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....
Thank you! Is that link correct for New Jersey? It says Wisconsinusa. I'm thinking I'm missing something. Right now, the closest things we have to a transition-supporting web site are neighborhooduniversity.org and aficus4mayor.org. There is also a quasi-governmental group called Sustainable Highland Park with which I'm tangentially associated (I'm not a member, but I've done a lot of work for and with them... I just find the focus of "business" a little "off.") There are transition meetups that I've been to in other parts of the state, like Basking Ridge, which is about 45 min from us. So I'd love to include a link to NeighborhoodUniversity.org anyway. I'll take a look at that link.
Thanks for the kind words and the suggestion. I have posted Sustainability Now as a group as suggested. I encourage others to help us with the show and leave us feedback and help us work through more traditional media to move us on this journey.
I am organizing some of my thoughts on how best to use the TT process to help our county (Chatham) continue to move in positive directions. We have a number of activities underway and resources available to help build more resiliency into our local area. I'll start posting some links to these after making a list of them and am already speaking to some of the leadership to get their buy in to this process.
Thanks for creating this space for this important and rewarding process.
I would be happy to work on a Colombian transitioning group. My situation right now is that I have just arrived to Bogota and settling in, finding an apartment, projects and network. So right now is not the best timing, but over the next couple of months I will start connecting to other initiatives here and will be happy to be part of creating a group around this.
Thank you for your warm welcome, please stay in touch and feel free to remind me along the way.
Thanks for the comment. I don't currently have any suitable initiatives of my own in mind in Denmark but there are quite a few that would qualify. The ecovillage movement especially and a few smaller projects as well. Feel free to have a look at the links below (translate with google translate: http://translate.google.com/). There are many more, but these were just on the top of my head.
If you think they'll fit into the site contact them directly of feel free to get back to me so I can hook you up.
I am currently on tour and have been on the road for 9 months. Prior to that I was in Ashland where I was involved with the Transition Town movement there. Since Bill Kauth and other movers and shakers from Ashland are on board, I imagine you are already linked to that one.
So, I do not have any other links for you at this time. When I get my project rooted on a piece of land, I'll be more involved in location specific activities. For now, I am a travelin' gal and Transition advocate.
Williams is where I receive my mail and is one possible location for my project. I do not know of an official Transition movement there, even though there are some activities along those lines. The community is pretty in tact and rallies as needed. If its not already happening, it would be fun to get folks connected with Transition in Action! http://turningpointvillage.us
Thanks much for taking the time to respond to my inquiry. I am quite familiar with much of how web site works but what it does not tell me is the larger overall picture in the San Francisco Bay Area. Yes, I could spend a lot of time in different groups slowly discerning the bigger picture but it was my hope to find someone in the bay area who has a good handle on it.
My intent is to discern the level or stage of development is in the bay area as compared to other areas and particularly England where it started. At a glance, it appears not far along?
I see you are from CO. Do you know of a specific person who is quite knowledgeable of transition movement in bay area / California and possibly the whole USA? My approach has always been to understand the whole and then assess where is it best to participate upon stages of development and what I have to offered. Does that make sense?
I appreciate your suggestion of posting a discussion question but I have found that I would rather go to an acknowledge source(s) who would have this knowledge. It shorten the time of search and mines the most critical information I need to make my decisions around involvement.
Thanks again for responding and what ever you can do to assist me in my inquiry, I would be deeply grateful!
Thank God for the shinning grace. Very much appreciate the warmth of being with The Transition family. The most handy information regarding HCRT have been modified. Now to prayers and to work!
Just a question touching hopeful offerings through HCRT to The Transition In Action Website. How much quota and space on transitioninaction.com would be available to support the participatory video/photography exchanges which is one way HCRT will work and link up? Is there a specific quota granted to each group on video/photographs and other intensive virtual loads like slides?
We are also at the headwaters for the Mississippi River on one side, the Roanoke River on another, and we are on a path through the Great Appalachian Valley connecting the northern and southern regions.
Les, i got a message from J. Hull at Ning wanting to talk with me re: the Future Dawning website and some other things. So, i gave him a short overview of what FD was doing related to what Global Transition in action is doing and suggested that the three of us get together on a phonecon along with Joelle de Lespinois. And, i also suggested that you set up the time to do this will all of us. Also sent you a cy of the msg to him. Joelle is in North Carolina and her phone number is 910-452-7291. My number is 619-478-1288 and you can either call me at that number of SKYPE me at Rosemary3334. Thanks m r
Thanks Les, I tried the link from you from your message to reply to you, but after taking me to your page within a few seconds it redirects the page to an "apples homework for kids" page (or something like that.) I tried several times and made sure my mouse wasn't pointing to any possible links yet the page just redirected anyway. Just so you know.
Also tried to upload a photo, but it's not responding. I dont think it's my computer as everything else is operating fine on every other site.
Anyway, I don't have any definite answers for you yet. i am sure there is a local scene-- I recall a friend mentioning one a couple years ago, so i am trying to re-connect with her and find out the status of the group, and will let you know when i know. Right now time is very tight, am trying to get started on my own blog on separation of church and state. I havent even created the home page, so once i get that rolling I will have time to get more active with this...but it will be slow going as life is busy busy. But I WILL be back!
Inappropriate? Are you kidding me? How is it that our so called free press is disregarding the facts about us running out of cheap oil and natural gas, we still have idiots who don't believe scientist who tell us we are headed for big trouble from global climate change.
The stuff is going to hit the fan SOON as we run out of cheap oil
Hirsch, a former US official who predicts a fall of the oil production within 2 to 5 years. It’s going to be a mess, and all of a sudden it’ll be obvious.
The decline rate is going to be 2 % and 4 % a year and this rate will determine how much trouble we’re going to be in. Clearly the smaller the decline rate is, the less difficult it will be to deal with. 4 % is really catastrophic. 2 % is going to be less difficult but still very difficult.
Now remember, the population keeps getting larger and as a result, consumption continues to increase.
16 septembre 2010: Dr Robert
I'm a PhD student at RPI at the moment - I've been doing solar in Albany County (I just poured concrete on my own array), and right now I'm working with a local farm and trying to help them with power issues and in the next few months I'm going to do a solar design for them also. I want to design systems pro-bono for all of the farms in my area... luckily the farmer in question is a organic grass fed animal farmer who also happens to be a semi-retired Verizon backup power technician... should be a perfect pilot if I can convince them.
At school my work included a study for NYSERDA on power storage systems that I completed a few weeks ago, and my thesis is probably going to be on control loops for charging a hybrid LiIon battery/fuel cell system off of solar (which all in all would allow a full disconnect from the grid, either as a household or as a neighborhood.) I also did an offgrid solar power system for a project called Waterpod which was an arts/educational project last year in NYC harbor focused on global warming and sustainability, and I'm working now on building a supplementary hydro system for the town of Londres in Costa Rica.
Is there a capital district or Hudson valley specific group on here? One of the thing I want to do is advise on self-installing solar (and emphasizing systems that are grid connected but with batteries) - but having worked in solar in NYC I know the NYC area and environs are nearly impossible for this - and anyway those folks will probably just call in a regular install company.