Category Archives: Transition Info

Thanks for Reading

At the Personal Permaculture discussion last Saturday I met a reader who has been following my blog for awhile. She told me how much she appreciated my simple, to-the-point writing style. She liked that I shared both what worked and … Continue reading

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The Building Blocks of a Better Life

Our local sustainability group — Transition Longfellow — has been helping people preserve their garden produce with group cucumber and bean pickling and group tomato canning workshops. This summer we’ve also built solar cookers and Little Free Libraries. Some members … Continue reading

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Transition Speaker Brian Kaller Coming to Twin Cities in July

In 2010, my husband and I changed our lives because we heard Richard Heinberg speak about the Transition movement. This may be your chance to have a life-changing encounter with the message of the Transition movement. Brian Kaller, a former … Continue reading

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The End of Growth: The New Economic Reality

At this time last year, Peter and I thought we were doing pretty good with our environmental practices. We were a one-car/one-scooter household, carpooled, used mass transit, recycled, tried to remember to use cloth bags, shared our house with roommates, … Continue reading

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Sustainability – Resilience … what’s possible?

Daniel Lerch, in a video posted at The Post Carbon Institute, believes that “sustainability” isn’t possible and that we need to focus on “resilience” —  building the capacity of a system to withstand disturbance while retaining its fundamental integrity. Take … Continue reading

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Transitioning to The New Normal

A video is available of the keynote speech from the November transition town event with speaker Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute. This was an amazing, eye-opening talk! I highly encourage you to give it a listen. Heinberg is … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Two Potentially Interesting Talks This Week

Tuesday January 18, Bryant Lake Bowl, 7:00 pm (6:00 doors open) Café Scientifique is a happy hour exchange of ideas about science, environment, and popular culture. Topic: Households and Urban Pollution. The University’s Twin Cities Household Ecosystem Project involves a … Continue reading

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