Transition Stories

Sustainable NE Seattle hosts a Barter Fair

"An abundance of produce, canned items, honey, seeds, pancake mix, homemade bread, skills and other good stuff was traded yesterday in the parking lot of Maple Leaf Lutheran. We pressed apple cider and grape juice (Yum!!), learned that quince do not make good juice, and most importantly, laughed and joked together," wrote Susan Gregory.

This month Sustainable NE Seattle hosted their first Barter Fair, an event they hope to repeat in the future.

 

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."

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Web of Local Self-Reliance Rewoven

Transition Together Pilot Project a Smashing Success

Transition Town Totnes has just finished trialing their rather clever and inspiring community initiative, "Transition Together". The Transition Together project forms small, social groups of friends, neighbors and colleagues and then supports them in taking a number of effective, practical, money-saving and carbon-reducing steps.

Local Currency Creates Economic Community Resilience

"The B£ is the UK’s first local currency in an urban area and the fourth transition town to have its own currency, following the Totnes Pound in Devon, Lewes Pound in Sussex and Stroud Pound in Gloucestershire.

The B£ project has been initiated by a group of volunteers from Transition Town Brixton (TTB), a community-led organisation for action on energy issues and climate change.

Sustainble NE Seattle hosts a solar potluck

Sustainable NE Seattle (19th US Transition Initiative) hosted an outdoor "Solar Cookout." Many members brought their own solar ovens to create a fabulous solar-cooked potluck.

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