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Posted November 01, 2011 by Staff on The Atlantic

A sustainable movement is unfolding in the heart of peak-oil country. Community by community, Transition Houston is helping its home city meet the challenges of climate change. Driven by optimism, creativity, and the savvy of local resources, this grassroots organization is inspiring residents to adopt more sustainable habits in areas such as food, energy, health, education, and the economy....

Posted September 26, 2011 by Kyle Curtis on Blue Oregon

  If there is an organization in Portland that has to do with livability and sustainability issues, chances are Jeremy O'Leary is invovled with it to some degree. With prior experiences with the city's Peak Oil Task Force, along with Transitions PDX, overseeing TheDirt.org, Portland Permaculture Guild, participating with the City's Local Energy Assurance Plan (LEAP), and...

Posted September 22, 2011 by Sami Grover on TreeHugger

When Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band flew to Heathrow in 1968, they apparently told passport control that they were "pilgrims from the 25th Century", and had a hard time grasping the basic function of passport control. According to Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Movement, he felt much like this when asked to address a local planning meeting about one UK town's economic growth...

Posted September 19, 2011 by Susan Nilon (Host) on Sarasota Talk Radio WSRQ

Description: Susan returns Monday with guest Don Hall from Transition Sarasota. On the agenda is the group’s pledge to Eat Local. The act of eating locally has a ripple effect that results in far larger implications. Not only is your food fresher and better tasting because it is picked closer to home, but it has not spent days or weeks in the backs of trucks to get to your table. By eliminating...

Posted September 15, 2011 by Carrie Sturrock on The Oregonian

Peak oil. When Jim Newcomer mentions those words, he gets an "Are you nuts?" look. David Johnson once cleared out a Christmas dinner with the subject. Someone else at the recent Transition PDX meeting said family members think he's "whacked" for discussing it. Peak oil is the idea that we've pretty much used up the cheap, easy-to-get stuff and what's left is expensive and...

Posted September 08, 2011 by Yasmine Regester on Carolina Peacemaker

(Greensboro, NC) In an effort to encourage people to support the local economy, The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro is hosting a class series on topics for the community that will teach the benefits of boosting the local economy. A non-profit organization, The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro is a Christian seminary that offers classes to assist adults with their own spiritual...

Posted September 04, 2011 by Stacey Finz on San Francisco Chronicle

  An American subculture is trying to fend off the apocalypse, one heirloom tomato at a time. Crop swaps - meets where people trade their backyard bounty - are sprouting up all over the nation, but especially in the Bay Area. The seeds were planted decades ago: I'll trade you a few of my Meyer lemons for a couple of your golden zucchini. Then, with the advent of the grocery store, consumers...

Posted September 03, 2011 by Philip Salim Zymet on Hermosa Beach Patch

  A few chickens rest among the banana trees, lettuce, avocados, and herbs growing in Hermosa Beach residents Ray and Carolyn Waters' backyard, who have three gardens in total. Much of the garden space was developed last weekend, when the local couple hosted a three-daypermaculture lecture and hands-on workshop with Dr. Bill Roley, director of the Permaculture Institute of...

Posted August 24, 2011 by on KBOO Community Radio (Portland, OR)

A global economist for HSBC recently warned that oil will last us less than 50 years, and called for government planning on a level not seen for 40 years. The Transition Movement has already begun planning.  It began in 2005 in Totnes in the UK with a vote by the town council to work toward energy independence and a sustainable future. The idea spread quickly. There are now...

Posted August 15, 2011 by Susan Andrew on Mountain Xpress

From Transition Asheville, who today released a community invitation: "Come party with us!": Transition Asheville is presenting a community-wide event, Saturday, August 27, from 5:00 to 10:00 pm at Carrier Park on Amboy Rd. in West Asheville, to celebrate Asheville being officially named the 88th Transition Town in the U.S. As a family-friendly celebration, there will be a variety of activities...

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