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On Mon Feb 22nd, Transition SF will have it's first Community Meeting since becoming an official Transition Initiative!
Please come and share your ideas for making SF more resilient in the face of climate change and peak oil.
When: Feb 22, 7pm
Where: The "Gazebo", at CPMC Davies Campus, on Castro between 14th and Duboce.
(From the main hospital entrance, stay outside and go around the building to the right. The Gazebo is the one-story structure in the middle of the raised plaza.
This event is meant to engage our SF community in forming a vision for San Francisco in the face of climate change and peak oil. We'll use open technologies format for the meeting and groups will form around the following topics
FOOD local food production, food preservation & storage
ENERGY use reduction, local renewable energy sources, decentralized energy grid, solar, biofuels
TRANSPORTATION pedestrian-friendly, bicycles, mass transit, reclaiming roads for other uses
ECONOMY local currencie, barter, cottage industries, green business & local entrepreneurship, local business
RESKILLING reuse, repairing, repurposing, reducing, recycling, bike repair
PSYCHOLOGY OF CHANGE
Transition Towns is a worldwide movement that began in Ireland and the UK roughly five years ago. Transition began as an effort to apply permaculture principles to a world that is experiencing a widening gap between supplies of oil and demand. The goal of Transition is to help people improve their lives through a much enhanced local focus in food, work, commerce, currency, and more. Transition has grown rapidly, to the point where there are now hundreds of officially recognized Transition Initiatives worldwide. Visit http://www.transitiontowns.org for more information.
Transition San Francisco has recently gained initial recognition and is engaged in study and awareness raising. San Francisco has already begun some of the steps involved in Transition. San Francisco is the first major city to have passed a resolution recognizing the problem of peak oil. The city is full of groups working in related areas including transportation, urban farming, water use and re-use, and much, much more.
TransitionSF is beginning research to identify relevant existing work and gaps where further effort is needed, and has undertaken awareness-raising efforts which will expand in 2010. We are seeking people interested in helping with awareness-raising, research, and coordinating with existing groups. For updates with the latest information, please join our Google group, available from our Web site at http://transitionsf.org.
Transition San Francisco has been recognized as the 55th officially recognized US Transition Initiative. Press Release here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carolyne Stayton
Contact: Ania Moniuszko
Transition San Francisco Recognized as
San Francisco, California, February 5th, 2010 -- Transition US and
Transition Initiatives start when a small group of motivated
Transition San Francisco’s initial contact person is Ania Moniuszko.
Bay Area Localize, founded in 2006, recently published the Community
Ongoing work includes:
For more information about the Transition movement in the United
For more information about Transition San Francisco, or to schedule
For more information about Bay Localize, or to schedule an interview
About Transition US
Transition US is a nonprofit organization that provides inspiration,
More and more neighborhoods are making the transition to a climate-friendly community. Has yours?