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Transition Staunton Augusta Becomes Us' 61st Official Transition Initiative
Transition Initiatives start when a small group of motivated individuals within a community come together with a shared concern: how can the community respond to the challenges and opportunities of peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis?
By: Transition US
Transition Staunton Augusta’s initial contact person is Erik Curren and their Initiating Group is comprised of a diverse set of individuals, each with deep roots in the local community. “What (becoming official) means to us is that we are now part of a growing network of people around the world and across the country who see that local communities can get a big head start by preparing now to face the challenges and seize the opportunities of the 21st century economy coming our way. This means beginning now on ways to get more local food, local services, and even local manufacturing, all of which will create good jobs and lucrative business opportunities just when we need them the most. Over Labor Day weekend, on Saturday, September 4, we will hold LOCAVORE FEST 2010, the Central Shenandoah Valley's first annual festival of local food. Headlining the event will be internationally known advocate for local food Joel Salatin, star of the movies Food, Inc. and Fresh and covered in Michael Pollan's book The Omnivore's Dilemma and in the New York Times, in National Geographic, on CNN, and elsewhere.”
Transition US is a nonprofit organization that provides inspiration, encouragement, support, networking, and training for Transition Initiatives across the United States. They are working in close partnership with the Transition Network, a UK based organization that supports the international Transition Movement as a whole. The Transition Movement is a vibrant, grassroots movement that seeks to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis. It represents one of the most promising ways of engaging people in strengthening their communities against the effects of these challenges, resulting in a life that is more abundant, fulfilling, equitable and socially connected.
If you would like more information about the Transition Movement in the United States, or to schedule an interview with Carolyne Stayton, please call 707-824-1554 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like more information about Transition Staunton Augusta, or to schedule an interview with Erik Curren please call 540-466-6128 or email him at email@example.com.
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We are a nonprofit organization that provides inspiration, support, training, and networking for Transition Initiatives across the United States. Building community resilience in response to the challenges of peak oil, climate change and economic crisis.