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In this Issue:
What's Happening in Transition
Webinars: Spring of Sustainability, Inner Transition, Transition Lab
Upcoming Trainings: LAUNCH in MA
Transition LAUNCH Training
June 21-22, Greenfield, MA
Transition LAUNCH is an in-depth experiential introduction to the ideas, process and practices that have inspired tens of thousands of people and catalyzed a global Transition network.
Effective Groups Training
Transition in the United States is like nowhere else on Earth.
We live in a diverse country with states and bioregions larger than many European countries. With our unique national character comes a distinct set of challenges in growing and deepening Transition.
Transitioners across the US are rising to those challenges by developing innovative projects and strategies to engage more people in our work.
Read on to learn more!
Transition in Action
Last month, the Mid-Atlantic Transition Hub hosted a Resilient Response to Extreme Weather potluck discussion, engaging faith communities around the launch of the new movie "Noah."
Read more in this blog post by Transition Trainer Pamela Boyce Simms.
Transition Initiative Sustainable Berea, Kentucky, hosted its fifth annual Local Foods Expo, bringing together 38 exhibitors and hundreds of community members to celebrate their vibrant local food system. Sustainable Berea is also planning a 1.4 acre urban farm and orchard, and was recently selected to receive federal funding to support the project.
Transition Cadillac, MI is organizing the “Grow a Row” Garden Challenge, where local gardeners dedicate one row of produce from their garden to be donated to local senior centers and food pantries.
Transition Sebastopol, CA is planning a ten-day Village Building Convergence (VBC) with the theme "Reclaiming the Commons." Based on City Repair’s successful model of Placemaking (public art, natural building, & permaculture) in Portland, OR, the VBC organizers will work with neighborhood teams to design and build inviting and sustainable public spaces where people can gather. Learn more in this short video.
And last but not least: last week, Transition Town Media, PA is hosting “Happiness Week” with daily events like a Spring Bird Walk, screening of the documentary "Happy," a Flash Mob, Children's Improv Workshop, Happiness Yoga, and more.
Do you have a Transition story to share? Email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can spread the word about your amazing work!
Interested in starting an Initiative?
Browse the initiatives map and learn more about becoming an Official Transition Initiative!
Inner Transition for Everyone?
Tuesday, April 29
This TeleSeminar with Transition Network's Sophy Banks will include a look at why it’s important to create spaces for connection, reflection and feelings during times of change and stress; ways of bringing Inner Transition to people who don’t usually make time for inner work; and sharing challenges and solutions for those wanting to bridge the divide and bring inner work to all who want or need it.
Fiona Ward: REconomy Project for the Transition Network
Michael Brownlee: Co-founder of Local Food Shift and Transition Colorado
Michelle Long: Executive Director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
Mickki Langston: Executive Director of Mile High Business Alliance
Hosted by Steven Motenko
In this talk Sophy Banks - founder of the first Transition Heart & Soul group - looks at the four stories, at the psychological reasons why they’re all important, and the overarching process that links them all. Participants will be invited to explore and develop their own future story.
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!
Community Investment in the Local Food System: A Case Study of Real Pickles
Real Pickles, a small-scale, solar-powered, organic pickle company based in Greenfield, MA, successfully financed its transition to a worker-owned cooperative by raising $500,000 from a community investment campaign. To learn more, check out this case study by Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) or watch a recording of our Community Resilience Chat with Dan Rosenberg of Real Pickles and Jenny Kassan of Cutting Edge Capital.
Documentary: Passive House Revolution
"Passive House Revolution" provides hope for the future of the planet and our children as it chronicles a revolutionary development in the way we construct and renovate our buildings, a development that reduces heating and cooling energy use by 80-90%.
For more information visit www.passivehouserevolution.org
There is a special discount price of $15 (regularly $26) available to Transitioners through May 31, 2014 through www.communitysolution.org/discount
Transition US Partner | visit www.postcarbon.org for more articles, reports and news
We're launching the Public Energy Art Kit (P.E.A.K.)!
Post Carbon Institute has partnered with 12 artists from across the country to produce the Public Energy Art Kit, a collection of original artwork illustrating our energy reality and calling for an energy transition.
We're looking for partners to distribute the artwork in communities across the country - email email@example.com to participate!