In this Issue:
350 Challenge Recap
New Official Initiatives
Special event: Rob Hopkins
Upcoming Trainings (T4T)
Books & Films
Transition Network News
Training for Transition T4T
Jon Young (3-part series)
June 14: Peacemaking
July 5: Culture Repair
Peacemaking has a history of success that has largely been overlooked by Western historians, even though many traditional peoples have successfully maintained sophisticated systems of peacemaking over centuries.
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Children and Transition:
News from across the pond...
People from around the world have been giving input to the making of ‘In Transition 2.0′ - the follow up to the first Transition movie. ReadDirector Emma Goude's update on this huge undertaking.
2011 TN Conference
8 to 11-July in Liverpool - details here
And, stand by for the launch of 'The Transition Companion', the follow up to the Transition Handbook!
We launched our new website digs! Come check us out -www.transitionus.org.
The site features our full calendar, list of Transition Initiatives and mullers, toolkits, webinar archive, and of course, stories, videos and photos from Transition across the country.
We were fortunate this month to be featured in the May/June issue of E Environment Magazine, with highlights of Transition Initiatives across the country:
Across the U.S., Communities Are Forming “Transition Towns”—Pooling Skills and Resources to Prepare for an Uncertain Future
May 1, 2011 | Patricia Hemminger
Read it online here >>
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Transition US :: May 2011 e-newsletter
Congratulations! It's a wrap. The 350 Home & Garden Challenge was your campaign and together we can now tell a deeper and richer collective story about the importance of our movement. All the actions that were taken on May 14 & 15, big and small, are a reflection of the work that is under way in communities like yours.
May Roundup: Transition across the Country - Building on the monthly roundup pulled together by Helen and Rob over at Transition Culture, here are some highlights of what's keeping Transition Initiatives busy across the US...(read more)
A Conversation with Rob Hopkins
Join us, bright and early, for this special event with Rob Hopkins, originator of the Transition concepts and co-founder of the Transition Network.
Monday, July 18th
Meet our Newest Blogger
Ruah Swennerfelt, hailing from Transition Charlotte, VT, is embarking on a journey to explore how our civilization can adapt to the 'perfect storm' of peak oil/climate change/economic contraction and her search will take her to Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Europe, and North America. She'll be posting weekly - follow along >>
Books & Films
(that Transition folk are reading and screening)
By Rachel Kaplan with K. Ruby Blume
Synopsis: "The urban homesteading movement is spreading rapidly across the nation. Urban Homesteading is the perfect “back-to-the- land” guide... Full of practical information, as well as inspiring stories from people already living the urban homesteading life..." (Read more)
Bill McKibben's Speech
at Power Shift 2011
If you have yet to watch Bill McKibben's speech (350.org), here it is: In front of 10,000 young climate leaders, Bill lays out an inspiring vision for our movement, and issues an impassioned call to action.
Watch it on our youtube channel >>
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