Web of Local Self-Reliance Rewoven: New Haven Transition Song

Transition Greater New Haven was featured in the New Haven Independent in an article by Melinda Tuhus, July 13, 2009, which captured some of the discussion from the evening around building community resilience, as well as a delightful recording of a group rendition of the "New Haven Transition Song."


Web of Local Self-Reliance Rewoven

Community gardens galore, a human-scaled transportation system, honor for elders and creative exploration for kids — these are some of the goals members of New Haven’s now-official Transition group “webbed” together at a kick-off celebration on Saturday evening (pictured) as they develop a local post-peak-oil future.

First was the obligatory but delicious potluck dinner, held at the First Unitarian Universalist Society on Whitney Avenue. That was followed by more than three hours of discussion about “Transition Culture: An evolving exploration into the head, heart and hands of energy descent.”

That’s the motto on the website of the Transition Network, which has more than 100 affiliated groups around the world. In June, New Haven’s group was officially recognized as the 30th member of the network in the U.S. It’s called Transition Greater New Haven .

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The evening drew to a close with a group rendition of the New Haven Transition Song, written and led by Bob Carruthers. Click here to listen.

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