June 2009 Blog Posts (16)

The Transition Initiative: Changing the scale of change (Orion)

The Transition Initiative

Changing the scale of change


by Jay Griffiths

Published in the July/August 2009 issue of Orion magazine

http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/4792







A WHILE AGO, I heard an American scientist address an audience in Oxford, England, about his work on the climate crisis. He was precise, unemotional, rigorous,… Continue

Added by bob banner on June 26, 2009 at 12:16am — No Comments

While peak-oil activists foment panic, the 'Transition' movement sees a graceful evolution back to the Stone Age

Life or Death Decision



While peak-oil activists foment panic, the 'Transition' movement sees a graceful evolution back to the Stone Age



By Alastair Bland


http://www.metroactive.com/metro/06.24.09/cover-0925.html



FOR THE PAST couple of years, California has seen an uprising of activists who are training themselves and others to grow food and preserve it, to… Continue

Added by bob banner on June 26, 2009 at 12:03am — No Comments

Looking for Solar Power Advocates in Bay Area and Sonoma!

Hello All!



We're launching our program in Sonoma county and we're looking for help from passionate community members to help spread the word about our program! We haven't quite introduced ourselves; we are One Block Off the Grid (1BOG), a local group that organizes communities interested in solar power, then we negotiate a volume discount with a local installer to guarantee the best deal of highest quality. We want to make a complicated process easier by banding neighbors… Continue

Added by One Block Off the Grid on June 25, 2009 at 1:29pm — No Comments

We're linked with GoLocal Sonoma County and Petaluma Independent Business Alliance

And there is WAY too much to do! Will undoubtedly encounter many of you at the Economics of Peace conference in Oct. in Sonoma, CA.

Added by Connie Madden on June 25, 2009 at 10:31am — No Comments

Sebastopol: Transition communities gear up for society's collapse with a shovel and a smile

http://www.bohemian.com/bohemian/06.17.09/feature-0924.html#



Cheer Up, It's Going to Get Worse



Transition communities gear up for society's collapse with a shovel and a smile




By Alastair Bland



Three years ago, David Fridley purchased two and a half acres of land in rural Sonoma County. He planted drought-resistant blue Zuni corn, fruit trees and basic vegetables… Continue

Added by bob banner on June 22, 2009 at 7:32am — 1 Comment

Definancialisation, Deglobalisation, Relocalisation by Dimitry Orlov

Again, here is the excellent observations from Dimitry Orlov.



This talk was presented at The New Emergency Conference in Dublin, on June 11, 2009.

http://cluborlov.blogspot.com/2009/06/definancialisation-deglobalisation.html



Definancialisation, Deglobalisation, Relocalisation





1. Good morning. The title of this talk is a bit of a mouthful, but what… Continue

Added by bob banner on June 19, 2009 at 12:17pm — No Comments

RECOLOGY..........ZERO WASTE

San Francisco has a composting waste company called Recology. This program has been tested for 10 yrs in some restaurants and areas of SF. San Francisco will be the first city to make composting a requirement. The company then sells a truck load of compost for 500/load.
A question arises........ Is meat a compost item? Dont use meat in my compost, it attracts rats.
http://www.recology.com/

Added by Felicity on June 19, 2009 at 7:06am — No Comments

Join Transition East Bay Yahoogroup



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Added by Transition East Bay on June 18, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Tonight we had a more formal meeting of "Transition Oakland" before the film screening. We decided to have a fun event at Humanist Hall on WEdnesday, July 22nd at 6pm. We are going to start meeting e…

Tonight we had a more formal meeting of "Transition Oakland" before the film screening. We decided to have a fun event at Humanist Hall on WEdnesday, July 22nd at 6pm. We are going to start meeting every Wednesday from now until then. Come to our meetings at 6:00. There's also a potluck at the same time. And of course, please mark your calendars for our July 22nd event. Come dressed as your favorite Transition Superhero-heroine. Best costume wins a prize. Also there will be music and people… Continue

Added by Transition East Bay on June 18, 2009 at 7:20am — No Comments

COLLAPSE CONUNDRUM: CONFRONTATION OR DESCENT BY DEGREES? By Carolyn Baker

Recently, Transition Town founder, Rob Hopkins, and Peak Oil researcher and writer, Richard Heinberg, debated the pros and cons of planning for emergencies in transition communities as individuals organize to powerdown and localize to the fullest extent possible. The conversation was rich and thought-provoking, and both Hopkins and Heinberg offered incredibly important, diverse perspectives that widened my vision of the topic and reiterated for me the complexity of the issues involved. As with… Continue

Added by Carolyn Baker on June 15, 2009 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Want to help protect the natural environment of SLO county?

My friends and I are putting together a calendar of events to help benefit local organizations such as Pacific Wildlife Care who help improve the wonderful environment here in SLO county. We're also looking for any excuse to get together face-to-face with like-minded people and just enjoy nature together. Need a hiking partner? Need someone to help out in your garden? Do you know about some environmentally-friendly events that you could add? It's free to sign up. Check us out at:…



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Added by Jeff Grandinetti-Koerner on June 14, 2009 at 2:29pm — No Comments

To Tank or not to Tank.............Waterheaters?????

Yeaaaaaaaa my 8yr old waterheater went down so now is the time to figure out what a tankless can do for me. Researching I have heard some bad reviews.

The initial price is rather suprising and there is complicated installation. I want to do the green thing. But I already dont use much hot water so I'm thinking the $2000 investment to save the world might be a little over board.

Here are some of the review issues. I have a house that is a long ranch house with water on either end and… Continue

Added by Felicity on June 13, 2009 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Delorean St. Clair, new project manager of Felicitys Farm



Welcome Delorean and Jamie Wiley

Projects on the board.

Fathers Day Pumpkin Seed Planting Event Family bonding 2-4pm

Herb planting next week June 18th???? date not fixed

Greenhouse construction has applied for grant money



Thank you Doug White and Lindsay for all your enthusiasm and devotion to the project above and beyond your senior project. The future is bright with Cal Poly Grads like all that have worked here… Continue

Added by Felicity on June 10, 2009 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Transition SF Facebook page

I am SO sick and tired of this ning site! I HATE having to log into this site to see my messages, discussions, postings, etc. I find Facebook more user-friendly. If you feel me, click here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=82344714932&ref=ts

Added by Transition East Bay on June 7, 2009 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Central Coast Grown Dot Org

Is this organization already part of this network?
Really cool interview on
NPR 4PM 90.1 today

http://www.centralcoastgrown.net/site/index.php

Added by Felicity on June 3, 2009 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Grassroots Gathering 6-1-09 Summary

We met yesterday on the steps of the mission, then went around to the back gardens where there is lovely shade and benches under a grape arbor. This is where we will be meeting from now on, until Fall semester.



It was proposed that, since Grassroots club is not allowed to have official Meetings and events between semesters, we temporarily call ourselves "Ground That Gives Back"



The bulk of our discussion was concentrated on the community garden that we would like to start… Continue

Added by Miriam Cameron Moriah MacKayGill on June 2, 2009 at 11:58am — No Comments

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