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....
"I wanted people to look at the page that this link takes you directly to. "Artmoney can be "spend" (bardered) at shops, hosts and artists world wide, as partial or full payment. Artmoney holds the same value for everyone,…"
I've been talking with an artist friend who's part of my Circles of Collaborative Communities website and FB friend for the last year about the place of art in a sustainable economy. She just posted this, and I thought some of you might be interested in the idea.http://www.art-money.org/See More
"Tim, would you like to register NABCEP here on this site... That would make them visible to our whole group and posture you as a leader for that group -- http://transitioninaction.com/groups/group/new -- Let me know if you have…"
Local Food Abundance - CSA's & community gardens, basic Nutrition & “Slow Food” - cooking with simple, local and fresh food, Shared Storage Foods, Youth Gardeners...Community responses are coming forward. Let's share best practice.See More
I'm working on becoming NABCEP certified (solar installer) and then plan on using that to get back state rebates for people as they install. I'm also an electrical engineer, but I think that's overkill for this type of…"
Group for faciliating the development of Transition subjects and values into the curricula of Universities and Colleges. The group will help in promoting the study of transition based resources for full time academic engagement
"I think I can only help you at the local bank level, for now. I'm slowly forming an understanding of this myself.
What's weird about banks, and what most people don't understand, is that they create money through loans. …"
"Everything I say I've only learned in the last two years. We were told that economics was over our heads and that we shouldn't even try to understand it. I think we have to try, and this thread is great so far in the sense that…"
"When a bank loans you money, they're creating money out of thin air. That's how most money in the western world enters the economy: through loans.So when a bank loans you money to buy a house, they only have to have 10% of that in…"
"I think so. She's doing the most comprehensive reporting on what's going on with banking and other options that would be much better for the people. She talks about the Bank of North Dakota, the now defunct Bank of…"
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I hope that as we feed the current, dysfunctional system less — while still staying involved with all the aspects of progressive change I hope to see — the corporate government may weaken and allow all of us a greater ability to affect positive change. So mine is a long view.
American culture has divided us all by teaching us to compete rather than collaborate with our neighbors. If we're competing with our neighbors for hippest consumption while struggling to keep our heads above water in an economy that's sinking most of us, we're not going to last long. We need to work together.
We need to learn lifestyles that are more sustainable, allowing us to be more self-sufficient.
At the same time, many are concerned about peak oil and what will happen when we suddenly reach the point where the lifestyle we've become used to becomes an impossibility.
I embrace the mission of the Transition movement and want to combine it with other approaches in order to realize green, DIY, close-knit, and collaborative communities.
There is also a growing movement referred to as maker culture, people who prefer building over buying, creation over consumption, and we embrace this movement as well; by learning (or re-learning) how to make what we need, we can make the world greener, sustainable and more self-sufficient.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
My Facebook group and website offer places to store alternative ideas to the current system and a way for people to exchange ideas. As the permaculture movement expands, so will the breadth of what my friends and I will tackle in our group and on the website.
We have started various groups on the site. Links we like are bookmarked within each group. Here's a sampling:
SHARING/BARTER LEGAL ISSUES
HOUSING AND ALTERNATIVE/HOMELESS HOUSING
COMMUNITY WIRELESS NETWORKS
We envision the site as a social forum, not just a link library.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
Hard to say right now; trying not to focus on any one area to the detriment of others.
Tim, would you like to register NABCEP here on this site... That would make them visible to our whole group and posture you as a leader for that group -- http://transitioninaction.com/groups/group/new -- Let me know if you have questions.
I'm working on becoming NABCEP certified (solar installer) and then plan on using that to get back state rebates for people as they install. I'm also an electrical engineer, but I think that's overkill for this type of work... the handiest person to have as a project lead would probably be an electrician. You may also need someone handy with concrete and mounting structures if you want ground mounts, or roofing if you want roof mounts, and I'd suggest people help those folks first to learn, and then have a team of say 4 do the other three houses in turn.