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Shari Melto is now a member of Transition Massachusetts
Jul 6
Dr. Tamara Stenn is now a member of Transition Massachusetts
Jun 12
Delene White is now a member of Transition Massachusetts
May 30
Sabine Jakosch posted a video

Redesigning Civilization -- with Permaculture

Modern agriculture, industry and finance all extract more than they give back, and the Earth is starting to show the strain. How did we get in this mess and ...
May 24
Carin upstill is now a member of Transition Massachusetts
May 19
Patrick Cornell DeBoard is now a member of Transition Massachusetts
Apr 29
John Root posted an event

Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping at Snow Library

April 16, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Learn about the variety of trees, shrubs, vines, canes, and herbaceous perennials that can be grown to produce fruits, nuts, and vegetables here on the Cape. Presented by naturalist and landscaper John Root ( Plants will be available for sale, and admission is free. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Orleans Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. See More
Apr 15
Cynthia Clayton Parent is now a member of Transition Massachusetts
Mar 19
Jim Beregi left a comment for Juliette Rooney-Varga
"Juliette, the best hope for reducing CO2 emissions is to reduce demand by offering an alternative. My company Solar Transportation Technologies is developing a new transportation system called Freedom Transit that uses electric cars on an elevated…"
Mar 19
Katharina Wilkins is now a member of Transition Massachusetts
Mar 16
Molly Wexler-Romig joined Chuck Collins's group

Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition (JPNET)

Jamaica Plain neighbors concerned about economic and ecological transition --and ensuring that our transition solutions address issues of inequality and division within our neighborhood.
Mar 7
Molly Wexler-Romig is now a member of Transition Massachusetts
Mar 7

Welcome to Transition Massachusetts!

Transition Massachusetts is an informal network where members inspire, support, and learn from each other as they consider, adopt, adapt and implement Transition Initiatives in their communities.

The Transition approach is a replicable, flexible methodology that empowers communities to squarely face the challenges of peak oil, climate change, and economic instability, and to unleash the collective genius of their own people to find the answers to this momentous question:

For all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how are we going to:

· drastically reduce carbon emissions (in response to climate change);
· significantly rebuild resilience (in response to peak oil);
· and greatly strengthen our local economy (in response to economic instability)?

Transition Initiatives make no claim to have all the answers, but by building on the wisdom of the past and accessing the pool of ingenuity, skills and determination in our communities, the solutions can readily emerge. Now is the time for us to take stock and start re-creating our future in ways that are not based on cheap, plentiful and polluting oil but on localized food, sustainable energy sources, resilient local economies and an enlivened sense of community well-being.

For more information on what Transition Initiatives are and how they work, click here, and here. See The Transition Handbook by Rob Hopkins for a complete and inspiring treatment by the Transition movement's founder.


Transition in June/July

Started by Patrick Natoli Feb 12.

Electric cars could go mainstream with Freedom Transit

Started by Jim Beregi Dec 2, 2013.

Transition Gathering for Regional Networking - Portland 2013

Started by Rachel Lyn Rumson Jul 18, 2013.

Facilitating Transition through play and games 1 Reply

Started by Kirsten Bonanza. Last reply by Rachel Lyn Rumson Jul 18, 2013.

Upcoming Grassroots Grant Deadline

Started by Claire Wheeler Mar 5, 2013.


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