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....
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
not involved in a local community as there doesn't really exist one where we are - however we may have to be the one's that start it!
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
as a family we are trying to be self sustaining - moving to a property that allows us to grow our own food, ride bicycles to work and reduce our carbon footprint. My husband has just started reading about peak oil and the transition required.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
Welcome Ainslie! Great to see you here on the social networks for Transition U.S. and hopefully soon Transition Australia You highlighted in your profile "... not involved in a local community as there doesn't really exist one where we are - however we may have to be the one's that start it!..." -- I'll be glad to help create Transition Australia if you're serious. Let me know and we'll create a site similar to NZ, US, Europe and South Africa. Some Links Members Have Found Helpful
Send me your Skype ID so we can spend a few minutes talking about what you’d like to do here. My ID is LSquiresSkype. I’ll give you a brief call.
Declare yourself -- What do you personally bring to the potluck? Give it a title and say much more than you included in your Profile. Lay out your offer in detail. Or, tell us what you’d really like to learn! Others will join in.
Profile your group -- Make your constituents visible. Find some creative ways to offer their special values to mentor all Transitioners.
Reinforce, reinforce, reinforce -- Connect the dots -- friends to friends, newcomers to oldcomers, groups to groups, groups to members, skills to skills, special interests to special interests. This is your garden. Cultivate for the harvest.
Next steps TransitionUS -- Set up local Transition initiatives as official Transition communities; sign up for training; build your community resilience.