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THE CRASH COURSE: A personal invitation

Making sense of economic turmoil is no small challenge. Many of us gave up on understanding the economy a long time ago. Besides, economics has always seemed to live up to its reputation as the most dismal of sciences. In the past, why would we want to study it in depth--unless we were hoping to significantly profit from economic and financial pursuits? As Woody Tasch laments in Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money, "I have had it up to--here!--with the opaque, impersonal,… Continue

Posted on July 5, 2009 at 2:35pm

HOT, FLAT, AND EMPTY

Tom Friedman When Tom Friedman speaks, people listen.



We've been listening, too.



A few weeks ago, the popular New York Times columnist came to Boulder for a public appearance at the massive Mackey Auditorium. The event was sold out weeks in advance, which was okay with me because I had no interest in attending.



However, I noticed that a number of people had been recommending that I read Friedman's new book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded. My usual response, based… Continue

Posted on March 17, 2009 at 9:50am — 2 Comments

THE TRANSITION TOWN MOVEMENT: EMBRACING REALITY AND RESILIENCE, by Carolyn Baker

By Carolyn Baker, Speaking Truth to Power



Sunday, 04 January 2009



For several months I have been meaning to write a review of Rob Hopkins' The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience, but other things got in the way-like a planetary economic meltdown and out of control climate change that exceeds some of the most dire… Continue

Posted on January 4, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

ONE SHOT LEFT: A sobering post from an important voice

One Shot Left

The latest science suggests that preventing runaway climate change means total decarbonisation.





By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 25th November 2008



[Original here]



George Bush is behaving like a furious defaulter whose home is about to be repossessed. Smashing the porcelain, ripping the doors off their hinges, he is determined that there will be… Continue

Posted on November 26, 2008 at 11:39am

THE NEW COOP DE VILLE (or, THE YEAR OF THE CHICKEN!)

The craze for urban poultry farming.

by Jessica Bennett

NEWSWEEK (see original here)



For Brooklyn real-estate agent Maria Mackin, the obsession started five years ago, on a trip to Pennsylvania Amish country. She, her husband and three children—now 17, 13 and 11—sat down for brunch at a local bed-and-breakfast, and suddenly the chef realized she'd run out of eggs. "She said, 'Oh goodness! I'll have to go out to the garden and… Continue

Posted on November 18, 2008 at 2:23pm — 1 Comment

DREAMING THE FUTURE CAN CREATE THE FUTURE, by Kenny Ausubel

by Kenny Ausubel (founder and CEO of Bioneers)



The original appeared in Huffington Post.




Dreaming the future can create the future. We stand at the threshold of a singular opportunity in the human experiment: To re-imagine how to live on Earth in ways that honor the web of life, each other and future generations. It's a revolution from the heart of nature -- and the… Continue

Posted on November 18, 2008 at 8:28am

TRANSITION: GEARING UP FOR THE GREAT POWER-DOWN (Times, U.K., Nov. 17, 2008)

Climate change is upon us and the oil is running out. Is mankind's darkest hour really approaching? If so, a growing army of local heroes is determined to turn it into our finest



by Luke Leitch





See the original here.



In Sandpoint, Idaho - birthplace of Sarah Palin, who really wouldn't approve - residents have prepared the community garden for its… Continue

Posted on November 18, 2008 at 8:00am

THE END OF GROWTH, by Richard Heinberg

From Post Carbon Institute



Several of us who have been watching the world oil production and depletion picture closely for the last few years are now concluding that the world has now seen the highest rate of production ever. Matt Simmons agrees: It’s all downhill from… Continue

Posted on October 13, 2008 at 7:01am — 2 Comments

TRANSITION on BlogTalkRadio!

Dan Montgomery of Blue Opal Strategies hosts a "Sustainable Leadership" series on BlogTalkRadio.



He interviewed me this morning for the one-hour show, and you can listen to the results here:… Continue

Posted on October 9, 2008 at 3:32pm

TRANSITION BRIEFING

Here's a Word doc with a succinct top-level Executive Briefing about the Transition Movement in the U.S. Please feel free to use and adapt this for your own purposes.



I created this originally as a briefing for a leading candidate for the U.S. Congress, so that he would have at his fingertips some of the key information about Transition that he could use in his own communications.



Here's the link:… Continue

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 12:37pm — 3 Comments

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At 11:15am on April 20, 2009, Eric said…
ny times woo woo!
At 10:54pm on April 13, 2009, Reese McKay said…
Hi Michael! Long time no see. I just ran into Lynette Marie at the Boulder Farmers Market on Saturday and yesterday I finally got around to officially joining Transition Colorado. I was happy to look through the list of members and find so many of my old friends have joined. I will be contacting other friends over the next few weeks and telling them about this and inviting them to either go to some of your classes or other events or to join the group (or all of the above). Will try to reconnect with Tom and Juliette and with Bob and Jane in the Gunbarrel area also.
At 6:33am on February 16, 2009, Roy H Taylor said…
Dear Michael,
I have a download of a powerpoint that you created that I found several months ago and don't remember the source. I have several presentations that I will be giving about Transition Initiatves and am in the process of developing my own pp presentation. I am writing to ask permission to use some of your slides, or more correctly some of the graphics contained on your slides as part of my presentation. I would acknowledge you as the source of that material.
Roy

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How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Catalyst and co-founder of Transition Colorado, the first Transition Initiative in North America (formerly Transition Boulder County). Certified Transition Trainer and former Board member of Transition U.S.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Transition is the response our communities urgently need to make in the face of the local impacts of converging global crises. Transition is perhaps the fastest-growing and most significant social change movement in history.
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
All things Transition...
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement?
Public speaking, providing training and mentoring/coaching, inspiring others who feel called to this work.
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http://www.theoildrum.com
http://www.transitionculture.org
http://www.sharonastyk.com
http://jameshowardkunstler.typepad.com/
http://www.richardheinberg.com
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http://www.transitionamerica.com
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