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New Meetup: INTRODUCTION TO TRANSITION - From Oil Dependency to Community Resilience

From: Paul N.
Sent on: Saturday, March 27, 2010 11:44 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Permaculture Network of NJ!

What: INTRODUCTION TO TRANSITION - From Oil Dependency to Community Resilience

When: Thursday, April 22,[masked]:00 PM

Genesis Farm
41A Silver Lake Road
Blairstown, NJ 07825

INTRODUCTION TO TRANSITION - From Oil Dependency to Community Resilience

with Michael Brownlee, Lynette Marie Hanthorn, and Seanna Ashburn

April 22 ? 25, Thursday,7 pm?Sunday, 4 pm

Genesis Farm, Blairstown, New Jersey

We live in a time of transition. Signs are increasingly apparent: Peak oil, climate change, and economic decline. How are we to live into such a moment with intention and hope? How can we act on our commitment to life and the common good? The Transition movement has emerged over the last five years with both practical and principled responses to these questions.

A network of locally-focused initiatives, the Transition movement supports local leadership efforts to engage people in taking the far-reaching actions required to mitigate the local impacts of global crises, and to build greater community resilience and more fulfilling connections. This community-wide Transition model for creating ?energy descent pathways? has spread around the world. More than 275 officially designated Transition Initiatives now exist in 15 countries, with 61 in the U.S. and hundreds more implementing the Transition model in varying degrees.

This program provides a comprehensive overview of the premises and practices of the Transition model for transitioning away from fossil fuel dependence towards community resilience and self-reliance, along with an experiential introduction to the ?head, heart, and hands? of Transition. The Transition movement ?makes no claim to have all the answers,? says Lynette Marie Hanthorn, ?but by building on the wisdom of the past and accessing the pool of ingenuity, skills, and determination in our communities, the next steps can readily emerge.?

All three presenters are certified trainers for the international Transition Network. Michael Brownlee and Lynette Marie Hanthorn are co-founders of Transition Colorado, the first officially-recognized Transition Initiative in North America (now a regional Transition Hub). Michael is a founding initiator of Transition U.S. and publisher of Transition Times ( Lynette Marie is Transition Colorado?s executive director and is certified in Permaculture design. Seanna Ashburn, Transition coordinator at Genesis Farm, has a Ph.D. in educational psychology and 30 years? experience as an educator.

COST: $285. Meals, $60 (2 dinners, 3 lunches). Limited lodging, $50 per night (includes breakfast).


Register early, as this program filled both times last year. Bring a friend or colleague for learning together and for support as you take Transition back to your community.

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