Training For Transition - Norway, ME

First Universalist Church of Norway
479 Main St
Norway, ME
Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 2:00am - Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 10:30am

To register please contact Deborah Crump of Transition Oxford Hills via email ( or phone (207-674-2358)


$50 - $150 sliding scale through April 15, $75 - $175  after April 15 (includes two lunches, coffee, and snacks)


Sliding Scale:
Nearly 10% of families in our area live on an annual income of $10,000 or less.  20% of families have incomes of $75,000 or more.  Median income in our county is $36,670 annually. Please consider this when you make your decision about what you are able to pay.

You may also support the training by making a donation above the maximum sliding scale fee if you wish.

If your circumstances are such that you cannot pay even $50, we suggest that you pay what you can, and meet the rest of the $50 fee by asking people you know to sponsor you for $5 or more each, and/or contacting us about barter for specific tasks or food items.  Thank you.

We can (all) do it!



No-cost community housing is available for people “from away.” For information about paid lodging or no-cost community housing, contact Deborah: or 207-674-2358.


This two-day course is an in-depth experiential introduction to Transition for those considering bringing Transition to their community.  It is recommended for local communities wishing to become an internationally-recognized Transition Initiative.

At the Training for Transition course, you will:

  • Explore how the Transition process increases community resilience
  • Receive tools for community outreach, education and engagement
  • Learn how to summarize the Triple Challenge of Peak Oil, Climate, and Economic Instability in ways that move people to positive action
  • Understand and know how to work with obstacles that have prevented our communities from recognizing and positively responding to the challenge of energy transition
  • Experience ways that local social and economic community can be created and strengthened
  • Learn ways of creating a positive, shared vision for your community’s future
  • Receive support for becoming a Transition catalyst in your community
  • Connect with others who are helping your region transition to greater stability and security
  • Become a part of a rapidly growing positive, inspirational, global movement!

The course describes how to catalyze, build and facilitate a successful Transition Initiative. It is packed with imaginative and inspiring ways to engage your community, and delves into both the theory and practice of Transition that has worked so well in hundreds of communities in the U.K. and around the world.

Who should attend: 
People interested in learning about Transition Towns in greater depth and leaders already creating a Transition Initiative in their community

Participants are encouraged to do advance preparation as listed below:  

- Reading

  • The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience, by Rob Hopkins
  • Transition Primer (free)

- Viewing

Alastair Lough
(207) 515-1880

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