In this Issue:
In the News
Training for Transition
Upcoming Webinars & Events
Transition Network News
Training for Transition
May 12-13 - Framingham, MA
June 16-17 - Fort Collins, CO
June 16-17 - Maine (tentative)
Aug. 18-19 - Providence, RI
Sept. 8-9 - Durham, CT
Oct. 13-14 - Longmeadow, MA
For further information on the trainings above (except Fort Collins, CO), contact Tina Clarke
No trainings in your area?
Learn about hosting a T4T >>
Monthly Transition Salon
Thursday, May 10, 2012
An open dialogue space where folks involved in Transition meet voice-to-voice, celebrate, network, swap ideas, get help, give help, and learn together. Join in!
details + registration >>
Spring of Sustainability
Take advantage of these free half-hour shots of inspiration... Tune in by phone or web to some of the world's leading thinkers, visionaries and experts as they chart a way forward to a healthy and resilient world. Learn and engage...
Featured Transition speakers are:
* Vicki Robin
* Tina Clarke
* Trathen Heckman
* Richard Heinberg
* Rob Hopkins
...and over 100 other thought leaders from around the world.
Find titles of these talks on our site >>
Register here >>
Sustainable Enterprise Conference
May 11, Rohnert Park, CA
Capitalize on opportunities in the growing green economy, discover current trends in enterprise management, and network with thought leaders. Academics, government officials and business leaders will show you how innovation and sustainability will drive the economy, and help organizations like yours prosper. Thank you to the organizers for offering this discount: Use SAVEGREEN
to save $20 registering!
Read more >>
Strategies for a New Economy
June 8-10, by simulcast
This three-day conference will include over 60 workshops, plenary gatherings, and participatory sessions organized around 10 theme areas
. Registration for this conference has closed, but the plenaries and some workshops will be simulcast
. Hear about research and best practice and how a decentralized, sustainable, cooperative economy is already taking shape
. Read more >>
News from across the pond...
Transition US :: April 2012 e-newsletter
We're just a day away from our May 2012 Transition Home & Garden Challenge
, and the list of inspired actions around the country is growing! Last year we had 1,500 actions - this year let’s have over 2,012!
Join the Challenge!
We have a host of handy resources and action ideas
assembled for you! And the new In Transition 2.0
film is a great tool to gather your community and kick off an action.
You can also double your impact and support the 350.org global Climate Impacts Day on May 5th. Register your action for the Transition Challenge AND for the Climate Impacts Day! (Yes, you will need to register on both websites... a few worthwhile moments to tell your story even more widely). Also consider hosting a community potluck during National Potluck Week May 20-26. (Let us know if you do)!
(that Transition folk are reading and screening)
Dreaming Planet Earth
Methods for Mapping Future Food and Energy Systems at the Local Level
This booklet was created in response to many requests from around the country and world as to how Bioneers/ Dreaming New Mexico Project went about "future mapping" at the local level for their "Age of Renewables
" and "Age of Local Foodsheds/Fair Trade State
" maps. It is now available for free download here >>
Building a Strong Foundation for Your Initiative
The interview Rob Hopkins did recently with Lee Brain, one of the founders of Transition Prince Rupert in British Columbia, Canada, was one of the most inspiring he has yet published. In this installment, he gives a fascinating taste of what it looks like when an emerging Transition group gives over some time to getting the foundations of its work as solid as possible before proceeding any further. Listen here>>
Repair is better than recycling! The best way to keep electronic waste out of landfills is to keep it working longer. iFixit is a free repair manual that you can contribute to and edit. It is being created by a community of people who care about things and want to make them last longer. Currently, the site is focused on electronic equipment, but the poster certainly has a wider message! Check it out here >>
Post Carbon Institute Update
Transition US Partner | visit www.postcarbon.org
for more articles, reports and news
Our customizable presentation YOU ARE HERE: The Oil Journey
narrated by Peter Coyote is now ready for action. With feedback from PCI supporters we've put together a great new set of resources for any budding presenters out there. If you're interested in becoming one of those presenters we'll hold web-based trainings in May. Contact us via email@example.com
With PCI Fellow Michael Shuman's new book Local Dollars, Local Sense
in stores we're looking into the issues around local economies. Join us May 1st at Noon PST /3PM EST/ 19.00 GMT for our Live Video Chat
event where Michael will join Slow Money
Founder and Chairman Woody Tasch to discuss the wide-ranging benefits of investing in local food systems.