New England Transition and Resilience Gathering

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Convened by Transition Keene, Transition Newburyport, the Resilience Hub of Portland Maine, and the Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition, in partnership with the New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF)

Boylston Congregational Church, 207 Amory Street (map)
Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA

Join people from Transition and resilience efforts across New England for a day of learning, story-sharing, connecting, and organizing.

Thanks to the excellent work of activists and organizers across the region, New England is home to many thriving grassroots efforts to create economic and environmental justice by transitioning away from fossil fuels towards sustainable food, energy, and transportation systems.

How might we increase the effectiveness of our work by connecting with one another? Please join us as we consider this exciting possibility. You’ll have the chance to meet folks from across New England, share stories, think systemically about the region, and consider next steps. There will be plenty of opportunities for informal conversation and connection.

Together, we will:

  • Hear stories and lessons from other Transition and resilience efforts, and share your own!
  • Identify possible training needs your group may have, from group development to community organizing to small business planning. Dialogue with capacity-building trainers from NEGEF and the expanded team of certified Transition Trainers in the Northeast about what learning modules might be helpful for your initiative.
  • Discuss how we might increase the resilience of our region as a whole in terms of food, energy, transportation, and more. Learn about regional planning that is already underway and consider how our efforts might link to such planning.
  • Discuss how we might jointly benefit by creating a way to connect and communicate with one another going forward, and what shape that might take.

Travel stipends and some in-home hospitality are available for those making the trip. Please contact Sarah Byrnes for more information.

Please also join us for a potluck with members of the Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition on the evening before the gathering. We’ll hear stories from Transition Initiatives around New England. Please indicate in your RSVP if you plan to attend.

See the facebook event here >

Sarah Byrnes

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