In this Issue:
What's new in Transition?
Effective Groups & Time Banking
Upcoming Training Courses
Vicki Robin TEDx on Relational Eating
Transition Launch Training: Greenfield, MA
Effective Groups: Amherst, MA
Effective Groups: San Francisco Area
Effective Groups: Los Angeles Area
Learn about hosting a training >>
Rob's New Book!
Vicki Robin TEDx Seattle Talk on Relational Eating
The Good Life Lab is the true story of a couple who left NYC to discover how to live self-sufficiently in the desert of New Mexico. Author Wendy Tremayne will be on in the Northeast, Southwest, and West Coast this fall. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if your TI would like to host a book talk with Wendy.
Volunteer with TUS
Help us prepare for Rob's visit!
Our most urgent needs are:
Contact email@example.com to learn more.
What do New Orleans, Boston, NYC, Houston, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Milwaukee have in common? All are stops on Rob Hopkin's tour this October! Read more...
What's new in Transition?
Shiny New Infographic
Introducing this great infographic on the what, where, when and why of Transition, brought to you by Transition Network and designer Trucie Mitchell of Transition Free Press.
Is Transition the Trojan Horse for Permaculture?
Permaculture Magazine explores how Transition is bringing Permaculture to a wider audience.
Rob Hopkins @ SXSW Eco
Rob will be spreading the word about Transition at this year's SXSW Eco conference in Austin, TX.
Matching Challenge Campaign
Transition US has raised $31,250 towards our $50,000 Matching Challenge Campaign goal, which will fund our upcoming national awareness campaign, building off of the buzz of Rob Hopkin’s visit this October. Please help Transition take flight!
Initiatives in Action!
Check out the July edition of our Transition Stories Roundup for some highlights of what's keeping Transition Initiatives busy across the US and around the world...
This month we welcome the 140th Official Transition Initiative - Transition Charlottesville-Albemarle, Virginia!
Transition Initiative Spotlight:
Transition Houston serves as a Hub for 8 neighborhood initiatives and 8 action groups aimed at building local resilience in the greater Houston area. The seed for Transition Houston was planted with the US release of The Transition Handbook in 2008 and germinated in a Permaculture class soon thereafter, emerging in 2009 as the 40th official US Transition Initiative.
“Transition is such a huge concept. We're trying to change so many things that we've taken for granted, some of us for our whole lives. But that's why Transition Initiatives are so important, and why I really appreciate Transition Houston. We work together, celebrating our accomplishments and lifting each other up after failures. We all have a lot to do, but we don't need to do it alone.” ~Joyce Almaguer-Reisdorf, Transition Houston Core Member
Key Activities & Projects
AND preparing for Rob Hopkins' visit to Houston and Austin (where he'll be speaking at SXSW Eco)!
Browse the initiatives map and learn more about becoming an Official Transition Initiative! And ask your questions about how Transition hits the ground:
Tuesday, August 27
Join Nick Osborne for a preview of his Effective Groups weekend workshop which will be hosted in 3 U.S. locations in September and October. The Effective Groups workshop is Nick's labor of love for Transition Initiatives - helping Transition Initiatives develop facilitation skills and tools to navigate the ups/downs of the phases of group development - forming, storming, norming & performing.
Effective Groups comes from integrating 20 years experience of working in social change projects, intentional communities and ecovillages and conventional and cutting edge organizational and leadership models. It is open to anyone involved in any kind of social change work, with preference given to groups using the Transition model to inform their work.
Thursday, September 19
Guide to Going Local
This multimedia guide from Center for a New American Dream is a great starting place for all things local. Produced in collaboration with
BALLE, the guide explores four Action Ideas to help communities go local:
Want to engage young folks in Transition AND catalyze local investment? There's a huge opportunity to encourage universities to invest locally, especially as student pressure to divest endowments from fossil fuels continues to gain momentum. Check out this report from our friends at Democracy Collaborative on student and administration-led initiatives bringing university dollars into local economies.
Transition US Partner | visit www.postcarbon.org for more articles, reports and news
We are pleased to announce the launch of PCI Fellow Richard Heinberg's newest book, "Snake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise Imperils Our Future."
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