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Kirsten O'Leary
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  • Newburyport, MA
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  • Dave Viale
  • Andrew W
  • Deb Carey
  • Brian Brophy
  • Justin O'Leary
  • David de Smit
  • Elizabeth Marcus
  • Tina Clarke

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THE STORY OF STUFF
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Hello! My husband & I are reading The Story of Stuff, by Annie Leonard.  (More accurately he is reading it to me.)Her book has been released recently & it is worth reading! It is all of the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glenn Saunders Jul 8, 2010.

Let's party!
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This Transition Winterfest looks like fun.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU41s1PQK7Q&feature=player_embeddedA…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Carey Jan 18, 2010.

Pedal power to energy conversion BANG GOES THE THEORY
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BBC's BANG GOES THE THEORY tested to see how many bicycling people it would take to power a house.Here is the link to an excerpt. If you have a link (accessible here in the US) for the whole program…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Althea Chen Dec 4, 2009.

Rob's TED talk
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Hello Everyone,I just noticed Rob has posted the talk he gave at TED. Here is the link.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by paul levasseur Dec 6, 2009.

 

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Kirsten O'Leary is attending Elizabeth Marcus's event
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A Celebration of Local, Seasonal Food and Music Too! at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

October 10, 2010 from 5:30pm to 9pm
Join us for the 3rd Local Flavor Community Potluck Picnic, a celebration of locally grown, seasonal food. This month’s picnic is also a 10/10/10 Global Work Party event, recognizing the importance of developing strong local food systems to address climate change.You are invited to bring a potluck dish using as many locally grown ingredients as possible from your garden, CSA, Farmers’ Market, farmstand or local food artisan. Label your dish so we know what’s in it and who to thank. Also bring…See More
Oct 4, 2010
Kirsten O'Leary might attend Elizabeth Marcus's event

Carbon Nation at Phillips Exeter Academy, Phelps Academy Center

October 1, 2010 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The Phillips-Exeter Academy, Sustainability Documentary Series is showing the newly released film "Carbon Nation. An optimistic (and witty) discovery of what people are already doing, what we as a nation could be doing and what the world needs to do to prevent (or at least slow down) the impending climate crisis.See More
Sep 27, 2010
Kirsten O'Leary replied to Andrew W's discussion Art in/for Transition
"I hope to have some of my wearable-Transition-minded art ready in time for the show."
Sep 27, 2010
Kirsten O'Leary posted an event

Edilbe Wild Plant Walk at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

September 16, 2010 from 5:30pm to 7pm
A free edible wild plants walk with naturalist John Root will be offered at 5:30 PM on Thursday, September 16 at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane in Newbury. Wild food samples will be available, and pamphlets will be distributed to participants. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Newbury Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Sep 15, 2010
Kirsten O'Leary and Andrew W are now friends
Sep 3, 2010
Kirsten O'Leary is attending Elizabeth Marcus's event
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Local Flavor Community Potluck Picnic at The First Parish Church

September 19, 2010 from 6pm to 9pm
Please join us on Sunday, September 19th at 6:00 PM for the Local Flavor Community Potluck Picnic, a celebration of locally grown, seasonal food. Check out this Newburyport Today blog post about our August picnic.You are invited to bring a potluck dish using as many locally grown ingredients as possible from your garden, CSA, Farmer’s Market, farmstand or local food artisan. Label…See More
Aug 31, 2010
Ed Falis and Charlotte Dion are attending Kirsten O'Leary's event
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LOCAL FLAVOR Community Potluck Picnic at First Parish Church of Newbury New Eden Community Garden

August 8, 2010 from 5:30pm to 9pm
A Celebration of Local, Seasonal FoodNewburyport, MAPlease join us on Sunday, August 8th at 5:30 PMfor the first Local Flavor Community Potluck Picnic,a celebration of locally grown, seasonal food.You are invited to bring a potluck dish using as many locally grown ingredients as possible from your garden, CSA, Farmer’s Market or farmstand. Label your dish so we know what’s in it and who to thank. Also bring your beverage of choice: if it’s local and in a pitcher to share, even better. We will…See More
Aug 7, 2010
Kirsten O'Leary updated an event
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LOCAL FLAVOR Community Potluck Picnic at First Parish Church of Newbury New Eden Community Garden

August 8, 2010 from 5:30pm to 9pm
A Celebration of Local, Seasonal FoodNewburyport, MAPlease join us on Sunday, August 8th at 5:30 PMfor the first Local Flavor Community Potluck Picnic,a celebration of locally grown, seasonal food.You are invited to bring a potluck dish using as many locally grown ingredients as possible from your garden, CSA, Farmer’s Market or farmstand. Label your dish so we know what’s in it and who to thank. Also bring your beverage of choice: if it’s local and in a pitcher to share, even better. We will…See More
Jul 31, 2010
Elizabeth Marcus and Conrad Willeman are attending Kirsten O'Leary's event
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LOCAL FLAVOR Community Potluck Picnic at First Parish Church of Newbury New Eden Community Garden

