We are introducing a book discussion group centered around sustainable community development, planning and transitioning to an equitable, resilient and low energy future.
The book chosen to start our discussion is "The Transition Companion:making your community more resilient in uncertain times" by Rob Hopkins. This book is the updated version of "The Transition handbook" that first spread the transition movement around the world.
The Transition movement (also known as Transition network or Transition Towns) is a grassroots network of communities that are working to build resilience in response to peak oil, climate destruction, and economic instability. It began as a permaculture design student project overseen by permaculture teacher Rob Hopkins at the Kinsale Further Education College in Ireland.
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth, says of The Transition Companion: “What Rob Hopkins has done—in this book, and with the Transition movement—simply couldn’t be more important. We’re coming to a powerful crunch time for our civilization, and if you read this you’ll be well ahead of the curve in understanding how to prepare your community. There’s much beauty here, and hope.”
Other activities may be added, if the group wishes.
When: 3:00 - 4:30pm, first and third Sunday of the months of the winter, holidays permitting.
Who: Permaculture group members Karen and Laura will co-lead this group. Members of GSPG and the general public are all invited!
Cost: Suggested donation between $1-5 requested to cover meetup expenses
Book Deal: RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth is offering GSPG a 20% discount on the price of the book. This brings their price down to $23.96 a copy. Please remember to mention that you're a GSPG member who's attending the book discussion when you place your order to get that discount. Their contact info is http://www.riverrunbookstore.com / (603)[masked] / info AT riverrunbookstore.com
Karen Schreiber is a public health consultant specializing in environmental health and policy and community building. She has been studying and (slowly) implementing permaculture practices on her property for ten years. She completed the Transition Training in 2010.