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Marie Nelson
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  • Clearwater, FL
  • United States
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How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Observing, attending some meetings, studying permaculture, particuarly interested in financial and social/educational permaculture.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I have been concerned about these is sues since the 70s. Have been working within the university to raise awareness and educate myself about ways of organizing people. It is nice that a local movement is now available.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
Professionally I have been involved in change studies/action research - facilitating negotiated, emergent-design processes in groups of teachers and other change agents. The more I learn about permaculture and biomimicry, the more I realize how well it is aligned with parallel principles for working with human nature. I look forward to working with others and to designing ways to draw more and more people to this movement and facilitate effective self-organizing.
Suggestions you have for improving our Registration questions. Getting to know you better.
Building in skype and phone numbers here and inviting people to share how they can contribute are excellent ideas. Do you have a system for taking advantage of their offers quickly before their impulse to get more involved wanes? If not that would be useful. Also, letting them know what to expect in this regard would be helpful so that they don't make offers that languish without response. Perhaps a response could be automated, perhaps a follow-up survey tailored to the local group they joined. Quick response is more work up front but should pay off big-time in the end as it would capture people's initial energy and help them overcome the tendency of newcomers to hold back.

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At 5:08pm on July 11, 2010, Eric said…
This website has changed much and I haven't had time to update it but we do have a group on this website. I sent an application to Transition US to become a hub- they said they need 4 or 5 transition groups to start up to allow a hub. So my goal is to set up 5 transition towns in the next year then re-apply. Transition New Port Richey is on its way to becoming a transition town.
 
 
 

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