WELCOME MEMBERS AND WELCOME GROUPS
The purpose of this page is to provide a repository where 1) members can express and gain support for their specific interests and skills and 2) existing groups can declare and gain support for their particular visioning of the future. As espoused by David Cooperrider’s Appreciative Inquiry
technique, we set out to discover, dream, design and deliver.
Newcomers, feel free to use our new Member and Group Welcomes
list to invite our Transition membership to interact with you. You may feel that you're new and just formulating your responses to issues of rebuilding community resilience and self-reliance -- no problem! We'll be honored to help you build something from scratch. Or you may have been professionally involved for many years with peak oil, zero waste, permaculture, financial security, localization, post carbon, local resilience, local trading -- no problem! We'll be delighted to build on something that's already working for you. Make it work for us too! Post your elevator pitch on Member and Group Welcomes
. Be specific and as focused as you can be at this point. What do you have to teach us?
If we handed you the microphone and made it so our whole membership would heed your message, what would you wish to say? Feel free to paste your key interest from your profile and spell out more fully what you would like to offer.
Supporting Your Skills and Interests.
Use this page to engage members in your thing -- starting a new business with you, for example, or visiting your locality, providing training for your group, writing a curriculum for school children, engaging in research projects, studying a book with your immediate friends, sharing a ride to the next local training, organizing some aspect of your local community. Whatever it is that grabs your attention, awakens you periodically in the middle of the night, and demands that you DO SOMETHING! Please don't be bashful -- bashfulness is highly overrated and probably doesn't do a whit in addressing peak oil!
You're a member of an existing Group that has been promoting your best global and local practices for 30 or 40 years already -- no problem! Join in!
Describe here what your group has to teach all of us. How can we benefit from getting to know you... Knowing your group's gift is a prerequisite to streamlining and building on our collective efforts.
Building Our Respective Groups
Social networking is past the point of it's early mantra of "friends meeting friends" -- it's time to promote "groups collaborating with groups." The primary benefit of Member and Group Welcomes
is that you can invite others in this collaborative to work with you and your group -- for example, two localities in Illinois combine their group efforts in a joint meeting, city hall meets county transitioners, the Kenai Resilience group joins forces in a special project with Transition Town Montpelier Vermont, and so forth. The goal in groups meeting groups is to enhance the respective groups' reach and effectiveness, increaseing intra-group trust. Post your creative group-level suggestions on Member and Group Welcomes
-- whatever it is that grabs your group's attention and demands that it DOES SOMETHING!
Feel free to lift some of the nuggets you have already included in your Profile. Different from the Profile, items you add to Member and Group Welcomes
are interactive. The goal is to get other members to respond to and build on your best hopes for the future, thereby enriching all of us.
Add Yourself. Add Your Group.