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PBS WEEK LONG PROGRAMMING HONORS 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY

PBS HONORS THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY WITH A WEEK OF ECO-FRIENDLY PROGRAMMINGApril 16-22, 2010Los Angeles, CA: PBS/TCA Press Tour; January 13,2010 -- PBS counts down to the 40th anniversary of Earth Daywith new and encore programming leading up to Thursday, April 22, 2010.New programming this week includes EARTH DAYS: AMERICANEXPERIENCE (4/19). Director Robert Stone (“Oswald’s Ghost,”“Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst”) traces the origins of themodern environmental movement through…See More
Apr 8, 2010
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Transition WAB Film Night: End of Empire at Crescent Grange

April 7, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm
Transition Westminster/Arvada/Broomfield presents the documentary film: What a Way to Go, Life at the End of Empire. Suggested Donation: $5.00A middle class white guy comes to grips with Peak Oil, Climate Change, Mass Extinction, Population Overshoot and the demise of the American Lifestyle. Two hour film followed by discussion. Adults only. Adults who have had their "oh, my God" moment. You get to decide if you are an adult or not. For example, there are 14-year-old people who have had their…See More
Mar 20, 2010
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AMERICAN FARM ANIMAL HOLOCAUST

In ninety degree heat, cows here are road shipped hundreds of miles to slaughter. PBS's Eating Third Edition describes American agriculture as a system of massive torture and genocide. Not only cows, but chickens,pigs and sheep are injected with…
Mar 3, 2010
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Mar 1, 2010
forrest craver commented on forrest craver's blog post THE NECESSITY OF COLLECTIVE ACTION IN THE TRANSITION MOVEMENT
"Yes probably so but Tony Robbins is the main pressure cooker guy. They charge thousands for weekend retreats at fancy hotels and actually lock participants into the room! There have been numerous lawusits ad borderlne personalities and people on…"
Mar 1, 2010
Margaret Emerson commented on forrest craver's blog post THE NECESSITY OF COLLECTIVE ACTION IN THE TRANSITION MOVEMENT
"Hmm, well I ask because I've been watching the series on DVD (it's an old HBO series) and on the show, the Plan is a program you "graduate" from, where you go to these workshops with dozens of people in the audience, the…"
Mar 1, 2010
forrest craver commented on forrest craver's blog post THE NECESSITY OF COLLECTIVE ACTION IN THE TRANSITION MOVEMENT
"Hi Margaret Nice to hear from you again. I have no answer to your question. I will research it and get back to you. In the late 60's there were a group living together in spiritual community in Calif. They created Insight, Lifespring and…"
Mar 1, 2010

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How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
I was involved in Transition Denver from January through June 2009. In August, I moved to Arvada with my new male lab, "Brando" I am a new member of the local transition community here

I am collaborating closely with David Ward in Boulder and David Braden in Golden. My mission is to forge collaborative partnerships between Transition communities across Colorado and other community groupings in the following domains:

1. Grow local/buy local,
2. Ritual process designs for endanged boys in the 10-14 age range who are experiencing alarming rise in suicide
3. Forging deep bondsof service and solidarity between tribal groups and the wider community
4. Faciliating trainings on transformational ritual process for community leaders across Colorado
5. . I am completing an on-line book: IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME: MEN AT THE TURNING POINT OF HISTORY
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
The reality of The Long Emergency, What life will be like in 20 years in the USA?. Issues of concern around food and water What will happen to health care and hospitals which are so heavily dependent on plastic? Will the US political system adapt to the vast acceleration of structural change and dislocation of major social systems?. As an elder, my role in life is to facilitate knowledge transmission to younger generations ----sharing best practices and proven wisdom for building sustainable life at the neighborhood level
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
What I bring is living on the our mother earth for 66 years, making mistakes, getting feedback and changing my thinking and perspective as a result of feedback and truth telling from others. I am still learning the truth that skill sets are valuable only if our way of being and interacting with others is open-heated and roots in mutual benefits. My greatest challenge is to learn depth listening to discover the essence of what each person I encounter truly wants --- and how I can advance fulfillment of that want if asked to do so by the other person. .
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement?
I've been a writer on social justice and progressive causes for more than 35 years. I've written professionally for more than 30 national environmental groups . Along the way, I've learned a few core ideas about building social movements . I believe my experience and learning can be tailored, adapted and applied to the transition movement. I could be wrong. So I hasten to offer my own "cheerful disclaimer".
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
The Voice of Deliverance: The Political Rhetoric of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Crash Course, Thinking the Unthinkable by Joshua Cooper Ramo, all of Carl Jung, Rumi, Robert Bly, Yeats and Rilke.The Agitator -- a national political and donor trends forecast website, Michael Gurian: The Purpose of Boys, Michael Meade --two CD set Light in the Darkness -www/mosaIcvoices..org. Meade and Jean Houston-www.jeanhouston.org are in my personal experience the two best ritual masters in USA
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
http://. www.buildimovement.ning. and www.cravercreativeservices.com
Official Voice Communication: Skype from http://skype.com/download Add LSquiresSkype to your Contacts.
forrest eugene craver
Suggestions you have for improving our Registration questions. Getting to know you better.
The key is "one on one: relationship building. Go beyond the event and take a new colleague out for coffee or lunch. Self discovery and transition movement discover. Deeper inquiry. Asking ourselves "what is the question?" and being truly radical and asking for unfiltered feedback "what is missing from my picture?" Finally, we all know what we know and don't know. The zone of breakthrough is "I don't know what I don't know -- and only you can reveal that zone to me.

