Transition US Newsletter: Collaboration & Celebration (September)


> Monthly digest of tools, trainings and resources for Transition.

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In this Issue:
What's Happening in Transition
Featured Media
Get Involved
Take Action




Transition LAUNCH

Transition LAUNCH is an in-depth experiential introduction to the ideas, process and practices that have inspired tens of thousands of people and catalyzed a global Transition network. 

Online LAUNCH 

Online Transition LAUNCH Training begins October 8! 10% discount for participants from the US.
Read more & register.

Effective Groups 

The Art of Hosting     
Effective Groups is a dynamic and engaging 2-day skills-building training for individuals and teams which covers key skills for collaboration. Read more...

Art of Hosting

Art of Participatory Leadership training Nov 6-8 in Olympia, WA. Scholarships available for Transition leaders. Visit the website or contact

Learn about hosting a training>>



Featured Media

10-Day Local Food Challenge
In the recording of this month's teleseminar, author Vicki Robin introduces her 10-Day Local Food Challenge.

Brother Earth
Comedic short video and call to action from Movement Generation, featuring legendary rapper & activist Boots Riley.

Post Carbon Institute presents Petrolify; side effects may vary.



National Bioneers Conference
October 17-19, San Rafael, CA

Stop by the Transition US table!

Living the New Economy Convergence --Oakland

October 23-26, Oakland, CA

30% Discount Code: Partner30
(limited quantity of discount tickets available, valid through Oct 10)





Success stories, tough questions, collaboration and comedy, this month's newsletter has it all!

What's Happening in Transition...

New Economy Week
October 13-19, join Transition US and the New Economy Coalition for ideas, events, and important conversations on shifting our economic paradigm.

#MapJam 2.0
Join Transition US, Shareable, & the Sharing Cities Network to put the new economy on the map!

Unlikely Suspects - Deep Outreach
Blog & webinar series by the Mid-Atlantic Transition Hub explores the powerful question: "Resilience for whom, and to what end?"

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  Transition in Action

Report Back: International meeting of national Transition Hubs Transitioners from 20 countries met in Copenhagen, Denmark earlier this month.

Ten Day Village Building Convergence Rocks Small Town Sebastopol Through Placemaking, Transition Sebastopol and collaborators show their community a more abundant and resilient future is possible.

Transition & Local Government
Transition Initiatives across the country are working with government & affecting policy change.

The State of Transition in the Mid-Atlantic Region: The Story of MATH & A Regional Overview
Regional organizing based on living systems.

Dispatch from a Post Carbon World: Planting Seeds for a More Resilient Future 
Cognoscenti highlights timebanking, Transition Streets, Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition, and more.


Interested in starting an Initiative?
Browse the initiatives map and learn more about becoming an Official Transition Initiative!


Webinars & Online Events


Re-thinking our Monetary System: Bay Bucks and the New Economy
Tuesday, October 14
11:00am PST/2:00pm EST

Our monetary system is the operating system of our economy. Right now, it is impoverishing the majority of our population, and killing our ecosystem. It is past time for a re-think. 

In this teleseminar, the co-founders of Bay Bucks and organizers of Living the New Economy Convergence--Oakland will discuss how they are building a different kind of money for the Bay Area, and how it can serve as a new operating system for a new economy.

The Maturation of a Social Movement: A Regional Response to a Critique of the Transition Movement
Thursday, November 6
11:00am PST/2:00pm EST

Join us for the first in a 2-part overview of the topics that will be covered in a 2015 Mid-Atlantic Transition Hub (MATH) webinar series.

The series will respond to and explore critiques of the Transition Movement raised in a paper by Simplicity Institute called The Transition Movement: Questions of Diversity, Power and Affluence.

Relationships Through Transition
Thursday, November 20
11:00am PST/2:00pm EST

Living in Relationship in a Community is hard work, but using relationships instead of currency is the most powerful tool we have to transition our world into a more fun, just, and equitable place. 

Learn how Transition Lab has developed the skills to use relationships as the currency of their work.


Policies for Shareable Cities: How to Catalyze Just and Resilient Local Economies
Tuesday, December 9
11:00am PST/2:00pm EST

How can the principles of the grassroots sharing economy be applied to towns and cities in ways that strengthen local economies, empower the under-served, and build community resilience?

Join this teleseminar with Yassi Eskandari of the Sustainable Economies Law Center to explore these questions and develop an action plan for local policy change.



See all upcoming events >>

Visit our Online Training Archives for a rich collection of past teleseminars.

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How Legal Are Seed Libraries?
Seed-saving is critically important to building resilient local food systems. After the PA Department of Agriculture cracked down on a seed bank operating out of a local library, the Sustainable Economies Law Center wrote this helpful article on the legality of seed libraries.

Read more on how seed libraries are mobilizing to protect seed saving.

Seed librarian Rebecca Newburn of Richmond Rivets Transition Initiative is taking action to protect seeds.

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Post Carbon Institute Update

Transition US Partner | visit for more articles, reports and news

Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movement:
Voices and Reflections from the Field

PCI's provocative new report is based on a series of interviews and conversations with dozens of leaders across the country, including Carolyne Stayton (Transition US) and Chuck Collins (Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition).

"Weaving the Movement" paints a vibrant, inspiring picture of an emerging movement, at the same time raising tough questions around power, resources, and strategy. 


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