How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Have launched Transition Rogers Park with friend Cynthia Kasper. We hope to bridge the barriers that exist in our community around race, class, ethnicity and age while building a town that meets the needs of its residents to the extent possible through local, low-energy initiatives.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
believe that the convergence of peak oil, climate change, resource depletion and, most recently financial meltdown provide a unique opportunity to gather people together to create lives that are based on sufficiency, rather than desires. This will help rebuild our communities, bringing people together of all ages,, gender, race and ethnicity, and restore resources and habitats degraded by urban sprawl and our highly consumptive lifestyles.
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 currently doing popular education around the issues of lifestyles and sustainability. I have experience with group processing and decision-making through this work as well as prior work as a land planner for and environmental land use planning firm. Also, I recently moved to Rogers Park and, with the help of others living in our building, have begun to transform our property (standard city lot) from its traditional lawn to one that includes native plantings, vegetable gardens, and soon-to-be constructed chicken coop. Hands on experience in these areas will help others join the fun and lead to engagement.
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