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Laughter eBook by Bob Banner

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Added by bob banner on November 19, 2010 at 8:42am — 1 Comment

Transitioning Transition California

Greetings Transition California Community



It has been a privilege and honor to have created and managed the Transition California Network. My path is taking me down specific areas of focus so that I can continue doing my part in our collective transition.



I am pleased to inform you that I am passing the helm of Transition California to Daniel and Darlene Cavallaro 'Dandarius', owners of…
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2 more radio interviews

Jill Cloutier interviews me on Sustainable World Radio:
http://www.pdcastsusworldradio.libsyn.com/

Richard Dugan interviews me on his show called TELL ME YOUR STORY:
http://richarddugan.com/AUDIO/tmys/0900725.mp3

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Taking Shorter Showers Doesn’t Cut It: Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change By Derrick Jensen

Taking Shorter Showers Doesn’t Cut It: Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change

By Derrick Jensen



This article was first published in the July/August 2009 issue of Orion Magazine.

http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/4801/



We can follow the example of those who remembered that the role… Continue

Added by bob banner on July 19, 2009 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

The Dark Side of Climate Change: It's Already Too Late, Cap and Trade Is a Scam, and Only the Few Will Survive

AlterNet

The Dark Side of Climate Change: It's Already Too Late, Cap and Trade Is a Scam, and Only the Few Will Survive

By Alexander Zaitchik, AlterNet

Posted on July 7, 2009, Printed on July 9, 2009


http://www.alternet.org/story/141081/



The recent narrow passage of the Waxman-Markey energy bill, better known as cap-and-trade, marks halftime in Congress' first attempt to put a… Continue

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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

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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

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

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The End Is Near! (Yay!) by JON MOOALLEM (NYTimes / Green issue / April 2009)

April 19, 2009

The Green Issue

The End Is Near! (Yay!)

By JON MOOALLEM



The stage lights went up at the Panida Theater, a classy old movie house in Sandpoint, Idaho, and the M.C. stepped out of the dark with one finger high in the air. There was an uprising of applause and cheering. Then, shouting like a head coach before a bowl game, she said, “Sandpoint, are you ready?”



It was a Friday night last November. All around the little town of… Continue

Added by bob banner on April 18, 2009 at 11:00pm — 6 Comments

Building a Scaffold for Social Change by Daniel Pinchbeck

Building a Scaffold for Social Change

by Daniel Pinchbeck

http://commongroundmag.com/2009/04/pinchbeck0904.html





For the most part, the mainstream media and federal government still treat the economic collapse as something that can be fixed, so that economic growth can resume in a few years. But some commentators are beginning to realize that… Continue

Added by bob banner on April 18, 2009 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Life After Oil by Rachel Dowd

Life After Oil

By Rachel Dowd



http://wholelifetimes.com/2009/04/lifeafteroil0904.html





The Transition Town movement aims to wean us off our fossil fuel addiction without knowing if it’ll work. How an unproven social experiment is becoming a phenomenon.





In the late 1980s, Joanne Poyourow’s life looked like the American Dream. A certified public… Continue

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Fred Astaire in the White House by Michael Brownstein

Fred Astaire in the White House

Michael Brownstein



"You can never awaken using the same system that put you to sleep in the first place." --Gurdjieff





This is an appeal, an open letter, a cry in the night: no matter how cranky it may make us to brush the stardust from our eyes, no matter how many friends we think we'll lose by looking long and hard at what's going on around us, let's try to stay… Continue

Added by bob banner on April 13, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Transition Towns Embrace Change

Transition Towns Embrace Change



Driven by a new vision of hope, cities and towns across the globe are transforming themselves. One by one, entire communities are making a positive, conscious choice to create a healthier, cleaner, more sustainable future. Inspired by Rob Hopkins, founder of Transition Network, these Transition Towns are actively working to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels, reduce carbon emissions, and foster a culture that utilizes local, renewable… Continue

Added by bob banner on April 11, 2009 at 7:05am — No Comments

ARTICLES posted here of the NEW Spring Issue (2009) of HopeDance

Please see the LINKED files/articles below the graphics!!



INTRODUCTION:

introduction.rtf



ECONOMIC SOLUTIONS…

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Added by bob banner on February 16, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Social Collapse Best Practices (speech by Dmitry Orlov)

http://cluborlov.blogspot.com/2009/02/social-collapse-best-practices.html

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2009



Social Collapse Best Practices



The following talk was given on February 13, 2009, at Cowell Theatre in Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, to an audience of 550 people. Audio and video of the talk will be available on Long Now… Continue

Added by bob banner on February 15, 2009 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Transition Declaration of Independence

http://transitionculture.org/2009/01/15/the-transition-declaration-of-independence/



Transition Declaration of Independence

Adapted from the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America

Thomas Jefferson, 1776

Adaptation by Dr. Susan Krumdieck, 2008




When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the… Continue

Added by bob banner on January 31, 2009 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Jason Bradford offering energy advice to President Obama

From: Jane Nielson

Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 11:41:31 -0800

Subject: Advice to Obama from Willits



Hi Folks,



The following letter from a Willits environmental activist, and radio show host, [Jason Bradford] is a very good read on the subject of resources and limits to growth. It parallels parts of the talk I have been cobbling together to present to Department of Interior agency executives on Feb. 11.



To see the figures, go to…
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Article from the Future: Energy Descent in Retford by Stephen Hinton

http://transitionus.ning.com/profiles/blogs/before-the-transition-retford



Article from the Future: Energy Descent in Retford

by Stephen Hinton



Retford was slow in coming to the realization that ”business as usual” may not keep local citizens’ standard of living at an acceptable level. As they saw energy prices hike many were concerned the local economy was in danger… Continue

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Peak Oil Activists Remain Optimistic Despite 'Scary' Halloween Conference Report on the Fifth U.S. Conference on Peak Oil and Community Solutions

October 31-November 2, 2008 – Peak Oil Activists Remain Optimistic Despite 'Scary' Halloween Conference

Report on the Fifth U.S. Conference on Peak Oil and Community Solutions




By Megan Quinn Bachman, Community Solutions

http://www.communitysolution.org/08conf.html



ROCHESTER, Michigan – Peak oil activists from across the nation gathered on a college campus over the Halloween weekend to… Continue

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