My name is Chris Philpott from England and I am offering any folks who are interested a powerpoint talk on Transition Towns in England with particular reference to my home town of Leamington Spa. I am in Boston on 12th and 13th Sept. I am not into big audiences someones living room would do with a few folks , just want to learn and share with you folks and maybe take some ideas back home. We can make international links!!!. So please get back to me at my e mail address which is…Continue
Added by Chris Philpott on September 3, 2012 at 4:59pm — No Comments
In trying to explain what we are doing here at North Country Sustainability Center I have struggled for the right words. It’s not living history. It’s not agricultural education. It’s not just cultural awareness. Then I found the term “reskilling,” being used in the Transition movement. While I am of two minds about this term, it seems to be well accepted elsewhere, so I give in.
What is “reskilling?” …
Added by Patricia Stewart on July 23, 2012 at 11:45am — No Comments
Hey Transition Massachusetts folks
The work of Transition is so important, and it's great to see so many folk from around Massachusetts stepping up to the plate!
If you're someone who is specifically into permaculture, we'd like to invite you to also join the new Permaculturehub community (www.permaculturehub.com).…Continue
Added by Jesse VW on September 28, 2011 at 8:43pm — No Comments
There are two big issues in my life, Transition from what we see the world like today, to something with peace and sustainability as the primary principles-- and issues of Class.
Yesterday, I had a conversation about class with two very thoughtful and caring friends of mine, and this morning, I wrote them both an email of "seeings" that arrived upon waking-- and I thought to share these here, because I think the relevance to Transition efforts would run along side of these…Continue
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That used to be the title of a new blog I was planning to create to replace my old one. Having been back in MA for 3 years now, I have the unique perspective of someone who used to live here, was gone for over a decade, and now returned. And my muscle-memory for the climate of yore makes me scratch my head over the changes. The patterns start to repeat and suddenly we have the new normal of New England in the 21st century. It's a New England that features blisteringly hot and dry…Continue
Added by Glenn Saunders on May 26, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
If there is one thing I've tried to accomplish in the last 6+ years of being peak aware, if not to have the off-grid permaculture paradise, is to at least get at the truth of the matter of where we stand at any moment in time.
When oil spiked to $147 a barrel, at the time, I took this as "the great vindication" of peak oil theory. It was Matt Simmons' much-hyped superspike. However, this happened to coincide with the housing bubble, and when the credit crisis exploded in…Continue
Added by Glenn Saunders on May 25, 2011 at 11:16am — No Comments
I can't think of a bigger contrast than the whole rapture business today coinciding with the Transition Training in Wayland. On the one side, is the rapturists and the flip-side of the coin, those who belittle end-timers, who in some way may be keying into the existential angst without really knowing the root cause.
Lots of people think Christianity as a whole is a doomsday cult, as it appeared on the scene during the peak (or post-peak) of the Roman empire, and people of…Continue
I wanted to put in a plug for the Transition Training that Katrien has organized in Wayland for this coming weekend. It's a great way to get connected to others in the movement, get started on an initiative or get ideas for an initiative already underway! Please help spread the word.
Ever since I joined this site I chose to remain semi-anonymous: omitting my last name, using an avatar image, etc...
Instead, I've been maintaining a blog elsewhere since the fall of 2008 which is even more anonymous outside of the actual content, which has been described by my friend as a "confessional".
I've decided it's time to take personal responsibility for my opinions so I am going to wind down my external blog by the end of the year, put my…Continue
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My latest blog at woburnite.com was sparked by the water pipe rupture that is depriving many Boston-area communities of safe tap water.
Resilience: Woburn Has Some, Let's Invest in More
Saturday afternoon we were home, either doing projects outdoors or indoors conversing with a journalist about our considerations of and…
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