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?
Have begun Transition Newburyport Start up. Currently pursuing a Permaculture Design Certification. Reading the Transition Handbook and Bill Mollison's Design Manual.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I have been interested and worked with other groups over the past 30 years in formulating renewable energy initiatives and energy plans. My immediate plans for the short term future involves being trained in the transition town initiative while obtaining a permaculture design certification to be applied towards a new business venture specializing in lawn conversions. I am ultimately interested in the transition town movement because I feel it is a cohesive plan and opportunity for individuals and communities to directly effect their immediate future in transitioning from an oil based economy to alternative renewables based on the philosophies of permaculture, creating a sustainable permanent culture for future generations.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
I am dedicated to teaching myself and others about peak oil, permaculture, and transition town initiatives. I offer leadership qualities, experience in group dynamics and fluid management, creative and visionary inspiration.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
Welcome John! Great to see you here on Transition U.S. and Transition Massachusetts. You highlighted in your profile "... I am dedicated to teaching myself and others about peak oil, permaculture, and transition town initiatives. I offer leadership qualities, experience in group dynamics and fluid management, creative and visionary inspiration...." -- Let us know if we can assist in making your leadership visible in Newburyport and elsewhere. You may want to hang out your shingle in the Declare Yourself below. Some Links Members Have Found Helpful
Declare yourself -- What do you personally bring to the potluck? Give it a title and say much more than you included in your Profile. Lay out your offer in detail. Or, tell us what you’d really like to learn!
Profile your group -- Make your constituents visible. Offer their values to mentor all Transitioners.
Reinforce, reinforce, reinforce -- Connect the dots -- friends to friends, newcomers to oldcomers, groups to groups, groups to members, skills to skills, special interests to special interests. This is your garden. Cultivate for the harvest.