Building on the monthly "Roundup of What's Happening in the World of Transiton" pulled together over at Transition Culture, here are some highlights of what's keeping Transition Initiatives busy across the US...
In California > Transition Los Angeles' 'Transition Enterprise' working group is hosting a 'Business in Transition' 6-session discussion series. The group is "exploring how business and the economy can evolve to cope with this dramatically changing world." The session topics range from how to start a social enterprise and what is a resilient business to funding in an era of de-growth.
In Colorado > Transition Colorado is "delighted to announce the upcoming edition of our magazine (formerly EAT LOCAL! Resource Guide & Directory), which will be available in June (see sneak peek of the cover to the right). This full-color print magazine is the flagship for the 2012 Local Food Shift Campaign and 10% Pledge, featuring informative articles on the burgeoning local food movement and stories about Boulder County's local food and farming scene, and including the most comprehensive directory of local food producers and the restaurants, grocers, organizations and educational institutions that support them."
In Montana > Meanwhile, Transition Missoula celebrated Earth Day in style, hosting a table at the Earth Day elebration where they converted old fabrics into new functional bags. Read the full story here.
In New Jersey > On May 5th, community members gathered for the launch of Transition Red Bank, celebrating with a homemade cake! Cake-baking to mark special events is a longstanding tradition with Transition Initiatives. For a great cake recipe, check out the ingredients, courtesy of Transition Culture >>
In Washington > Local 20/20's Judith Alexander and Bill Wise received their Heart of Service accolades yesterday in a ceremony with 200 people present. Congrats!! Judy is quoted as saying: “Being of service is so normal for me that while some of you get out of bed in the morning thinking about that first cup of coffee, what makes my feet hit the floor is something to do with gardening or food projects or other projects.” Local 20/20's Transportation Action Group (T-Lab) has been working their bike-toned buns off mapping safe bike routes to Port Townsend schools and on May 9 participating in Bike to School Day, a nationwide campaign which featured over 900 schools.
Transition Woodinville members gathered to with citizens to speak out against the proposed zipline adventure
park in Gold Creek Park, Woodinville, WA.