How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Just getting started, hoping to write my dissertation on local economies- particularly how actual community design can foster or suppress a local economy and how local currencies effect this.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Community development/ local economies. I believe it is essential to move to a more sustainable lifestyle so that humans and all other living organisms can live happily ever after. . . aw. . .
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
YOGA! And a willingness to try just about anything. I have two years experience in Student Government and am very enthusiastic about cutting through red tape.
I recently Interned with David Wann at Harmony Village learning about subsistence farming and co-housing models.
I also have this fascination with cooking most of my really amazing vegetarian food from all local materials. . . it gets pretty challenging, but its always yummy. Check out some of my Bento Lunches at my website to see what I mean!
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement?
I'm hoping to create communities for a living based off of the transition and permaculture principles. I also have a great deal of energy and hope to lend a helping hand when needed.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
I read that book by Cavanaugh and Mander, it's right on. If you're interested, you might want to check out the Blueprint Boulder event coming up next Saturday the 8th. Details on the events page, or you can find it on my page. It's from 9-3 at the city building at Canyon and Broadway. Should be a great place to share your knowledge and ideas with other interested folks!
Thanks for joining Transition Boulder! I'm fascinated by community design and local economies as well, and I'd love some good reading recommendations! I have a neighbor who's trying to get interested people to get involved with one of the city's planning groups. If you'd like to find out some details and share some of your knowledge, please let me know!