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....
I am not going to the DC training event. I spend a couple hours a day compiling a weekly green newsletter/index, and don't have time for much more. If you would like to see a copy of my newsletter, just request one by sending me your…"
Love your reading list! I am just outside Annapolis off Central Avenue.
Bowie is not far. I am going to a T4T training hosted by Ecolocity DC.
Are you going? Anyway delighted to see somebody nearby is also aware of the predicament and…"
I started the Sunset Lifeboat Meetup group as an action follow-up to a May 2010 DC speaking engagement by Stoneleigh of The Automatic Earth blog. The Automatic Earth emphasizes the economic storm as the first crisis to hit us, then peak oil,…"
Skill Up Now for Sustainable Energy Transition [SUNSET]SUNSET Lifeboat Meet Up Group learns and shares skills for a low energy/ non-fossil fuel future. This is your opportunity to meet like-minded people in Maryland. Meet for Tea then stroll historic Annapolis to learn how well early Americans actually got along without fossil fuels. See how old know-how can be updated to meet current and future needs.For instance do you want to learn how to start using solar energy for cooking and heating? Do…See More
i just saw your comments above so that clues me in a bit
here is a nice essay with fotos about creating a resilient n'hood,
we have some aspects of this happening in eugene, a friend in port townsend, washington has a lot to add,…"
welcome to the group of 5
seems we have all 3 coasts and the mid west and the rocky mountains, thats a great start!
what is your interest in resilient n'hoods?
are you involved with a neighborhood association, planner, activist?
What can we do in our own neighborhoods for taking care of more of our needs closer to where we live. Food, culture, energy, water, safety/security. Of particular interest - neighborhood organizations and city neighborhood programs.See More
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Studied the book, read the blogs, mulled, waited for somebody else to organie a group, gave up waiting, and have just started a Meetup Group in Annapolis for Skilling Up www.meetup.com/SunsetLifeboat
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
World Economy entering 2nd Great Depression now. And with no public funds for community infrastructure anymore: your on your own, baby. Unless your neighborhoods skill up!!!
Has to be done in eco-friendly manner or we all die of inadequate foodshed or water-born disease. SAVE THE HUMANS.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
I can reiterate what Richard Heinberg told Rob Hopkins: The Transition movement needs an emergency preparedness component to work/spread in the US. Unlike UK our climate is life-threatening. And we can't afford to exclude the survivalists who have great skilling up info to share nor the political conservatives who are all around us. To attract numbers, we need to behave nonpolitically and small d democraticly like Alcoholics Anonymous is organized for instance.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
The Automatic Earth [Stoneleigh's blog posts] for economic news & deflation era recommendations.
The Energy Bulletin for Peak Oil news and blog links to Dmitri Orlov, JHK, Richard Heinberg, Sharon Astyk
Transition Culture for ideas.
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I am not going to the DC training event. I spend a couple hours a day compiling a weekly green newsletter/index, and don't have time for much more. If you would like to see a copy of my newsletter, just request one by sending me your email address; it is much too long to include here.