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....
"Morning Del, Following up on your recent post
Haven't seen any posts on this group in a long time. Anyone out there who wants to make an amateur radio contact about prepper subjects?
We might try 2 meters here in southern…"
"Good morning all.
"A message from Del Anderson to all members of Radio Communications on TRANSITION IN ACTION SOCIAL NETWORK!
"Is this how I make initial contact with members of the group?"
I am going to guess that Del hit…"
Transition Ohio - an on-line clearinghouse for individuals and organizations who are working on various parts of the puzzle and who want to share insight, information and encouragement within a decentralized state wide collaborative network.See More
"Hi David, finding if and where there are folks already discussing these matters is a challenge of social networking sites.
Here is one on value-based economies
It seems to be looking at why it is needed.
Forth Corner Exchange seems to be…"
David, I so agree with you, and our list are very similar -food, water, shelter, wellness, air, and education. A yardstick to value in these terms would be very helpful to us. Here’s why. Healthy…"
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Building/improving systems of community preparedness and resiliency.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I am committed to a systematic and inclusive approach to building solutions to the challenges we face: economic, social, and environmental.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
As the steward of Athens' Own, I want to find creative uses of this marketing and distribution business to assist transition and beyond
- local currency
- energy conservation, curtailment, and alternatives
- wise product choices that take into account the families/communities they represent and empower.
- become an active part of local policy/direction,
- more effectively using my culinary training to strengthen community resiliency by building local food security
- utilizing my engineering skills to assist the evolution from silos to systems and systems improvement strategies
- by making more informed and networked decisions as to the need or not for local distribution systems in post oil communities
Quality of Life Statements - We want good physical, financial, emotional, and spiritual health. - We want fulfilling relationships with good communication. - We want opportunities for life long learning and adventure. Forms of Production - We practice management processes to promote over-all health. - We generate profit from fulfilling work. - We nurture relationships and welcome open communication. - We participate in activities that are fulfilling, challenging, and inspire growth and development. - We enjoy nature, seek inner guidance, and strive to be of service. Future Resource Base People - We are known for our dedication, integrity, reliability, compassion, and clear communication. - We are known for high quality products and services. - We are known for efficient and effective processes. Community - We live in a community where people take care of each other and make decisions with future generations in mind. Land - The environment is beautifully balanced with open-space for agriculture, wildlife, and recreation.
(1) 'Holistic Management' by Alan Savory 'At Home With Holistic Management' by Ann Adams
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Thanks, Constantine. I confess that I had this weird moment seeing "Athens Own" because I am currently steeped in writing a book about the ancient amphitheatre in Athens. My son is a student at Oberlin. Ohio does seem to be a leader in this movement. I also just want to say that I think "own" is a great 'branding' for this movement. Really effective environmental messaging. Bravo.
Thanks for the welcome, Constantine! Athens' Own sounds really cool. How long has it been around? It'll be interesting to compare notes with folks in Ohio in terms of moving toward sustainability. Climates, population density, land use, etc...Different regions = different solutions, right? Can't wait to see what we all come up with. Cheers,
No, I am not. But, it is my favorite example of the direction that new single family development should be taking (or mixed types for that matter). You may have noticed that it was designed by Andres Duany http://www.katarxis3.com/Duany.htm He did Seaside a long time ago and is considered to be one of the "Big Guys" in Traditional Neighborhood Design (TND).
I'm afraid my membership at the moment is mostly "guilt by association"... and I doubt I'll be the poster boy for action. (I guess I called myself a slacker in order to not start off with any expectations I won't have time to live up to.) With family and work, my involvement is probably best described as philosophical, with a strong possibility of technical assistance should I become sufficiently and overwhelmingly motivated to adjust some of life's priorities. (I apologize if that doesn't make sense... I need to stop posting things online after 10pm.)
As far as your posting: I was a little confused by "Lots of systems of exchange and reciprocity put forth here." Were you referring to the website? The comment just seemed to be floating and others might also be confused by this part of the post. I'm not certain, but I thought I would just throw that out as feedback. Furthermore, the "bulletin board" comment seemed out of place, or perhaps it just needed a transition. I did, however, think that the questions at the end of the posting seemed appropriate. It leaves a lot of room for a variety of different people and skills to consider the internship.
You can also get there, and to the other states, from the link
on the left upper column on the main transition page. http://transitionus.ning.com/notes/index/show? noteKey=Transition_U.S._Activities_%26_Resources
John Krochmalny, northwest Ohio, sent the following link to his summary of the 5th Peak Oil Conference