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....
Upon your request for more info on "transitional stress" I added a few more website addresses on my page...take a look to see if it helps in your search...I believe more discussions will start soon...Pat"
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Working hard to build links between the grassroots efforts and more formal structures that shape policy and systems.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Mostly concerned about restoring spaces in which communities can work to overcome isolation, materialism, exploitation, marginalization - in short, all the problems associated with advanced industrial society and consumerism combined with sexism and racism.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
Can give presentations on the psychological impact of capitalist industrialism and consumerism. I have published a book on this topic and offer a perspective linking psychodynamic psychology, deep democracy, and ecosocialism - see Damaged Life: The Crisis of the Modern Psyche (by my alter-ego Tod Sloan)
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
Joel Kovel, The Enemy of Nature
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Hello Theodor. There are Requests for Proposals for the area of Memorial Coliseum. I hope to be part of a group making a proposal for the outside of the building to make cob structures, water-savings swales, possibly some tensile fabric shelters and plantings of useful flora. Our intent is to make the area attractive, in line with the Blazers idea of memorializing Jumptown, a jazz area which was leveled to build the Coliseum and to showcase Oregon plants and crafts. A proposal for inside is already on record: a market. The deadline has been moved out to January. You can find out about it by searching Jumptown Portland I think. Mary
Upon your request for more info on "transitional stress" I added a few more website addresses on my page...take a look to see if it helps in your search...I believe more discussions will start soon...Pat
Theodor: Portland is one of the reasons that I thought to start Cascadia.
Ecotrust is based in Portland, and I have thought them to be one of the
most local organizations in the Northwest. Years ago, when you could
join the "Salmon Nation" on-line, I did and received a bumper sticker
which ws red. I kept in on my vehicle until it faded white.
We all need to understand that our communities have been marginalized
with the advent of consumerism, corporate greed and our ineffective
government. Mark Lakemon, who began City Repair", has been addressing
this problem for quite a few years now. He actually came to our island,
Guemes several years back and gave a presentation which had an effect
Anyway, thank you for joining. We are hoping to have a festival up here
and maybe I can convince Mark to come up again. Portland is a ways,
but we are quite accessible by train and local bus. Of course, that is
if you are interested in any of this.