Karen Parlette
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How might your current work contribute to the sustainability movement?
I'm just getting my toes in the water.
In what ways do you personally identify with the Sustainability & Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I'm appalled by the lack of governmental response to Climate Change and Fossil Fuel exhaustion. This movement represents the only place I see to turn for some hope to mitigate and survive the crisis.
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
BA in English, MA in European cultural history. Editorial work, writing for Green Party and Project Censored.
What aspects of the sustainability movement most interests you?
The networking and information sharing. I hope to move to Vermont in a couple of years and belong to Transition Vermont in preparation, but in case the move doesn't happen, I live in northern California now.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Sustainability Movement
"The Great Turning,"

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At 7:23pm on November 15, 2010, Darlene Cavallara said…

At 6:04pm on November 15, 2010, Randy Chatterjee said…

Funny but I know I wrote that somewhere, but do not remember where.

If what you mean is that sustainable activities and the transition movement seem weak in the face of climate change, peak oil, and global economic collapse, you are partially right. WE NEED HELP!

I am glad you came to help us.

At 10:01pm on November 14, 2010, Darlene Cavallara said…
Hi Karen

Yes - the 4 Years Go campaign starts this year and ends in 2014 - a couple of years and leagues under the sea beyond 2012 according to some. It always upsets us to hear and see what kind 'prophetic' scenarios are spinning around an already terrified collective on this planet which ensnare and hook people in ways that are rather insidious. "Here you are a perfectly nice woman who is terrified for her life - the Wild West of the Web is no place for a nice gal like you to be on the wrong websites and email lists" (quote spoken in the tone of a nice Texas Ranger) - But seriously there is a ton of information online and zero context for most of it. We do have insider info though that all is well and we can even safely plan to be alive in 2020 - but our sources are confidential ;-)

It is helpful to have a 5 thousand year historical perspective and we wish we could publish more on the various subjects but it would only bring out every paranoid wing-nut afflicted with chronic "catastrophobia" who would ceaselessly try to hook us into meaningless arguments and we would not have the time or energy to do the work we do. The 'Peak Oil" message was never intended to be an 'end of the world' message but unfortunately it was picked up and ran with by folks who were bored after Y2K did not happen. The real meaning behind the message is extremely practical and based on the reality that when you use something all up it becomes all gone and if you were dependent upon it you will have to figure out a new way to survive right?

We can say for the record that every millennial and even century shift has common cultural transformation patterns that have 'peak' and 'end' built into the themes. There is a deep structural shift occurring and all of the scenarios that are currently being prophetically circulated during this shift have symbolism and metaphors that on a deep subconscious level are being projected like a dream onto the landscape of the collective mind.
At 8:13pm on October 18, 2010, Darlene Cavallara said…
Hi Karen and welcome to the Transition California Network. Please let us know if you need any assistance navigating the network and we look forward to getting to know you.

Daniel & Darlene

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