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How might your current work contribute to the Transition movement?
Over the last few years, since we moved to 3 acres in Arroyo Grande, we have been working to improve our place with a fruit orchard and a garden. There is a landscape company down the way that had been paying to dump their waste at a landfill. We have offered to take in some of their waste and compost it. We are delighted to have the green waste and to be able to improve our soil while helping to decrease the loads to the landfill.
We are teaching our children (ages 2 & 3.5) about farm living with egg laying chickens, and lots of fresh fruits to eat right off the trees. They help us to water (their favorite) while we TRY to teach them about water conservation.
We also do little things like recycle, reduce and reuse.
In what ways do you personally identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I crave a sense of community. It seems like everyone is so busy with 2 income families and keeping up with the life that time to commune is lost.... myself included. I feel if there is a strong community that many of the chores in life can be shared. For example, through trading some childcare for house cleaning, having a group work day where different people benefit, sharing information from your area of expertise and learning from another's.
It is always energizing to meet people who are like minded and have similar interests!
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
Wow, let's see. I like being outside with my hands dirty and I'm not afriad of hard work. I taught outdoor education in Sonora while going to college and during that time learned a lot about conservation and sustainable living. My undergraduate degree is in Biology and then I went into the nursing field. As far what I can bring to the community... I need to learn some more about the community before I can really say what skills I have that would be useful.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
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
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
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
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
I am happy to announce that we are partnering with Sunnyvale Public Library to screen the film "Growing Cities" on Wednesday 2/25/2015 from 6 - 9p. Here is the link to view the trailer of the film http://www.growingcitiesmovie.com/the-film/ I hoping that you can all come to the library for the screening, and then stay after the film to participate in what I think will be a lively discussion!…See More
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Happy New Year! Our thoughts are to start social with wine, appetizers and posters that cover: Our past - History if TSV, our founding mission, values and evolution Today - What are current community needs to achieve sustainability? - What existing organizations, efforts are working to fill gaps? - What are gaps that are not being addressed? Future - What role can TSV play to shore up community sustainability? - How should TSV show up and align with other efforts? You are all invited to…See More
Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and HopeWorse than Poope2 Transport- London, the Price of TrafficAs the Peninsula grapples with how to address traffic congestion and rising carbon emissions from transportation, these two short films shed light on the problems posed by car traffic in an increasingly congested urban world. From an animated universe in which cars ‘poop out’ their CO2, to the mega-city of London where planners challenge the notion that cities should be designed for cars - these films…See More
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"My dear friends and co-creators of the World!Main stream mass-media overhelm us with destructive, depressive and negative news and information.If you are tired of it please join and support the Alternative News Project…"
A dialog with Dr. Richard Gilbert, professor of Psychology and Director of The P.R.O.S.E. Project (Psychological Research on Synthetic Environments) at Loyola Marymount University. Free event at Los Angeles Eco-Village, 117 Bimini Pl, LA 90004. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.orgMore info at www.laecovillage.orgSee More