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June/July 2016 E-Newsletter
Regional Hubs Build Resilience, Resistance & Equity for All

New England Hub Gaining Momentum
On June 11, over 110 people came together for the Resilience, Resistance, and Regional Equity Convergence in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The gathering was convened by the New England Resilience & Transition (NERT) Network, a regional hub in the Transition movement. Read the report from the regional gathering here.  

Regional Hubs Are The Future
Check out this powerful Concept Paper on Region-wide Resilience, published by NERT.


What's Happening in Transition

Transition Palo Alto Brings Sharing and Community to Silicon Valley
Transition Palo Alto was recently featured on Shareable and Transition Culture for its work to create community connections in California's Silicon Valley. As local organizer Peter Ruddock describes in this great interview, the Transition group hosts over 200 in-person events a year, from smaller and more intimate gatherings, to their well-attended Share Faires. Read more about this successful initiative here

Transition Pasadena in the News for Repairing What's Broken
The internationally recognized Repair Cafe is one of the many projects of Transition Pasadena that has been transforming this SoCal community. As one happy Repair Cafe participant reports, "I can't believe the guy who built the Mars Rover just repaired my electric shaver!" The Transition group has also created a Learning Garden, and has hosted workshops on topics from low-energy living to sheet mulching. Read more here.

Grassroots dispatch on Transition Streets & Emergency Preparedness
In a recent email, NorCal grassroots organizers have reported significant interest in the Transition Streets model for effecting change at the neighborhood level. Linda Currie of Transition Berkeley co-hosted two free community presentations about Transition Streets, and she reports that the energy-saving curriculum has especially appealed to local citizens involved in emergency preparedness. Discover Transition Streets and start your own local group today!

Stories from the Movement

Rising to the Challenge: Book Explores Transition and Faith
In the vast and quickly growing body of literature of the Transition movement, a new book by Ruah Swennerfelt of Transition Town Charlotte, VT, is generating buzz online and stimulating conversation about the intersection of spirituality and community resilience. The book entitled Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith, is available for hard-copy purchase or free download. You can read the forward by Rob Hopkins here.

Source Local Kale on Your Smart Phone
The Colorado Springs-based LocalFood CS App offers an exciting model for tech-savvy eaters looking to expand community access to healthy, local food. It brings local food onto the small screen in your pocket. This article describes the project, which originated in the Transition community of Manitou Springs. You can check out the app's website here.
What's happening in
your local food scene? Please tell us if you discover any great community resilience innovations!


Ensuring that Transition is Just
(Not 'Just for the Privileged')

Over the last year, we've seen a discussion about the overlapping themes of Transition and Social Justice. In a new post on the Degrowth blog, Lucie Bardos asks, Is Sustainability Only for the Privileged? and a recent article in the Nation explores how
A Radical Alliance of Black and Green Could Save the World. For a deeper conversation, check out the audio and transcript of our popular teleseminar, Just Transition with Mateo Nube of Movement Generation


Interested in starting a Transition Initiative? 
Browse the US initiatives map and learn more about becoming an Official Transition Initiative!

Webinars and Online Events

Power on Conflict Part 2: Working Through Real-world Struggles 
Friday, July 15 - 11am-12:15pm PST

If you cannot work with conflict, then you probably cannot create a sustainable town. What if conflict were a secret ally? Join world-class educators Ma'ikwe Ludwig, Alyson Ewald, and Jacob Corvidae for an enlightening teleseminar with real-world examples of how to leverage the #PowerOfConflict. Learn more here

See all upcoming events >>

Resources to Make the Movement Move!

At CommonBound 2016, a New Economy is Right Around The Corner
What will a fairer and more democratic economy look like? Join the New Economy Coalition for CommonBound 2016, an international conference on visionary strategies for achieving deep systems change, July 8-10 in Buffalo, NY. Visit for more info. To learn more about Transition and local economies, check out this teleseminar recording.

Permaculture Convergence and Transition National Gathering
This September 14-18, the North American Permaculture Convergence will join with Building Resilient Communities Convergence at the Solar Living Institute in Hopland, CA, bringing the possibility of a Transition workshop track or side-gathering. Read more here, and e-mail us to get involved! 

Join The National Conversation
Transition organizers from local initiatives and regional hubs around the country have been working together to scale up Transition. We've launched a Collaborative Design Council to strategically evolve our movement, and look forward to including you in the conversation! If you're a Transition organizer interested in more support and collaboration with the wider movement, email us or join our new conversation group.

Fostering a Genuine Movement
We know you're working hard and doing your best to make our world a better place. Thanks for all you do! If you're feeling overwhelmed, take a deep breath, give yourself a pat on the back, and keep up the good work. If you've got some available project energy, though, think about taking this movement to the next level with us. We're building a team of human beings and working together to raise awareness, attract resources, and amplify our impact. Join us!
Make the Movement Move!
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Are you ready to scale up this movement?
Transition US is calling on partners and allies across the country and around the world to rise up in a vibrant people's movement toward resilient community.

Let's mobilize of thousands of new community organizers and take action together
to build the world that we envision.

We see health and happiness, resilience and sustainability, peace and justice. We see communities that are connected in celebration of life, working to provide the essentials for our people: food security, clean air and water, housing and transportation, arts and media, emergency preparedness - all in a way that honors planet and people.

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