Watch the video here
. It's a good introduction to the Transition movement in the US, as well as an overview of the 12 Ingredients of Transition.
Added by Steve Morgan on January 30, 2009 at 10:47am —
Randy Caparoso is an award winning wine professional and journalist, living in Denver, Colorado. For a free subscription to Randy's Organic Wine Match of the Day, visit the… Continue
Added by Randy Caparoso on January 29, 2009 at 7:08pm —
The way I see it, humans will live in poverty until such time as we have systems of production in which everyone can participate, and the environment will be at risk until such time as humans obtain what they need and desire from systems of production that cooperate with nature's processes – increasing biological diversity instead of diminishing it.
How to structure the ownership of such systems is the focus of my work. Each of us has a specialty. My background is in law – I am a… Continue
Added by David Braden on January 23, 2009 at 5:05pm —
My mom was a girl in Rhode Island, and attended Girl Scout Camp in the summer. She recalled a "dish" that was served at camp, and said it was called "walking salad", and that the girls would go walking around the swamps while eating it out of hand. She brought this up while munching on some cabbage that I had out as I prepared dinner, and I decided to try it on my cabbage-hating 12-year-old. This is one simple recipe. Take the tenderest part of a cabbage leaf, spread it with nut butter (I use… Continue
Added by Nisa B. Hallesy on January 22, 2009 at 8:39pm —
Vegan (if not made with butter), mostly local, low sodium, gluten free, appropriate in late January in Boulder provided you have vegi.s in storage. I bought all of mine from local farms (including the dried beans and the dried mushrooms) and stored them fresh with of course the exception of the beans, mushrooms and locally purchased Anaheim peppers that I dried myself.
Note:Amounts vary with number of people, size of soup pan, quantities of ingredients and enthusiasm of… Continue
Added by Nisa B. Hallesy on January 22, 2009 at 8:00pm —
Well, it’s January. We continue to eat local vegi.s, both storage and fresh, although I hit a real stumbling block when most of my greenhouse plants froze and then died in December. Had they frozen and then survived, things would be different. In any case, as they say, “mistakes were made”. I’m learning and that’s a fact. Jay Hill Farm was hit by the freeze, but they bounced back, and we’ve gotten by the last couple of weeks by purchasing… Continue
Added by Nisa B. Hallesy on January 19, 2009 at 5:30pm —
We share a large house on 2 acres, with a lovely pond, patio, movement studio and vegetable gardens just 10 min from downtown Boulder. We are insulating, solar-izng, soil building and deepening our kinship with the land just as fast as we can! If this sounds like your path, please give a call.
The common areas to be shared include: a large living room with fireplace, a very large well-equipped kitchen. There is also a very large (about 25 x 35 sq feet) sun room that faces the koi… Continue
Added by Zia Parker on January 19, 2009 at 4:04pm —
By Frosty Wooldridge
Bicycle coast to coast 2009: Three month, 3,500 miles, slow moving, media grabbing bicycle ride across America. San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC. Instead of reading the news: become the news! Feature www.transitionus.com on T-shirts and in news interviews on TV, print and radio.
Can the U.S. sustain the projected 100 million added persons in the next 30 years? Can this civilization withstand the consequences of water shortages, energy and climate… Continue
Added by Frosty Wooldridge on January 19, 2009 at 4:00pm —
The first meeting of the Ecological Economics Discussion Group was a huge success---next week's meeting promises to be great as well!
A total of nine people showed up, with several more planning on attending the next week. Participants came from diverse and impressive backgrounds, including two with degrees in economics, leading to much interesting and thought-provoking discussion as the subject of ecological economics was introduced. We talked about why the predominant economic… Continue
Added by Landon on January 16, 2009 at 9:47am —
I own one of the carriage lots in N Denver, its about 7500 sq ft, but is an island between 4 alleys.
I have been trying to vacate the cross alley but havent been able to complete it yet.
I did do some guerilla gardening but got caught watering.
