Transition Training announcement

Especially for those interested in the Transition Town movement. Please pass along to others in your group or area.

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From: Claire Gelinas <>
Date: April 3, 2011 1:36:26 PM EDT
Subject: Transition Training announcement

Can you pass this on to as many people as possible, and ask them to pass it on to others?

Training for Transition

is coming to Norway, Maine.

JOIN US!  April 30 – May 1, First Universalist Church, Norway, Maine

This training is provided by Transition U.S. trainers & hosted by Transition Oxford Hills.  We’ve got sliding scale registration, local community housing, and we are SO EXCITED to be doing this!

The two day workshop will introduce and practice skills from the successful “Transition Town” model of local response to global challenges. Learn how to start a transition group in your community; how to build awareness of peak oil and climate change; and how to engage people from all walks of life in neighborhood or community projects.

This is a very full two days of learning. From the practical (organizing Open Space sessions and planning awareness activities) to the theoretical (principles of resilience and theories of change), you will leave the session better equipped to offer leadership in the place you call home.

Who Should Attend:  The workshop is for anyone interested in strengthening a community wide response to fossil fuel dependence, climate change and a faltering economy. This includes the leaders of formal transition initiatives, and people who are just starting to think about these issues.  The Transition philosophy is to begin where you are as a community, encourage a positive vision for the future, build on your assets and resources, and let it go where it wants!

The Transition Movement began in 2005 in Totnes, U.K. The movement has spread very quickly around the globe.  Learn about the global Transition Town movement at the Transition Network or visit Transition US to find out what is happening in the United States.

This is a great opportunity to get in-depth training to help out your community, whether that is in Western Maine or elsewhere in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont or Massachusetts. For more information, read the attached registration form or contact

“The energy climax [is] a spectacular but dangerous mountain peak that we have succeeded in climbing … The climb involved heroic effort, great sacrifice, but also exhilaration and new views and possibilities at every step. 

The descent will be more hazardous than the climb, and we may have to camp on a series of plateaus to rest and sit out storms. Having been on the mountain so long, we can barely remember the home in a far-off valley that we fled as it was progressively destroyed by forces we did not understand. But we know that each step brings us closer to a sheltered valley where we can make a new home.”  – David Holmgren (2002) Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability

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