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....
My experience with David Korten is that his principle vehicle, outside his books, YES! Magazine mainly promotes his work and his speeches. I think it is understandable that he wants to benefit economically from his work to sustain his family…"
Would enjoy talking sometime. I posted an email on your growthbusters website previously, don't know if you saw it. But, yes, I'd be interested in talking. I am limited in the time I can devote to this project, but would like to get…"
Thanks for your comment. I will certainly check in with Mr Korten on my plans, which are just in the idea stage at this point, but ... given his professed ideals in his writings, I cannot imagine he would be in opposition to such a project.…"
"I teach environmental economics at a community college here in Colorado (Front Range Community College, or FRCC, see www.frontrange.edu) and have been funded to start developing an online version of the course, which I hope to offer by 2010. Of…"
"Welcome Rick! Great to see you here on Transition U.S. and Transition Colorado. You highlighted in your profile "... Intend to start my own discussion group around David Korten's books to help raise awareness, both in my community and…"
Mar 12, 2009
Rick Casey is now a member of TRANSITION IN ACTION SOCIAL NETWORK
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Attending Ecological Economics discussion group; attend Transition events in my area. Have started a discussion group for "The Great Turning"
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Because I want to help change the economy to one that develops people, not global corporations...because it help gives my life meaning...and could help reduce suffering in the world.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
To change the predominant economic paradigm in people's minds that the purpose of the economy is the development of people, not corporations. Vague national economic policies of unlimited economic growth is not only insane it is destroying the planet. This must be replaced with the new paradigm of economic development.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
The Great Turning by David Korten
Agenda For a New Economy by David Korten
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My experience with David Korten is that his principle vehicle, outside his books, YES! Magazine mainly promotes his work and his speeches. I think it is understandable that he wants to benefit economically from his work to sustain his family and magazine. This said, I think it is important you check with him on your plans before you get too far down the road. He runs a business. Chris
Welcome Rick! Great to see you here on Transition U.S. and Transition Colorado. You highlighted in your profile "... Intend to start my own discussion group around David Korten's books to help raise awareness, both in my community and through developing website for the course...." -- Great choice. Feel free to Start a new Group here on this site or on Transition Colorado and invite others to join the virtual discussion. Nice supplement to the fact-to-face. Some Links Members Have Found Helpful
Declare yourself -- What do you personally bring to the potluck? Give it a title and say much more than you included in your Profile. Lay out your offer in detail. Or, tell us what you’d really like to learn!
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