This is so good:
Watching this clip makes me realize that so far, when I think of the Transition Movement, I've been picturing in my mind's eye mostly white people in places like England, Portland, The Farm in TN, maybe New Zealand, working together to relocalize, etc.
Van Jones reminds us here that this is a RAINBOW NATION of cultural diversity. And the Transition Movement needs to be a RAINBOW movement, involving all sectors… Continue
Added by meldrc on January 31, 2009 at 11:47pm —
that we will come some day
to realize that "they"
are not the ones to blame.
it's up to you and me
to make democracy
Though we say the western world is
civilized and great,
now we know that living thus
is threatening our fate.
Poisons course through every vein
or every living being,
through air and earth and water too,
there's almost nothing left that's… Continue
Added by Aubree Taylor Transition Springfield'09 on January 31, 2009 at 8:48am —
Added by Stephen Hinton on January 31, 2009 at 5:00am —
This week, the IN-TIME(S) publishes an article following an Englishman in New York
as he experiences the city in a totally new way. Excerpts come from The IN-TIMES
, a newsletter based on the book INVENTING FOR THE SUSTAINABLE… Continue
Added by Stephen Hinton on January 28, 2009 at 12:00pm —
As we confront a deteriorating economy, many of us feel frightened about our future job prospects.
In retrospect I can see I was fortunate when I had a medical emergency in 1991 and could no longer work as I had before.
My wife and I moved to Willits, California and began to network with others who wanted to support each other in this small, creative community of 15,000 people.
In 2004 we began to address Peak Oil and Climate Change as a community and started… Continue
Added by Jed Diamond on January 28, 2009 at 10:42am —
Added by Stephen Hinton on January 26, 2009 at 3:34pm —
Why An A**Hole is Always in Charge.
Greg Palast for SuicideGirls.com
Sunday 25, 2009
John Thain is the guy that looks like a Clark Kent doll you saw grinning from page one of your paper Friday morning. Thain was just fired by Bank of America because the square-jawed executive demanded a $30 million bonus after losing $5 billion in just three months at the bank's Merrill Lynch unit. In addition, Thain spent over a million dollars redecorating his office -… Continue
Added by Sandi Brockway on January 26, 2009 at 2:14am —
Water and Food are Human Rights that nearly 900 million of our fellow human beings are not receiving.
The Award for the Humanitarian Water and Food project that shows sustainability, innovativeness and potential will be presented in Copenhagen, Denmark in August 2009.
When we can send a man to the moon, surely we can feed everyone? And we can do it in a sustainable way. Studies show that when nations have peace, water and food,… Continue
Added by Stephen Hinton on January 23, 2009 at 1:10am —
My mom was a girl in Rhode Island, and attended Girl Scout Camp in the summer. She recalled a "dish" that was served at camp, and said it was called "walking salad", and that the girls would go walking around the swamps while eating it out of hand. She brought this up while munching on some cabbage that I had out as I prepared dinner, and I decided to try it on my cabbage-hating 12-year-old. This is one simple recipe. Take the tenderest part of a cabbage leaf, spread it with nut butter (I use… Continue
Added by Nisa B. Hallesy on January 22, 2009 at 8:41pm —
Vegan (if not made with butter), mostly local, low sodium, gluten free, appropriate in late January in Boulder provided you have vegi.s in storage. I bought all of mine from local farms (including the dried beans and the dried mushrooms) and stored them fresh with of course the exception of the beans, mushrooms and locally purchased Anaheim peppers that I dried myself.
Note:Amounts vary with number of people, size of soup pan, quantities of ingredients and enthusiasm of… Continue
Added by Nisa B. Hallesy on January 22, 2009 at 8:28pm —
1) I am very happy with Obama, but disturbed, all this talk of freedom; liberty- is false. The truth is this nation was built on blood; intentional genocide.
2)The United States of America
What does that mean to me?
I received a check a few months ago, further settlement from when we, as the Delaware Nation were forced to sell Kansas. I was so angry, passionately furious. Do you understand how recent this was? Do you?
Do you understand what it means to me to be in a… Continue
Added by Bridget Kimsey on January 22, 2009 at 8:46am —
Again our friends in the imaginary town of Retford have to handle energy security issues. The article today shows how they did it, it might inspire you to try in real life!
Added by Stephen Hinton on January 21, 2009 at 7:00am —
I have several blogs
Eco-Anxiety, a blog for helping professionals who are working to help their clients respond intelligently to the eco-nomic challenges we face today. http://eco-anxiety.blogspot.com/
Eco-nomic Well Being, a blog about our changing environment and its economic repercussions. http://eco-nomicwellbeing.blogspot.com/
Rose from Katani Falls, an interactive post-peak serial novel. http://rosefromkatanifalls.blogspot.com/
Middle Class… Continue
Added by Sarah Anne Edwards, PhD, LCSW on January 20, 2009 at 5:40pm —
LES AND ALL, HELLO!!!!
LET US MISSOURIANS KNOW IF YOU WANT TO PROMOTE A NATIONAL INITIATIVE TO PLANT 1000 GARDENS PER COUNTY ACROSS THE USA?!?!?!?!?!
DON'T KNOW IF IT COULD BE DONE AS A CONTEST, EXCEPT IN GOOD FAITH AND FUN, BUT THINK OF THE RESULTS!!!!
FOLLOWING IS A RECOUNTING OF HOW THE IDEA CAME INTO BEING..... READ BOTTOM FIRST AND WORK UP....
And this is from the sustainablemo group;
This is cute/funny, and I would love to be… Continue
Added by Jerry Diamond on January 20, 2009 at 1:34am —
In an imaginary town of Retford, not too far into the distant future, a group decided to to drive a transition. One major cornerstone was to redefine work as we know it.
Read all about this remarkable journey in the latest edition of the "(in-)Times Newsletter from the Future".
Read the whole article… Continue
Added by Stephen Hinton on January 19, 2009 at 4:01am —
http://www.ridiculousandsublime.com/ Just thought I'd share my friends documentary. It is a beautiful documentary in the making and the brothers are truely an inspiration of community, healing, and hope. Blessings, Bridget
Added by Bridget Kimsey on January 18, 2009 at 10:31pm —
Submitted by Andrew Calvo on January 15, 2009 - 10:29am. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Post Carbon Institute Announces Partnership with Transition US Network
(January 15, 2009, Sebastopol, CA) Post Carbon Institute today announced a partnership with Transition US to inspire and support communities across the United States to shift quickly away from dependence on fossil fuels.
"The enormous challenges our communities and ecosystems face as a result of peak oil and… Continue
Added by Sandi Brockway on January 17, 2009 at 11:17pm —
I hope that you are gearing up for the 2009 FrogWatching season and want to take this opportunity to thank you for your past participation in FrogWatch USA, where you, as a Citizen Scientist, have provided important data for the conservation of frogs and toads throughout the United States. We hope that you plan to continue
participating in FrogWatch USA in 2009 and into the future.
FrogWatch USA is now hosted at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums… Continue
Added by Kathy Jacobson on January 15, 2009 at 3:02pm —
Added by Keith Johnson on January 15, 2009 at 2:14pm —
Hi all, a note I sent to George Lisi- thought I'd share with the rest of you, Bridget
Hi George, just a thought as my body and nerves shake a bit when I try to listen to the news on NPR, just learned about Positive News, US edition- you can find it on the web and order it on on-line or get a paper subscription. It's so helpful to have reporting like this and is an international moment with sections all through the world. There are so many real things happening that are positive and… Continue
Added by Bridget Kimsey on January 15, 2009 at 12:47pm —