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?
Des Moines Group
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I have always pursued sustainable design as a practicing Architect, first in England and now in the US. I believe that the way society operates, we are very wasteful, therefore many future opportunities are lost because of being short sighted. I believe in preparing for the future and being conservative in that approach.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
In my work I am very much involved with decision makers and builders who ultimately will cause change. Transitions is about one person at a time versus changing legislation (top down). Ultimately it would do that in the future. We need to keep this grass roots.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
"Hot, Flat and Crowded", Thomas Friedman
"Sustainable Architecture", AIA
Welcome David. Great to see your interest in Transition! Welcome to TRANSITION IN ACTION.
http://transitionus.ning.com/group/linktransitioniowausa is your link to our new Transition page for Iowa. Feel free to join in the activities. Use the COMMENT WALL to say Hello to the others. Reinforce the good things they are doing. Mention something you're interested in. Ask a question. Start a discussion. Let me know if you would like to be an Admin on this page to help build and maintain your group's Resume. Have fun!
One more thing, on the local scene, does Des Moines Group have a Transition-supporting website, or blog, or listserv, or Facebook, or Meetup? If so, it would be spot on for all our members if you would consider adding a link to Des Moines Group in our registry of organizations, products, services, Twitterers, Facebooks, Meetups, etc. supporting Transition and Sustainability. Here's the page to create the link -- http://transitionus.ning.com/groups/group/new.