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Transition Television

The airwaves legally belong to people in local communities. "Transition Television" is an initiative to hold local TV broadcasters accountable for serving their community in its unique process of transition.See More
Mar 12, 2013
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Aug 30, 2011
Andrea Hennessey commented on Duane Elgin's blog post '4 Misconceptions About the Simple Life'
"Great post! I really like how you contrast the misconceptions with the reality and I think it's important because I do believe we have some prejudices to overcome... People don't want to transition to an isolating, economically…"
Aug 30, 2011
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4 Misconceptions About the Simple Life

It is important to recognize inaccurate stereotypes about the simple life because they make it seem impractical and ill suited for responding to increasingly critical breakdowns in world systems. Four misconceptions about the simple life are so common they deserve special attention. These are equating simplicity with: poverty, moving back to the land, living without beauty and economic stagnation. Simplicity Means Poverty Although some spiritual traditions have advocated a life of extreme…See More
Aug 28, 2011
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Aug 19, 2011
Zvi Baranoff commented on Duane Elgin's blog post 'Take Back the Airwaves!'
"The Prometheus Radio Project is a non-profit organization founded by a small group of radio activists in 1998. Prometheus builds, supports, and advocates for community radio stations which empower participatory community voices and movements for…"
Aug 18, 2011
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8 Expressions of Simplicity for Healthy Living

To portray the richness of simplicity as a theme for healthy living, here are eight different flowerings that I see growing consciously in the “garden of simplicity.” Although there is overlap among them, each expression of simplicity seems sufficiently distinct to warrant a separate category. These are presented in no particular order, as all are important.Uncluttered Simplicity. Simplicity means taking charge of lives that are too busy, too stressed and too fragmented. Simplicity means…See More
Aug 15, 2011
Ellen LaConte commented on Duane Elgin's blog post 'Take Back the Airwaves!'
"In the final chapter of my book Life Rules(see "Life Rules - the book" group on this Transition in Action site), "Dreaming Deep Green, Imagining the Ecozoic" I offer this parallel vision "Imagine that local cable channeld…"
Aug 14, 2011
Jeremy Kosnac commented on Duane Elgin's blog post 'Take Back the Airwaves!'
"Thank you for putting THAT into our collective conscious. Independent media is so valuable. It has the ability to strengthen communities, kind of like this website."
Aug 10, 2011
David Eggleton commented on Duane Elgin's blog post 'Take Back the Airwaves!'
"Thanks for that, Duane.  Because individuals have finite attention, time and energy, in addition to unique skill sets, it's very helpful to show clearly how other foci relate and pertain."
Jul 30, 2011
Duane Elgin commented on Duane Elgin's blog post 'Take Back the Airwaves!'
"Good question David.  I see relocalization and bioregional scale communication as highly synergistic.  If we "take back the airwaves" at the level of a bioregion and initiate civic dialogues around building a more resilient and…"
Jul 30, 2011
David Eggleton commented on Duane Elgin's blog post 'Take Back the Airwaves!'
"Duane wrote: "Our challenging times call for we humans to step up and create a mainstream social movement concerned with media accountability for a new social consciousness"   How can relocalizers contribute to this?  Do you feel…"
Jul 30, 2011
Les Squires -- Webmaster commented on Duane Elgin's blog post 'Take Back the Airwaves!'
"Judith, is http://transitioninaction.com/group/sustainabilitynowradio the same as Radio Summer, or quite similar?  If not, then would you be interested in setting up a group for Radio Summer.  Think Local.  Buy local.…"
Jul 30, 2011

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How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
I'm the author of books on sustainability (e.g., "Voluntary Simplicity"), and speak about our time of local to global transiton and the "world at the tipping point." I'm also actively promoting "transition television" and the legal accountability of broadcasters to serve the transition needs of communities.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I haved lived in a co-housing/eco-village community of 70 people and see the beauty, resilience, and power in localization.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
The same organizing required to build a transition movement for a community also naturally builds a trans-partisan constituency that can make strong legal requests of local television broadcasters (that use the public's airwaves) to serve the community with communication regarding all aspects of its transitioning.
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http://www.awakeningearth.org
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Duane Elgin's Blog

4 Misconceptions About the Simple Life

Posted on August 28, 2011 at 10:30am 1 Comment

It is important to recognize inaccurate stereotypes about the simple life because they make it seem impractical and ill suited for responding to increasingly critical breakdowns in world systems. Four misconceptions about the simple life are so common they deserve special attention. These are equating simplicity with: poverty, moving back to the land, living without beauty and economic stagnation.