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THE NECESSITY OF COLLECTIVE ACTION IN THE GREEN MOVEMENT

THE POWER OF COLLECTIVE ACTION: : A MISSING ELEMENT IN THE GREEN MOVEMENT







These Amish farmers, working in Lancaster, Pa, are following a centuries old tradition of collective action going back to Western European roots. The good news is this picture was taken last year. The bad news is that 99% of the action of barn raising or home construction or any kind of neighborhood construction is done… Continue

Posted on May 29, 2010 at 7:50am — 9 Comments

PBS WEEK LONG PROGRAMMING HONORS 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY

PBS HONORS THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY WITH A

WEEK OF ECO-FRIENDLY PROGRAMMING

April 16-22, 2010







Frog with bulging eyes. Credit: Andrew Young Los Angeles, CA: PBS/TCA Press Tour; January 13,

2010
-- PBS counts down to the 40th anniversary of Earth Day

with new and encore programming leading up to Thursday, April 22, 2010.





New programming this week includes EARTH DAYS: AMERICAN

EXPERIENCE (4/19)
.… Continue

Posted on April 8, 2010 at 8:17am

THE POWER OF ONE





THE POWER OF ONE

In New Jersey, Alice Paul, a Quaker, saw the need to agitate first with women and wake them up. And then to agitate against the government. She knew the pain first hand of having her creativity and… Continue

Posted on February 26, 2010 at 8:00pm

ALTARS OF THE HOLY ONE

ALTARS OF THE HOLY ONE



Milky breath of the buffalo

On starry plains

Fireflies dance in the night



A woman groans with birth pangs

Of transformation



Tree people crucified

Yet still they stand



Flowers sing silent hallelujahs

Kaleidoscopes of color and scent

Tall grass prairie of our mother

Whispers her lullabies



Monarch butterflies traverse…
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Posted on December 2, 2009 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

HOWARD ZINN ''THE MAN WHO CHANGED THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF A GENERATION"

HOWARD ZINN –“THE MAN WHO CHANGED THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF A GENERATION” – is an American historian and professor emeritus in the Political Science Department at Boston University.

The author of more than 20 books, including -- A Peoples’ History of the United States, Zinn has been a stand out activist in the civil rights, civil liberties and anti-war movements in the United States. He has written compellingly on all three subjects. He… Continue

Posted on November 29, 2009 at 3:06am

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At 4:55pm on February 28, 2010, Seth Sovak said…
Forrest,
I'm ready to move forward as an ACTIVIST.
Yes I want to talk and plan and build a message/platform
but then I want to rally the troops and get to action...on many fronts
I have plans for my community...since I see Transition Louisville as having taken a detour and I would like to try and right the ship.
They may think me too divergent, but I have clarity of mind...and the knowledge that nothing is safe....so why not challenge things to find a way to build community....since what we have is very weakly put together
At 3:25pm on September 29, 2009, Jessica Morganfield said…
Mr. Craver, to further the discussion about your involvement. What is your motivation to be in this movement? What do you contribute to this community?
At 1:33pm on August 4, 2009, Les Squires said…
Hi Forrest. Just a reminder that we've moved our Transition Louisville activities to a new site. If you want to keep up with current LV, please click here.. Hope to see you at one of our Tuesday evening gettogethers.
At 3:39pm on March 11, 2009, Zev Paiss said…
Sure Forrest I will tell both my Denver friends...smile.
At 2:24pm on March 11, 2009, Zev Paiss said…
Forrest...thanks for your elder writings. It is going tobe quite and adventure for sure... better tighten my seatbelt.
At 7:18am on January 23, 2009, Les Squires said…
I'm looking forward to your participation!
At 12:46pm on January 6, 2009, Dana Miller said…
Welcome, welcome, Forrest.....I look forward to meeting you tomorrow night and getting you involved. Can I go ahead and put your email on our general email list? Things are popping fast here in Denver, so I know you will be inspired....
 
 
 

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