WIT check-in

Dear Friends, and Neighbors,

Are you feeling resilient yet? 

I hope this finds all of you well, and fully appreciating any work you have already done to aid in the transition to personal, household, and community resilience!

Times are challenging (to put it mildly), and although I admit it’s been ‘radio silence’ from my end (WIT’s email voice)… there has never been greater need – or greater opportunity – to embrace our collective transition to a socially just, carbon neutral, regenerative-economics based way of living (together)!
While gathering together in person has been off the table since March, it might be time to start meeting virtually.  I’ve not sent out any inquiries, or invitations about this, so far, because, frankly, I (like many of you, I imagine), have hit my maximum tolerance for ‘Zoom’ meetings. I am trying to adjust to the very different society we find ourselves in, and I thought we might all be doing that.
Also, I understand that not everyone on this list has broadband internet at home, and libraries are closed, so..  there is that.  Having said that… It doesn’t appear that in person meetings will be in the cards for a while, so… please respond, if you’re interested in meeting via web video.

While mulling over a way forward (as a local Transition Town Initiative), I DO want to draw your attention to some up-coming/ and ongoing Transition work, with opportunities to participate (from home).

The State of Transition in the Mid-Atlantic Region: The Story of MATH & a Regional Overview

Submitted by mmommaerts on Fri, 09/05/2014 – 12:07

Join the conversation on November 6, 2014, 200 PM ET for the first segment of the Mid-Atlantic Transition Hub (MATH) Teleseminar Series: The Maturation of a Social Movement: A Regional Response to a Critique of the Transition Movement.” (Click here to register.)

by Pamela Boyce Simms, Trainer, Transition US, Convener, Mid-Atlantic Transition Hub (MATH)


I strongly encourage all of you to check out the Transition US website, and sign up on their mailing list – so you don’t miss out on any of the great offerings and updates there!

Finally, back to Transition US, again… please join in the on-going multi-phase collaborative visualization/ strategic planning project… “From What Is, to What If?”https://www.transitionus.org/whatif

Webinars & Online Events

Re-thinking our Monetary System: Bay Bucks and the New Economy

Tuesday, October 14
11:00am PST/2:00pm EST

Our monetary system is the operating system of our economy. Right now, it is impoverishing the majority of our population, and killing our ecosystem. It is past time for a re-think. 

In this teleseminar, the co-founders of Bay Bucks and organizers of Living the New Economy Convergence–Oakland will discuss how they are building a different kind of money for the Bay Area, and how it can serve as a new operating system for a new economy.


The Maturation of a Social Movement: A Regional Response to a Critique of the Transition Movement
Thursday, November 6
11:00am PST/2:00pm EST

Join us for the first in a 2-part overview of the topics that will be covered in a 2015 Mid-Atlantic Transition Hub (MATH) webinar series.

The series will respond to and explore critiques of the Transition Movement raised in a paper by Simplicity Institute called The Transition Movement: Questions of Diversity, Power and Affluence.


Relationships Through Transition
Thursday, November 20
11:00am PST/2:00pm EST


Living in Relationship in a Community is hard work, but using relationships instead of currency is the most powerful tool we have to transition our world into a more fun, just, and equitable place. 




Learn how Transition Lab has developed the skills to use relationships as the currency of their work.


 Policies for Shareable Cities: How to Catalyze Just and Resilient Local Economies
Tuesday, December 9
11:00am PST/2:00pm EST


How can the principles of the grassroots sharing economy be applied to towns and cities in ways that strengthen local economies, empower the under-served, and build community resilience?

Join this teleseminar with Yassi Eskandari of the Sustainable Economies Law Center to explore these questions and develop an action plan for local policy change.  

See all upcoming events >>

Meanwhile.. stay safe, and help your fellow travelers/ neighbors.

Peace,Laura P.

www.witde.org

https://www.facebook.com/WilmingtonInTransition

“If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.”
– Chinese Proverb”

Anything else you are interested in is not going to happen if you cannot breathe the air and drink the water.  Don’t sit this one out.  Do Something.  You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet.”
– Carl Sagan

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