Transition US Newsletter: Building a Movement, COP 21 Follow-Up, Hopkins Teleseminar... (December)

 

 
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December 2015 E-Newsletter

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Transition in Paris for Historic Climate Agreement
Transition Network delegates have been blogging from COP 21 in Paris. Click here to read the reflections of Rob Hopkins and other participants. Listen to the latest audio dispatch here.

 

 

What's Happening in Transition... 

Rob Hopkins to Discuss '21 Stories' and Paris Climate Conference with YOU!

Join us Wednesday, December 16 for a teleconference in which Transition Towns visionary Rob Hopkins will discuss his new book, the Paris talks, and our Movement.   Click here to register today!

Transition US: A Year-End Invitation to Contribute
Help grow the Transition Movement in 2016 with a contribution to Transition US. Sharing stories and replicable models, expanding of Transition Streets to 100 neighborhoods across the US, supporting emerging leaders to help their Transition projects thrive, and much more. With your support we can do it all! Please consider a year-end, tax-deductible donation to the national nonprofit that exists to support the grassroots Transition nationwide. Thank you!

Water Falls from the Sky... And it's FREE! Permaculture Solutions from Transition Brasil!
Check out this new video on creating resilience in extraordinary times, from our friends at Transition Brasilândia e Transition Granja Viana.


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Stories from the Movement 

New England Resilience and Transition Network Action Planning Meeting
New England Resilience and Transition (NERT) is stepping up its bio-regional organization. Click here to read the full report on their November gathering of Transitioners from Vermont to Connecticut, and see what's happening in the world of regional Transition organizing. 

The End of Stationarity: a New Look at the Meaning of 'Resilience'
Climate Change is disrupting all humanity's presumptions. For eons, people have counted on reliable things like seasons, the weather adequate rainfall... All this erstwhile steadiness is now a thing of the past. Read more...



Talking Resilience: Interviews on the Cutting Edge at Resilience.org
Ken White of the Post Carbon Institute has been interviewing luminaries in building community, food sovereignty, social justice, and all things resilience-related. Click here to read the full interview series.

Interested in starting a Transition Initiative? 
Browse the US initiatives map and learn more about becoming an Official Transition Initiative!

 


Webinars and Online Events


Our Role in the Climate Movement: '21 Stories of Transition' with Rob Hopkins
Wednesday, December 16,  8:00am-9:30am PST
Join Transition Towns founder Rob Hopkins along with transition organizers from all around the country for an informative telephone conference about the role of Transition in the climate justice movement and the Paris talks. Hopkins will share lessons from his timely new book, '21 Stories for Transition.'



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Resources

Democracy Collaborative: 20 Cities Building Community Wealth
In cities across the nation, a few enjoy rising affluence while many struggle to get by... Can we create an economic system--beginning at the local level--that builds wealth and prosperity for everyone? Check out this new Democracy Collaborative report on cities building community wealth.


Six Foundations for Building Community Resilience
This new concept paper from the Post Carbon Institute identifies six essential elements to our work in building community resilience. Perhaps no surprise: it all starts with people. PCI is now looking for case studies of community resilience to illustrate the concepts presented in the paper - could your project or community be a good fit? Read the full report here



New Videos on Thriving Community from the Whidbey Institute

In preparation for the 2016 Thriving Communities Conference this March, the Whidbey Institute has released this series of short films, showing us the transformational power of good video. Check them out!



 

 
 
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Transition US is calling on partners and allies across the country and around the world to rise up in the creation of a vibrant people's movement toward resilient community.
Let's mobilize of thousands of new community organizers and take action together
to build the world that we envision.

We see health and happiness, resilience and sustainability, peace and justice. We see communities that are connected in celebration of life, and work toward providing the essentials for our people: food security, clean air and water, housing and transportation, arts and media, emergency preparedness -- all in a way that honors planet and people.


This, in a word, is Transition!

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Transition US is a nonprofit organization that provides inspiration, encouragement, support, networking, and training for Transition Initiatives across the United States. We are working in close partnership with the Transition Network, a UK based organization that supports the international Transition Movement as a whole.

 
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