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Transition East Bay

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Website: http://transitionus.ning.com/group/eastbaytransition
Location: Alameda and Contra Costa counties (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Bay_(San_Francisco_Bay_Area)
Members: 72
Latest Activity: Jan 21

East Bay Transition

We truly don't know if this will work. Transition is a social experiment on a massive scale.

What we are convinced of is this:

if we wait for the governments, it'll be too little, too late
if we act as individuals, it'll be too little
but if we act as communities, it might just be enough, just in time.

There's not an ivory tower in sight, no professors in musty oak-panelled studies churning out erudite papers, no slavish adherence to a model carved in stone.

We can't sit back and wait for someone else to do the work. It's up to us.



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WANTED: Transition Minded Housemate -Aug 2013

Started by Loni Gray Aug 11, 2013.

wiki of local transition resources 2 Replies

Started by Martin Dooley. Last reply by Transition East Bay Mar 15, 2011.

What Transition East Bay Needs to Evolve

Started by Dandarius Jan 29, 2011.

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Comment by Elanne Kresser on February 8, 2009 at 9:03am
I enjoyed the screening of "The Story of Stuff" and "Escape from Affluenza" last night at the Long Haul. Would like to get a copy of Affluenza to show to friends and family. Still thinking about it this morning, considering all the ways I can increase frugality and thrift - remembering the Brownie (are there Brownies in the US? If not, it's the Canadian equivalent of Girl Scouts) badge that symbolized thrift - it was an image of a bee. Like that!

The Transition training in the East Bay will be on May 30, 31, so save the date. More details to come. Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions.

Something on my mind is how to invite people of all classes and races into Transition Town. One of the big failings of the environmental movement is that it has been so white and middle class. We touched on this a bit last night in our discussion after the screenings. I don't think Transition is possible without a social justice aspect that invites, honors and learns from the people who have born the brunt of ecological devastation and economic tyranny.

Don't have any answers right now, but am holding the question of how to create an environment and process that is welcoming and inviting across race and class. I've just joined the Ella Baker Centers "Soul of the City" campaign and have a feeling that this could be a powerful campaign to align with and learn from. If you want to check it out here is the website: http://www.ellabakercenter.org/index.php?p=sotc

Would love to hear others thoughts on this.
Comment by Grant Williams on February 6, 2009 at 9:13am
Dave,

I purchased a copy of the film and we are going to feature it in the in the second week of the screening events on Mar. 11th.

We are planning to do a facilitated discussion following the screenings but in the case of that night, if you were on hand we could do some focused discussion on local solutions oriented topics.

Let me know if you are available and want to do something like that.
Comment by Dave Room on February 5, 2009 at 9:10pm
Hey Grant

The series in March sounds interesting. I just today saw your message to me. Thanks. I am going to have Gene Brokoff (the director of "Consume This Movie") get in contact with you since he has copies of the film and wants to be involved with the early screenings.
Comment by Grant Williams on February 5, 2009 at 5:51pm
Welcome Claudia and to all of the newest members. We welcome your participation in the steering group (if you so desire) and at our events. The steering group brainstorms and plans events and activities at present but we are hoping to move from the steering group into specialized activity sub-groups in the near future.

If you wish to attend the next steering meeting please contact me for details.

We have some events in planning and hope all can attend. The next get-togethers are this Sat. nite at the Long Haul (screening Escape from Affluenza and Story of Stuff) and the monthly Spiral Gardens gathering on the next day, Sunday.

We are hosting a screening series at Humanist Hall in Oakland in the month of March and are planning an open space event in April and a possible speaker event at a date to be determined. More details will be forthcoming shortly but the open space event will be geared towards focusing action on various issues.
Comment by Claudia Abbott-Barish on February 5, 2009 at 4:49pm
I've just arrived from Northern England where I've been working on a Transition Initiative for 7 months and have attended Sophy's Transition Training workshop. Is there anything I can do to help out?
Comment by Elanne Kresser on February 4, 2009 at 12:12pm
BayNVC offer is very cool. Like it.
Comment by Transition East Bay on February 4, 2009 at 10:42am
BayNVC offers all Transition East Bay members a gift of a free introductory class. www.baynvc.org
Comment by Grant Williams on February 4, 2009 at 9:07am
I would attend, for sure.
Comment by Transition East Bay on February 4, 2009 at 8:29am
GREAT IDEA ELANNE!
Comment by Elanne Kresser on February 4, 2009 at 7:30am
I have been in conversation with Carolyne Stayton about organizing a Transition Training to happen in the East Bay. Curious to hear whether anyone here would be interested in doing the weekend workshop.

