> Monthly digest of tools, trainings and resources for Transition.
In this Issue:
Mobilizing Community Projects
Webinars: Building a Local Economy & Locavoring
Share Spray and Slow Democracy
Upcoming Training Courses
The time for bold actions is now.With you by our side, Transition US will work town by town until we have transitioned the entire United States! Help us raise $200,000. With a contribution of $170 or more—a monthly gift of just $14.17— we will meet this challenge.
Transition LAUNCH Training (formerly the T4T)
December 8 Sarasota, FL
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.
Learn about hosting a training >>
Transition Free Press
Transition Free Press is a newnational tabloid newspaper in the UK. It will be run as a pilot for four issues during 2013. The 24-page edition will contain a mix of news, reviews and features, dedicated pages to energy, the land, people, economy, food, well-being, the arts, cartoons, sport and a unique Transition agony column.
They now have 40+ initiatives signed up to distribute the four pilot issues next year and have launched a crowd-funding appeal - check it out here >>
We are on the lookout for youth mentors, regional reporters, videographers, transcribers and more - visit our volunteer opportunities page >>
Giving thanks to this amazing network (all of you) weaving a shared vision of resilient communities, where wealth isn't just about the stuff we have but of the relationships that we foster, and the spaces that we create for each other in the places that we live.
Mobilizing Community Projects
November Roundup: Transition across the country
Here are some highlights of what's keeping Transition Initiatives busy across the US...Read more.
A Great Unleashing in Vermont
Transition Town Charlotte held its great uneading, titled "Celebrate Charlotte--a Festival of the Future." Read more.
Welcome two new Official Transition Initiatives:
Share Spray: A New Way To Do Everything
Share Spray is a short animation from the Center for a New American Dream and Janelle Orsi, co-author of The Sharing Solution. With creativity, charm, and a bit of fun, Share Spray explores how our lives and communities could transform if sharing became the new way to do EVERYTHING! Start sharing now with these online resources.
Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home
"With a future more and more focused on local food, local energy, and local economies, Slow Democracy offers strategies to improve our skills at local governance and to reinvigorate community democracy." Read a review by Joanne Poyourow on the TUS blog >>
Chelsea Green is offering Transition Groups a 50% discount for case quantity (32 copies) or 40% for bulk purchases of 20-49 copies of this new book -- contact Darrellif interested, and use SD12 discount code.
Find more great resources in our online Knowledge Hub!
Building a Vibrant Local Economy
Thursday, December 6
Whether you are activist, consumer, businessperson, or homesteader, you will learn what to look for within your local community. You will learn what elements are essential to a local economic "ecosystem" so that you can spot what is missing in your local area and help cultivate it.
Hyper-Locavoring - the joys, frustrations and blessings of living very very local
Tuesday, December 11
In this webinar Vicki Robin will share her experiment of eating within 10-miles of her home on Whidbey Island and engage you in a thoughtful, lively discussion of what your own experiments in "extreme sustainability" have been, might be and what we are all learning about the blessings of life in the relocalized lane.
Celebrating Our Interconnectedness
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
12:00 Noon Pacific - Conference Call
12-12-12 is being celebrated internationally as the "world day of interconnectedness" -- Led by Julia Bystrova, we will talk about some of the ways Transition and other movements fostering connectedness and look at some common issues that occur that make us feel disconnected--and ways we might shift them.
Monthly Transition Salon
Thursday, December 13, 2012
An open dialogue space where folks involved in Transition meet voice-to-voice, celebrate, network, swap ideas, get help, give help, and learn together.
Also coming up:
Unstuck Economics: How Cooperatives and Community Enterprise Will Get Us Out of this Gigantic Mess
Wednesday, January 9
A Conversation with Mark Lakeman of City Repair
Wednesday, January 23
See all upcoming events >>
Hear about how Transition towns in the UK arebuilding new local economies, and the tools, resources, training and face to face gatherings that the Transition Network’s REconomy Project offers.
Transition US Partner | visit www.postcarbon.org for more articles, reports and news
Post Carbon Fellow Bill McKibben has been on the road this month with his Do the Mathtour, encouraging people to divest from fossil fuels. PCI Executive Director encourages us to go a step further by re-investing in community energy. For those looking for practical advice on how to go about this, pick up the PCI Community Resilience Guide Power From the People, or listen to author Greg Pahl present on the book in this recently recorded webinar at Resilience.org.