Distributive DIY

What does distributive DIY look like? Projects like Mx. Turon’s — but also maintaining public lands and parks, and paying the taxes and electing the politicians that work to keep them public. It looks like funding and participating in community gardens, and boxes of free zucchini on the stoop, and organizations that salvage and resell building materials at deep discounts. It’s understanding that the pleasure of watching something grow, or learning a skill, or just sitting outside shouldn’t be contingent upon one’s income level. It means understanding community as a whole collection of people “doing it yourself” — but for each other’s greater good.

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WIT check-in

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)

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