Elanne
 

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"Urban Roots" film screening at Sunnyvale Public Library on Tues. 8/18/15 6-9p at Sunnyvale Public Library

August 18, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Films of Vision and Hope comes to Sunnyvale! You are invited to join us for a free screening of the film "Urban Roots" at the Sunnyvale Public Library, 665 West Olive, Sunnyvale, CA, on Tuesday evening 8/18/15 from 6-9p.Brought to you by Charles Street Gardens, Full Circle Farm Sunnyvale and Transition Silicon Valley.Here is a link to the trailer:http://www.treemedia.com/#!urban-roots/c1cnzSynopsis - follows the urban…See More
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Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and Hope "Racing to Zero" 6/26/2015 7:15p in Palo Alto at Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto - UUCPA

June 26, 2015 from 7:15pm to 9pm
June - Fourth Friday Films of Vision and Hope"Racing to Zero"At the past couple of Fourth Fridays, we've looked at the problem of food waste, and seen what we can do to start reducing it. This month, let's look at reducing waste overall.Racing To Zero is a quick-moving, upbeat documentary presenting new solutions to the global problem of waste. By simply substituting the word RESOURCE for the word GARBAGE, a culture can be transformed, and a new wealth of industries can emerge.Three years ago…See More
Jun 22
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Eco-Festival in Kin's village Vedrussia, Russia, Krasnodar region.

Just a few moments from the Eco-Festival of friends in June 2015. Come and see sacred places of Vedic Russia, astounding dolmens and megaliths, visit art and...
Jun 22
Yuri Smirnov commented on Dandarius's group ECOVILLAGE NETWORK
"This video below came out of my joy and inspiration, it was made for YOU - to enjoy and feel the purity of Russian nature and immerse into the wisdom of dolmens... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyrV-nN-YHA"
Jun 20
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TPA Share Faire! Palo Alto, Sunday, 6/21/1511a -1p at Lucie Stern Community Center, Patio

June 11, 2015 from 6pm to 7pm
Transition Palo Alto Share FaireLucie Stern Community Center - PatioSunday, June 21, 201511:00 AM to 1:00 PMIt's just over a week until we Share.  Are you ready?  We have a record number of teachers and community groups sharing their skills and projects with you this time.  And, of course, people will be bringing many interesting things to share as well.  It's going to be lots of fun.In order to get you ready, we thought that we'd share a recent blog post with you.  A couple of months ago, a…See More
Jun 11
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"In Organic We Trust" film screening at Sunnyvale Public Library on Weds. 6/3/15 6-9p at Sunnyvale Public Library

June 3, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
You are invited to join us for a free screening of the film "In Organic We Trust" at the Sunnyvale Public Library on Wednesday evening 6/3/15 from 6-9p. Synopsis - We can no longer stomach our food system. It's killing more and more Americans and costing billions in health care. But is organic really better for us or just a marketing scam? When corporations went into the business and "organic" became a brand, everything changed. The philosophy and the label grew apart. Can gummy bears or…See More
May 21
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Spirit of Vedic Russia...

Come to meet the Spirit of Vedic Russia, explore the dolmens, visit fascinating Shetinin's school (Kin's school or Forest school) and emmerse into the atmosphere of the ecovillage of Kin's domains!The event has been inspired by "The Ringing Cedars…
May 14
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"I fixed the subtitles for the new Tekos video - they are much easier now to read! ))) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW2lFeNkLLM"
May 14
Victoria Armigo posted an event

May Fourth Friday, Shop Your Kitchen Potluck 5/22/2015 7-9p in Palo Alto at Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto - UUCPA

May 22, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
May 22, 2015 - Fourth Friday Shop your kitchen potluck!We're continuing our look at food waste with a fun "anti-food waste" evening. Bring a potluck dish to share - with this extra twist: Try to use as much as you can from your own kitchen. Or, ask your favorite vendors at your grocer's, farmer's market, or bakery for good food that might not be quite "perfect" - like day-old bread or produce with small blemishes.Got a can of garbonzo beans? Make hummus!Got a cabbage in the fridge? Make cole…See More
May 13
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Mysteries of the Lightfall - a unique school in Tekos.

