"Hi Les, thanks for the welcome message. Rochester, NY doesn't have a local Transition website/group/meetup etc as far as I know (I've done some searching). This is why I found and joined this social network in order to try to connect with…"
Group forming to share the tools and consciousness of transition with groups and individuals in the Rochester NY area. We want to support the creation of many transition initiatives in Monroe county and in western NY state.See More
"Welcome Jamie -- another member from New York,Great to see your interest in Transition! Welcome to GLOBAL TRANSITION IN ACTION. You mention in your registration "...I'm an engineer and I am currently in a sustainability masters program at…"
Mar 30, 2012
Jamie Vaughn is now a member of TRANSITION IN ACTION SOCIAL NETWORK
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
I am not currently involved other than educating myself about our current energy situation. I would like to be involved.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Aware of our energy situation and I recognize that building a strong local economy and community on a lower energy-need basis is important. Transition movement is a popular and effective way forward in that vein.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
I'm an engineer and I am currently in a sustainability masters program at RIT. I would be interested in initiating efforts building a local Rochester currency, maybe a time-bank, and DIY solar panels.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
Great to see your interest in Transition! Welcome to GLOBAL TRANSITION IN ACTION. You mention in your registration "...I'm an engineer and I am currently in a sustainability masters program at RIT. I would be interested in initiating efforts building a local Rochester currency, maybe a time-bank, and DIY solar panels...." Super! You'll find many others here who think as you do. We look forward to sharing your experiences.
Please join and click anytime on Transition group members in New Yorkto join your neighbors in discussions and events. Click on any person's photo to say hello and find out more about their Transition interests. Reinforce the good things they are doing. Mention something that particularly interests you. 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 portfolio. Have fun!
On the local scene, does Rochester 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 including a link to Rochester in our registry of organizations, localities, companies, products, services, Twitterers, Facebooks, Meetups, etc. supporting Transition and Sustainability. Here's the page to create the link. That way we can introduce our two groups to each other. I'll be glad to help launch and build your link.
One more thing. It would be super to see your photo -- Click on Choose File and then follow instructions. Let me know if you need assistance. I'll be delighted to do some photoshopping if needed.