August 8, 2010 from 5:30pm to 9pm
A Celebration of Local, Seasonal FoodNewburyport, MAPlease join us on Sunday, August 8th at 5:30 PMfor the first Local Flavor Community Potluck Picnic,a celebration of locally grown, seasonal food.You are invited to bring a potluck dish using as many locally grown ingredients as possible from your garden, CSA, Farmer’s Market or farmstand. Label your dish so we know what’s in it and who to thank. Also bring your beverage of choice: if it’s local and in a pitcher to share, even better. We will…See More
Jul 22, 2010
Kirsten O'Leary posted an event
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LOCAL FLAVOR Community Potluck Picnic at First Parish Church of Newbury New Eden Community Garden

August 8, 2010 from 5:30pm to 9pm
A Celebration of Local, Seasonal FoodNewburyport, MAPlease join us on Sunday, August 8th at 5:30 PMfor the first Local Flavor Community Potluck Picnic,a celebration of locally grown, seasonal food.You are invited to bring a potluck dish using as many locally grown ingredients as possible from your garden, CSA, Farmer’s Market or farmstand. Label your dish so we know what’s in it and who to thank. Also bring your beverage of choice: if it’s local and in a pitcher to share, even better. We will…See More
Jul 21, 2010
Kirsten O'Leary and Deb Carey are now friends
Jul 12, 2010
Glenn Saunders replied to Kirsten O'Leary's discussion THE STORY OF STUFF
"Too often these sorts of debates get so infused with blame and outrage that the "other side" just tunes out. Annie Leonard is great at making the case for powerdown in a calm and moderated way. Many people still feel threatened by her…"
Jul 8, 2010
Kirsten O'Leary posted a discussion

THE STORY OF STUFF

Hello! My husband & I are reading The Story of Stuff, by Annie Leonard.  (More accurately he is reading it to me.)Her book has been released recently & it is worth reading! It is all of the facts behind her 20 minute movie ( http://www.storyofstuff.com/).  In the book she gives props to TRANSITION! KirstenSee More
Jul 5, 2010
Kirsten O'Leary replied to Elizabeth Marcus's discussion Publicity in the group Transition Newburyport
"FYI we did put one up at Natural Grocer. It's far afield but there is a great community board at Blue Moon in Exeter, so we put one there too. Sue Little kindly put one up at Jabberwocky. There was already one at the laundry-mat on Water…"
Mar 19, 2010
Kirsten O'Leary replied to Jannell Zarba's discussion Surveillance cameras in downtown Newburyport- do you think it effects the feeling of community?
"I live 1 block from downtown, I shop in downtown, and spying cameras are not what I want my tax money to go toward. Lets put our tax money into growing edible gardens on city property to help feed Newburyport. Lets build strong communities so that…"
Mar 8, 2010
Kirsten O'Leary replied to Elizabeth Marcus's discussion An Idea to Consider for the Future - Laurel Street Trading Post in the group Transition Newburyport
"This looks like fun! Newburyport could use one of these along with a TIME BANK, eh?"
Mar 7, 2010

Profile Information

How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
My husband & I are initiating members of Transition Newburyport.

Unofficially my husband and I are making our own effort to work locally, eat locally grown food, support local businesses/farmers/craftspeople, etc.
Also I have taught people (of all ages) to sew, embroider and knit.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I appreciate the re-localization, re-skilling, return to a resilient community and to local food that Transition espouses. Helping our community see Transition's benefits and then implementing these changes (as a community) is why I am participating. .
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement?
As a member of the Newburyport community I have advocated for CSAs, the Farmer's Market, and I bring Transition to the attention of my customers, CSA members, and family. I will continue to advocate for Transition, the strengthening of local economy, eating locally, etc.
Your Favorite Groups/Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
The Transition Handbook
http://transitionculture.org/
transition movies on youtube.com

LIFE inc. by Douglas Rushkoff

http://www.localharvest.org/

A FARM FOR THE FUTURE may be viewed at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xShCEKL-mQ8

http://www.storyofstuff.com/

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At 9:11pm on December 3, 2009, Katrien Vander Straeten said…
Let me just say that I love it that it's both you and your husband! Cherish it, it's very precious!
At 10:15pm on September 23, 2009, Conrad Willeman said…
Hi Kirsten,

Welcome to the Transition Massachusetts Ning site and the Transition Newburyport group.

I understand you and Justin are likely to attend the screening of A Farm for the Future this Saturday evening. I look forward to meeting you then.

As site administrator I encourage everyone to read my post in the Forum area with instructions about how to most easily follow discussions on the Forum. You can find that post yourself in the Forum, under the title "Let's Strengthen our Transition Massachusetts community," or click here to view that post directly. Implementing the simple changes described will make it easier to stay connected with developing conversations on this site. Those conversations nurture our growing statewide Transition community.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Conrad
At 9:56pm on September 23, 2009, Elizabeth Marcus said…
Hi Kirsten and welcome ... look forward to seeing you and Justin again soon.

Elizabeth
At 1:54am on September 23, 2009, Les Squires said…
Greetings Kirsten, Great to see you here. ...As a member of the Newburyport community I have advocated for CSAs, the Farmer's Market, and I have now been bringing Transition to the attention of my customers, CSA members, and family. I will continue to advocate for Transition, the strengthening of local economy, eating locally, etc.... -- Perfect! Please make sure that Newburyport is listed in our Group directory. Give my best to Newburyport -- one of my favorite cities -- I lived in Boston for 22 years and made frequent trips.
 
 
 

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