Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Transition Network


The Transition Network began in the UK, and has expanded to become global, with a U.S. Transition  Network site that is rapidly expanding as well. (

The work they're doing is extraordinary, and for any who may not be aware of these two organizations, and their programs, I'm pleased to share links here, information about the movie "In Transition", and a little video from one of the founders.

To see the movie

"‘In Transition’ is the first detailed film about the Transition movement filmed by those that know it best, those who are making it happen on the ground. The Transition movement is about communities around the world responding to peak oil and climate change with creativity, imagination and humour, and setting about rebuilding their local economies and communities. It is positive, solutions focused, viral and fun.  In the film you'll see stories of communities creating their own local currencies, setting up their own pubs, planting trees, growing food, celebrating localness, caring, sharing. You’ll see neighbours sharing their land with neighbours that have none, local authorities getting behind their local Transition initiatives, schoolchildren making news in 2030, and you'll get a sense of the scale of this emerging movement. It is a story of hope, and it is a call to action, and we think you will like it very much. It is also quite funny in places."

One of the upcoming online events presented for free by Transition USA  is  by Starhawk, a woman who is a true visionary leader. I've been privileged to work with her in the past, and look forward to this:

Heart and Mind of the Circle

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 5:00pm - 6:15pm

Note:  All Transition US online events are listed in Pacific Time
Register and you will receive your unique dial-in number and PIN via email.


Working in groups of equals is the heart of our work to change the world.  We value community, yet groups are often very challenging places to be.  How do we create groups and organizations that are warm and welcoming, that value and empower participants, and that bring out the best in each of us?
In this teleconference, we’ll explore the personal sustainability that is the ground of effectiveness.  We'll consider social permaculture—the principles and agreements that lead to healthy and functional groups—as well as the agreements we make with each other, the way we make decisions, and how we handle the conflicts that inevitably arise.
Check out Starhawk's new book on this subject before the call if you can.
Presenters: Starhawk

1 comment:

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Fascinating. Off to check out the links, video, and websites. Thanks for posting.