Transition San Lorenzo Valley Becomes US' 69th 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?
 
June 15, 2010 - PRLog -- BEN LOMOND, CA: Transition US is excited to announce that Transition San Lorenzo Valley has become the 69th official Transition Initiative in the United States.  Transition Initiatives start when a small collection of motivated individuals within a community come together with a shared concern: how can our community respond to the challenges and opportunities of peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis?  This small team of people begins by forming an initiating group and then adopts the Transition Model with the intention of engaging a significant proportion of the people in their community to kick off a Transition Initiative.  

   Transition San Lorenzo Valley’s initial contact person is Judith Broadhurst and their Initiating Steering Committee is comprised of a diverse set of individuals, each with deep roots in the local community.  Becky Barrett, a Steering Committee member said, “It has become increasingly clear that we all must change the way we live if we are to maintain a caring relationship with our home.  Changing behavior in ways that benefit our future and the future of our children is a joyful opportunity.  I feel an abundance of joy that I can be part of a process that will affect those changes. The only thing better is meeting lots of other people who feel just like I do!  We set out to awaken the inhabitants of the "room" of our home, and found that we are part of many.  Today I celebrate a future that holds hope, health, and happiness.“  Judith Broadhurst added that, “The San Lorenzo Valley is often among the two hardest-hit places during any natural disaster in our region.  That fact and just being in a mountain valley, not on a main highway, has made us more self-reliant and more aware of the need to be prepared. We just need to build on the strong sense of community that already exists here. We can be the catalyst and connector to get more people and organizations collaborating and sharing resources so we're all helping each other and pulling together in the same direction.”


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 carolyne@transitionus.org  

If you would like more information about Transition San Lorenzo Valley, or to schedule an interview with Judith Broadhurst, please call +1-831-336-4232 or email her at transitionslv@gmail.com

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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.
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