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....
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How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
I'm raising awareness of peak oil and "sustainability" and studying food production.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
The transition movement is the next logical step in facing the problems of industrial civilization that have been worrying me for years. At this point I'm particularly concerned about peak oil, simply because it seems like the most immediate threat to business as usual.
We could do a lot better as a species than we are doing right now. And events will force us to change, whether we want to change or not. Nevertheless we should start working on it now while we have a little bit of capital and flexibility. This is how to reduce suffering in the future.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
I have a reasonably well organized presentation on PO that I'm always ready to give. I want to create a PO working group in the Northern Hills area.
I teach physics and physics education. I know how to teach physics so that most people actually understand it. Seriously. I understand what it takes for thinking to change, which is helpful but discouraging knowledge. I'd like to learn how to teach systems thinking, a skill that few engage in but all should.
Wish I had a group here. I keep trying to get stuff going but I need to learn more things about organizing.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
Favorite book: "The Limits to Growth" by Meadows, et. al. This is probably the most important book published in the last 50 years, and it's out of print! It basically shows that the fundamental character of industrial civilization is growth, overshoot, and collapse. The end. So we need a fundamentally different model of living. This is where Transition needs to be pointing.