"Hello Nathan - I will be offering a free presentation at the boulder library (canyon) on tuesday march 30 at 7 pm:
"How you can grow organic vegetables year round with sustainable practices and renewable energy resources"
hope to see you…"
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
I'm an intern with Transition Colorado/Transition Boulder County.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I am interested in helping to increase education on why it's important to live locally, and why it's important to for communities to have ownership over the means of production of basic things like food and energy. I also am especially interested in helping the movement see its blind spots. For example, who is this website missing? What other initiatives are not heard because of lack of economic privilege, language barriers, etc... In short I want to bring awareness around the embedded privilege and oppression that can exist even in a movement such as transition. What guarantees against the voices of less privileged people being left out of the questioning and envisioning of how to live local, self-determined lives?
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
I'm currently a student in Naropa University's Peace Studies program where I study anything from dialogue as a form of peacebuilding, to the history of non-violent social justice movements. I speak spanish. I have years of experience gardening (both veggies and ornamental) as well as some experience organic farming.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement?
I think a big way in which I can help the movement is by pushing for the inclusion of all people. This means not simply saying "join us." It means deeply listening to the needs of all community members and then incorporating the needs and endogenous initiatives of people previously unheard into the movement. This way the movement is improved and can adapt the real needs of all people.