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Verde Resilient Communities

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Verde Resilient Communities

We are a network of communities, organizations and individuals in Northern Arizona working together to improve the quality of life by moving to a value-based economy.

Website: http://www.verdeans.org
Group Type: Transition Initiatives
Members: 17
Latest Activity: Sep 22, 2011

TRANSITION VERDE RESILIENT COMMUNITIES PORTFOLIO

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INTRODUCTION TO TRANSITION VERDE RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
  • Official TRANSITION VERDE RESILIENT COMMUNITIES Website
  • Contact for further information - jneville@sustainablearizona.org
  • Mission Statement
  • Blogs
  • Links to TRANSITION VERDE RESILIENT COMMUNITIES officers and initiators
  • Links to TRANSITION VERDE RESILIENT COMMUNITIES events
  • Geographical Location

PRIMARY AREAS OF INTEREST AT VERDE RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
  • Resource Sharing
  • Community Building
  • Neighbor Networking
  • Building & Supporting Local Economies & Local Curency
  • Time Bank Network
  • Local Food Production
  • Reduced Energy Use?
  • Weaning Off Fossil Fuel Dependence
  • Conserving Water Resources

TRANSITION VERDE RESILIENT COMMUNITIES RELATIONSHIP TO TRANSITION MOVEMENT
  • Supports the Transition Movement in several ways...
  • Seeks to deepen the relationship by...

TRANSITION VERDE RESILIENT COMMUNITIES ON THE INTERNET
  • Newcomers to Transition
  • Independent groups related to TRANSITION VERDE RESILIENT COMMUNITIES.
  • More pertinent resources, partners, opportunities to engage.

TRANSITION VERDE RESILIENT COMMUNITIES CHALLENGES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
  • Current Needs involving Transition Social Network
  • Current Offers to the Transition Social Network

Discussion Forum

August News from Gardens for Humanity

Started by Richard V. Sidy. Last reply by John F Neville Aug 22, 2010. 1 Reply

Below is a link to our July-August newsletter. It spotlights our "IdeaGardens" Tour and our work to develop school gardens throughout theVerde Valley.…Continue

Tags: Plants, Harvesting, Rainwater, School, Native

Selling Agriculture 2.0 to Silicon Valley

Started by John F Neville. Last reply by Sarah Irani Jun 7, 2010. 1 Reply

Let me know what you think of this development. If these investors support local agriculture on small farms, that's great. If they are going to push production to gain high tech-style profits, that's…Continue

Communities of the Future

Started by John F Neville Jun 4, 2010. 0 Replies

Here's a kindred initiative: http://communitiesofthefuture.org/ They have some work on community engagement. I'll check it out. If any of you know…Continue

Making Contacts & Carrying the Message

Started by John F Neville. Last reply by Sarah Irani May 29, 2010. 3 Replies

We were at a nice party over the weekend - a birthday celebration that included a number of people we'd never met before. During the food and festivities, some of us began talking about the "Good Old…Continue

Tags: fun, food, contacts, networking, transitions

World-wide exemplars and how-to's we can all learn from...

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Comment by John F Neville on September 22, 2011 at 9:46pm
There is so much going on - so fast - we just don't have time to blog about it here. Gardens in the schools and neighborhoods, solar on roofs and in schools, water conservation and ecotourism, community-building, education for sustainability - the list keeps growing.
Comment by John F Neville on April 14, 2011 at 3:21pm
Our Spring Planting Festival was great. We are also working on an ecotourism initiative and collaborating with groups across the Verde Valley.
Comment by John F Neville on November 11, 2010 at 9:12pm
This process is really taking off worldwide. There were tons of people at the webinars on Transition Towns - including several from around Arizona. The magazine YES has an entire issue dedicated to resilient communities: http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/a-resilient-community/crash-cours...
Gardens for Humanity and Verde Food Council are doing good work. The SEDI education initiative has garden projects in 10 schools around Flagstaff.
Mitzvah Day is coming up in Sedona - Sunday, November 14 at noon. Sustainable Arizona will lead a group to go through parts of the community informing people of the free energy retrofits available through NACOG - helping them reduce energy use and save some money. Our solar tour was a success with 10 sites showing off both passive and active solar installations. There's a lot more going on. Let's keep sharing the news.
Comment by Richard V. Sidy on August 22, 2010 at 5:21pm
Thanks, Les! This is something communities can do so we can learn from our neighbors. It is encouraging that so many people are doing so much that doesn't get noticed. A source for community education and optimism!
Comment by Les Squires -- Webmaster on August 22, 2010 at 5:13pm
Richard, your Trolley Tour of Four "Idea Gardens" Around Sedona qualified for our GLOBAL TRANSITION IN ACTION. It's been republished via RSS to approximately 70 ning sites, as well as Twitter and Facebook. Good stuff we can all learn from...
Comment by John F Neville on July 9, 2010 at 1:09pm
Check out this website, too: http://www.buylocalrogue.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=...

