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....
"Great! I'll talk to the others and get back to you.
Yes, my name is Resurreccion ( today's christian celebration).
Good luck to your vegetables. I've planted some lettuce and it's doing great!
"Hello, I'm not sure what your name is so I'm assuming it's Resurreccion. Last year was my first time gardening and I had about 5 different types of vegetables grow successfully. This year I'm trying out about 15 types. My…"
"Welcome! Several people are trying to get a CT group going. I know several members in the New London-area. Last summer I met two members from Stanford. Are you a gardener? Let me know what your objectives are. …"
I hope you find a way to keep the bookstore. I don´t like chain bookstores. They are so impersonal! Although I am a writer and a teacher, I stopped patronizing big chain bookstores for a long time. But I have…"
Por supuesto que lo invitaremos. Dos de los miembros de Transition CT están muy envueltos en actividades ecológicas - Jason y el Dr. Burrows, que tiene una granja muy cerca de donde vivo. He mirado la…"
I do speak Spanish. We moved from Los Angeles to CT last August. I would be very interested in attending your meeting in the spring.
Transition Mar Vista is the group I was involved with in Los…"
"I believe things will have to get much worse for most people to even begin to suspect that there is no way we can duplicate the past.
I will add to the fifth graders comment that sixth graders are not bad, either. This past week (Three Kings'…"
"Greetings! It is beautiful out there in my backyard in Southeastern Connecticut. The snow adorns the branches of the trees: it's a joy to contemplate it.
I have been reading entries by David and David (!), and I agree that unless we…"
"I am very much interested in participating in this exchange of opinions and experiences. I believe that non-currency trading (barter of goods and services) is something that will be necessary to learn how to do. It would be nice to…"
There's perhaps no question I'm asked more often than "What about Local Currencies?" So I'm starting a study group on alternative forms of community trading. Register your interest! Soon we will begin building a prototype.See More
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
My husband, Charles Frink, just joined. We have been looking up the information available in this website.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I am a vegetarian and am devoted to living in a way that is the least harmful to the environment. This includes other human beings. Among the things that I do: I wash the household laundry by hand year-round, and hang it in the garden to dry. We do not own a t.v. set. We support local farmers and craftsmen. We are members of a food co-oop.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
Both my husband and I write for local newspapers, quite often on issues of economy at the local level. We will be sharing articles with you. I intend to invite people to join Transition US. I will try to contribute as much as I can to discussions about transition practices.
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I am a poet, playwright and theater director (member of Educational Theater Association and of Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism). I teach Spanish in a middle school in Groton, CT. I also write a bilingual page for The New London Times. I have wondered whether writing information in Spanish on Transition US would make it more attractive to bilingual populations in the US.
Hello, I'm not sure what your name is so I'm assuming it's Resurreccion. Last year was my first time gardening and I had about 5 different types of vegetables grow successfully. This year I'm trying out about 15 types. My objectives are to be as self sufficient as possible without money, learn survival techniques and make friends who are aware of issues like collapse and peak oil. It's hard around here because everyone I know is in denial. So-I'm up for a get together with like minded folkds anytime...even if I have to drive to New London. Please stay in touch.
Thanks for the note. We do have a couple rain barrels left from the 2 sales we had this summer. They are $40 each fully constructed 55 gallon rain barrels. We keep them at a community garden and orchard initiative we started in Stratford, CT. You are welcome to arrainge to come get one or two if you are ever up this way. Just let me know. Thanks for the invite to the food demonstration, when is that? It sounds like you are doing a lot in the way of sustainable living. We should get everyone together from Transition Connecticut someday to chat. It's a small enough group at this point that that shouldn't be too difficult.
I am very new to Transition Towns. We are going to have Transition Town trainer Tina Clarke here to speak in Southington on June 30 at 7 pm. and you're welcome to come! The event is free and will be held at the First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main Street. I'm excited to get started and learn. Tina is a fantastic speaker...I heard her in Hartford last week and she offered to come to Southington.