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Posted February 28, 2012 by Melissa Leet on Wayne Independent

HONESDALE, PA — There is a deep sense of pride and accomplishment associated with doing something yourself. Whether that is fixing a broken chair leg or raising and tending your own vegetable garden. The Transition movement began in 2005 with Rob Hopkins, a Permaculture educator, and his students at Kinsale Further Education College in Ireland. Hopkins was able to take his work and along...

Posted February 26, 2012 by Kaat Vander Straeten on Wicked Local: Wayland

WAYLAND — The Wayland BEElieve group for bee enthusiasts, initiated by Transition Wayland, convened for the first time on Feb. 16, with a dozen people coming to share their interest in bees. Many were interested in starting or restarting with bees, some have been keeping bees for a couple of years, and there was one experienced beekeeper who has had hives since the ’70s. There were also...
Listen to this radio interview with Raven Gray on Redefining Community (2nd half of the show). Guests:  Sam Mogonnam, Founder, Bi-Rite Market, San Francisco, CA  Raven Gray, Founder, Transition US, Petaluma, CA

Posted February 17, 2012 by Claire Wiliquet on Ecology and Jesuits in Communication

Consensus exists among analysts that oil reserves are finite: oil extraction has peaked and will soon start to decline.  The decrease in production, accompanied by an increase in demand, will necessarily result in rising oil prices.  The era in which oil was plentiful and cheap seems to have reached its end. Our social organisation, however, has long been based on an easy access to...

Posted February 16, 2012 by Staff on Wicked Local: Wayland

WAYLAND — In the early evening of Feb. 2, the Senior Center at Wayland Town Building filled up with over 50 people. They had come from near and far to attend the prescreening of “In Transition 2.0.” Transition Wayland co-founder Kaat Vander Straeten introduced the movie by pointing out that Wayland was one of only 15 communities in the world to prescreen it before the official release at the end...

Posted February 11, 2012 by Brendan Barrett on Aljazeera

Excerpt: Redeveloping the communities affected by the tsunami will bring the considerable challenge of balancing the speed of rebuilding with the consent of the people. For instance, the government is considering building new housing on hills away from the coast, using the coastal plain for agriculture. It has also proposed consolidation of the smaller fishing towns into large industrial fishing...

Posted February 08, 2012 by gulfgal98 on Daily Kos

  Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT). We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 6:30 Eastern. Feel free to volunteer to take a day - permanently or just once in awhile. With the auto-publish feature you can set it and forget it. Sometime, the diarist du jour shows up much later, that's the beauty of Open Thread...it carries on...

Posted February 07, 2012 by Jacqueline A. Pavek on Northfield News

How can you improve local economy? Transition Northfield set out to answer that question on Saturday. The group hosted the third in a series of 14 meetings, collecting feedback from the community for its “Community Resilience Transition Plan.” Transition Northfield is not an organization, but a group of people who share concerns over resource and energy depletion, said speaker Karen Olson. The...

Posted February 05, 2012 by Suzanne Chun on Aliso Viejo Patch

[California] Kimberly Leeds wants her neighbors to feel more connected to one another. “Connections create resilience,” said Leeds, an Aliso Viejo resident. “We’re going to have to re-evaluate how we live our lives. When oil gets really expensive, food costs will rise. We are not sustainable at this point.” In September 2011, Leeds started holding potlucks to raise awareness about “creating...

Posted February 03, 2012 by Suzie Rodriguez on Press Democrat

For more than a year, Sonoma Valley residents have gathered on the third Thursday of each month to watch free, thought-provoking films with titles like “Transition to a World Without Oil,” “No Impact Man,” and “The Economics of Happiness.” These films probably won’t make it onto People Magazine’s hot list, but they’re an important first step for a fledgling organization. They’ve proven so ...

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