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15 Apr 2013

David Seymour on the Totnes & District Local Economic Blueprint

In the last of this series of short videos about the Totnes & District Local Economic Blueprint, David Seymour of Bridgetown Stores in Totnes discusses its implications for the local economy.

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Categories: Community Involvement, Economics, Food, Localisation, REconomy Project, Research on Transition, Resilience, Social enterprise, Transition Network

12 Apr 2013

Coming next week: a webinar with Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone

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Next Thursday (April 18th) at 5pm BST sees a rather special Transition Network/ team-up, with a webinar featuring Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone.  Next week I will post details on how you can follow it, for now I wanted to let you know so you can put it in the diary and also have a think about any questions you’d like to ask them.  If you have questions please put them as a comment below or tweet them to me at @robintransition. Here’s where it will happen, in this window below, so come back here, or here, on Thursday for the webinar.

What’ll we be discussing in our hour-long chat? Here’s how Joanna and Chris frame the conversation:

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11 Apr 2013

How to make your Transition Group even more effective

How does this resonate with your experience of being involved in Transition?  Your group is highly effective, generally harmonious, communicates clearly and effectively, has power dynamics which are understood and enjoyed by everyone, deals creatively with conflict and runs its meetings in such a way that people look forward to them and love being part of them.  If your answer sits anywhere between “absolutely not” and “hmmm”, then you might enjoy this short video:

It’s an introduction to Transition Training’s new ‘Effective Groups’ training and resources, developed by trainer Nick Osborne, who also narrates it.  I spoke to Nick, and what follows is a choice of audio from our conversation broken into different questions, or some notes for those who would rather read the key points.

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Categories: Community Involvement, Education for Sustainability, General, Great Reskilling, Research on Transition, Resilience, The 'Heart' of Energy Descent, Transition Network

10 Apr 2013

A March Round-up of What’s Happening out in the World of Transition

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We’ll start this month’s Round up in Crystal Palace in London, and news of the ‘Palace Pint’.  Crystal Palace Transition Town started the initiative inspire by the nearby ‘Brixton Beer’, and more than 80 people have now planted hops in their gardens as part of the scheme.  CPTT have teamed up with local brewers Late Knights in Penge, who will brew a special brew using the hops and who will also run sessions throughout the year where people can learn to brew.  Hops were also planted in the Crystal Palace Museum Garden and in the Grape and Grain pub’s Tipsy Garden (see pic above).  

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4 Apr 2013

Would you like to host a Transition Thursday?

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Starting in June, to coincide with the publication of our new book ‘The Power of Just Doing Stuff’, Transition Network will hold 6 consecutive ‘Transition Thursdays’.

A Transition Thursday is at its simplest an event hosted by a Transition Initiative, in your area, with Rob Hopkins (and others as suitable) to share experiences, stories, questions and solutions.

The aim is to use the launch of the book as the opportunity to bring some support and invigoration to initiatives, and to enable some exciting coming together of neighbouring initiatives too.

What is on offer?

The concept is that Transition Thursdays would include the following offerings:

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