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....
Although earlier on when I searched individual city transition sites I found mention of Arts working groups in some places, I am not finding a strong presence for the arts and for music in this…Continue
"This pulling out and imaginative elaborating is one important thrust. Another is to generate new patterns to fill gaps. According to the structure of patterns described by Christopher Alexander et al, gaps may be higher, lower and/or alongside."
"Lane, Madrona Center looks lovely. I am wondering if you know Beverly Naidus who lives on Vashon, teaches eco-art at University of Washington Tacoma. Also married to the SEEDS guy on Vashon. I will be having tea with her Friday to talk about my…"
"I've offered to help with registration for the Permaculture Convergence. Last year I provided a little drum workshop session. I would love to hear more about the Transition planning to go along with the Convergence this year which is right in…"
"Sounds like I should be part of this. I've had a longstanding interest in Christopher Alexander's work which I haven't been able to do much with. Looking forward to being in a productive conversation."
"I am excited to hear about Rob Hopkin's turning to pattern language. It promises to add much new enrichment of the ideas. So with a quick tour of my copy of A Pattern Language I pulled out a few patterns I thought might be of interest in…"
"Not many, but I suspect many will welcome the thinking/valuing you called for, when they've reached milestones they had already identified, such as first drafts of energy descent action plans and progress on local food systems.
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
I am an online member of Transition Seattle and have ongoing relationships with some of the other members through other local organizations.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
My Dad was a petroleum engineer who told us oil was going to run out around our dinner table (50 years ago). He also told us about population increase. So I am firmly grounded in these realities and want to contribute to regeneration of community and relocalized basic life functions to meet the emerging challenges.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
I got here to this site because I am involved in local permaculture and see both great value in the regenerative principles and practices of permaculture but I also come out of a Christian grounding and am becoming painfully aware of the cultural divides between different groups which are preventing a healthful spread of these and other important ideas and methods. I want to find ways to bridge the gaps and find others who have similar concerns to be able to work together.
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Anita: You speak from the heart. I believe that is where healing of nature
will start, if it does. If you read the Energy Bulletin and follow Sharon
Astyk, I think you will see what I mean. Permaculture and TT are two of
our only hopes to have a future perhaps.
I am generally proud of the Episcopal Church. I think they are trying, even if we are, like everyone, caught up in the culture war.
"Mainstreaming" is a word I use alot when talking about the churches and ecology. The work is to adapt the content and the packaging of the message so it can be heard and adopted by "the middle pew." For the most part, "green" in churches is still pretty fringe, and the folks doing the work tend to work on those fringes.
Hi Anita. So glad to see you here. ...My Dad was a petroleum engineer who told us oil was going to run out around our dinner table (50 years ago). He also told us about population increase. So I am firmly grounded in these realities and want to contribute to regeneration of community and relocalized basic life functions to meet the emerging challenges.... -- There surely is a place for us to learn from the elders... Welcome.