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?
We are marketing an alternative SUPERIOR LIFESTYLE which enables a family to have more Cash, Comfort and Convenience while Caring for the Earth.
We are fully engaged to Transition entire Communities 90% off of fossil fuel for heating, cooling and energy requirements living in the home and with automobiles 100% off gasoline.
We achieve this through the integration of a "System of Systems" of multiple smarter technologies, such as solar radiant heat, light, PV and geothermal "ambient" cool energy and fresh air management. Which we build into a basic structure which is first maximized to be energy efficient. Then we augment that with other water and energy conserving, but actually better performing appliances, LED, SEL and Solar lighting systems, rain water capture, gray water recycle, solar hot water with recirculation and other systems....including all electric cars which are recharged by solar and wind produced electricity. All these truly superior technologies are combined to actually achieve a better lifestyle for the owners while factually being more environmentally harmonious.
How much would your family save each month living in a home with virtually no utility bill, 50% less water bill and not buying gasoline for your family car? How many thousands of dollars would that be each year? What more important things could you buy for your family? How many tens of thousands of tons of CO2 and other pollutants would you be responsible for NOT being released into our environment? How much would entire communities of homes like these contribute to NOT needing more coal burning or Nuclear power plants? How much would families living in these communities with all their extra discretionary income help the local, regional and national U.S. economy?
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
We need to evolve as conscientious beings to be Stewards of the Earth. This is the only place in space we can live, we must be responsible in our lifestyles and resource utilization. Our advanced technologies CAN be effectively applied to achieve environmentally harmonious lifestyles.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
There needs to be more projects that execute on the promise of viable alternatives. You need to review, evaluate, verify and then endorse and aid viable alternative technologies that entrepreneurs are proposing. Collectively we really do have the ability engage universities, community colleges and trade schools in the evaluation and verification, including the confirmation of proposed business models...and help get those prototypes and then production alternative proliferated. Educational and business acumen resources working in concert with appropriate capitalistic endeavors instead of the often exploitative business models we see today which abuse both the natural environment and the human workers.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
We have a profile on many sites...and engage in discussion on several blogs. The issue is we do have some energy efficient structures we have built for clients, but we do not have a full scope maximized system of systems technology demonstrator display home funded. We ARE closer that we have been since 2007...and we hope to see it happen in Q2 2010. ANS we could certainly use some help ! ! !