Time: June 16, 2012 at 9pm to June 17, 2012 at 5pm
Type Group: Foothills Unitarian Church
Street: 1815 Yorktown Ave
City/Town: Fort Collins, CO
Website or Map: http://transitionus.org/event…
Event Type: training, transition, fort-collins
Organized By: Transition Fort Collins
Latest Activity: May 16, 2012
Transition Fort Collins is delighted to announce a weekend training workshop designed for people working on the Transition to a more resilient local community.
PARTICIPANTS IN THIS TRAINING WILL:
- Explore the opportunities for personal and social transformation presented by the challenges of peak oil, climate change and economic instability
- Learn the key concepts of the Transition model, including how to set up and foster successful Transition initiatives
- Understand how to raise awareness of the need for transition through public talks and events
- Collaborate and partner with other change leaders in your local area
- Establish a plan of action for yourself, your organization and your community
Training registration covers the cost of trainers, materials, lunch, and snacks.
Registrants will get full instructions with a registration packet.
Cost of 2-day training: $200. Early Bird registration: $150 until May 20.
To register, go to http://transitionus.org/event/training-transition-launch-ft-collins-co
For more information, contact Alex Barnett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-221-0994.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
If you are involved in a Transition initiative or are actively working on local sustainability issues, join like-minded people to learn and plan for the future.
This training is for anyone with an interest in community collaboration, local food, relocalization, sustainable energy, social justice, and local economies. You will learn how to build community resilience as a response to fossil fuel dependence, climate change and a faltering economy. This training will help you create a positive vision for the future which builds on community assets and resources.
Karen Lanphear EdD is a co-founder of the Sandpoint Transition Initiative. She believes that the power of education and the strength of building strong community coalitions can really change the world. She has worked the entire spectrum of education from setting up early childhood education programs to helping design a community college system in the Middle East. Karen has worked to develop and coordinate community coalitions, co-authored 3 travel books and had the good fortune to travel most of the world. She knows there are many ways to do things and that each community has an enormous pool of talent and power that can be unleashed when people start working together on a common vision, and start harnessing their resources to move in a new direction.
Don Hall has had the good fortune to participate in the Transition Movement in several different capacities. For two years, he was the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Transition Colorado, the first official Transition Initiative in North America and a statewide hub. While he was finishing up a Master's in Environmental Leadership at Naropa University, he co-founded Transition Naropa, one of the first Transition University Initiatives in the world. Now, Don heads up Transition Sarasota (FL), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding local community resilience and self-reliance in the face of peak oil, climate change, and economic crisis. Don has delivered presentations about the Transition Movement at conferences and to university classes, political organizations, and community groups. He is also a certified Permaculture Designer and Consultant and works at an organic farm in his spare time.