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....
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Just beginning to do research at this point. My book club will be discussing The Transition Handbook this month, so we are all learning together.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I am interested in the Transition movement because I know that the resources of our planet are not infinite and I see the mistakes our government continue to make in trying to fix the old, failed economic system. I believe the Biblical addage that to see trouble coming and not prepare for it is the way of fools. I do not want to be counted among them.
I am in the process of planting my first vegetable garden (organic). I want to learn how to grow my own food and then teach others how to do it along with other "old-fashioned" skills I am either re-learning from my childhood or learning for the first time, such as outdoor cooking, bread baking, canning, seed saving, etc.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
I believe I can help by being part of the grassroots movement that is emerging in my state. I hope that in the future we can go before our city leaders to encourage them to take on a transition mindset. My skills at this point include a little about vegetable gardening and a lot about quilting and sewing. Hopefully will have more to offer in the future.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
Just learning about them at this point. Richard Heinberg's website is very informational as well as Peak Moments TV.
Welcome Sherry! Great to see you here on the social networks for Transition U.S. and Transition Oklahoma. You highlighted in your profile "... I believe I can help by being part of the grassroots movement that is emerging in my state. I hope that in the future we can go before our city leaders to encourage them to take on a transition mindset. My skills at this point include a little about vegetable gardening and a lot about quilting and sewing. Hopefully will have more to offer in the future...." -- Super skills! Please feel free to query this group about how to get involved. Wish I could attend your bookclub. But alas and alak, I'd burn up all the carbon credits I earned from my solar this month. Maybe next time... Grin. Feel free to create a Group here on this site for your book club. Then I can participate carbon free.... Some Links Members Have Found Helpful
Send me your Skype ID so we can spend a few minutes talking about what you’d like to do here. My ID is LSquiresSkype.
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! Others will join in.
Profile your group -- Make your constituents visible. Find some creative ways to offer their special values to mentor all Transitioners.
Reinforce, reinforce, reinforce -- Connect the dots -- friends to friends, newcomers to oldcomers, groups to groups, groups to members, skills to skills, special interests to special interests. This is your garden. Cultivate for the harvest.
Next steps TransitionUS -- Set up local Transition initiatives as official Transition communities; sign up for training; build your community resilience.