Transition US Newsletter: REconomy, a DreamTeam, and Taboo Topics


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In this Issue:
What's Happening in Transition
Support Transition US
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Become a Community Cultivator

Sign up to become a Transition US monthly donor through our Community Cultivator program! We will send you an organic cotton, made-in-the-USA reusable shopping bag for donations of $20 per month or more.



Transition Streets Sneak Peak

This teleseminar recording offers a preview of the Transition Streets curriculum that will be piloted spring 2015

Sustainable World Sourcebook

The 2014 edition of the International Award-winning Sustainable World Sourcebook provides important information for altering our perilous global trajectory. As an affiliate, your purchase supports Transition US.

OpenIDEO Community Renewable Energy Challenge

Participate in an OpenIDEO design process to create community renewable energy solutions, sponsored by the 11th Hour Project.


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.

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...

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 Featured Media

The Story of Stuff (2007)

This oldie but goodie might come in handy this week, as the biggest shopping day of the year quickly approaches. (21 min animated video)


'Tis the season for re-thinking our economy...

What's Happening in Transition...

REconomy Comes to the US
Help us highlight businesses that build community wealth and resilience, and have a purpose greater than profit.

Art of Hosting and Transition Social technologies provide a framework for harnessing the collective wisdom and self-organizing capacity of Transition groups.

Transition Lab Seeks DreamTeam
Learn how to live outside the cash economy while creating affordable housing, growing food, and using relationships as currency.

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  Transition in Action

Living the New Economy Convergence--Oakland a Success More than 300 people participated in this 4-day event organized by Bay Bucks and Uptima Business Bootcamp, sponsored by Transition US.

Share the Bounty Week Transition Goshen, IN hosts a week of events aimed at improving food access.

Cooperative Business Conference Transition Houston, TX is catalyzing local development of cooperative businesses.

How to Run a Business in the Gift Economy
Transition Town Media's Marie Goodwin shares the nuts and bolts of doing business in the gift economy.

A Transition Feedback Loop: Asking Some Tough "MATH" Questions
On responding to feedback, diversity, power and control dynamics, consumption patterns, and other taboo topics.

Interested in starting an Initiative?

Browse the initiatives map and learn more about becoming an Official Transition Initiative!


Webinars & Online Events


The Maturation of a Social Movement: A Regional Response to a Critique of the Transition Movement (Part 2)
Thursday, December 4
2:00pm EST/11:00am PST

Join us for the second 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.

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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Post Carbon Institute Update

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

Post Carbon Institute has a new board member. Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and directs IPS’s Program on Inequality and the Common Good, and is also the co-founder of Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition group. But beyond that, he is a nice guy who asks tough questions, like: "Can We Earn a Living on a Living Planet?" Read this great article Chuck recently wrote in which PCI Executive Director Asher Miller and Senior Fellow Richard Heinberg are heavily quoted. 


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