How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Through my shop "The Riverwalk Bead Shop & Gallery in Amesbury, MA" I encourage and support shopping local and sustainable living practices, eating locally grown food and have events that showcase local artists and musicians.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
My husband, Bill Plante, owner of "New Media Associates, Inc.", my boys Joe and Chris Plante of the band "The Brew", and my daughter Ashley Plante who is the Visual Graphics artist for New Media Associates. We are local, small business owners and feel that sustainable business practices and personal action in support of living locally and in community, is the future. Our present and our future! Today is a gift... that's why they call it a present!
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement?
Leading by example. Holding events and supporting local food growers and volunteering our time to educate our community of the benefits of local, sustainable living.
Your Favorite Groups/Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
Amesbury First!! A local first community organization. The Mehaffey Farm Blog.
Welcome to Transition Newburyport! I've been following the development of Amesbury First and have been very impressed by the way you all came together. There was a similar effort over a year ago in Newburyport after a speech by Laury Hammel, but it somehow got off track and fizzled. It would be nice to get that going again here.
I've also read about the farmstand you host at your store every week. What a great thing to do!
So glad you are interested in joining us and look forward to meeting you in the near future,
Welcome to the Transition Massachusetts networking and information site. To be more connected with local developments, you should also join the Transition Newburyport group on this site.
Another great benefit of membership on this statewide site is the exchange of ideas found in the Forum. I encourage everyone to follow these discussions and to participate. To learn how to most easily follow discussions on the Forum, please read my post (in the Forum) titled "Let's Strengthen our Transition Massachusetts community." Click here to view that post directly. Implementing the simple changes described will make it easier to follow and participate in the conversations on this site.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.