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....
I hope things are going well in Arizona. My only time in your state was when I was diverted from Chicago during a flight from Pittsburgh to Seattle. Spent perhaps 8 hours in a Phoenix motel. Hope to get back there someday.
Greetings Jadyn from a gardener & permaculture design consultant living in the "NE Pacific Ring O Fire on the lands & waters of the Cascadia bioregion". In the winters I travel to southern latitudes and also am connected with the tropical pacific islands. I send greetings to your sacred lands of ancient deserts blooming and the grandest river canyon that I have been blessed to walk through.
How great that you are speaking in your community on the transition movement! I hope you can also encourage the regional permaculture designers to also get involved.
I am most active on my my local transition network at http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/
There is also a NW regional network called Cascadia that is a group on this US ning site.
Let us know on your personal page how things are progressing in your region.
May your neighbors begin to collect rainwater, bicycle, and build state of the art bathrooms for composting humanure, and plant trees.
I received a message that you have added me as a friend. I'm curious as to why you chose me(?) Ottawa is far from Arizona, but of course that's not a deterrent. I wonder what we can share other than the discussions on Transition which are generally available. Perhaps we have some connection that I was not aware of?
Ola, Jadyn! Must say I joined this network for some time in the future -- if I ever return to the US to live -- but it's nice to have you as a freind, perhaps my first on this net (I do Facebook regularly), and interestingly Arizona has been coming into my life more and more of late. My daughter and her soon-to-be husband just moved outside Phoenix, and an ex-girlfriend lives in Tucson, & now YOU! Where is Peoria? I mean, I could Google-map it, but then we wouldn't be starting this conversation... ;-) Cheers, aMan
Welcome, Jadyn - glad to know you are speaking on the Transition movement in Arizona, and share your desire for more people to learn about it. Gradually we are meeting more people interested in Transition here in Iowa.
Sounds like you are active there in Arizona.
Our core group is getting quite active. Your friend,
Barbara Greene, was the first to get the training and
then to rally us (Reno) to action.
Right now I'm on a committee working on getting a venue for local
artists to present their positive "transition art" to the citizens of Reno.
There are so many levels to all of this-- starting with our
own personal "transitions" and then moving out to
those around us and in our community.