"Thanks, Mike Moran. I agree with everything you said in reply to my post of yesterday. Also, both Sharon Astyk and the Energy Bulletin (plus Carolyn Baker and Catherine Austin Fitts) are resources I keep checking.
I'll look for your George Fox…"
"I read that you are debating plans for more sustainability over the next few years and even (unbelievable!) following other's plans for 2050. Having my bucket of cool water in hand, I'd like to remind you that petroleum supply began its…"
"Our Self Reliant Community in Graham, WA has Seven Tasks, or goals...to form a union with close neighbors, to build a small greenhouse, to plant a food garden, to preserve food from that garden, to keep a good bicycle, to install a rain barrel, and…"
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
I am "leader" of Self Reliant Community in Graham. We have Seven Tasks that we try to accomplish for self-sufficiency and help others do the same. We will this spring be hosting seven classes, one on each of the tasks. Growing and preserving food is a main task.
I want to buy the Transition Handbook. I read and printed out the article by Dr. Clifford Wirth from Energy Bullletin. It seemed very excellent and useful to share with community leaders.
We have a creative and educated group and want to find other similar groups. We did join "scallops", in which Sustainable Seattle is also a member.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I guess my answer above also answers this. I've had no contact with Transition before, but read about it on the internet. In our area, the general population has no idea change is coming. They believe that we will "get through" this economic downturn and in a year or so be back to life as usual.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
Perhaps we can share the Seven Tasks with others. They can use them or adapt them to their situation.
We were planning to share it with the Scallops network, (Sustainable Communities All Over Puget Sound).
How would I get a copy to you for your perusal?
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
Thom Hartmann's book, End of Ancient Sunshine, started me on the realization that our world is reaching a historic and permanent turning point.
I check Energy Bulletin regularly. Also check out Catherine Austin Fitts (Solari.com) and Gail Tverberg on TheOilDrum.com. A local book, Udderly Simple, by Diane Dondera, is a story of a family's 14 years of off-grid self sufficient living in the Siskiyou Mts.
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Welcome Wayne! Great to see you here on Transition U.S. and Transition Washington. "... Perhaps we can share the Seven Tasks with others. They can use them or adapt them to their situation.
We were planning to share it with the Scallops network, (Sustainable Communities All Over Puget Sound). How would I get a copy to you for your perusal?.." -- I'd suggest that you start a discussion on this site and upload your file. That will invite discussion so our organizations can get to know each other.
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