Hello friends and community members!
After a long hiatus, we invite YOU to join us for a Transition Olympia meeting next Monday, February 10 at the MIXX meeting room, corner of State and Washington in downtown Olympia. Coffee and cookies provided!
6 pm Special: “In Transition”, a 50 min. film introduction to the Transition Movement.
7 pm Meeting begins. We’ll discuss ideas for some really tangible projects with the goal of choosing 1-2 by evening’s end that we can focus on. Potential ideas so far include:
• A Repair Cafe
• Asset Mapping
• Planning 3rd Annual Skillshare Day
• Developing Resiliency Indicators
• Locate a centralized space in which to develop shareable efforts on a community scale, eg. commercial kitchen; food processing equipment; tool library; education/community meeting areas; etc.
• Other ideas that you bring!
Please join us with intent towards action and accomplishment!
Transition Initiatives are based on four key assumptions:
“1. That life with dramatically lower energy consumption is inevitable, and that it’s better to plan for it than to be taken by surprise.
2. That our settlements and communities presently lack the resilience to enable them to weather the severe energy shocks that will accompany (the triple crises).
3. That we have to act collectively, and we have to act now.
4. That by unleashing the collective genius of those around us to creatively and proactively design our energy descent, we can build ways of living that are more connected, more enriching and that recognize the biological limits of our planet.”
― Rob Hopkins, The Transition Handbook: From oil dependency to local resilience