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In this Issue:
In Transition 2.0 movie!
Transition Projects
Host a Training for Transition (T4T)
Upcoming Webinars & Events
New Transition Initiatives
Thank You
Transition Network News
Volunteers Needed
PCI Update
Get Involved

Take Action

Training for Transition

Apr 21-22 UNM Albuquerque, NM

Learn about hosting a T4T >>


Monthly Transition Salon
Thursday, April 12, 2012
(11am-noon Pacific)

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 + registration >>

Related Events

Thriving Communities
Global TeleSummit

April 28, 2012, everywhere
Free to the public. This event is part of a major 3-month sustainability events program called Spring of Sustainability, co-produced by The Shift Network and Sustainable World Coalition, which also features Rob Hopkins, Vicki Robin, Tina Clarke, and over 100 other thought leaders from around the world. Presenters include: Vandana Shiva, Charles Eisenstein (Sacred Economics) and Esperide Ananas (Damanhur), and hosted by Kevin Danaher and Thom Hartmann on the call.

Transition Network 
News from across the pond...

Please support Transition Network’s entry in the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge
Transition Network has taken on the highly prestigious Buckminster Fuller Challenge and has been shortlisted to be in the running for $100,000 to enable it to broaden and deepen its work, and we’d really appreciate it if you were able to support our application by joining BFI’s online community and submitting supportive comments on our page, or you could leave them here and we’ll forward them on.
Read Rob's full blog post here >>

For all you webmasters and bloggers, there's a new widget for the Transition Companion Book - get it here >>

Volunteers Needed

We are on the lookout for youth mentors,  regional reporters, videographers, transcribers and more - visit our volunteer opportunities page >>


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Transition US :: March 2012 e-newsletter

EXTRA EXTRA!... In Transition 2.0 movie launched!

The North American version (NTSC for US & CAN DVD players) will soonIn  Transition 2.0 DVD be available through Transition US. You can pre-order your copy NOW, and we'll send them out as soon as they're ready!

In January we shared the trailer for In Transition 2.0 in our resources section. The film has launched in its European version (PAL format)! Check out the story below about the film and what folks are saying about it. We’re anticipating that many Transition groups and initiatives will be keen on screening the film, so we are producing a version of the DVD formatted specifically for North American DVD players (NTSC) with subtitles in Spanish, French and English (for hearing impaired).

With the Transition Challenge around the corner, it's the perfect movie for a kick off event to inspire and activate current and new Transition Challengeallies in Transition!

Are you ready to take the Challenge?
Register your action
so we can show the world just how powerful we are as a movement, then check out the Actions Map to see who else is taking on the challenge.

Transition Projects

March Roundup: Transition across the Country
Building on recipe for 
communitythe monthly roundup over at Rob's Transition Culture blog, here are some highlights of what's keeping Transition Initiatives busy across the US... (read more >>)

In Transition 2.0 movie launchesIn Transition 2.0
There’s a buzz building around the new In Transition 2.0 movie! With the North American version out shortly, we wanted to highlight the enthusiastic responses that this movie is receiving!
(read more >>)

7 Minutes for a Resilient Generation
Evan Frisch, father and fellow Transitioner, contacted us about a survey he designed for Transition Initiative organizers to identify their aspirations, challenges, and experiences regarding teens and Transition. We're so excited about this project, that we want to ask TI organizers to help Evan by checking out the survey and contributing their experiences and perspective. Click here to go to the survey... and please respond by April 10th!
(read more >>)

Image: Grant Cochrane / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

New Initiatives

This month we welcome another new official Transition Initiatives:

Browse the initiatives map and learn more about becoming an Official Transition Initiative!


Thank You

This month we send a special thank you and farewell to our retiring board members. We know the Transition work will continue with them wherever they are…

Pat Benson  Mark Lancaster  Karen Lanphear  Vicki Robin

(that Transition folk are reading and screening)

So You Want An Intern?
Thank you Russell Evan for sharing your video with us!
Through some creative story telling, Russell tells us how he and his wife developed a model for transitioning their home by setting up an "urban internship."

 farmer and the horse filmThe Farmer and the Horse
The director is offering any official Transition group anywhere in the world the opportunity to host one free public screening of movie. The only cost would be the purchase of the DVD for $15. Let him know about your screening, and he'll help publicize them on The Farmer and the Horse website and Facebook page.

Imagine your world 20 years from now. What do you dream of for you, your family and your community? What would life look like if you could design it? The Future We Want is a global conversation to build the future through a positive vision for tomorrow.
Thank you to Justin Kiritsis in Michigan for sharing!

Post Carbon Institute Update

Transition US Partner | visit www.postcarbon.org for more articles, reports and news Population growth graphic

While the US presidential race gets underway with a battle over gas prices, at PCI we provided a reminder of the real issues which should be dominating the political landscape—Richard Heinberg's latest post Fun with Trends gives the story behind the numbers which are driving our need for an urgent transition.

Michael Shuman has been out and about this month explaining the story behind his new book Local Dollars, Local Sense. Check out this interview to hear more about it.
Let's mobilize of thousands of new residents, create innumerable sustainability actions provide the community networks and cross-sector collaborations needed to Transition our towns and cities across the US.

Roll up your sleeves and get involved :)
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