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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
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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If you are tired of it please join and support the Alternative News Project…"
"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 email@example.comMore info at www.laecovillage.orgSee More
Russia off-road! Sacred Russia retreat, explore the dolmens, Shetinin's school (Kin's school) and ecovillage of Kin's domains Sinegorie (Vedrussia) - for singles, couples and groups of three or more people. For details and to submit a request for a…