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November 2010 Transition Network Newsletter

The November 2010 Transition Network Newsletter

COUNTRY NEWS
~ October round up of what's happening in Transition
~ The China Syndrome
~ An Update on France
~ Hawaiian Food Film
~ International Commons Conference report

~ Ingredients of Transition
~ PROJECTS
~ FORUM
~ Transition Network Diversity October Newsletter

SPEAKERS & TALKS:
~ Transition in the House of Commons, your input sought
~ Nicole Foss aka Stoneleigh is coming to the UK
~ ODAC Speaker Offer
~ Transition Radio interviews Alexis Rowell - 11th November

EVENTS
~ International Conference: Diverse Routes To Belonging
~ German Conference
~ TRAINING for Transition
~ Transition Trainers’ Dreaming Circle for “Groups”

~ Quote of the month



COUNTRY NEWS

October round up of what's happening in Transition
This month there is news from Brazil, Hong Kong, USA (which now has its 50th official TT initiative), Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, Scotland, plus around the UK including Fareham, Kingston, Shrewsbury and more.
http://transitionnetwork.org/news/2010-11-01/october-round-whats-happening-transition

The China Syndrome
Naresh Giangrande recently visited Taiwan to talk about Transition - a society that lives and breaths money, financial success, and business opportunity. His fascinating report is in two parts. Part One in which Naresh finds himself surprised to be in a very business oriented setting and hear about love and compassion. In Part Two he experiences a typhoon first hand and realises that the job of Transition in Taiwan will be to translate that awareness of climate change (and Peak Oil) into action. Links: [1] http://bit.ly/aQWVbM   [2] http://bit.ly/9Slg8S

An Update on France
Transition-wise things seem to be moving along very swiftly in France. The “In Transition 1.0” film is now available on Vimeo with embedded subtitles and the Transition Handbook has now been translated into French. There is also a shiny new website for Transition France.
http://bit.ly/drNb6n

Hawaiian Food Film
A delightful short film about growing food in your backyard from Hawaii.
http://transitionnetwork.org/news/2010-11-01/hawaiian-food-film

International Commons Conference report
At the begining of November Gerd Wessling from Transition Germany re-presented the Transition Network to 150 very active participants from 34 countries at a conference in Berlin of the emerging "Commons" movements. Figures such Canadian activist Maude Barlow,  as well as many others like Thomas Grecco, a government minister from Ecuador, expressed their support for Transition. It was clear that there is a growing interest in the Transition approach globally.
More details:
http://www.boell.de/economysocial/economy/economy-commons-10451.html
http://p2pfoundation.net/Berlin_Commons_Conference


Ingredients of Transition

The ideas around Transition are constantly being updated and refined as we go along. One of the new ways of seeing and sharing our approach is being described as though it is a Pattern Language. A “pattern” can be described as as just another word for “we’ve seen this problem before” and this is what we did about it. Another word is 'ingredients' and also “A Collection of Ideas and Solutions for Setting Up and Running a Successful Transition Initiative”. 
Read more about the ideas behind the 'pattern' approach here
http://www.transitionnetwork.org/patterns

These are some of the topics below that have recently been updated by Rob Hopkins and that are looking for your input:

PROJECTS

Ever wondered what everyone else is up to? If share your Transition projects here, as well as earning lots of karmic brownie points you'll inspire others and can get feedback. There are nearly 100 projects there already. Projects can be viewed on a map or searched by topic:
http://www.transitionnetwork.org/projects/map

 

FORUM
Here are some of the recent topics in the forum.

  • Do the little changes really make a difference?
  • Call for respondents to a Dissertation Questionnaire
  • Community Composting Network’s Local Food Project survey

Dive in and join or start a debate here
http://www.transitionnetwork.org/forum/recent

 

Transition Network Diversity October Newsletter 

has a collection of news and events about inclusion and diversity.
http://bit.ly/diversity1010

SPEAKERS & TALKS

Transition in the House of Commons
Peter Lipman, Chair of Transition Network, and Fiona Ward of Transition Consulting will be speaking to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Peak Oil on Tuesday 9th November at an event called ‘The Transition Movement & Government’, which will consider how the government can best assist the Transition movement in its work. They would love to hear from initiatives with their suggestions for what MP’s and/or government could do to support transition. Any thoughts?
http://bit.ly/bKMNV1

Nicole Foss aka Stoneleigh is coming to the UK
Following her astounding talk at the Transition Network conference, she has said she will go wherever people want her. Since her conference talk she has been expanding on the practical aspect of her talk too, along with the rationale for preparing.
http://transitionnetwork.org/news/2010-10-21/nicole-foss-aka-stoneleigh-coming-uk

ODAC Speaker Offer
Expert speakers on Peak Oil are available through the Oil Depletion Analysis Centre (ODAC) to Councils.
http://transitionnetwork.org/news/2010-11-01/odac-speaker-offer

Transition Radio interviews Alexis Rowell 
11th November
Author Alexis Rowell whose inspiring book 'Communities, Councils and a Low-Carbon Future: what we can do if governments won’t' is the first up in a series of winter warming conversations with Transition voices. Join by Internet Radio and phone-in with your comments or get involved in the chat-room.
http://bit.ly/d1qn0Z

 

EVENTS

International Conference: Diverse Routes To Belonging
20-21st November Edinburgh

This conference will offer a feast of fantastic opportunities to see how the range of movements currently driving social change to reclaim our creative, collaborative, place-based way of living can make alliances and work together.
It is hosted by Transition Scotland Support with the support of Transition Network and Transition Edinburgh University.
http://www.transitionscotland.org/content/join-us-november

GERMAN TRANSITION CONFERENCE
19th-21st November Hannover
There is a growing number of German, Austrian & Swiss Transition initiatives emerging, with many attending the conference.
The Program (in German) and booking info is here:
http://www.transition-initiativen.de/page/transition-konferenz

PARTNER EVENTS
There are a number of events organised by Network partners here:
http://transitionnetwork.org/events/partner

Transition Initiative events
and upcoming events from the just launched Community Microsites are here:
http://transitionnetwork.org/events/community


TRAINING for Transition

Transition Trainers’ Dreaming Circle for “Groups”
1-3rd December
http://transitionnetwork.org/events/2010-12-01/dreaming-circle

2-day "fundamentals" courses for those wishing to know how to set up, run, and maintain a successful transition initiative packed with imaginative and inspiring ways to delve into both the theory and practice of Transition.
http://www.transitionnetwork.org/support/training/training-transition


Quote of the Month

"It's better to be two years too early than five minutes too late." 
Nicole Foss


Newsletter Editor: Mike Grenville (from Transition Forest Row)

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