Farm Incubators - what do you think?
Comment by John F Neville on July 9, 2010 at 12:47pm
Here's a link that might be of benefit to us all: http://www.ngfn.org/
It's the National Good Food Network.
Comment by jane moore on July 5, 2010 at 10:41am
Looks like some great info/connections, John!
Comment by John F Neville on July 4, 2010 at 12:45pm
Look what came to my mail box - a partner -

Street Smart your E-Communiqué from the Livable Communities Coalition

Volume IV June 2010
Street Smart is a compilation of articles scoured from various sources that help us meet our mission promoting livable communities in Arizona through education and advocacy.

Collaborative Partners
•AARP
•ADOT
•ASU Stardust Center for Affordable Homes & the Family
•AZ Planning Assoc.
•AZ Housing Alliance
•Arizona PIRG
•AZ Rail Passenger Assoc.
•AZTA
•Coalition of AZ Bicyclists
•Friends of Transit
•LISC
•MAG
•Sonoran Institute
•Southwest Rail Coalition
•Urban Land Institute
•Valley Metro RPTA

How Geeks Get Us Around Town
Gene Holmerud, coalition member, was kind enough to forward an interesting article on how transportation "geeks" have created mobile apps to help riders sync their personal life with their transit providers schedule.

Read about grass roots activism at its finest. Click here.

Denver's Progress with Regional Rail Transit
Denver Transit Partners and Mountain Air Transit Partners are two firms vying for metro Denver's latest estimated $2.3 billion, 46-year contract to build and operate a major portion of the area's FasTracks regional rail-transit project.


How Portland Sold Its Banks on Walkable Development
In many parts of America, efforts to build transit-oriented, walkable communities are foiled because financing can't be secured for projects that differ from the templates lenders have become used to since World War II. See how Portland's Metro transit oriented development department works with developers and offers financial incentives for TOD's.

Arizona Leaders Attend the Sustainability Summit Held June 6th
Directors Michael Trailor, AZDOH, Ben Grumbles, AZDEQ and John Halikowski, AZDOT are shown working on establishing the first collaborative meeting between their respective agencies to promote and support sustainable communities. Trailor remarked "this is the first of many (meetings) as we continue to work toward our common goal of providing a more conducive environment for the production of sustainable housing."
FTA and HUD Unveil Website to Help Communities Create Mixed-Income Housing Near Transit
Check out the new website created by the FTA and HUD to help create an inclusive mixed-income TOD planning process that includes helping stakeholders be better equipped with tools and strategies to address their specific community needs.

How Other Countries Integrate Housing and Transit
Another amazing image captured and placed on U Tube for our viewing pleasure. Be sure to watch the entire clip.

Upcoming Events
• June 29 - MAG - Moving Communities Forward - Phoenix - contact rbrito@mag.maricopa.gov to register
• July 7 - WTS - Can Transit Deliver a Positive Economic Impact? - click here to register

Contact Info
Paula Randolph
prandolph@sonoraninstitute.org
Livable Communities Coalition | 11010 N. Tatum Blvd. | Suite D101 | Phoenix | AZ | 85028
Comment by Harry Sweet on June 29, 2010 at 11:16pm
 

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