking for your input:
Also huge congrats to Rob Hopkins for completing his PhD thesis "Localisation and Resilience at the Local Level: The Case of Transition Town Totnes," which you can get your hands on here!
Transition US Partner | visit www.postcarbon.org for more articles, reports and news
It's been a busy month. We released our new animated video 300 Years of Fossil Fuels in 300 Seconds which has already been viewed more than 80,000 times. If you missed it catch it here.
Post Carbon Institute has been making the news this month following PCI Fellows Richard Heinberg and David Fridley's highly acclaimed article on peak coal in journal Nature. The article is behind a paywall, but you can listen to interviews with Richard about it here.
...and don't forget to check or the latest downloads from the Post Carbon Reader.