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In this Issue:
What's happening in Transition
Webinars: Building Network Capacity, Local Investing, Power Down Week & Transition Talks
Slow Democracy Online Book Club
Upcoming Trainings: Effective Groups & Art of Hosting
Effective Groups Training
February 22-23, Sarasota, FL
Art of Participatory Leadership Trainings
March 7-9 Petaluma, CA
April 11-13 Saco, ME
The Art of Participatory Leadership, now practiced and offered worldwide, is an intensive 3-day event where you will experience and practice a set of simple, yet powerful, processes for building community, facilitating powerful conversations, building strong partnerships, and leading change. Come explore how to unleash collective genius and build adaptive and leader-full communities.
Rob Hopkins Keynote at the Building Resilient Communities Convergence
We are on the lookout for volunteer interns to work remotely or in our Sebastopol office 10-20 hours per week during the spring semester. Contact email@example.com for more information.
This month's newsletter is packed with tools and opportunities to scale up and build capacity in Transition. Read on for project ideas, funding and outreach strategies, and more!
What's Happening in Transition...
Scaling Up Transition
This month at Transition Culture, Rob Hopkins has been profiling strategies for scaling up Transition, including discussing Transition with new audiences, organizing at the regional level, working with local government, and more.
To get started, check out Rob's piece on 5 factors that will enable Transition to scale up (hint - avoiding the "doughnut effect" is key), and read below on how Transition Laguna Beach is engaging surprising new audiences.
Crowdfunding the Paradigm Shift
Transition US is part of a unique crowdfunding campaign organized by Transition Trainer Beverly Markiewicz and Tree Ring Productions.
Read more about the campaign's paradigm-shifting approach, and please consider supporting the campaign or helping spread the word!
Transition US 2013:
A Year in Review
From adding new team members to rolling out advanced leadership trainings and hosting Rob Hopkins' whirlwind US tour, 2013 was a big year for Transition US. Read more in our 2013 Year in Review, and learn more about the directions Transition US will take in 2014.
Initiatives in Action
Welcome to the 147th Official Transition Initiative: Transition Aromas, California!
Transition Healdsburg Launches Seed Library.
Housed in an old card catalog, a curated seed collection is available free to the public at the Healdsburg, CA public library. Read more here.
Want to start your own seed library? Check out this webinar from Center for a New American Dream on how to get started!
Transition Laguna Beach, CA on How to Discuss Transition with Conservative/Republicans.
From finding common ground to entering a red, white, & blue organic float in the holiday parade, Transition Laguna Beach is successfully reaching out to conservative allies.
Read more in this great interview with Chris Prelitz of Transition Laguna Beach, part of Rob Hopkins' series on Scaling Up Transition.
Introducing Transition Howard County, MD.
In the two years since getting started, Transition Howard County has been busy - building rain gardens, timebanking, fighting to stop a LNG processing plant in their community, and much more. Read more about Maryland's first Transition Town.
Interested in starting an Initiative?
Browse the initiatives map and learn more about becoming an Official Transition Initiative!
Building the Capacity of our Network
Wednesday, February 5
Let's look at creative ways of building our network funding capacity; locally, regionally, and nationally. Imagine linking up with other Transition Initiatives that have a similar area of interest, like creating a robust local food system. We work together to develop a regional or even national proposals that might interest new funders. Or, we focus geographically and pull together proposals that address the resilience needs of a region, of a state, or of a cluster of states.
Our collective social capital can be leveraged to boost our impacts. If you're ready to explore taking this kind of leap, please join us.
Essential Knowledge for Transition:
How can the stock market reach new record highs when the economy is still sputtering and the middle class is fading away? What role do our investments play in shaping our world? In this teleseminar, led by Marco Vangelisti, we will:
Join us to learn about the model of Transition Milwaukee's successful Power Down Week, now in its 4th year, a weeklong event to raise awareness of energy consumption and promote powered-down alternatives.
Hear the story of how ideas got put in to motion, the challenges, growth and future vision for powering down Milwaukee. Join us to learn, get ideas on how to take Power Down week to your own community, and power down together!
If so, join us for this overview of the standard Transition Talk, and learn how to adapt it to any audience and time-frame, from 20 minutes to two hours. All participants will receive, and be free to use, the instructor's very own PowerPoint presentation, complete with talking points for each slide. Facilitated by Don Hall of Transition Sarasota.
See all upcoming events >>
Check out our Online Training Archives for a rich collection of past teleseminars on topics like Holacracy, local investing, timebanking, and much more!
Your support will enable us to host more TeleSeminars, turn those into recordings, and share them out to people like you!
Transition US Partner | visit www.postcarbon.org for more articles, reports and news
Building Thriving, Resilient Communities -
A Resource Guide
Want to start a solar co-op? Looking for a short video on the new economy? Whether you're just starting to learn about community resilience, are ready to start your own project, or are changing local policy to promote resilience, our new guide compiles all the best resources from partner organizations and experts in the field.
The "Building Thriving, Resilient Communities Resource Guide" is a project of the Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory.