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How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
I had the opportunity to visit Transition Town Totnes, in England, a few years back and meet Transition movement founder, Rob Hopkins. I also did a documentary on it for the CBC Radio Show, Dispatches. Since then, I've been researching the idea of "resilience" and want to find a way to put this to work. So, I'm hoping that by connecting with this community, I might get the chance to become more tangibly involved and work with other people locally and globally on transition and resilience.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
In the past few years I've become a bit disillusioned and cynical about mainstream environmentalism. In a sense, I've watched myself fall-off the wagon, somewhat. However, I feel the Transition movement brings something new to the table, something that goes beyond doom and gloom--something beyond the standard sense that humans are a blight. Through Transition, I think we can build stronger communities, we can eat better, we can live more creatively... and in that process, we can have a positive impact on the earth.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
I don't have a group.
I can offer networking and communication skills, writing, researching, film-making, creative thinking and a desire to delve into any number of projects...
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
http://transitioninaction.com/group/linktransitiondistrictofcolumbiausa is your link to our new Transition page for your neighbors in BC. Feel free to join in the activities. Use the COMMENT WALL to say Hello to the others. Reinforce the good things they are doing. Mention something you're interested in. Ask a question. Start a discussion. Let me know if you would like to be an Admin on this page to help build and maintain your group's Resume. Have fun!
On the local scene, it would be spot on for all our members if you would consider including a link to http://meribethdeen.com/ in our registry of organizations, localities, companies, products, services, Twitterers, Facebooks, Meetups, etc. supporting Transition and Sustainability. Here's the page to create the link -- http://transitioninaction.com/groups/group/new. I'll be glad to help launch and build your link. You interested?
You can see all our 330+ groups at http://transitioninaction.com/groups. Use Search on this page to find a specific group. Join as many as you like. We've recently started a newsletter to summarize significant "in action" activities. Great models for all of us! Let me know when you have questions about details.