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Community Resilience Challenge (Daily Acts)

Community Resilience Challenge
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The Community Resilience Challenge is our chance to show the world that our daily actions matter and that WE are part of the solution. From mid-March through the end of May each year, our community comes together to accomplish awe-inspiring feats of sustainability, which tell the story of community resilience and paints a picture of our movement. YOU can play a vital role in this story’s success and participation is easy. Just visit our website and register your commitment to take action (we’ve even created a suggested list of actions to choose from, or you can create your own!). By joining the Challenge, not only are you helping to grow the movement, but you get great incentives and coupons just for signing up. There’s never been a better time to Stand Up and Be Counted!

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Susan Price
707-789-9664
Petaluma

M. Landman Communications & Consulting

Writing, editing, and advising focused on sustainability: green living, green business, climate resilience
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M. Landman Communications & Consulting provides practical and professional guidance on a wide range of sustainability strategies and practices, particularly in the areas of green living, sustainable land use, green operations, green and non-toxic products/materials, green business, and climate resilience. The founder, Miriam Landman, is an experienced writer, editor, advisor, and educator. Miriam has been writing and working in the environmental field for 25 years. She is passionate about building people's awareness of effective solutions to environmental problems, and providing the concrete information and tools that people need to put green principles into practice.

Through consultations, presentations, research, and the development of written materials and online resources, M. Landman helps companies, organizations, individuals, households, and communities to incorporate healthy, efficient, and sustainable practices (and products) into their activities and operations.

She also publishes TheGreenSpotlight.com blog and is a regular contributor to MotherEarthNews.com.

Miriam founded M. Landman Communications & Consulting in 2005. Before that, she was senior associate with Simon & Associates Green Building Consultants, and earlier in her career she worked as a producer and reporter for public radio's Living on Earth program. She has also worked for Global Green USA and Davis Square Architects. She has a master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy (and Planning) from Tufts University, and a bachelor’s degree in Community Studies from UC Santa Cruz.

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Miriam Landman
707-879-8709
Sonoma County

Transition: Resilience and Hope in Extraordinary Times

Resilience thinking means decentralizing our basic systems - food, energy, and water. It’s backup against the inevitable failure of centralized, too-big-NOT-to-fail systems. At this point in history it is imperative to overcome the nemesis of resilience - the hyper-individualism of America’s consumer culture - and rebuild a strong social fabric. The goal of “Transition U.S.” is to connect and support neighborhoods, towns, and cities to become more sustainable and self-reliant – together. Let’s grow flourishing, locally-scaled, green economies and step into a future that nourishes both people and planet.
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Transition US

Societal transformation to localized resilient economies and communities
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The Transition Town Movement is a vibrant, grassroots, global movement that builds community connection and resilience in the face of economic challenges and environmental shocks. Visit us at Transition US and start building your neighborhood and community resilience today. 

You can dig in this May and join the Transition Home and Garden Challenge: Plant a garden, employ energy efficiency measures in your home, conserve water or create/join a community building activity.  Register your action and see the many other actions across the country. 

Join Transition US in creating a vision of a United States where every community engages its collective creativity and genius to unleash an extraordinary and historic transition to a future beyond fossil fuels: a thriving future that is more vibrant, connected and resilient; one that is ultimately preferable to the present.

Today there are thousands of Transition Town initiatives in 34 countries around the world. In the U.S. there are 135 in 34 states, with 300 others forming! All started by ordinary citizens stepping up to make their communities truly prosper, now. 

To help your community become a Transition Town go to Transition US or contact us: info@transitionus.org.

Cheerful disclaimer!

Transition is a social experiment on a massive scale. We truly don't know if this will work. What we are convinced of is this:

  • If we wait for governments, it'll be too little, too late
  • If we act as individuals, it will be too little
  • but - If we act as communities, it might just be enough, just in time

More about Transition US:  Founded in 2009, Transition US is the national hub of the Transition network. Its our mission to inspire, encourage, support, network and train individuals and their communities as they adopt, adapt and implement the Transition model and approach to community empowerment and action.

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Carolyne Stayton
707-824-1554
Sebastopol
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