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....
"Ok, help the concrete thinker here please:
regarding a new economy that is value based: do you imagine that this replaces the current money base? If so, then is this new value base something that will have to be ratified by the US Congress? If…"
"Help me here: I am a left-brainer so I am trying to apply your logic to peak oil and the environment. I am fervently against our current monoculture food supply, for many reasons, but we'll stay with the fact that they have a huge carbon…"
TRANSITION COLORADO is an informal networking site for those interested in exploring and/or implementing the Transition model in Colorado communities. This site is being created through grassroots participation, and is continually evolving.
"I agree, my friend; I think we are just holding onto different parts of the same elephant. I am confident that we can figure out this big picture. I would only add, with a nod to Tamara, that even with equal input where everyone…"
the collection, collation and summation I mentioned before, still in progress, is getting too large for a post. I am thinking I might just post it as a blog?
There are definitely concrete actions that you can take, however,…"
"I think we are on the same page David.
Holism, recognizing individuals as more than just the sum of their education, livelihood, religion etc., is the path that leads to their hearts. No person makes a judgment without the influence of…"
"Hello David- You know I really do enjoy reading these esoteric discussions. I consider myself a synergist, as I think many of us on this network do, trying to understand and leverage the interactions in relationships and systems and how…"
"good morning David!
yes, you know I did sort of redact my comment as I have been communicating with Tamara and so was re-framing my comments in line with more practical leadership techniques. In light of how the discussion began I wanted to be…"
"Michael, I just now went to reply to your comment on the Collaboration of Leaders discussion and I could not find it. Did you delete the comment? or is it some kind of glitch? Anyway, I would like to exchange ideas with you."
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
I am working toward a degree for Master in Public Health so I am keenly interested in those social aspects that affect our collective well being and health.
Transitions, in my view, is a grassroots (pun intended) explosion waiting to happen. No question: this network is growing faster and faster. I believe this movement will eventually reach a critical mass where sustainability, local food and environmental justice become a social norm.
With sufficient numbers, the policy makers will no longer be able to ignore the clear will of the people: we want clean air, water, and food - now.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I am interested because my professional-academic goal is to build a non-profit organization specifically designed to provide free wellness, nutrition and diet services and information. All proceeds will then go to outreach programs that serve the underprivileged at the family-community level.
Urban gardening will be at the backbone of services that I hope to provide.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
I am attending the Master Community Gardener Training Program at the the Denver Urban Gardens (dug.org) this spring. With this knowledge I hope to first focus on the public school system. Every single school should have a garden, sufficient in yield, that can be used in their very kitchens.
I also have advanced training in math, science and communications. I have leadership training and experience that goes back twenty years to the US Army.
I am also very experienced as both volunteer and organizer. I intend to be knee deep (pun intended again!) in community gardening with Transitions.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.
Great to see your interest in Transition! Welcome to TRANSITION IN ACTION.
http://transitioninaction.com/group/linktransitioncoloradousa is your link to our new Transition page for your neighbors in Colorado. 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://www.myphwp.org/ 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 356+ 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.
Michael, I just now went to reply to your comment on the Collaboration of Leaders discussion and I could not find it. Did you delete the comment? or is it some kind of glitch? Anyway, I would like to exchange ideas with you.