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Life Rules--the book

 Life Rules offers transitioners a context--Life itself--for gaining converts & creating lifeways that mimic Life's ways. Make suggestions for the revised 2012 edition!See More
Jan 7, 2013
Ellen LaConte posted a blog post

Life does indeed rule

My book Life Rules: Nature's Blueprint for Surviving Economic and Environmental Collapse was released in October as the lead title in New Society Publishers fall catalog. It's giving me the opportunity to talk about Transition, specifically about transitioning to lifeways that mimic Life's ways. Endorsed by Richard Heinberg, William Catton, Joanna Macy, John Cobb, Derrick Jensen and William Rees, among others, it…See More
Nov 15, 2012
Ellen LaConte posted a status
"My book Life Rules is being published in a ne edition by New Society Publishers in September. Check it out at www.newsociety.com/Books/L/Lif"
May 8, 2012
Ellen LaConte posted a blog post

EarthWalk Alliance Director coming to Denver area Mid-July

My colleague, transitioner Tim Watson – Founding Director of the Baldwin Farm Resource Center in Hillsborough NC and of the EarthWalk Alliance; restorative architect and CEO of the affordable, eco-restorative, site-adaptable, owner-builder Perch House Series; founding partner of the Trillium Dialogue face-to-face social networking process; and Cherokee elder – is coming to Denver area mid-July and will be available for discussions or presentations to Transition CO groups. His work is some of…See More
May 8, 2012
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Life Rules--the book

 Life Rules offers transitioners a context--Life itself--for gaining converts & creating lifeways that mimic Life's ways. Make suggestions for the revised 2012 edition!See More
Mar 13, 2012
Steven Earl Salmony left a comment for Ellen LaConte
"We have an overpopulation problem and in the face of that problem deniers and ‘business as usual’ enthusiasts often say cavalierly, “Have the courage to do nothing.” That ideas of this kind are ever associated with word…"
Jan 11, 2012
Ruth Raubertas commented on Ellen LaConte's blog post 'Are the Occupations a Brief Preoccupation or the Sign of Transition?'
"Thanks for your thoughtful ideas! BTW, you can support local bookstores by buying online from them instead of Amazon. My husband and I own a small bookstore in a small town in WV and can get The End of Growth by Richard Heinberg here:…"
Dec 3, 2011
Jeff Mowatt commented on Ellen LaConte's blog post 'Are the Occupations a Brief Preoccupation or the Sign of Transition?'
"I think it had already begun to happen, for example in 2003 with the protest that connected me with our founder, calling for economic rights in the US. He'd just returned from sourcing a localised economic development initiative in…"
Dec 3, 2011
Ellen LaConte commented on Terry Fowler's blog post 'Occupiers are all about the meaning of place'
"Oh, I see, below that David Eggleton made the same basic comment. Hi, David. And, yes, Terry, one of the things the occupiers are learning and modeling for all of us, is how to "set up camp" as it were and function in the equivalent of…"
Nov 20, 2011
Ellen LaConte commented on Terry Fowler's blog post 'Occupiers are all about the meaning of place'
"I agree, in spades, with your analysis, Terry. I'm not sure, however, that most of the occupiers yet know that communities of place -- as opposed to occupying a space -- are what they need to be working toward. Take the revolution home and…"
Nov 20, 2011
Ellen LaConte liked Terry Fowler's blog post Occupiers are all about the meaning of place
Nov 20, 2011
Ellen LaConte commented on Ellen LaConte's blog post 'Are the Occupations a Brief Preoccupation or the Sign of Transition?'
"Maxine, I agree that state banks would be a logical/necessary part of any monetary reform, multiple currency systems. I focus on local money/alternative currencies only because that is an aspect of reform/adaptation going forward over which…"
Nov 17, 2011
Maxine Walker commented on Ellen LaConte's blog post 'Are the Occupations a Brief Preoccupation or the Sign of Transition?'
"It is hard for me to understand why there has not been a more active response to the call for state banks. I started a petition on change.org as offered by Move-On a couple of months ago and am dismayed at both the lack of response by both my…"
Nov 15, 2011
David Eggleton commented on Ellen LaConte's blog post 'When Too Big to Fail is Too Big Not To'
"Hi Ellen. It's true that #Occupy has some issues, but there's more "strength" than meets the eye. Will you join me at OccupyCafe.org?"
Nov 14, 2011
Ellen LaConte posted a blog post

