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....
"Alastair, Sorry I missed you while I was in Maine. I look forward to connecting. I ran into Cheryl Honey at the Leadership in a Self Organizing World she said she had the opportunity to attend your T4T in Portland. I am glad she made the trip. I was…"
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Pat Proulx-Lough and I trained under Naresh Giangrande and Sophy Banks in 2008 to become the first trainers, and pioneers in the establishment of Transition in the United States. Pat is a systemic therapist, and I am a professional hydrologist, with a recent doctorate in natural resources. Together, we provide a wealth of knowledge on both the inner and outer landscapes.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Simply stated, the Transition movement is about rebuilding local resilience and restoring community. It emphasizes authenticity, inclusivity and collaboration. In addition, we passionately believe in empowering people to bring about positive change in their own lives, and in their community.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
We are a fast response training team. We travel to other states to deliver Training for Transition, in addition to holding training events in Portland Maine. Having the instructors travel, rather than the students, reduces the carbon footprint of the course, and makes the course more affordable. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you might be interested in having training brought to your area.
We also provide Transition presentations for groups considering the model, and at regional and national conferences, such as the Bioneers. We run biweekly teleconferences to enable interested people to talk with leaders of Initiatives in the US.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
Alastair, Sorry I missed you while I was in Maine. I look forward to connecting. I ran into Cheryl Honey at the Leadership in a Self Organizing World she said she had the opportunity to attend your T4T in Portland. I am glad she made the trip. I was able to take T4T in Seattle on the 2nd. Anyway, best to you and Pat. Gald to be "friends" and we'll be connecting soon, maybe even collaborating .
It is good to see you here! Seems to me this site has great potential. I've been participating for about a week, and during that time membership has gone from about 90 to your 148. I have already 'met' a few people who I feel to be solid, substantive allies and friends. Rather amazing given the tenous nature of the medium. I felt that solid "thunk", (aren't I eloquent?), of substantial beings and potential friends from their profiles, quickly confirmed with the exchange of a few emails. I guess when there is an energetic match the medium of the meeting doesn't matter.
Re our 3-way with Rob Riman, nothing in my inbox yet. I have dial-up, so I will hop on and hop off to check for phone messages every once in a while.
Cheers! George ~