MIMIC THIS! When you get invited to events 3000 miles away (or 20 of them just across town), use COPY & PASTE with the really interesting events to seed your own community's plans for similar events. Why start from scratch.... Beg, borrow and mimic! More....
Let me know if you might like to get together sometime to talk about this stuff face to face. If we want to be effective somehow we have begin forming a real world (and local) community. I think the first step is to get our real world friends…"
The Transition Movement is a campaign that houses several other familiar slogans: Local Self Reliance, Appropriate Technology, Decentralization, Localization, Relocalization, Post Carbon, Post Petroleum, Beyond Oil.
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Not involved actively...But I've been interested for several years; have read the Transition Primer and books on peak oil (Kunstler, Heinberg, etc.). About three years ago, I attended The Dallas Morning News' seminar on peak oil using Kunstler's book as the springboard. (I'm not making this up!) Of course, the News hasn't mentioned peak oil since.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
When I consider the advantages I had after WWII--- the GI bill, the wide open avenues of opportunity---I sympathize with the youngsters coming out of schools and colleges today. Besides the shrinking economy, they will face the crisis of transition in their lifetimes. I believe it's imperative that they know what their options are as soon as possible.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
At 85 I'm old enough to have literally experienced the climate change over three generations. I know something about political forces and ideologies and their hostility to whatever threatens the status quo. My background is in journalism, public relations and communications. I'm willing to help in those areas, my physical condition permitting.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
History, economics, philosophy/ the oil drum, clusterfuck, Post Carbon Institute , and others I can't remember at the moment.
Suggestions you have for improving our Registration questions. Getting to know you better.
I'm hearing impaired, and communicate better by e-mail than telephone...One question might be: How would you prefer to be kept informed: phone, e-mail, Facebook, etc.
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Let me know if you might like to get together sometime to talk about this stuff face to face. If we want to be effective somehow we have begin forming a real world (and local) community. I think the first step is to get our real world friends that think and talk about the sorts of things Transition talks about to become aware of and to join the group and form local chapters eventually.