Discover Transition with Transition OKC

Last week, Transition Town OKC hosted our first Discover Transition event, open to the general public, which featured a playful and powerful PowerPoint presentation by one of our co-chairs, Christine Patton, on peak oil, climate change, economic instability and the Transition model, plus invited participants to take part in several activities, guessing games, give tours of OKC in 2030, and name three things they will not miss about cheap oil.

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Christine has honed her delivery and had some fun with presentation – so much so some of us think she might eventually have a career as a stand-up comedienne (wink).

One of our volunteers, Marcy Roberts, brought tasty cider, home-baked bread and gorgeous dishes and napkins, which provided a very welcoming atmosphere. Marcy is our resident gracious and good food fairy – the bread was delicious.

We had about 20 people turn out which we were very pleased with. We didn’t send out a press release – just used word of mouth, email lists and social media to spread the word. People seem to have a good time – we heard laughs – and enjoyed interacting with each other, although we did have feedback from one of the students who scolded us a bit – said we needed to be less “nerdy.” We had a good laugh about that one! Some of those attending decided to attend our upcoming Training for Transition on April 10 and 11 based on what they heard and that’s a nice boost for our overall efforts. 

photoUpcoming Transition Town OKC events

  • Fri., April 9, 7-9 p.m. -- Screening and discussion of “The Great Squeeze,” an award-winning film on sustainability
  • Sat., Sun, April 10, 11 -- Training for Transition, registration is open!
  • Sat., April 17 – 3-6 p.m. -- Picnic for the Planet, a cooperative, collaborative picnic honoring the 40th anniversary of Earth Day
  • Sat, April 24 – Permablitz, a small workshop on how to convert lawn to food production using Permaculture principles

For more information about Transition Town OKC or any of these events visit www.goinglocalokc.org, follow us on Facebook, or Twitter.

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Thanks to Shauna Struby of Transition OKC for this update! All photos courtesy of Shauna (see originals).

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