Transition Massachusetts

Transition Newburyport


Transition Newburyport

An online community for people to meet and network with those who share an interest in the Transition Town Initiative in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Whether you want to be an active participant or just stay informed we welcome you to join.

Location: Newburyport
Members: 42
Latest Activity: Feb 18, 2013


Transition Newburyport has moved all of it's activity to our website and Facebook page. To find information about our group and  events please visit our website or Facebook page.


We also publish a monthly newsletter which is posted to our Facebook page.

Discussion Forum

Edible Garden Group- Greater Newburyport

Started by Deb Carey Mar 16, 2012.

Eighty-two attend Chuck Collins talk, fifty-some share potluck meal afterwards 1 Reply

Started by Conrad Willeman. Last reply by Andrew W Jan 12, 2011.

Transition NBPT Art 19 Replies

Started by Andrew W. Last reply by Andrew W Sep 25, 2010.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Deb Carey on March 16, 2012 at 9:59am

This tool seems underutilized.  Why is that?

Comment by Rob Riman on February 11, 2012 at 4:45pm
Greetings all!

I'm helping to organize a workshop with Mark Morey of the Institute for Natrual Learning called The Nature of Resilience, to be held in Belmont (Feb 18th) and Weymouth (Feb 19th), so I'm passing this along should you or anyone you know be interested in participating. Please feel free to circulate widely!
Here is a link to the event announcement (or see below):
...and a bit of background, should the description leave you wondering about the origins of the program: Mark Morey is a colleague of author John Young who founded the Wilderness Awareness School (based in Washington state), the Art of Mentoring and more recently the 8 Shields Institute. John draws upon a decades long mentoring relationship with tracker and author Tom Brown, Jr. (of New Jersey) as well as study with many indigenous cultures around the world. My association with Mark stems from my participation in an Art of Mentoring workshop through Vermont Wilderness School last fall. 
p.s. questions? email or call me at 617-576-2628 or follow up through the Institute for Natural Learning website (see link below)
p.p.s. As prep/preamble for this workshop, Mark will also be holding a free call this Sunday at 7pm. Register here: Being Resilient During Times of Uncertainty w/ Mark Morey. Note that the call will be capped at 50 people. Also, if you are curious about it but can't join you might check out a similar recent talk of his which can be downloaded at this link:
Comment by Dave Viale on September 21, 2010 at 10:04pm
Hi everyone. My wife Sara and I recently attended the pot luck event and were excited to meet the community of folks interested in transition and building a sustainable Newburyport. I'm interested to find out how we can best plug into the group. I'll spend some time on the web site to catch up on things and comment on conversations and I also welcome any direction/orientation that folks might be able to give. Thanks - I'm excited yall started this!
Comment by Catherine Colby on September 12, 2010 at 3:08pm
Hi Everyone!!

We are in the process of trying to define the values of Transition and we need your help!

Please take some time to respond to the discussions started on the main page. The value words are: inclusion, empowerment, sustainability, localization, and fun. Everyone's input would be very helpful in clarifying Transition to newcomers and oldcomers.
Comment by Andrew W on September 3, 2010 at 11:05am
Hello All! I am new to this and ready to lend as much time and energy into helping Newburyport become a true transition town. This is a reply I just made to a post by someone unsure of what transition is. I'm pasting it here because I'm wondering what others in NBPT have to say on this subject:

I understand where Stefanie is coming from. While it is clear to me what Transition is all about, it doesn't seem to deliver this message succinctly. This ning site, while great for networking, doesn't offer the compelling marketing that I believe is necessary to grab visitors. Alex, your response should be the first thing people see when they come to the site. It should be in bold. Right now, I look at Transition and I see great intentions, but I don't see a brand that I want to fall in love with and be loyal to. Transition isn't separating itself from the myriad organizations and movements that have similar goals, as the premier movement that encompasses all of them and is (as far as I see it) the best model for transitioning into a world that is compatible with human life in a sustainable and socially just way.

I see this as a marketing challenge before anything. We need to market Transition like it were a brand. Why was Nike so popular? They didn't necessarily make better sneakers than anyone else, they embodied the feeling of motivation and empowered their customers (ie fans) to be better athletes ("just do it"). I want Transition to do the same (minus the sweatshops). So it is my interest, as this stage of the game, as a member of Transition Newburyport, to market this movement using all the tools and knowledge I and many others have.
Comment by Kirsten O'Leary on February 1, 2010 at 5:59pm
Olive oil Coconut granola:
from Dagny Syversen
Whisked Away Bakery

1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup agave nectar
1/2 cup honey
1 TBS Vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
6 cups old school/old fashioned oats
1 cup chopped almonds (I use the blanched slivered ones, but I have also used the salted and roasted whole kinds roughly chopped - both work out yummy)
1 cup unsweetened coconut (shredded or flaked)

In large sauce pan heat the oils, agave, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon, until combined and the coconut oil has been broken down - no longer clumpy. Usually takes only a minute or two. Stir in the rest of the ingredients until well combined. Spread out evenly onto a pan - I use a really large rectangle cake pan. Bake in 300 degree oven for 20-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven, cool, eat. I usually toss in some raisins after it has cooled down.

Comment by erika linenfelser on July 22, 2009 at 12:18am
Hey, it was great getting to meet some of you at the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium tonight. I would love to get involved with Transition Newburyport so just let me know how I can help. Thanks!
Comment by Niall Robinson on June 16, 2009 at 7:51am
Npbt Transition Minutes 06-15-09.xlsHere are the meeting minutes from Monday night - 6/15.


Comment by Niall Robinson on June 2, 2009 at 8:21pm
Npbt Transition Minutes 06-1-09.xlsHere are the meeting minutes from Monday night - 6/1.


Comment by Niall Robinson on May 21, 2009 at 7:38pm
Npbt Transition Minutes 05-18-09.xlsTeam,

Here are the meeting minutes from Monday night - 5/18.



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