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Posted April 22, 2012 by Jenna Cederberg on The Missoulian

Armed with a pair of scissors and a sewing machine, Deborah Hayes demonstrated just how easy it is to turn an old T-shirt into a reusable grocery bag. Cut off the sleeves, then cut out the neck and sew one seam into the bottom to connect the old shirt’s two sides. “Two minutes,” Hayes said of the process of turning an unwanted shirt into a bag, which can be used to replace hundreds of plastic...

Posted April 19, 2012 by Rachel Chiarta and Tim Faulkner on Eco RI News

  The call for dramatic change among environmentalists is growing louder just about everywhere, including here in Rhode Island. One concept tapping into this sentiment is Transition Town. The international grassroots movement advocates for a fundamentally different society, one that seeks a complete break from fossil-fuel dependency. The ideal vision is akin to a modern-day frontier...

Posted April 19, 2012 by Claire Hutkins Seda on News Review

Members of a new grassroots movement in Chico talk about bringing neighborhoods together to create a self-sustainable community On a recent Tuesday evening at the Chico Grange Hall, 16 Chicoans munched potluck goodies like sushi and cookies while Tim Truby, a community services officer with the Chico Police Department, gave the lowdown on how to organize Neighborhood Watch groups in various...

Posted April 12, 2012 by Larry Goldberg on The NorthCoast Environmental Center

  Humboldt Village began as an offshoot of the Occupy Humboldt movement. After a few early meetings as an Occupy working group, participants decided to become an independent organization (Humboldt Village). Its expanded mission includes the lofty goal of  “building an interconnected sense of community; implementing ventures that strengthen our resilience as a geographically semi-...

Posted April 01, 2012 by Kiersten Throndsen on Mercer Island KOMO News

Why spend money when you can give time? That's the idea behind Mercer Island's Timebank."This allows everyone to feel like they have something of value to offer," said Kim Kendall, member ofTransition Initiative Mercer Island (TIMI).Kendall says using timebanks is nothing new: "There are more than 100 timebanks in the U.S." But she says bringing a timebank to the Island hasn't been done...

Posted March 31, 2012 by Joanne Poyourow on Transition Network Blog

  "How can you possibly do this in L.A.?" people familiar with the Transition model often ask me. Even people who live here find the idea quite daunting. One local Permaculture teacher, when asked "What about LA?", literally threw up his hands in a gesture that said "It's hopeless." Los Angeles is a mega-city. At 11 million people, we're somewhere between 8th and 15th on the list of the...

Posted March 30, 2012 by Paul E. McGinniss on Chronogram

  Ari Moore’s photograph of her notes from a presentation in Ithica about the Transition Towns model of transition to a post-oil future.   The Walking Dead,” AMC’s series about surviving among the undead, is a cult hit, announcing the arrival of the zombie apocalypse as a pop culture phenomena. It’s not difficult to read between the lines for the metaphor about society’s collective...

Posted March 19, 2012 by Caspar Walsh on Positive News

Review by Caspar Walsh Having been involved in script writing and producing the trailer for In Transition 2.0, you could say this review will be biased. You’d be right. And my bias comes from the belief that this film is a powerful call to arms for a rapid evolution in the way we live and work together as it shows how collectively, we can effect extraordinary change. In Transition 2.0 takes...

Posted March 11, 2012 by Ellen Teague on Independent Catholic News

The current push for economic growth by politicians and financial institutions was questioned by environmentalist and keynote speaker Jonathon Porritt at Christian Ecology Link’s 30th anniversary conference in Bristol on 10 March.“Economic growth is kept at the heart of our model of progress despite plenty of scientific evidence about the scale of environmental problems”, said Porritt, “and many...

Posted March 08, 2012 by Jay Behrke on Shawangunk Journal

STONE RIDGE – "The question you might have is, 'What are we transitioning from, and to?'" said Fay Loomis of the Transition Marbletown movement and the Rondout Valley Holistic Health Center, speaking to the Marbletown Board on Tuesday, March 6. "We're transitioning away from the age of cheap energy, pushed by the effects of climate change and economic instability, and we're transitioning to local...

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