Transition US Newsletter: Transition Streets, Drought, & Soil Sisters (April)


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




Online Launch Training in Spanish

The first online Transition LAUNCH training in Spanish begins May 5th!

Learn more and register.



Teleseminar Recording:
Building a More Effective Core Team

Art of Hosting Trainer Chris Corrigan share tips and resources for building structures to steward engagement and create spaces for strategic and inclusive work. Visit this page for more resources.

Transition Network Support Offer: Community Engagement

Tools for planning and putting on events and using Open Space.

Teleseminar Recording:
Self Leadership: Practices for Hosting Yourself and Growing Personal and Community Resilience

Art of Hosting Trainer Teresa Posakony shares practices and strategies for staying present, creative, engaged, centered, brilliant and talking during times of fear, stress, and anxiety. Visit this page for additional resources.

Featured Media

Documentary: "Food for Thought, Food for Life"

"I think Food for Thought could be especially useful for Transition initiatives because it does an excellent job of informing and inspiring people to get involved in the local food movement in just over 22 minutes. That, and it's free to use." ~Don Hall, Transition Sarasota

Print: Communities Magazine

Our friends at the Fellowship for Intentional Community are offering a special deal to Transitioners - you can get $10 off any subscription using discount code TransitionUS



Transition Streets, Community Resilience Challenge, International Transition Conference, and more!

Be sure to check out our 5/7 teleseminar "What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming."

What's Happening in Transition...

Living Better Together, One Street at a Time
The results are in: the Transition Streets pilot was a success!
Join our May 14 teleseminar to learn from some of the pilot groups, check out our new video, and stay tuned to learn how to get involved!

Community Resilience Challenge Are you growing food? Saving energy or water? Hosting a neighborhood potluck?

Register your actions in this year's Challenge to be counted as part of the growing movement for community resilience!

International Transition Network Conference
Back after a 3 year hiatus, this year's conference will be held in Devon, UK, September 18-20, to coincide with the International Permaculture Convergence in London.

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  Stories from the Movement

Community-Based Response to Drought
Transition and permaculture groups are taking action in response to CA's drought and emergency water restrictions.

Soil Sisters: The Power of a Potluck
Transition Green County, WI shares how a potluck for women farmers evolved into so much more.

Why Transition Catskills?
A new 8 minute video from Transition Catskills, NY.

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


Webinars & Online Events


What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming
Thursday, May 7
11:00am Pacific

There are five main psychological barriers to climate action that keep us from acknowledging the need for change: distance, doom, dissonance, denial, and iDentity.

To learn more, join us for a TeleSeminar with psychologist and economist Per Espen Stoknes, author of this new book, What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming.

Building Leaderful Communities: Capacities and Practices to Support Thriving Transition Communities
Wednesday, May 13
11:00am Pacific

Join Jeff Aitken and Tenneson Woolf, participative leadership practitioners, to explore capacities and practices that build coherence in leaderful communities, and help operationalize and make real the practice of leaderful communities.

Transition Streets: Stories From The Field
Thursday, May 14
11:00am Pacific

Learn how to implement Transition Streets in your neighborhood, from those who have already done it successfully in communities across the country.

Transition Streets is a seven-session program that guides neighbors through a series of proven actions that conserve energy and water, reduce waste, and save money, all while building a sense of community on your street.

DIY Policymaking for Resilient Communities
Monday, June 1
12:00-1:15pm Pacific

Transition US is co-sponsoring this important webinar hosted by the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC).

SELC’s Christina Oatfield, Yassi Eskandari, Neil Thapar, and Janelle Orsi will present a road-map to passing high-impact policies, share their experiences introducing and passing legislation, and lead the participants in developing their personal policymaking goals and plans.



Let's mobilize of thousands of new residents, create innumerable sustainability actions provide the community networks and cross-sector collaborations needed to Transition our towns and cities across the US.

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