In this school children are the teachers to each other. In this school the sciences, concert tours, sports and technology go side by side. In this school pup...
May 3
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"King Corn" film screening at Sunnyvale Public Library on Sat. 5/9/15 3-6p at Sunnyvale Public Library

May 9, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm
Films of Vision and Hope comes to the Sunnyvale Public Library. You are invited to join us at the library for the screening of "King Corn" on Saturday 5/9/2015 from 3 - 6p.This film follows filmmakers Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the East Coast who move to the heartland to learn were their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, they plant a grow a bumper crop of America's most productive, most subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try…See More
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Spring comes to Russia!

Spring time - the nature is awakenning in Krasnodar region. ))) We had a wonderful and inspiring journey to dolmens and ecovillage of Kin's domains. See some photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/spaceoflove/sets/72157651562843709/See More
Apr 19
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"What's on Your Plate?" film screening at Sunnyvale Public Library on Thurs. 4/23/15 6-9p at Sunnyvale Public Library

April 23, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Films of Vision and Hope comes to the Sunnyvale Public Library. You are invited to join us at the library for the screening of "What's on Your Plate?" on Thursday 4/23/2015 from 6 - 9p. What's on Your Plate is filmed over the course of one year and follows two eleven year old multi-racial city kids Sadie and Safiyah as they explore their place in the food chain.  Sadie and Safiyah take a close look at food systems in New York City and its surrounding areas. With the camera as their companion,…See More
Apr 18
Victoria Armigo posted an event

Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and Hope "Just Eat It" 4/24/2015 7:15p in Palo Alto at Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto - UUCPA

April 24, 2015 from 7:15pm to 9pm
Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and HopeJust Eat ItA food waste movieWinner of numerous awards, including Audience Choice at the 2014 Hot Docs Film Festival.“Hugely entertaining… will leave audiences gobsmacked.” - Variety We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant (remember them from the Clean Bin Project film?) dive into the…See More
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Victoria Armigo posted an event

"What's on Your Plate?" film screening at Sunnyvale Public Library on Thurs. 4/23/15 6-9p at Sunnyvale Public Library

April 23, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Films of Vision and Hope comes to the Sunnyvale Public Library. You are invited to join us at the library for the screening of "What's on Your Plate?" on Thursday 4/23/2015 from 6 - 9p. What's on Your Plate is filmed over the course of one year and follows two eleven year old multi-racial city kids Sadie and Safiyah as they explore their place in the food chain.  Sadie and Safiyah take a close look at food systems in New York City and its surrounding areas. With the camera as their companion,…See More
Apr 4
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Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and Hope "A Fierce Green Fire" 3/27/2015 7:15p in Palo Alto at Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto - UUCPA

March 27, 2015 from 7:15pm to 9pm
Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and HopeA Fierce Green FireMarch 27, 2015 - Film starts promptly at 7:30pm - discussion to followAs many people and organizations explore how to “step things up” – to get more active in working for climate and environmental justice – March Fourth Friday will take a look at where we’ve come from.A Fierce Green Fire explores fifty years of grassroots and global environmental activism – from conservation to climate change. The film premiered at Sundance in 2012 and…See More
Mar 17
Victoria Armigo posted an event

Spring Share Faire! Palo Alto, Sunday, 3//15/1511a -1p at Lucie Stern Community Center, Fireside Room and Patio

March 15, 2015 from 11am to 1pm
It's the Spring Share Faire!Lucie Stern Community Center, Fireside Room and Patio, Sunday, March 15, 2015  11:00 AM to 1:00 PMBring stuff to share - garden produce, books, clothes, crafts, toys, etc., AND learn new skills.Plus fun activities for kids!We're excited to be holding our first Share Faire at Lucie Stern Community Center.  The Fireside Room will give us some wonderful indoor space (and a place to hide from the rain, if only!).  The Patio will allow us to spread out, holding many skill…See More
Feb 27
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