When Too Big to Fail is Too Big Not To

The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protestors here and around the world and most of the now iconic 99% of humans have something in common with the forces and Powers they’re protesting. Like the Powers That Be on Wall Street, in Washington and in the rest of the nation’s and the world’s capitols and financial centers, they believe in the global economy’s ability to deliver them the goods—the resources, jobs, wages, and services they deserve and depend on—if only the people managing it were more fair.…See More
Nov 14, 2011
Ellen LaConte left a comment for Terry Fowler
"Welcome aboard, Terry. Obviously I agree that the expect-nothing-take-control tack is the right one, the only one to take. There are good contacts for you and your book in Transition US movement. Just back from doing two breakout sessions at John…"
Nov 3, 2011

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How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Not much activity yet in NC.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
It is the epitome of the form our transformation/evolution from dependence on a viral global economy to relative self-reliance as Life-mimicking, local/regional, interdependent, eco-logical, eco-nomical communities. It is the beginning of the practice that synthesizes years worth of principles.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
I have written, and Green Horizon Foundation using iUniverse publishing services is publishing (Oct 2010), a well endorsed book (John Robbins, Derrick Jensen, Richard Heinberg, Kirk Sale, John Cobb, Chellis Glendinning, James Robertson, John Seed, among others) called "Life Rules" that creates the context in which the Transition Movement can be understood as our best option for survival as a species because it is exemplary of the eco-nomic survival protocol other-than-human species have co-evolved over the last two billion years that has allowed Life to persist against the odds of changing climates and other global challenges. I want to make it available to the movement.
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
http://in progress
Official Voice Communication: Skype from http://skype.com/download Add LSquiresSkype to your Contacts.
Skype, though I'm new at it.

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Life does indeed rule

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 12:05pm 0 Comments

My book Life Rules: Nature's Blueprint for Surviving Economic and Environmental Collapse was released in October as the lead title in New Society Publishers fall catalog. It's giving me the opportunity to talk about Transition, specifically about transitioning to lifeways that mimic Life's ways. Endorsed by Richard Heinberg, William Catton, Joanna Macy, John Cobb, Derrick Jensen and William Rees, among others,…

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Life does indeed rule

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 11:58am 0 Comments

My book Life Rules: Nature's Blueprint for Surviving Economic and Environmental Collapse was released in October as lead title in New Society Publisher's fall catalog. Endorsed by Richard Heinberg, Joanna Macy, William Catton, John Cobb, Derrick Jensen and William Rees, among others, it is providing me with the opportunity to speak on the radio about Transition and related initiatives. It was intended in part as a…

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EarthWalk Alliance Director coming to Denver area Mid-July

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 10:44am 0 Comments

My colleague, transitioner Tim Watson – Founding Director of the Baldwin Farm Resource Center in Hillsborough NC and of the EarthWalk Alliance; restorative architect and CEO of the affordable, eco-restorative, site-adaptable, owner-builder Perch House Series; founding partner of the Trillium Dialogue face-to-face social networking process; and Cherokee elder – is coming to Denver area mid-July and will be available for discussions or presentations to Transition CO groups. His work is some of… Continue

When Too Big to Fail is Too Big Not To

Posted on November 14, 2011 at 1:56pm 1 Comment

The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protestors here and around the world and most of the now iconic 99% of humans have something in common with the forces and Powers they’re protesting. Like the Powers That Be on Wall Street, in Washington and in the rest of the nation’s and the world’s capitols and financial centers, they believe in the global economy’s ability to deliver them the goods—the resources, jobs, wages, and services they deserve and depend on—if only the people managing it were more fair.… Continue

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At 11:35am on January 11, 2012, Steven Earl Salmony said…
We have an overpopulation problem and in the face of that problem deniers and ‘business as usual’ enthusiasts often say cavalierly, “Have the courage to do nothing.” That ideas of this kind are ever associated with word courage is the height of dishonesty and duplicity. Such expressions are also the most profound examples of self-serving thought and individual cowardice I can imagine. That such a point of view is broadcast by the mainstream media is a sign to us of its wrongheadedness.

