> Monthly digest of tools, trainings and resources for Transition.
In this Issue:
Living Room & Foodshed Revolutions
Upcoming Training Courses
The Art of Participatory Leadership: Building Resilient Community and Creating Change
June 8-10 Petaluma, CA
The Art of Participatory Leadership: Building Resilient Community and Creating Change is an intensive 3-day event where you will experience and practice a set of simple yet powerful processes for building community, facilitating powerful conversations, building strong partnerships and leading change. Come explore how to unleash our collective genius and build adaptive and leader-full communities.
Transition Launch Training (formerly T4T)
This two-day course is an in-depth experiential introduction to Transition for those considering bringing Transition to their community or for existing Transition initiatives who are interested in deepening their understanding of Transition.
Learn about hosting a training >>
The world has changed since Transition US started in January 2009. Transition Initiatives are now in 139 communities in 34 states with Initiatives forming in 200 other towns and cities across the nation. Along this journey we have witnessed ordinary people becoming extraordinary, stepping out, working with others to create positive change.
Rob's Video for International Permaculture Day
"Hot in My Backyard" from This American Life featuring climate change, energy, and Bill McKibben.
Michael Pollan's interview about his new book "Cooked" on Democracy Now:
Volunteer or Intern with us!
We are seeking motivated volunteers and interns to work remotely or in our Sebastopol, CA-based office to develop resources, support and connect the work of Transitioners across the US. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
This month we have plenty to celebrate: thousands of Transition Challenge actions across the US and the news of a special visitor!
6,000 actions and counting!
With just 1 day left of the Transition Challenge, people across the country have registered more than 6,400 actions from distributing fruit trees to hosting repair cafes and community visioning events. If you haven't yet, there's still time to register your action(s)!
Rob Hopkins Visit
We're excited to welcome Transition founder Rob Hopkins to the US for his first ever visit this October. Read more on Rob's difficult decision to fly and his hopes for the trip.
Community Resilience Indicators
With support from the Thriving Resilience Community Funding Circle, Transition US will convene a Co-Lab on Community Resilience Indicators (CRI) to provide a set of tools TIs and others can use to assess their community's resilience and chart the course for focused change. If you have experience designing indicators and would like to contribute to this work, contact email@example.com.
Initiatives in Action!
Check out our Transition Stories Roundup for some highlights of what's keeping Transition Initiatives busy across the US and around the world...
Transition Initiative Spotlight: Culver City, CA
Transition Culver City became the 36th official Transition Initiative in the US in 2009. The group first came together at the 2008 Training for Transition training (now called LAUNCH) in Los Angeles sponsored by Environmental Change-Makers. Following this training, Culver City organizers started hosting monthly meetings and established a core steering committee.
Living Room Revolution: Conversation, Community, and the Common Good
Wednesday, June 19
Join us for a conversation with Cecile Andrews about her new book. Our survival depends on our coming together to talk, reflect, and act as equals, creating a caring, joyful community through the ancient art of conversation — a way that brings dignity and respect to all. The heart of happiness and social change is joining with others in good talk and laughter, and in Living Room Revolution, Cecile explores how we can bring people together to create community for the common good.
Rebuilding the Foodshed
Want ideas, inspiration, and next steps for re-envisioning, revitalizing, and rebuilding your local food system?
Join us for a webinar with Philip Ackerman-Leist, author of "Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems."
Rebuilding the Foodshed is the first in a series of Community Resilience Guides produced by the Post Carbon Institute and Chelsea Green publishing, designed to give Transitioners and other community leaders the tools to localize their food, energy, and economic systems.
It could be worth $10,000 as part of the MIT Climate Co-Lab, which created a new "Local Solutions" category this year in partnership with TUS. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 15.
Transition US Partner | visit www.postcarbon.org for more articles, reports and news
Community Resilience Guides: Want to start a community-owned café, solar array, or investment fund but don’t know where to start? The Post-Carbon Institute recently launched a book series to provide community leaders with the tools they need to relocalize and transform our food, financial, and energy systems:
· Local Dollars, Local Sense