|In this Issue:Creating the New EconomyWebinars: Unstuck Economics
& City RepairEnabling City Toolkit
& Degrowth PodcastStarhawk PresentationUpcoming Training CoursesPCI UpdateGet Involved
Transition LAUNCH Training (formerly the T4T)
February 1 Dolby Ferry, NY
This two-day course
is an in-depth experiential introduction to Transition for those considering bringing Transition to their community or for existing Transition initiatives who are interested in deepening their understanding of Transition.
Transition Town AnywhereFrom Transition Culture:
"For many people, the highlight of the 2012 Transition Network conference was the ‘Transition Town Anywhere’ activity, where a resilience local economy was built, lived in, celebrated and then taken down again over the space of one morning
Ruth Ben-Tovim, one of the event’s organisers, tells us how the event came about, how it worked, and how you could do a version in your community. She started by asking “how many people does it take to build a town?”"Read the full activity overview >>
|December 2012 e-newsletter
On this auspicious return of the light, we are giving thanks for all of those young and old, from coast to coast, who have inspired us, challenged us and shown us monuments of possibility. From all of us at Transition US - we wish you a safe and heart-filled holiday season!
Creating the New Economy
New InitiativesWelcome two new Official Transition Initiatives
Browse the initiatives map and learn more about becoming an Official Transition Initiative!
Transition Launch Training, Sarasota, FL, Dec 8-9, 2012
Ask your questions about how Transition hits the ground:
Monthly Transition Salon
Thursday, January 10
An open dialogue space where folks involved in Transition meet voice-to-voice, celebrate, network, swap ideas, get help, give help, and learn together.
The Enabling City Toolkit
This toolkit serves to "document the contributions of the already-strong
‘creative community’ movement; To spark a conversation about the potential of our everyday experiences in contributing to sustainability, and the roles cities can play in providing enabling frameworks for social innovation and participation.
Degrowth Conference Podcast
Rob Hopkins shares a recap of the Degrowth Conference in Venice, Italy, earlier in September, exploring the theme, ‘The Great Transition: degrowth as a passage of civilisation.’
Webinars & Online Events
Unstuck Economics: How Cooperatives and Community Enterprise Will Get Us Out of this Gigantic MessWednesday, January 911am-12:15pm Pacific
Community-supported enterprise + cooperatives + local investing + social enterprise + local currencies + micro-enterprise + sharing ….these all adds up to LOCAL, RESILIENT ECONOMIES. With the help of lively cartoon images, sharing economy lawyer and Director of the Sustainable Economies Law Center, Janelle Orsi, will help us visualize some of the next critical steps and how a new sharing economy can ACTUALLY WORK.A Conversation with Mark Lakeman of City RepairWednesday, January 2311am-12:15pm Pacific
In the last decade, Mark Lakeman has directed or facilitated designs for more than three hundred new community-generated public places in Portland, Oregon alone. Mark works with governmental leaders, community organizations, and educational institutions in many diverse communities.Is your Transition Initiative as effective as it can be?Thursday, January 24
5:00am - 6:30am
Pioneering co-founder of Transition Town Totnes (TTT) and Transition Training, Naresh has been involved in designing, running and evolving many of the events, groups, and trainings that have been at the heart of the enormously successful Transition Towns project. This call is the most transformative hour and 1/2 you can invest in learning how to keep generating the results you want to create more local resilience.
See all upcoming events >>
Heart & Mind of the Circle with Starhawk
Post Carbon Institute Update
"If you've ever looked for an iron-clad case that the fossil energy supply is out-of-control, over-the-top destructive --of planet, wildlife, people's health and culture-- then check out Energy
, the latest publication of the Post Carbon Institute..." writes Joanne Poyourow in her review of our new bookENERGY: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth
. The book is available in coffee table format
, and also as a reader
and was produced in partnership with the Foundation for Deep Ecology.
For more insight into our energy, economic and environmental dilemma read Richard Heinberg's latest series on Conflict and Change in the Era of Economic Decline, and remember to bookmark Resilience.org
Best wishes for 2013 from all at PCI!