Let us not fail for another year to examine and report on extant research of human population dynamics/human overpopulation. The refusal of many too many experts to assume their responsibilities to science and perform their duties to humanity could be one of the most colossal mistakes in human history. Such woefully inadequate behavior by deniers, as is evident in the collusion of many too many experts, will soon enough be replaced with objective observations and truthful expressions from those in possession of clear vision, intellectual honesty and moral courage.

Why not acknowledge science regarding human overpopulation and, by so doing, take a path toward sustainability? If we keep repeating the mistakes made in the past by denying science, nothing new and different can happen. Without an open acknowledgement of the root cause(s) of what is ailing the human family, how are we to move forward to raise awareness of the global predicament? Once awareness is raised among a critical mass of people, it becomes possible to organize for the purpose of formulating policies and actionable programs. Denial has kept us and continues to keep us from gaining momentum needed to address and overcome the human-driven challenges that currently threaten human well being and environmental health.
At 3:37pm on October 12, 2011, Christopher Thompson said…

Hi Ellen, sent a couple of messages but seem to be having trouble with the sending function on this site.

I wanted to check in to see if you would be attending the "Green Festival" in LA, CA. Oct 29-30th I will be writing about a couple of the speakers. 

Be well,

Chris

you may have better luck with my email: thefindingfiniteproject@gmail.com

At 8:44pm on September 21, 2011, Earl Brown said…
Hello Ellen, thank you for your suggestion regarding a page for the Work That Reconnects. I was wondering how I might contribute to this Transition in Action Community and perhaps this may be a way. I strongly support you connecting with Anne and if a WTR page was started I am here to contribute. Blessings on you and your work, thank you.
At 10:09am on September 21, 2011, Margaret Swedish said…
Thanks. Yes, I was glad to receive the invitation. Went online to listen to some past interviews and he does a very nice job - mostly of staying out of the way and letting his guests talk. Seems like a lovely man!
At 5:18am on September 21, 2011, Tia Carr Williams said…
Thankyou Ellen, I appreciate your prompt reply and details of your work.
At 1:48pm on August 21, 2011, Jill Harrison said…

Hello Ellen, Thanks for your kind offer - I may indeed take you up on that.  I have been away from the currency issue for a while, and am wondering if you are looking at the bnote.org page? If so, I'm afraid that page has not had much attention.  For some reason it doesn't display on the MS web browser, and I've not taken the time to learn why.

 

At 10:52am on August 14, 2011, David Braden said…
That intermediate length between a 250 word bundle of concepts and the extended text of a detailed exploration of an idea has proven difficult for me.  Perhaps we can work together on a way to introduce people to this deeper understanding of system function.
At 10:50am on August 14, 2011, David Braden said…

Gardening in Time

 





A garden is all the relationships between the people, plants and creatures in a place. It is constantly seeking balance but will never find it. That is because things are always changing . . . the weather, the seasons, the kinds of plants and creatures participating, and the stresses you place on it.

 

Any sense of control you have is an illusion. What you have is influence. You can certainly influence the balance toward fewer participants by doing things like spreading poisons. It is more difficult to influence balance toward more participants. That takes patience, observation, intuition, careful experimentation. If you are judging your garden success on this year's production you are already doomed to failure. That creature eating your plants is not a pest. It is food for the creature that would protect your plants.

 

Your garden does not have an edge. The only limit to its space is the extent of your influence. It will work toward balance of all the influences from all the factors playing out around and through it. If you attempt to control it you will fail. If you try to understand it, you will come to know great beauty and bounty.

At 10:49am on August 14, 2011, David Braden said…

Thank you for your offer to contribute to your blog and newsletter.  I immediately began to ponder which 1000 words :-).

 





Life, like a garden, is a set of relationships, a set of transactions, between the people, plants and creatures of a place.  The next comment is what I tell my gardeners when they experience stress about their gardens and a follow up to the Living in Place series and what I have developed as I have tried to convey these concepts to visitors to the Applewood Permaculture Institute.

 

At 2:11pm on August 10, 2010, Les Squires -- Webmaster said…
Welcome Ellen. Great to see your interest in Transition!

http://transitionus.ning.com/group/linktransitionnorthcarolinausa is your link to Transition North Carolina. Feel free to join in 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, please consider opening this link -- http://transitionus.ning.com/groups/group/new -- and registering Green Horizon Foundation to our registry of organizations supporting Transition and Sustainability. Then we can let our members know about your upcoming book when it's available. Let me know if you have questions.
 
 
 

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