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The Transition Movement, free talk 7-17; Sierra Club NYC neighborhood action plan

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Sent on: Saturday, July 4, 2009 6:56 PM

The Transition Movement:
Tools for Community Climate Change Action

Free Presentation: Friday, July 17, 2009, 7 PM   

The Transition Movement is a method of community organizing and education that builds broad, grassroots support for sustainability while increasing resilience to the climate change, energy and economic crises. The future will be increasingly low carbon and local.  Engaging people now in a planned transition will ensure ways of life that are more abundant, fulfilling, equitable, sustainable, and socially connected.  Since emerging in Ireland in 2005, the Transition movement has spread virally across the UK and beyond, with hundreds of Transition initiatives now underway.  Learn about this rapidly growing global movement.

Tina Clarke of the Sustainability Institute has served as director of Greenpeace USA���s citizen action network and as campaign director for Clean Water Action. The Training will show you how to set up a successful Transition Initiative, or to enhance current sustainability projects. Receive imaginative and inspiring tools for community outreach and engagement. Visit

Transition was profiled in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, April 16, 2009

Transition Training Weekend: Sat. & Sun., July 18 & 19
with Tina Clarke.  NYC location to be announced

$230 per person. Register online at, or contact
Ariane Burgess at[masked], [address removed] to be notified of future NYC Trainings.

Co-sponsors: Transition US, Regenerative Culture, and Sierra Club NYC.


Accelerate NYC���s Green Transformation!

Build community, sustainability and resiliency  
through Sierra Club NYC���s Green Neighborhood Action Program


With less cash and less oil to go around, change is not only desirable, but inevitable. Business as usual cannot be maintained, but the good news is that we can turn crisis into opportunity! Despite our challenges, there are millions of groups around the world working to turn things around.  It���s time to plan bold visions of the future.  NYC will be thriving and dynamic in 2030, if we respond to all these challenges at the same time, if we act together, and act now. The same responses that cut costs and create green jobs will also protect the environment and buffer future disruptions. Cooperating to unleash our collective creativity will lead to a more connected, healthier and cleaner NYC.  We suggest forming neighborhood partnerships to screen movies, and start transformative discussions and projects, while meeting neighbors and making new friends. 


Raise awareness with movies
Sierra Club volunteers are going beyond An Inconvenient Truth with three films that show ways to respond. The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, The 11th Hour, narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, and Renewal, about environmental action in faith communities.


Taking actions, like painting roofs white
Follow up on your screening with fast, simple volunteer projects at a local garden, food pantry, or clean up project. Or join SC NYC and the Mayor���s Office to paint a roof white, so it���s cooler in summer with lower air conditioning costs. Or set up a climate change awareness event on October 24, with The transition is already underway! Getting involved is easy. Contact [address removed] to get involved, or visit 



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