Economic Advisory Council for Transition US

Besides peak oil and climate change, there are two other great challenges that the Transition movement faces in this country:

How can we strengthen the economic resilience of individual communities?
How can we fund the movement so that our Transition Initiatives are resilient, self-reliant, and sustainable?

To help develop strategies and plans to address these critical issues, the Transition U.S. board has invited four  distinguished individuals to form an Economic Transition Advisory Council. Members who have stepped up to the task include:

Vicki Robin, author of Your Money or Your Life, initiator of Transition Whidbey, and newly-appointed board member of Transition U.S.

Judy Wicks, co-founder of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), founder of White Dog Café in Philadelphia, founder of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, and President of White Dog Community Enterprises.

Michael Shuman, author of Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age and The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition, and is Director of Research and Public Policy for BALLE, as well as a fellow of Post Carbon Institute.

Woody Tasch, author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered, founder of the Slow Money Alliance, and chairman of Investors' Circle, a nonprofit network of angel investors, venture capitalists, foundations, and family offices.

 The new Economic Transition Advisory Council will be convening in the near future to consider economic priorities for local communities and Transition Initiatives.

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Photos (left to right): Vicki Robin, Judy Wicks, Michael Shuman, Woody Tasch

1 comment

jimweber wrote 10 years 48 weeks ago


We're very fortunate to have these folks on board. Economic issues are key to the success of transition movements. To our initiative, economy is so important that we've included economic instability as an issue of equal importance to climate change and peak oil. I'm happy to see that this council will address the both community and organizational structural issues. I am looking forward to hearing their ideas on economy.

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