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Restore the Earth

Want to leave a Handprint?  Restore the Earth is a campaign that is about working to restore the great ecosystems around the planet; forests, oceans, freshwater, tundra, corals and the soils – they are the greatest allies we have for our future, to give us a better quality of life, clean air, food security, pure water and…

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Added by Darlene Cavallara on March 21, 2013 at 1:10am — No Comments

Meet New TCA Assistant Admin - Darkin Tanner

We are happy to introduce to the community new assistant admin Darkin Tanner!

Darkin Tanner joins the …

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Added by Darlene Cavallara on February 9, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Transition California Movie of the Week - Fixing the Future

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Added by Darlene Cavallara on February 8, 2013 at 10:19am — No Comments

What the California Homemade Food Act Means to Transitioners

Most of us who grow our own food in small organic gardens know that there is usually always a surplus that is freely shared with friends,…

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Added by Darlene Cavallara on August 22, 2012 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Earth Day 2012

HAPPY EARTH DAY 2012!…

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Added by Darlene Cavallara on April 22, 2012 at 3:13am — No Comments

How Boulder Freed Its Electric Companay

How Boulder Freed Its Electric Company

Running their own utility means sun and wind energy instead of coal.…

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Added by Darlene Cavallara on April 22, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments

Transition California Community State Initiative Ideas

Well if you clicked this far then you must have an idea to share or are curious what ideas others may be sharing...

"Imagine a statewide transition initiative that everyone…

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Added by Darlene Cavallara on April 10, 2012 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

The Big Fix - Host a Screening for Earth Day

The Big Fix - is ready for you to see THIS EARTH…

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Added by Darlene Cavallara on April 8, 2012 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Urban Farm in a Shop



Launched in March, FARM:shop hopes to bring the countryside to the city. Photo: London Permaculture.

“People will think you’re crazy, then they’ll love it” commented Jamie Oliver on a recent visit to the…

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Added by Darlene Cavallara on March 14, 2012 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Los Angeles Parking Lot Becomes Urban Green Space

In the refrain from one her most famous songs, Big Yellow Taxi, Joni Mitchell sang:

Don’t it always seem to go

That you don’t know what you’ve got

Till it’s gone

They paved paradise

And put up a parking lot.…

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Added by Darlene Cavallara on March 14, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Enhanced Geothermal Systems Anyone? Google says yes...

EGS: What is an Enhanced Geothermal System?

Geothermal Plant An Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) is an engineered subsurface heat exchanger designed to either extract geothermal energy under circumstances in which conventional geothermal production is uneconomic, or to improve and potentially expand the production operations so that they become more economic. Most commonly, EGS is needed in cases…

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Added by Darlene Cavallara on October 29, 2011 at 12:15am — No Comments

Call to Action - Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act!

This came in yesterday: 

Is supporting your local farmer, visiting your farmers market, CSA, food coop, or other local food source important to you?  What about having fresh, local food for your child’s school meals?  Or as a farmer or rancher, do you want to figure out…

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Added by Darlene Cavallara on October 28, 2011 at 10:54pm — No Comments

11.11.11. - Bay Localize Convening On Equity & Resilience

All you transitioners in the Bay Area are invited to the Bay Localize Convening On Equity & Resilience on 11/11/11.

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Added by Darlene Cavallara on October 28, 2011 at 9:30pm — 8 Comments

OCCUPY WALL STREET IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

How far and how wide is this movement spreading?  Last week and this week in our small rural county (Nevada County) here in the Sierra Nevada Foothills we have had 2 demonstrations that we know of so far!  Please post videos, photos, news, and any other information about activities happening in your neighborhoods, towns, cities here!  This is a video from last weeks demonstration in Grass Valley and some…

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Added by Darlene Cavallara on October 20, 2011 at 11:18pm — No Comments

NEW AVATAR CONTEST - POST IMAGES HERE!

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Greetings Transition California Community

 

 Recently a new member wrote us asking why we had Yosemite Sam as our…

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Added by Darlene Cavallara on July 7, 2011 at 11:00am — 18 Comments

Happy Interdependence Day!

Some of you may know that we founded the 'Interdependent Project' in 2008 but for those who don't we would like to share a little background. For many years I were immersed in sustainability movement working and living in various…

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Added by Darlene Cavallara on July 2, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Great Economic Transition Blog Launch

After sponsoring and participating in the 1st GreenLife EcoFest event recently we became super charged with intent to move forward with a strategy to deliver the information and resources to the Transition California community that would empower groups to easily access local economy systems and models through a well written 'Transition Town Economy B…

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Added by Darlene Cavallara on June 10, 2011 at 1:18am — 1 Comment

Urban Homesteading! - A New Book by Transition California Member Rachel Kaplan

A comprehensive and inspiring guide to self-reliance, sustainability, and green living for city dwellers.

The urban homesteading movement is spreading rapidly across the nation. Urban Homesteading is the perfect “back-to-the- land” guide for urbanites who want to reduce their impact on the… Continue

Added by Darlene Cavallara on May 4, 2011 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

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