The Kathleen Dunn Show: Transition Towns

June 27, 2011
Kathleen Dunn
Wisconsin Public Radio

Kathleen DunnKathleen Dunn hosts on Wisconsin Public Radio's Ideas Network stations Monday through Thursday mornings from 9-11am, "leading balanced discussions about the issues of the day and the issues of our time."

In this show, Kathleen talks with guest, Patricia Benson, Board Member of Transition U.S. to discuss "transition towns" in America, where community members engage their collective creativity to successfully transition to a future beyond fossil fuels.

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Patricia Benson has been engaged in different aspects of environmental sustainability for over 20 years. Her experience includes market gardening, environmental education, curriculum/media development, and advocacy for environmental justice. She has lived on a family dairy farm in Minnesota, on national forest land in the wilderness, and in urban and rural communities. Benson works with congregations to raise awareness, network, and to engage people of faith in congregational and community work for sustainability, and provide opportunities for advocacy for effective and just public policy. She is a member of the leadership teams with Lutherans Restoring Creation and with the Minnesota Episcopal Environmental Stewardship Commission. Benson received a B.S. in education with the College of St. Catherine and graduate training through the Center for Global Environmental Education at Hamline University. Patricia is a member of the initiating group of Transition Northfield, and has made presentations across Minnesota to introduce Transition Initiatives.


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