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Posted March 23, 2011 by Anne Ditzler on Episcopal Church Foundation Vital Practices: Vital Posts Blog

The Holy Spirit is a renewable resource. It’s been fueling Christian communities for over 2000 years, since the first great unleashing at Pentecost. Fossil fuels are not.         Although they’ve been fueling our modern society for about a hundred and fifty years, our consumption of them has skyrocketed in the last sixty. What took Creation millions of...

Posted March 04, 2011 by Ruth Ann Smalley on Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)

I’m thinking we’re about due for another “British Invasion.”This time, instead of fresh musical influences, look for the entrance of the Transition Towns movement, a set of exciting ideas for creating and organizing social change in response to the challenges of peak oil and global warming.The Transition Town movement has been gaining momentum, with 146 places — cities, towns and villages — in...

Posted January 18, 2011 by Robert Haw on LA Progressive

The Transition Initiative, fundamentally, is all about food.  It’s also about more than that, but food quickly excites people when it’s withdrawn.  Cheap energy has allowed our society to cut a lot of corners in the farm-to-market business, and now we’ve come to expect cheap and abundant food as an entitlement. So the question has to be asked: will groceries remain...

Posted January 06, 2011 by Sami Grover on Treehugger

The Transition Movement has spread like wildfire across the planet. Yet when the Transition USA movement was featured in the New York Times, some interviewees grumbled that the touchy-feely hippy aspects were only appealing to a self-selecting niche of green minded people. Likewise, others have pondered how this community-lead response to peak oil and climate change can avoid becoming just a...

Posted January 03, 2011 by Jerry Grillo on Georgia Trend

Transition, a growing grassroots movement, is planning for a resilient, sustainable future Bruce Rodgers had his second heart attack in March 2003, just before the invasion of Iraq, and through a post-surgery medicated haze he watched the conflict unfold from a hospital bed. He soon went home to continue his recovery and was jolted by the broken heart of a man 7,000 miles away in the middle of...

Posted December 07, 2010 by Betty Louise (Host) with Trathen Heckman on Transformation Talk Radio: Coach Betty Live

Host: Betty Louise Guest: Trathen Heckman Join Coach Betty as she interviews this amazing entrepreneur and visionary, Trathen Heckman, who lives, eats and breathes sustainability in Northern California. He is the founder of several non-profit organizations which help people make the right choices for health of individuals and communities. He is bound to inspire you with his down-to-earth (...

Posted December 01, 2010 by Adriene Hill on Amercian Public Media - Marketplace

While big policymakers in the U.N. consider climate change resolutions at the summit in Cancun, some communities back here in the U.S. are tackling environmental problems on their own. Even if they don't consider it that way. Adriene Hill reports. STEVE CHIOTAKIS: No one expects any major international agreements to emerge from the UN climate summit in Cancun. But stalled talks in climate...

Posted November 27, 2010 by Craig K. Comstock on Huffington Post

Can we get beyond denial about peak oil, climate change, and economic troubles as long as we don't find forms of action open to us? The genius of the "transition town" movement is that it starts with a positive vision, focuses on local scenes, teaches skills, invites people to develop plans, gives them other obviously useful things to do together, and thus provides the added-value...

Posted November 22, 2010 by on Post Carbon on KWMR - Community Radio for West Marin

From the website: A discussion on State Senator Mark Leno's hearing on Community Choice Aggregation initiatives with Marin Supervisor and Marin Energy Authority Chair Charles McGlashan and Mainstreet Moms' Director Megan Matson. The bulk of the testimony concerned PG&E's efforts to undermine the creation and success of Marin Clean Energy Program and similar efforts in other...

Posted October 27, 2010 by Dave Peters on Minnesota Public Radio News

Excerpt: "Foss is a proponent of a loose-knit organization that is getting a foothold in Minnesota, called Transition Towns. If you check out various Transition Towns websites -- Transition US or Transition Twin Cities, you find advice on everything from canning food to building chicken coops to bartering to creating time banks (you spend time providing a service and somebody else does the...

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