how active is this group? do members meet up? accomplish anything?
what does it take to be a part of the fb page?
This may pique your interest. Take a peek at the new peak pattern. (I've been wanting to use those three words together for a while. :-)
Just in time for the election. Wake up and smell the gasoline...while it lasts. Is Bloomington ready for Transition?
"Gasoline station owners in the Los Angeles area including Costco Wholesale Corp. are…Continue
Added by Keith Johnson on October 4, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
VISION - ACTION - LEADERSHIP: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABILITY, TRANSITION & CULTURE CHANGE
November 16-18, 2012
Grand Rapids, Michigan
I think this will be a good boost for us locals who tend to get myopic . . .
Would love to have a whole caravan and/or small busload going up to Grand Rapids, Michigan for this. It might be a…Continue
Added by Ann Renee Kreilkamp on September 30, 2012 at 1:31pm — No Comments
When you share information on a networking site, do you ever think of yourself as a publisher? In fact, you are. Your networking pages, no matter the platform, are like personal versions of Huffington Post, Truthout, Daily Kos,…Continue
Added by Keith Johnson on September 28, 2012 at 10:32pm — No Comments
If they are healthy, I'm getting my first sheep this weekend. we are all very excited.they are babydoll-icelandic mixes and thus very small. we are down to one goat right now so hopefully the goat and sheep will get along and form a herd. but a second goat is also in our future. we're waiting to find a good meaty buckling around $50 to raise and breed to our milk goat this fall.
Bill Molison (co-creator, describer, of "permaculture") was quoted as saying " eat your pets" I take…Continue
Added by alisa fox on May 2, 2012 at 4:10am — No Comments
I have been trying and testing the waters of self sufficiency for a few years now. for the last two I have had "troubles". they were ever present but came to a head last fall. I have waded trough to a bright future filled with goats, sheep, chickens, ducks and of course home schooling my children.
we have never made it to a meeting about anything because we live outside bloomington by about 15 miles. driving in with my three young children seems unhelpful. Keith's emailed suggestion…Continue
Interesting info on getting hit with "shrapnel".
Added by Gary Cooper on April 20, 2012 at 1:40pm — No Comments
I, too, read Keith's call to action and took his cue to take a minute to write. I am one of those people that currently have a too large carbon footprint and need to find a job in Bloomington so I can return and decrease CO2 emissions. I live in Louisville and just outside of Bloomington (near the IU Kent Road Research and Teaching Preserve).
Although I am limiting my trips back and forth, I do have many things going on down here (Berea is in my work travels) and I think…Continue
Added by Teddie Phillipson-Mower on April 19, 2012 at 6:32pm — No Comments
I have maybe blogged three times in my life so here goes.... Where to start?
The Trillium planning committee has been meeting about once a month for updates to the entire group. In the meantime there have been two or three meetings weekly for the past 7 or 8 months dealing with City Planners, County Council people, Community Kitchen, the local Farm Bureau Co-op, Soil and Water Conservation District, the Purdue Extention, Solid Waste Management etc. The list goes on and on and on....…Continue
Added by Gail Gayer Hale on April 19, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments
1) For those of you who missed it, Nobel Prize winning climate scientist Michael Mann, whose work demonstrating that industrial civilization and fossil fuel…
Added by Dan Young on April 19, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments
Added by David McFarland on April 16, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
The registration for the Global Ecovillage Conference 2012 in Hungary is now online! Early Bird rates apply until 31. May!
Klick here to register online: http://ecovalley.hu/gen2012/registration/…
Added by Jonathan Klodt on April 11, 2012 at 2:27am — No Comments
To manifest a project of this scale will take a small army of steadfast volunteers, local growers and business people. And to realize it will require an alliance of organizations and local government joining forces. This will require real funding. Probably millions. But....funding for projects like this is available if we can offer real numbers about benefits to the community. Please see some similar projects at Dunhill…Continue
Added by Keith Johnson on August 6, 2011 at 10:39am — No Comments
We reached our annual Ning fee goal of $240 plus a little bit more.!
A BIG thank you to Karen Rene Thompson, Judith Holy, Sarah Ryterband, Brian Flaherty, Laura Hobbs, Ryan Conway, Living Green Magazine, and Sandrah Dinsdale.
Don't be shy about making further donations to support our work in Bloomington. We'll do our best to see that it helps all of us in our Transition to a regenerative future.
+$30 just in. Spam your FB friends and link everybody you know in the permaculture, organics, coop, grassroots economic organizing, and sustainability scenes. Mobilize!
Eight MCCSC schools expect to offer students salad bars at lunch time this year, thanks to a grant through Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative aimed at fighting childhood obesity.
But local green stuff of the monetary kind is needed to make…Continue
Thanks to great, unanticipated, and unexpected publicity from the H-T at the last minute (our publicity had been a bit too close to the event for comfort, due to the fact that we couldn't get the Atrium of the Shower's Building on the final weekend of April, but had to settle for April 23), our first of two planned Swap Meets for this year, sponsored by the Community Exchange Group of Transition Bloomington, went off without a hitch and a good bit of wonderful stuff. Eight tables worth, plus…Continue
Added by Ann Renee Kreilkamp on April 24, 2011 at 3:04pm — No Comments
The Hopi are praying for the people of Japan and for the people around the world as we face crisis in our world out of balance. We are all in a time of great change upon mother earth and these events have been foretold by our Elders.
Through our Prophecies and our Ceremonies the sacred land of this earth is now crying. And our children are looking to Hopi to balance life for their future.
Our Elders have given us guidance for how to move through these…Continue
Added by Gabrielle Price on March 19, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments
I'm a 43 year old photographer and writer with a lot of experience with computing, design and social network outreach. I would very much like to be part of the Bloomington Transition community and feel my skills would be a great asset to helping grow awareness for permaculture and the important work that I'm seeing done in Bloomington.
I've been a photographer for over 20 years, have been writing over 10 in various roles as director of my own grassroots music project that…Continue
Added by Gabrielle Price on March 12, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
Local Growers Guild is seeking a part-time Director to oversee the activities of the LGG cooperative and manage the Bloomington Winter Farmers Market. The right candidate for this job is passionate and knowledgeable about the importance and value of improving the local food economy, carries exemplary organizational skills and experience in fund development.
The Local Growers Guild creates a local foods system that provides quality food to communities through direct…
Added by Keith Johnson on March 6, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments