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Posted July 20, 2012 by By TIM FAULKNER/ecoRI News staff on Eco RI News

Plans are underway for a new town in Rhode Island. It likely won’t appear on a map, but it will create a new community with a unique mindset. The international movement known as Transition Town began in 2005, in England, as a response to concerns over peak oil, unsustainable economic systems and the exploitation of nonrenewable resources. Its founders envisioned networks within cities and towns...

Posted July 20, 2012 by on Terra Verde, KPFA Radio

Terra Verde - July 20, 2012 at 1:00pmClick to listen (or download)   A social experiment is being conducted on an expanding scale across the world—it’s called Transition, often followed by the words Town, Initiative, Network, or Movement. Transition brings neighbors together to "power down" in response to peak oil, climate change, and economic hardships; it promotes community empowerment...

Posted July 15, 2012 by Steve Chase on Putney Friends Meeting

At the recent Friends General Conference, two Quakers active in the Transition movement gave an hour-long interview with interview with Northern Spirit Radio‘s Mark Helpsmeet. The interview focuses on the what and why of Ruah Swnnerfelt’s (Burlington Friends Meeting) and Steve Chase’s (Putney Friends Meeting) local organizing work to create more resilient communities in the...

Posted June 20, 2012 by By Jane Lindholm, Produced by Samantha Fields on Vermont Public Radio

Say you want to keep bees, or raise chickens, but you don't know where to start. Well, if you live in a Transition Town, there's probably a list that will tell you which of your neighbors has those skills and is willing to teach you. The Transition Movement began in 2006, in the town of Totnes, England, and has since spread to towns around the world - including six in Vermont. The underlying goal...

Posted June 14, 2012 by by Cameron Rasmusson on Bonner County Daily Bee

SANDPOINT — The community is about to get a lesson in sustainability now that Sandpoint Folk School has found a location to set up shop.A product of the 2009 Sandpoint Transition Initiative, the school focuses on educating students about sustainable approaches that reconnect them with their environment. The school now has a public face with the acquisition of an official local campus. Located at...

Posted June 02, 2012 by Janet Tucker and Stacy Doolittle on Hi-Desert Star

JOSHUA TREE, California — Students have been learning how to grow food in the high desert at Joshua Tree and Onaga elementary schools thanks to volunteers associated with Transition Joshua Tree. Members of the food group of Transition Joshua Tree have worked closely with the two schools for more than a year, setting up gardens for children to grow carrots, lettuce, beets and more. Transition...

Posted May 30, 2012 by Royal Brevväxling on On Milwaukee

Transition Milwaukee (TM) is part of an international movement formed, in part, in response to the peak oil crisis and more generally around issues of climate change, economic security and permaculture principles.Peak oil is a non-controversial acknowledgement from government, academic and industry experts that fossil fuels, a finite resource, reach a peak moment of production and necessarily...

Posted May 16, 2012 by Carole Brodsky on Ukiah Daily Journal

Years ago, average people might not have felt the impact of global events upon their lives. Today, the price of oil has hit the pocketbook of every citizen. Foundering economies thousands of miles away can trigger profound, worldwide financial instability.In response to what often appears to be a troubling, uncertain future, an international, grass-roots movement was founded in the village of...

Posted May 03, 2012 by on Sierra Club Scrapbook

Janet Beazlie, a Sierra Club member since 1983, has always been involved with conservation and growing food. Her grandparents homesteaded a dry-land wheat farm in western Montana, and she grew up hearing stories her mother told about living in a frontier farming community and riding her horse Brownie to the one-room schoolhouse. Life was challenging, and as her mother used to say, "We didn't know...

Posted April 23, 2012 by Reporter Paula Jasper and Photojournalist Hannah Crouch on MINews26

  Transition Cadillac is aiming to start at least 100 news YARDens this summer to promote healthy living and the importance of growing local food.  MI News 26 Reporter Paula Jasper and Photojournalist Hannah Crouch have the details. For More Info, Visit www.transitioncadillac.org

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