Engaging Local Government in Transition Work

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 4:00am - 5:00am

Link to Karen's presentation

“Transition 101 – The Emerging Transition Towns Movement in Minnesota” was developed by a group of about a dozen Twin Cities’ members.  On April 8, 2011, three Twin Cities’ members and one Transition US board member presented “Transition 101” at an annual local government sustainability conference. Several mayors expressed excitement in learning about Transition Towns and how it might help their communities.  The federal government is attempting to engage at the local level and Karen Studders recently participated in a sustainable communities conference. 

Karen Studders will present "Engaging Local Government in Transition Work".  The purpose of the presentation is twofold:

(1) to increase Government awareness about the Transition Towns Movement and

(2) to learn how engaged Citizens involved in Transition Towns might partner with local government during these times of dramatic change.

Karen is adept at engaging with local, state, federal and international units of government, creatively solving "impossible, entrenched problems" and seeks to serve as a bridge between transition communities and local government, to foster the rapid development of more resilient communitites.  She is a seasoned Change Agent & Leader, adept at problem solving, advising, negotiating, mediating, and facilitating. Extensive knowledge of and experience in energy, environment, agriculture, and government.  Karen is available to advise Transition Communities on how to successfully work with local, state & federal government, and she can be contacted at:

  • Email: KarenStudders@gmail.com
  • Phone: 612-386-1021
Transition US
(707) 763-1100

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