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Link Transition Kentucky USA

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Link Transition Kentucky USA

TRANSITION KENTUCKY is a space for those who seek a sustainable, local-scale implementation of theTransition Model.

Group Type: USStates
Members: 17
Latest Activity: Feb 4, 2012

Important Links and Document Library


a couple of new groups interested in transition: and

Link Transition Kentucky USA
WikiProject Kentucky
Transition Towns UK
Transition United States
Sustainable Berea
Transition Primer
Transition Handbook - Key Concepts
Transition Network - Who We Are
Searching for a Miracle by Richard Heinberg
Smart Growth America
Learn, Give Up, and Save One Thing
Real Climate
Energy Farms - M. Bomford
Encyclopedia of Earth
Living Life Fully
Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Sierra Club - Stopping The Coal Rush
Global Change - US Government
Systems Ecology - Wikipedia
Sustainability - Wikipedia
Sustainability Principles
Rainwater Harvesting
The Thin House - Towards a 2000 kW society
Post Carbon Institute
Dot Earth: New York Times
The Guardian UK - Environment
Dr. Al Bartlett - Sustainability 101
Sustainable Goals and Indicators - Seattle
Books, Videos and Other Resources
Peak Oil Update July 2009
Wake Up Freak Out and Get a Grip
The Dark Mountain Project
The Green Convene
KY Resources Council
Contact us


Climate Change

G8+5 Academies’ joint statement: May 09
IPPC - Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report 2007

COPENHAGEN Synthesis Report - 2009, March 10-12
Thresholds of Climate
Change in Ecosystems

LARGE PDF Warning 13mb ==> Global Change Full Report - Climate Change Impacts the US Now - End LARGE PDF Warning - !
Use of U.S. Croplands for Biofuels Increases Greenhouse Gases Through Emissions from Land-Use Change
Pew Climate TechBook

Food and Agriculture
Food-Miles and the Relative Climate Impacts of Food Choices in the United States
National Sustainable Agriculture Service
US Foodsystem Fact Sheet
Food and Farming Transition

The Essence of Permaculture - Holmgren
Bill Mollison Pamphlet I
TC Permaculture Modules

Energy and Peak Oil
EIA Energy Kid's Page
The Hirsch Report
Environmental Impact of Oil Sands Development
Mitigating Peak Oil
Review of Coal to Liquid Fuels
San Francisco Peak Oil Task Force - Final Report
Giant oil field decline rates and their influence on world oil production
Have We Peaked? - Matt Simmons 2 mb PDF!
Dave Hughs in The Walrus
World Oil Production Peaked in 2008
The Hard Truths - By Exxon and the NPC
Bioenergy Feedsock Information
Bioenergy Conversion Factors
Renewable Fuel Contenders
Renewable Fuel Pretenders
The Oil Crunch-Skrebowski
Speculators or Supply and Demand?



Energy Descent Pathways
On American Sustainability
—Anatomy of a Societal Collapse

Brookings Institution BAU Approches to Metro Infrastructure
Overcoming systemic roadblocks to sustainability...
Choosing the Right Path for Fueling North America’s Transportation Future

Other Important Items

Resilience of the Heart
Transition Network - Who we are and what we do.
Joint Statement towards a Sustainable, Healthy Willits


"People have made at least a start on discovering the meaning
of human life when they plant shade trees under which
they know full well they will never sit."
Elton Trueblood

"We will be known forever by the track we leave."
-Native American Proverb

"The release of this [fossil fuel] energy is a unidirectional and irreversible process. It can only happen once, and the historical events associated with this release are necessarily without precedent, and are intrinsically incapable of repetition."
- M. King Hubbert, Journal Science, 1949, p. 103-109

"The modern economic world has invented one million economic litanies and forces its citizens to sing them every day, like the Church did in the past with the Latin Litanies in the traditional religious services; believers praying with unintelligible words."
-Pedro Prieto from TOD, 5/29/09

“As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And, it is in such twilight that we all must be aware of change in the air however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.”
-Justice William O. Douglas Speaks On Twilight

"The destruction of the natural world is not the result of global capitalism, industrialization, 'Western civilization' or any flaw in human institutions. It is a consequence of the evolutionary success of an exceptionally rapacious primate. Throughout all of history and prehistory, human advance has coincided with ecological devastation."
-John Gray, "Straw Dogs"

"A popular government, without popular information, or the mean of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."
-James Madison

"There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks but most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story."
-Linda Hogan

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Comment by Les Squires -- Webmaster on August 3, 2011 at 9:53am

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Comment by Charley Quinton on January 31, 2011 at 6:44pm
Comment by Charley Quinton on January 31, 2011 at 6:43pm
What if The Commonwealth unleased The Ubridled Spirit ® trademark for derivative works - the Unbridled Strat might emerge. --sigh-- crazy idea, I know.
Comment by Robin Green on January 29, 2011 at 11:25am

I just found out about this Kentucky-specific resource. The Univeristy of Kentucky has a new Community and Economic Development Initiative group. According  their website: CEDIK is dedicated to building Kentucky communities with a true sense of pride and place, rich natural and built amenities, and a strong economic base.

Could be a good resource for local Transition groups!


Comment by Les Squires -- Webmaster on August 25, 2010 at 3:56pm
G'day Kentucky Transitioners,

Need a favor! Would you be willing to help move the remaining membership from our original Transition Kentucky State website to this new group? There are 91 members who need a little encouragement to move to the new site from the old site, which will be deleted any day now.

* Log into the old site at
* Go to
* Change the SORT BY to Alphabetical.
* Use the first letter of your first name to select everybody whose first letter matches yours. Check through our roster on this page and select another letter if somebody else's name starts with your letter. Repeat the process with the letter before and the letter after yours. Don't worry about some people getting a couple of notices.
* Click on their photo one by one and use the COMMENT WALL to send your message.
* In addition, for extra credit, focus on 3 or 4 of your closest acquaintenances and send them a personal note.



SAMPLE MESSAGE (or make up your own!)


I notice you haven't migrated from our old Kentucky site yet. Come join us!

Old Site: (about to be deleted)

New Site:

Register on
After registration is complete, go to new site above and Join us.

Looking forward to many good times this year!

{Your name}
{Contact information}
Comment by Charley Quinton on July 5, 2010 at 10:27am
MediaWiki is the stuff I use the best, Les. These WYSIWYG editors are OK too. I need to let you in also on .org .com if you aren't aware. OpenKollab is a certification board that is self-organizing about global group to group open standards, (gg2g) i think.

They are working with trust metrics, meta-currencies, eGov systems, crowd-sourcing protocols and all sorts of organizational hi-jinx. Quite a moving target, but worth keeping an eye on, imo. They seem to have an "ear to the ground" concerning transition processes, especially in the context of social networking and entrepreneurship.

Ever feel like you're being watched?
Comment by Les Squires -- Webmaster on July 5, 2010 at 10:02am
Thanks Charley, for the additional links. They have been added to the list of Kentucky resources. Let me know if you'd like to edit this page wiki style.
Comment by Charley Quinton on July 1, 2010 at 10:06am
Comment by Charley Quinton on July 1, 2010 at 8:31am was started a few years ago by WikiProject Kentucky at Wikipedia. It's still there, still free and still ready for Kentuckians to use as they see fit. Wikia sites run on the freely available, open source MediaWiki platform.
Comment by Les Squires -- Webmaster on June 30, 2010 at 7:38am
Vaugh, Ray and Terrell. I've copied your Document Library into the Text Box here on this site -- -- do you plan to keep your independent ning site or to move your group into this site.

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