Has anyone dealt with this?
Added by BB in Denver on January 14, 2009 at 1:41pm —
In order to move toward a sustainable Colorado, you need the tools and knowledge to move in the direction of your destination. This program, developed by Frosty Wooldridge, guides you and your community toward a sustainable future. Learn concepts that move your community forward.
Title of the presentation: “COMING POPULATION CRISIS IN COLORADO: WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT”
The USA will double its population from 300 million to over 600 million sometime past mid century—if… Continue
Added by Frosty Wooldridge on January 14, 2009 at 9:30am —
Dear fellow Transition Team members:
While we all work toward a sustainable society, you can make a HUGE difference by inviting top TV and radio hosts to address what drives our dilemma: hyper-population growth. We must address it and stabilize our population in order to change history toward a viable civilization.
As you know, we face tremendous challenges in 2009. We face growing water shortages, energy scarcity, resource depletion and hyper-population growth both here… Continue
Added by Frosty Wooldridge on January 13, 2009 at 4:30pm —
By Frosty Wooldridge
America faces crushing issues in 2009, but what crisis do you suppose the media danced around in 2008—to ignore, to deny and to push into oblivion? Let’s not talk about it, let’s avoid it, let’s pretend it’s not happening!
While the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, New York Times, Atlanta Constitution and most other papers reported on gridlock traffic, thousands of accidents daily, air… Continue
Added by Frosty Wooldridge on January 13, 2009 at 1:00pm —
When I think of Peak Oil and Climate Change, my thoughts of the future are full of rather drastic changes. As I'm in my 20s, like most people my age I expect to live for at least another 40 years, if not more. We've all heard the predictions - by 2050, the world's population is projected to be around 9 billion, while industrialization is projected to continue increasing levels of consumption and pollution around the world. "Rich" countries are currently pledging to cut their greenhouse gas… Continue
Added by Steve Morgan on January 13, 2009 at 12:38pm —
In case anyone hasn't seen these websites, below, they provide great "big picture" thought-provoking ideas about potential futures.
Global Scenario Group
Three primary themes: Conventional Worlds, Barbarization, and Great Transitions
Mapping the cultural implications of peak oil and climate change
Two primary themes: Rapidity of… Continue
Added by Allen on January 13, 2009 at 7:55am —
Here are some excerpts from the book, "Priveleged Goods," which is one of the two books that we are reading in the ecological economics discussion group.
"...why do we put so much more of our health resources toward treatment of illness than toward maintaining health? Why do we invest so much more in soil additives than we do in soil protection? Why do highways get so much more resources than urban public transportaiton? Why does the design of weapons of war get so much more research… Continue
Added by Landon on January 11, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Shell Oil, apparently not satisfied with destroying the pine forests and wetlands near Alberta's Athabasca River, is buying up water rights
on Colorado's wildest, most scenic river - the Yampa. The obvious use they have for the water is in washing kerogen-laden rocks in western Colorado and Utah, where they have been planning to scrape the bottom of the fossil-fuel barrel to extract hydrocarbons from rock formations.
Added by Steve Morgan on January 8, 2009 at 12:20pm —
I just received a significant article from the good people at The Land Institute in Kansas.
The article is at the bottom with the link to the NYTimes it came from. Before that they
give a discussion on it. Enjoy.
New York Times Op-Ed, Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson
A 50-Year Farm Bill
Wendell Berry & Wes Jackson
January 5,… Continue
Added by James Duncan on January 6, 2009 at 10:44pm —
For more details, go to:
Are you sick of all of the “gloom and doom” talk about environmental issues? Are you skeptical of the environmental quick-fix solutions proposed by popular politicians? Do you wonder why doing the stupid, wasteful thing is so easy, and doing the responsible, environmental thing is so often a challenge? Or why the economy values commodities more than “better ways of doing… Continue
Added by Landon on January 6, 2009 at 5:00pm —
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
Added by Michael Brownlee on January 4, 2009 at 9:00am —