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....
"On the first page, how many ppl involved in the TI - not clear whether it means the initiating/core group, those actively coming to events, or the email list of interested folks. Big difference in the numbers.
Question 21 - should include an option…"
"Glad to hear that you've spoken with folks from WV and other areas.
Yep, unless we can come up with an alternative to that version of an economic future it's going to be a very hard thing to stop. There really are folks who feel they have…"
"I'm glad to hear you're homeschooling your kids...I am a strong advocate for the approach and know that there is a lot of mis-information, myths, etc. about it. Our current approach to public education is a sad sad story and a sore spot…"
"We are homeschooling our 2 youngest children (5 and 11). Our daughter is working at a level about 3 grades ahead of her age group. Standardized testing has ruined public schools! They spend a majority of their time teaching to pass the test, mostly…"
"Kathy, I have talked to people from West Virginia and other parts of Coal Country, and there are many on the right-wing that consider coal an essential part of their economic future. One gentleman on the Pickens Plan has come up with an excellent…"
"Very nice David and Robert.
Mutual benefits to us include the basic needs, including education for our kids. Home schooling is definitely something we all need to be more aware of but while we can we still need to be thinking and making wise…"
"Thanks for the dialogue guys! wonderful.
Since you brought up coal I thought I'd take the opportunity to place a personal touch on it as I live in coal country. The images are very real to me. Our beloved land in my immediate area is…"
"Good point David, people taking action locally to work together for mutual benefits. Food, shelter, power, reducing traffic, becoming more "localized" in how they obtain the necessities of life. It's a more complete change than just…"
"I think Transition is far more about people getting/working together in locales, as they are (increasingly) able, than most green/sustainability initiatives. So often, the latter focus first on improvement (less bad) via authority-selected things…"
"Kathy, Thank you for the great responses to some of my many questions.
I guess part of the reason I have so many questions, is because the Transition Movement doesn't set out to provide all the answers, it's just a framework for…"
"Hello Robert! Welcome to the Transition Adventure!
Thanks for all your efforts!
Here's my two cents to your points and questions:
To me, it's not just about making changes at the local level...it's a bottom-up/top-down effort to…"
"I'm new to the Transition Movement, and active as the WA State Leader for the Pickens Plan. I've been involved in promoting renewable energy, specifically to develop a plan for American Energy Independence. Part of the frustration in that,…"
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Leader of initiating group for Powell River, BC: we became official Dec 29 2009 and are making progress with steps 2 and 3.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Currently chair of our Seedy Saturday organising committee (had ours on March 14th), member of the Farmers Institute, grow a large organic vegetable garden. I want there to be a world worth living in for me and my daughter and her eventual (maybe) kids.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
Welcome Kevin! Great to see you here on the social networks for Transition U.S. and hopefully soon Transition British Columbia. You highlighted in your profile "... Currently chair of our Seedy Saturday organising committee (had ours on March 14th), member of the Farmers Institute, grow a large organic vegetable garden. I want there to be a world worth living in for me and my daughter and her eventual (maybe) kids...." -- Hey, let me know if you and some others from BC are interested in starting a Transition British Columbia site similar to, e.g., http://transitioncolorado.ning.com I'm sure we can work out something fun and transitional! 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! Others will join in.
Profile your group -- Make your constituents visible. Find some creative ways to offer their special 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.
Next steps TransitionUS -- Set up local Transition initiatives as official Transition communities; sign up for training; build your community resilience.