The Transition Handbook Reading Group

The Longfellow Sustainability Group will start reading The Transition Handbook. The group plans to meet in the community room at Peace Coffee on Saturday mornings, 10:30 to noon on February 19 and again on March 19.

UPDATE: We’ll use a web-based reading for the first meeting in case we don’t all have the book yet. (But do get going on obtaining the book: “The Transition Handbook ” by Rob Hopkins)

For an overview of Transition Town movement (and there are many others which you may find via Google), let’s read:

And for an explanation of “What is the Transition model?” let’s read:

About thinkofitasanadventure

We are a 50-something couple living in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis. We attended a sustainability conference at our local high school in November 2010, with keynote speaker Richard Heinberg from the Post Carbon Institute. What we heard shocked us deeply. We finally understood the need to transition away from fossil fuels as quickly as possible. We immediately began to change the way we live. We joined together with other folks in our neighborhood to learn more, to do more and to have fun doing it! We're part of Transition Longfellow. We're choosing to change now and to "think of it as an adventure." If you are on this journey too, we'd love to hear from you.
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8 Responses to The Transition Handbook Reading Group

  1. Lynne says:

    below. Below.

    Like I said about my categories…..



  2. Lynne says:

    oops. Posted the above “Chillin” message under the wrong category.

    I ended up in Minnesota from my hometown in Florida because I thought sign on the bus out of town said “Mississippi”. I am always getting my categories confused.



  3. Lynne says:

    I decided when I left sunny Florida, where I was born, for the north; I thought that if the Inuit can do it, I can learn.

    I have been dressing for igloo since I first came to Duluth, before moving once again to sunny Mpls. My neighbor knit me some fingerless gloves, which I love, love, love, wearing them to bed and cuddling up to a couple of hot water bottles. SO romantic.

    Nice thing about wearing snowsuit around the house, if a burglar comes, I don’t have to run outside in my nightie. Or, rather, my snowsuit IS my nightie. My feet are secured for the first one minute of any emergency by the two pairs of wool socks on my feet.


    Lynne from Jacksonville. Or San Diego. Or Norfolk, Va. Or several other places south of the Mason Dixon Line….my dad was Navy. A southern sailor.

    When I was young, I thought Minnesota looked like the seventh basement of hell. But ya know, the people are so danged Nice!!


  4. Liz says:

    Thank you! I wanted an excuse to visit Boneshaker Books anyway, so I went there. They didn’t have it in stock but have ordered it and I should have it by the weekend. They deliver by bicycle! (And they were surprised they didn’t have it in stock.)


  5. Peter Foster says:

    A link to purchase the Transition Handbook book:

    Other transition resources:


  6. Liz says:

    Will we start discussing the book on February 19? (Wondering if I should hurry out and get it to get a decent chunk read by the 19th.)


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