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....
"Transition Town Meeting next Wed night 8/31 at CES 6-9pmCooperative Extension Service Anchorage office at 1675 'C' StPotluck for those who wish to join 6-7pm. Main meeting 7-9pm(sometimes runs longer if we go out afterwards, since once we…"
"Another victory! We've turned on DAILY SCAN FOR NEWS OF TRANSITION ANCHORAGE. Items of interest to Anchorage Transitioners. Updated several times daily. And automatically. Hope you enjoy it, Kate and Cindy!"
"Actually we were stealing ideas from you guys.
A few of us parents/grandparents got together and decided to do some hands on activities for the kids. Then everyone got busy and we really havn't done it. We were scheduled to do a…"
I actually meant to ask you about something your setting up for the kids with renewable energies. Phil said you were doing this, but I got so busy. Do you know what I'm talking about? If so, what are you…"
"Oct. 1, 2010
On behalf of UAA's Complex Systems Group, I would like to invite you to
attend a presentation by Dr. Mary Logan entitled "Whither Complexity?"
Dr. Logan's presentation is on Friday, October 1, at 12:30 in…"
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
I just started reading about Peak Oil 2 months ago and hyperventilated. Wow! After that, I decided to seek out some more positive aspects on this issue. Found Rob Hopkin's "Transition Handbook" and started asking around the community for like-minded people to form a steering committee. Set up "Kenai Resilience" Yahoo Group to get people together.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I have always been a frugal person. I don't like to see resources or money wasted. I like efficiency and seek structure. The Transition Movement offers a curriculum for getting people together, a structure.
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 talk to people in the "real world" (verses in "cyberspace"). I can be a good listener, friend, organizer, teacher, and helper.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
A few of us parents/grandparents got together and decided to do some hands on activities for the kids. Then everyone got busy and we really havn't done it. We were scheduled to do a monthly hands on activity starting with making some LED flashlight (a guy here made one out of a TicTac container & 3 AAA), then solar AA battery charge (no ideas or supplies yet), and gardening/aquaponics series (which was suppose to happen mid-April w/ planting seed w/ the kids but doesn't look like it). Sorry My suggestion; just do something!
We're certainly interested in finding contributors to Transition Voice. If you'd like to send us something, just email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. As I said, we're not paying for submissions, but there's the glory of publication :)
Welcome Kate. Great to see you here. Feel free to invite other Alaskans to join us. BTW, I notice that your reference to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/centralkenairesilience is broken: "There is no group called centralkenairesilience. Please make sure you typed the web address correctly. If you have done so, the group may no longer exist."
Welcome Kate! Great to see you here on Transition U.S. and Transition Alaska. You highlighted in your profile that you have "... Set up "Kenai Resilience" Yahoo Group to get people together..." -- Super! Let's find some ways to introduce our groups to each other -- what do you say...
I've just implemented Member and Group Introductions where individuals and groups can introduce themselves and interact with the rest of our members about best practices. You're surely welcome to get back in touch with me to talk further, but I'd highly recommend getting your interests in front of this broad and talented group. If you've got something already working for youself, or you belong to an existing group that you believe has something super important to teach all of us, make it known! Again, welcome!
Select "TN Resources" on the horizontal menu bar at the top of the page, and you'll see Alaska and all the other states and countries to the left. Otherwise, go to http://transitionalaska.ning.com/. I'm signing off. It's midnight here. Good luck!
That worked, Kate. Welcome! Now you'll want to "sign in" for the Alaska site using your same Ning ID and password. Since no one has customized the profile questions for the Alaska site, you'll need to re-enter the same information you've just entered. Then, while still at the Alaska site, create a group for Kenai Resilience.