Transition Stories

Transition Ann Arbor Fall ReSkilling Festival

In Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, Transition Ann Arbor and Rudolf Steiner School sponsored a full-day "ReSkilling Festival.”

About 160 people attended over 30 amazing sessions on topics ranging from building hoop houses to composting, making herbal remedies, canning, starting a root cellar, dancing, singing, creating community art, goat-milking, spinning, and starting neighborhood action groups.  We gathered over the lunch hour to celebrate the international day of climate action and give the planet a hand!

Thanksgiving in Transition

Each year Americans set aside a date in November to “give thanks” for all that we have. Yet as we learn more about the reality our future, we realize that what we are living now is “peak moment.”

As we plan our Thanksgiving holiday 2009, we can intentionally design our celebration as a time to raise awareness, to look forward, and to connect with the deeper meanings of life.

Transition Greater New Haven uses Open Space to explore food and community self-reliance

The 2nd Open Space Community Think Tank — FOOD. Hard Times: Community Self-Reliance, was hosted by Transition Greater New Haven on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. Here's a recap of the event from Bernard Brennan.

Transition Anderson: Community Projects

by Debra Weber, on behalf of Transition Anderson

Transition Anderson is the 43rd Official Transition in the US and the first in Ohio. Anderson is a township of 43,500 neighbors. It is nestled in the rolling hills of Greater Cincinnati with the Ohio River on its southern border.

Sustainable Berea publishes second annual “Re-skilling Berea” calendar

Central to most Transition Initiatives is the process of regaining the skills (updated with new knowledge and technology) that were widely held by our grandparents. It was common for members of that generation to know how to grow and preserve food, capture and use rainwater, repair their houses, and work with their neighbors.

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