How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Sustainable Orcas Island coordinator
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I see dramatic changes and uncertainty in our near future relating to energy, food, water, transportation, economic systems, and international relations. We need to change how we live in our communities and on our planet.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
As a librarian, sharing information, facilitating community networking, and creating resource networks. As a community member, building relationships that improve our resiliency, especially at local and regional levels.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
Good recent books are Pat Murphy's Plan C, Dmitry Orlov's Reinventing Collapse, John Michael Greer's The Long Descent, and Sharon Astyk's Depletion and Abundance. And their websites/blogs are good too, along with Culturechange,org, richardheinberg.com, kunstler.com, survivalacres.com/wordpress/, and several others.
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Cindi: I forgot you were on the Board of Sustainable Connections.
Michael Karp sent me to Michele, and in the same breathe told
me she was extremely busy. I did hear from her though. I think
Michael would be very interested in what we are cooking up.
Phil. Michael just finished building a house on Lopez and his:
www.awish.net serves as a umbrella for all kinds of sustainable
starups, Madrona included. I'll call him next week and let him
know what we are doing.
Lane here is Sustainable Connections: http://www.sconnect.org/
Welcome, Phil! I love your book and website/blog choices. I haven't been to all of them but am inspired to do that today - thanks to you. What is Sustainable Orcas Island up to? I served on the board for Sustainable Connections for 5 1/2 years and am interested in the different models communities choose for encouraging sustainability in their towns. I am also seeking information on a gap I see in transition work - although I hope it isn't a gap but just me not yet seeing it - and that is the issue of communication under community emergency or lack of power. (Case in point is what happened in the wake of Katrina.)As a librarian, maybe you could steer me in a helpful direction?
Thanks, Phil - oh, my son in law is working toward becoming a librarian. Do you have any words of wisdom/experience to offer?
Phil: We spoke over the phone a year ago when my wife and I came
out to the island to hear Sharon Abreu sing. Then I lost touch with
you. So the circle closes again...
I am trying to figure out the ning software. It seems like a good place
to meet (I found you through David MacLeod's) but maybe not to plan.
Well, since there are not many of us Relocalization/Transition fans
in Northwest Washington, maybe we better stick together, get together,
make some waves. I get back to you. For now, an experiment. I'll see
if I can create a hyperlink to our non-profit here on Guemes:
Incidently, there is a library there. My Mom was a Librarian,
the person who influenced me to start this place is the
retired Head Librarian from Anacortes, and here is my
Welcome Phil and Transition Washington! Great to see you here. We look forward to your contributions"...As a librarian, sharing information, facilitating community networking, and creating resource networks. As a community member, building relationships that improve our resiliency, especially at local and regional levels." Just the kind of person Transition needs!
To record your group's experiences and local talent, so that others can benefit from them, go to Instructions for Starting Local Groups on Transition US and then to TransitionWashingtonState. This makes your group visible to other groups in Washington State and elsewhere around the world. Be sure to ask questions as they arise. Enjoy and have fun!