How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Not involved yet. Just moved to Amherst. We were members of the Newburyport group, but very briefly.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
My family is very committed to a sustainable lifestyle. We have been featured on Japanese public TV as a model American family living in Village Homes, Davis, CA. We have been involved in things like co-housing, CSA's and community volunteering since 1990.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement?
We can help put on another conference like the one we did in NH called "Thinking Big Thinking Forward". We can volunteer, speak to groups, advocate for causes.
Your Favorite Groups/Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
I don't really spend a lot of time online other than for work
I generally look things up when I am curious about them - watch a lot of documentaries, go to lectures
I do think TED.com is a valuable site.
Hi Alice welcome to the Happy Valley! BTW, there is a Transition Amherst group contact me at monaatclearvisionstudiodotcom - in subject line, please indicate Transition Amherst. I'll send you contacts.
Hi Alice. Welcome to the area! I'm new to this group myself, and Live in Belchertown - right up the road. Aren't CSA's wonderful! If you haven't yet, you may want to look up Simple Gifts Farm on Pine St.. As for us, we have Stone Soup Farm up here and if you reallly like Tomatoes, Red Fire Farm in Granby is the place to go. Belchertown does not have a Transition group yet, so I'm kind of looking for a home...
I saw that you posted something about wanting to invite people over for a potluck, but can't seem to find it on the site anymore... I would suggest also posting to the Transition Amherst listserv and possibly also to the Transition Northampton listserv. You can post to those by emailing:
Hope to meet you sometime (although I confess it's been hard for me to do anything lately other than a) parenting my extremely energetic 3-year-old daughter and b) breakneck fundraising to purchase 120 acres of farmland by Jan. 31 for Grow Food Northampton).
Welcome to the Transition Massachusetts networking and information site. I am sorry we did not get to know you better in Newburyport, but you can now become involved with the Transition initiative in Amherst. You might want to contact Betsy Krogh on this site to learn more about local activities and plans.
You can also contribute to the conversation about Transition in the Forum on this site. I encourage everyone to follow these discussions and to participate. To learn how to most easily follow discussions, please read my post (in the Forum) titled "How to use key features of this site most effectively." Click here to view that post directly.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.