5 Questions for Inna Leavitt @ The reMake Lounge, SF
By Willi Paul
Re-Making the Community Green
The reMake Lounge
Art || Environment || Community
A DIY collective for creative reuse
"Our mission is to inspire the maker spirit, foster community, and keep materials out of the landfill.
We do this by offering an accessible… Continue
Added by PlanetShifterMan on August 31, 2009 at 9:12am —
I am in the early stages of starting up a 'Neighborhood Supported Agriculture' (NSA) approach to urban farming.
This NSA approach follows the approach of Kipp Nash's Community Roots
NSA in South Boulder CO…
Added by David E Greenwald on August 25, 2009 at 10:00am —
is joining other gardeners around the world in celebration and connection within the International Kitchen Garden event
; a vital part of our food security efforts.
There is a great networking site for Kitchen Gardens International
- promoting the… Continue
Added by Kathy Jacobson on August 23, 2009 at 8:00am —
I feel like I've been taken hostage by the new terrorists: the banking industry and health insurers. Normal, hard working people are being terrorized out of their wits, their homes and their health. Lowering credit limits and raising interests rates to 25 or 30 percent is common now. Health insurers routinely rescind coverage just when a person really needs it. That is to say, when they begin to cost money. Unconscionable Math is an excellent analysis… Continue
Added by Terry Edlin on August 21, 2009 at 8:22pm —
The Republican Right rarely bestows gifts. They were invited to the table but, resisting any proposal so far, it looks like the Obama administration may just blaze a new trail. Let's hope so. Their staunch refusal of the public option to reform health care gave way to consideration of cooperatives as a potential solution.
The University of Wisconsin's Center for Cooperatives' Research… Continue
Added by Terry Edlin on August 20, 2009 at 7:27pm —
I hope we're also taking this into account as we strengthen local community resiliency.
also posted on Transition United States.
Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health
First Aired: 6/8/2009
Stanford Professor Lucy Shapiro is renowned for her contributions to the
fields of… Continue
Added by Kathy Jacobson on August 19, 2009 at 10:39am —
You can also view this funny video
right here on Transition United States.
Check out the map
to see where your nearest International Day of Climate Action Event is going to be held on October 24th.
For info on hosting an event go to Create October 24 Action
page for… Continue
Added by Kathy Jacobson on August 19, 2009 at 10:20am —
I've set up a Twitter account for my company: Community Conscious Media. However, on twitter it is abbreviated to ComConMedia
I tweeted about Transitions United States site the other day. I generally tweet about all things community and all things web for community.
Added by Tom Sherlock on August 18, 2009 at 1:34pm —
"When you are going through hell, keep going" advised Winston Churchill. Running a small business requires the courage and timing of a trapeze artist to keep all the gears synchronously shifting. In the frenzy before the collapse, we thought that major banks and corporations were too big to fail, the Titanic too big to sink. As the smoke of the economic collapse clears, we are reminded again that only death and taxes remain certain.
Added by Terry Edlin on August 17, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Will barter faires become the new green Wal-mart or E-Bay?
“Bartering is a medium in which goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods and/or services without a common unit of exchange (without the use of money). It can be bilateral or multilateral, and usually exists parallel to monetary systems in most developed countries, though to a very limited extent. Barter usually replaces money as the method of exchange in times of monetary crisis, when the currency is unstable… Continue
Added by PlanetShifterMan on August 17, 2009 at 2:37pm —
I ran some searches and was surprised that I couldn't find one place with a selection of powerpoints to view, use in presentations or use as guides to create custom-designed powerpoints for HAM radio groups, EMA (Emergency Management, Rotary and other community groups.
Is there a centralized location for a library of presentation materials?
In the meantime, I have started a discussion on the Transition… Continue
Added by Kathy Jacobson on August 17, 2009 at 1:13pm —
A few days ago in Toronto, Ontario,
people got together to celebrate
the 2003 blackout -
Added by Toban Black on August 17, 2009 at 1:13pm —
Here are some photos that were taken during an event here in London, Ontario -
There also are copies of those photos on the Facebook event posting… Continue
Added by Toban Black on August 17, 2009 at 1:00pm —
I have been doing two monthly sustainability video-discussion events for almost a 18 months. As usual, I didn't think to post the most recent events here, even they were on the Transition movement. I don't think I've ever had a response from this website. I was surprised by a nice turnout for both the Doylestown and the Warminster, PA events. Sold (at cost) several copies of the Trans Initiatives Primer. I missed out getting mailing list at both, but can recover most. I knew about half of the… Continue
Added by Larry Menkes on August 16, 2009 at 9:35pm —
The Transition movement started as a response to the twin threats of global climate change and peak oil. The age of cheap energy is coming to an end. Managing this change is an unprecedented challenge on a global scale.
Transition Towns provide a grassroots model for meeting this challenge.
Added by William Wilson on August 16, 2009 at 8:00pm —
Get an Online Gallery and a Review in SF's PlanetShifter.com
Please check out PlanetShifter.com, an online artist, writer, music and innovation community based in the Bay Area. We are building a sustainable future.
You can sign-up and become a member at no cost and create a free create six post gallery of your work. For example of our work… Continue
Added by PlanetShifterMan on August 16, 2009 at 5:57pm —
Interview with Favorpal.com's Founders Amir Razmara and Zeo Solomon by Willi Paul.
Have you signed-up yet?
Amir’s Responses = (A)
Zeo’s Responses = (Z)
Zeo and Amir Same = (A+Z)
Tell us how favors translate into a vibrant online community?
(A) It does by bringing people together to help each other and give meaning to the global village. The… Continue
Added by PlanetShifterMan on August 14, 2009 at 10:16am —
Kitchen Garden Day
, August 23, 2009 in conjunction with National Community Gardening Week
Kitchen Gardeners Unite!
Kitchen Garden Day in the Media…
Added by Kathy Jacobson on August 12, 2009 at 12:30pm —
On the night of August 30, The Orange Peel is hosting a TEDxAsheville event. (TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-conference-like experience.) Our speakers are local to Asheville and most are speaking on incredibly transition-oriented topics such as global climate change, sustainable burials, and so on.
The event will be free, first-come/first-seated, and will also feature several local performers, non-profit tables and some… Continue
Added by Soni Pitts on August 11, 2009 at 5:09pm —
The like-mindedness we need most, that will encourage and build enduring relationships among people who haven't gotten together before, is along the lines of "OMG, all our eggs are in one basket!" That's overlooked, not uncertain or controversial. The like-mindedness associated with positions in controversies, at first energizing (I'm not alone and maybe we're becoming the majority!
), easily becomes a trap, a kind of dead end. Or it doesn't serve when the going gets rough.
Added by David Eggleton on August 11, 2009 at 7:30am —