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?
organizing public art projects and really, really free markets to provide a positive context for meaningful interaction.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Too many people get exploited in the current system we've been taught to buy into. It's got to change, and I feel a responsibility to create situations that erode the fear we've accumulated in the last century and remind people in my community that it IS ok to talk to strangers and try new things and how wonderful it feels when we genuinely connect with each other.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
I've found that art is a fantastic medium for bringing people together. Specifically the creation of art. We're creators and problem solvers, and I feel that getting two strangers to pick up paint brushes on the street for a few minutes isn't too many steps away from the kind of cooperation in which we work together to fix the real problems facing our specific communities.
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Welcome Stewart. Great to see your interest in at and in Transition!
http://transitionus.ning.com/group/linktransitionarkansasusa is your link to the new Transition page for ARkansas. Feel free to join in the activities. Use the COMMENT WALL to say Hello to the others. Reinforce the good things they are doing. Mention something you're interested in. Ask a question. Start a discussion. Let me know if you would like to be an Admin on this page to help build and maintain your group's Resume. Have fun!
One more thing, on the local scene, does Conway have a Transition-supporting website, or blog, or listserv, or Facebook, or Meetup? If so, it would be enlightening to all our members if you would consider adding a link to Conway in our registry of organizations, products, services, Twitterers, Facebooks, Meetups, etc. supporting Transition and Sustainability -- http://transitionus.ning.com/groups/group/new.