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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: 70
Latest Activity: Aug 11, 2013

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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