May 2014 Community Resilience Challenge

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Grow food

Save water

Conserve energy

Build community.

 

Help us reach the goal of 3000 actions by May 31st!

Here’s How:

  • Harvest rainwater
  • Install greywater
  • Hang a clothesline
  • Get a home energy upgrade
  • Convert your lawn to food
  • Set up drip irrigation
  • Bring your own mug
  • Create your own project

Be inspired by great ideas here on the pledge form. Find easy steps and municipal rebate programs in our How-To Action Guides. (more…)

Posted in Community Building, Energy, Food and Agriculture, Local Activities, Social Justice on May 10, 2014

FIRST TUESDAY POTLUCK & GIFT CIRCLE

 

 

soup-clipart-webOur monthly Transition/Co-Housing potluck usually includes a gift circle.

What is a gift circle? Here is a site that describes the idea and the practice in as much depth as you want:

http://communityspirituality.wordpress.com/gift-circle/

So here’s how it goes: Make a dish that you like (enough for three people) and bring it at 7:00 pm. After we’ve eaten, at about 7:45 pm, we make a circle and establish what gifts and needs are present in the circle this month, then match them. (more…)

Posted in Community Building, Economy, Food and Agriculture, Local Activities, Social Justice on May 3, 2014

Albany Arts & Green Festival 2014

May 4 @ 11:00 am - Event Details

This year the festival is once again co-sponsored by Transition Albany and we are gratified that so many people are bringing their talents and passions to the festival. Below (courtesy of Alexa Hauser) is an idea of what to expect, starting with booths by people who have been active in Transition Albany projects.

We are still looking for help for the TA booth(s), so please contact Catherine at 528-2261 or transitionalbanyca(at)gmail.com if you can volunteer an hour or two. We will reward you with Time Bank hours if you join the Time Bank! And there will be free compost for Albany residents… (more…)

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Make Your Own Miso Goes to Berkeley!

(Event Sponsored by Transition Berkeley )
May 22 @ 7:00 pm - Event Details

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If you missed Wakana’s Make Your Own Miso presentation on March 30, you get another chance to learn how to do it yourself!  Wakana will travel to Berkeley (!) and present at the Ecology Center on Thursday evening, May 22, 2014.

Sponsored by Transition Berkeley and presented as part of Transition Albany Health Initiative Fermentation Series (yeah we’re changing our name), Wakana will teach and entertain the Berkeley crowd.  Did I say entertain?  Yup. Wakana’s teaching style is very engaging and the folks who attended the March 30 event were glued to paying attention! It was awesome to watch. (more…)

Posted in , , on May 1, 2014

ARISE 4/29

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - Event Details

Screen shot 2014-03-31 at 10.20.31 PMA week after Earth Day, 2014, join us for a major screening of the 2012 documentary Arise, described by Huffington Post as “transformative,” and by the New York Times as a “genuinely felt letter to the world.” While many films about the state of the planet leave one feeling depressed, the film makers have made this an experience that will uplift you and inspire action!

Transition Albany and Transition Berkeley are screening Arise for one night only as a benefit for our local heroes, Planting Justice.
Tickets can be purchased from the Albany Twin Theater box office (and online) for $10 ($8 for seniors and students).
Come a little early to hear EthnoFusyon Muzik by Mahal with Evelie Delfino, Mama Sue, Jed Såles, and to assure a good seat!
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