How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
I've been to a couple of Steering Committee meetings and agreed to be a part of the Medicinal Plant Stewardship program.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I am interested in sustainable systems and localism, self-sufficiency, permaculture, and community resilience. I want to see communities become independent of global economies as much as possible especially regarding food and energy sources. This way of living is better for people and the planet.
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
I grow a big garden, raise chickens, collect rainwater, heat mostly with wood, and generate little waste. I love finding ways to give new life to a thing such as in the compost pile or as garden mulch--everything in input stream to something else--systems that work together. As a filmmaker working to educate through my films, I research economic and social trends related to alternative financial systems, permaculture and other sustainable systems. I shoot, edit and produce my own films and do freelance video production.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement?
Through filmmaking and talking to people about it, as well as posting important information and action items on my social media sites.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
Books: Gaia's Garden, Four Season Harvest, The Case Against the Global Economy And for a Turn Toward the Local, The Urban Farm Handbook, Ruth Stout No-Work Garden Book,
booklet, Economic Resilience: What We Can Do in Our Local Communities; Films: Flow, The Power of Community, Dive, Carbon Nation; Orgs: Be Local NoCo, FoCo Cafe, RMSLA, The Growing Project, Hand Up Cooperative, Freecycle, Resource