 

  1. Simplicity Means Poverty Although some spiritual…
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8 Expressions of Simplicity for Healthy Living

Posted on August 15, 2011 at 3:42pm 0 Comments

To portray the richness of simplicity as a theme for healthy living, here are eight different flowerings that I see growing consciously in the “garden of simplicity.” Although there is overlap among them, each expression of simplicity seems sufficiently distinct to warrant a separate category. These are presented in no particular order, as all are important.

  1. Uncluttered Simplicity. Simplicity means taking charge of lives that are too busy, too stressed and too…
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Take Back the Airwaves!

Posted on July 29, 2011 at 5:19pm 9 Comments

Although many recognize that individuals can be conscious of themselves, we seldom consider whether a whole society can be conscious of itself. Certainly at moments of great tragedy or great triumph there seems to be a capacity for millions of autonomous individuals to awaken to a collective consciousness. For example, when John F. Kennedy was assassinated, an entire nation went into mourning and for several days, collectively acknowledged the passing of their leader. Another moment of…

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Can Television Help Awaken a Healthy World?

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 9:31pm 0 Comments

Many people are aware of a mind-body connection when it comes to their personal health, but few apply this important wisdom to our mind-body health as a society. Just as mental habits impact the physical health of individuals, our collective mental habits -- manifested through the mass media -- impact every aspect of our social health.

 

The mass media -- particularly television -- offers the most direct and visible expression of our social mind or collective mental…

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Humanity's Second Spiritual Age

Posted on July 12, 2011 at 3:24pm 0 Comments

The phrase "axial age" has been used to describe the relatively brief period of time -- roughly 700 years -- when the great religions of the world arose: Hinduism and Buddhism in India; Confucianism and Taoism in China; and monotheism in the Middle East. The period from roughly 900 BC to 200 BC is referred to as an "axial age" because it set the orientation or direction for spirituality for more than two thousand years into the future.

 

Around the world, the axial age was…

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At 11:21am on July 14, 2011, Les Squires -- Webmaster said…
Duane, you asked about deleting a duplicate registration. It looks as though you followed the instructions I sent and got it removed. There's only one Duane Elgin in our membership roster. Correct?
At 4:19pm on September 6, 2009, Judith Newton said…
Sounds wonderful, Duane. I'll stay tuned, as it were.

I don't know how this might tie in to your vision, but serendipitously this came across my e-desk today and it seemed connected. CRFG is the CA Rare Fruit Growers group, really just a bunch of folks who are into home-scale fruit propagation. I've shortened the message somewhat


SUBJECT: "Where our fruit comes from" Sharing the message

[...]I, in turn was told about a fascinating book about
Nikolay Vavilov, the Russian scientist that collected seeds to
ameliorate famine via plant diversity. The books closing words: "It
will take striking a balance between those two ideals--food democracy
and farmers' rights--to enable the diverse peoples of the world to
fully develop food security..."

As I sit on my couch on a Saturday evening, finishing the Vavilov
book, along with a glass of wine, I browsed the TV. Seeing the vast
wasteland, I wondered.... Our local area has the PBS channel 22 from
Cotati. It seems that programing has hit an all time low for
diversity and content. I wonder if we CRFG's could interest Channel
22 in a local program about horticulture and the diverse knowledge
within this group?

CRFG sponsors students, how about producing TV for PBS that might get
picked up by other stations?

Not sure how this might get started but I see nothing I wish to watch
on current TV and know there is much we could share.....


Transition TV, for sure.

cheers!
At 10:39am on September 6, 2009, Dana Lundin said…
Welcome Duane! I'm excited about how your work with media can spread awareness of this movement.
At 10:24am on September 6, 2009, Judith Newton said…
Welcome, Duane! Good to see you here. I'm very interested in hearing more about your "transition television" work. cheers, Judy (FrogSong)
 
 
 

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