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Posted January 26, 2012 by Anne Schier on Northfield Patch

The YES/Transition Youth group built prototype year-round recycling bins and is working with the city to get them on the streets.   The YES/Transition Youth group is working with city officials to make Northfield a greener community. The group, which consists of approximately 10 students from ARTech and Northfield High School, has been working with city officials since fall...

Posted January 13, 2012 by Julie Brothers on Huffington Post

  In a couple weeks I'll be attending the oldest and largest ecological agricultural gathering in the West. The EcoFarm Conference has been a centrifugal force for more than 30 years. It will be jam-packed with networking opportunities and information on the newest eco-ag developments and techniques. Hot topic Farm Bill 2012 lectures will focus on important policy concerns. Newly emerging...

Posted January 12, 2012 by Steven Chase on Keene Transition Movement's Community Website and Blog

This past Sunday, Transition Keene Task Force member Steve Chase and Antioch professor Polly Chandler co-facilitated a community interfaith conversation at St. James Episcopal Church on “Climate Change, Faith, and Action.” This local event was co-sponsored by the Transition Keene Task Force, the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church, and the St. James Episcopal Church. Attenders also included...

Posted December 13, 2011 by Linton Weeks on NPR

You can talk about the global village, a mobile society and the World Wide Web all you want, but many in our country seem to be turning toward a New American Localism. These days, we are local folks and our focus is local. We are doing everything locally: food, finance, news, charity. And maybe for good reasons. "One bedrock thing that is going on," says Brad Edmondson, founder of ePodunk and...

Posted December 03, 2011 by Nicholas Jackson on The Atlantic

After years of studying and then teaching permaculture and natural building, Rob Hopkins helped to establish the Transition movement, which has been called "the biggest urban brainwave of the century" by Nicholas Crane of BBC2. The Transition movement promotes what Hopkins has called "engaged optimism" as we prepare for a lengthy period of ever-dwindling energy supplies. He is the author of ...

Posted November 29, 2011 by Azna Amira and Corey Butler Jr. on Northfield Patch, Huffington Post Dispatches

NORTHFIELD, MN:  Need a babysitter, a body massage or a bale of hay?  If you live in Northfield, chances are you’ve already posted a notice of need on the entry walls of bulletin boards throughout the city. But what if there was a way to exchange goods and services at home with just the click of a mouse, using units of time instead of money? There is a way. Putting the time in...

Posted November 13, 2011 by Maria Grusauskas on Santa Cruz Patch

Although the world outlook looks gloomy, with environmental calamities, global warming and world hunger, Frances Moore Lappe, author of the 1971 bestseller Diet for a Small Planet, told a Cabrillo College audience Friday that there are still plenty of reasons to be hopeful. And, she said, if people are willing to make small changes, they can still stave off the worst that the future may hold....

Posted November 09, 2011 by Rachel Zahran on Hickory Daily Record

Imagine a dense, green forest bustling with life. Now imagine giant yellow machines biting and gnawing at the foliage, destroying the scene drawn over a hundred years. Climate change, deforestation and over development. Some scientists predict a stern change in the world we live in, in near future. The sustainable living project and the Transition movement, widely accepted in Europe and new in...

Posted November 07, 2011 by Jacob Moffitt on Daily Lobo

An international initiative to prepare communities for life after the world’s fossil fuel supply runs out has presence at UNM [University of New Mexico]. Transition UNM is one of more than 800 groups in 34 countries that operates within the “transition initiative,” which is focused on encouraging people to prepare for and move toward a post-oil future, UNM alumnus Jeness May said. “A transition...

Posted November 07, 2011 by Nicole S. Colson on Sentinel Source

Excerpts Keene State College symposium offers a broad range of perspectives on sustainability ... The sustainability fair was part of the college’s seventh biennial symposium, “What Sustains Us? Envisioning Our Future.” The three-day event featured discussions and lectures focusing on sustainability, social justice and ecology. Among the speakers were scholars, business leaders, journalists and...

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