In this Issue:
Transition Initiative Projects
Trainings & Webinars
Books & Films
Transition Network News
Training for Transition
Corporate Gifts: A Step-by-Step Approach to Raising Money from Businesses
Tuesday April 5, Noon-1pm PST
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Grassroots/volunteer-driven organizations often shy away from asking for money to support their work. Do you have experience raising money from businesses? This can also be a great way to increase the exposure of your initiative and develop relationships with like-minded businesses. Join us for our upcoming webinar grow your fundraising skills!
This is part III of our Fundraising Support for Transition Initiatives Webinar Series
Intro to Non-Violent Communication (NVC)
Tuesday, April 12, 11am PST
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NVC is tool used widely throughout the world for creating connection and transcending differences, and is based in cultivating the capacity to sustain an understanding of our own and others’ feelings and needs – even in times of intense conflict. In this hour-long, interactive session, NVC trainer Lynda Smith will share the core principles and practices of NVC so that you can begin the journey of becoming a resource for peace in your own community.
Monthly Transition Salon
Thurs. April 14
An open dialogue space where folks involved in Transition meet voice-to-voice, celebrate, network, swap ideas, get help, give help, and learn together - details + rsvp here
Theory U: The Pattern of Emergence
(*Today* March 31st at 4:00 PM PT)
From Initiating to Core Group: Holacracy for Transition Initiatives
(April 28t at 4:00 PM PT)
Integral Activism: Designing for Diversity
(May 26th at 4:00 PM PT)
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Coming up in May:
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National Hanging Out Day
Every year, on April 19th
, Project Laundry List joins together with hundreds of organizations from around the country to educate communities about energy consumption. National Hanging Out Day was created to demonstrate how it is possible to save money and energy by using a clothesline.
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Top banner photo: Transition Sonoma Valley
10/10/10 Work Party
Transition US :: March 2011 e-newsletter
Calling all Transitioners, homesteaders, teachers, cooks, gardeners, home-renovators....spread the inspiration and join us for the 350 Home & Garden Challenge. Sign up as a community organizer, and/or register your action — join us for our next organizer open call on April 5th at 11:00am PT to share your ideas, ask questions and get support.
We’re thrilled at how this challenge is spreading across the country and internationally. With just over six weeks to go, the response to this 350 Home & Garden Challenge has been wonderful with well over 30 organizers (that would be you) stepping up.
The actions people are taking range from planting a fruit tree
, to repairing a leaky faucet
, to organizing 20 volunteers to create a school garden
or installing an array of solar panels at city hall
. The important thing is that we all stand up and be counted.
Visit our website to learn more
-- We are also looking to expand our growing list of media sponsors
, with 350.org
, 4YearsGo!, Bioneers, Post Carbon Institute, and more already on board.
Transition in Texas
- A recent Training for Transition (T4T) in Houston revealed a community of citizens who were well connected, well organized and who meet each other monthly at Hub meetings and pot-luck dinners...(read more
- The time had arrived for Transition Sebastopol to go through its metamorphosis - the stage at which a new governance form emerges. Not such an easy process but one through it's inherent labor emerges as a much stronger expression of the whole. (read more
Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis visit Totnes
- community members convened over a weekend to listen to a presentation by Naomi Klein. Watch the video recap here
+ Rob interviewing Naomi here
Transition Network 2011 UK conference
: Dates have been set for 8 to 11-July in Liverpool - details here
Richard Heinberg presents on 'The End of Growth
' - though we couldn't all be there in Totnes for Richard's presentation, it is online here
thanks to the nuproject folk. Hooray for saavy documentation!
Post Carbon Institute Update
Transition US Partner | visit www.postcarbon.org
for more articles, reports and news
In March PCI picked up the Best Video in the Small Nonprofit category in the YouTube DoGooder nonprofit video awards for our 300 Years of Fossil Fuels
animation. Thousands of organizations participated and four were awarded the top prize. For this we are grateful and proud. Thanks to everyone who voted for us.
March also saw the release of new chapters from Richard Heinberg's upcoming book The End of Growth
and the Post Carbon Reader.