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Lakewood CO Spring 2014 Updates

The April Resilience Circle will be Wednesday April 2nd from 6 – 8pm (email SustainableEiber@gmail.com for the location). We  will be discussing the  possibility of Sustainable Eiber pursuing 501c3 nonprofit status. This will enable us to apply for grants and could lead to bigger and better things! Lois Witt, our resident ‘legal eagle’ will lead the discussion. Please […]

New Circle! Duluth, MN

Membership in the new Resilience Circle in Duluth (starting May 5th, 2014) is for those who are coping with the challenges of long-term unemployment (26+ weeks). The learning and mutual aid components of our RC will offer strategies to restore personal well-being and confidence, and ways to improve economic security through freelancing and entrepreneurship. Social […]

Get Small to Go Big: How Howard County MD Launched a Transition Initiative

“People are so busy and over-committed, but meeting in a home with friends and food to talk informally – that can really be a game-changer.”

How to Win Friends and Influence the New Economy

Loneliness is as strong as smoking or alcohol abuse as an indicator of premature mortality. When Lisa Cook found she had no one to help her put her cat down, she decided to act.

The “Transition Track” at the Slow Living Summit

Thursday, June 6 10:30 – 12:00 Workshop: Introduction to Transition, with Tina Clarke & Paul LeVasseur 3:45 – 5:15 Workshop: Transition Across Race & Class, with Carlos Espinoza-Toro & Orion Kriegman 7:00 – Transition Gathering, Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main Street Friday, June 7 8:30 – 10:00 Transition Plenary, featuring Tina Clarke, Gus Speth & Chuck Collins […]

What if we all enjoyed meaningful social connections?

Watch Resilience Circle facilitator Lisa Cook’s excellent TEDx Talk! Lisa talks about the increasing problem of American loneliness and isolation, including her own personal story. Around 6:40 into the video, she talks about how Circles can help folks create community.

What is “Community Resilience”?

In the coming months, we’ll be looking for input about what defines “community resilience.” What indicators would you use to measure it? How close is your community to achieving it? If you have thoughts about this question, please post them in the comments here, or email info@localcircles.org.

Take the Transition Challenge

During the month of May, join thousands of people across the US taking action to rise to the challenge of food, water, and energy independence. Thousands of landscapes and homes will be transformed, retrofitted and revitalized as part of the Transition Challenge. Thousands of us will take to the streets, the garden, schoolyard, home, apartment […]

New Circle Forming in Portland, ME

Join us on May 10, 2013 for an Introductory Session! Justice In the Body 47 Portland Street, second floor Portland, ME  04103 Friday May 10th, 2013 from 7pm to 8:30pm Group will choose time/day of the week for seven session program starting sometime in June. I will send an update when that is decided. People […]

“Camp Commons: Building Community Resilience” – An Activist Family Camp, July 7 – July 14

TELLING THE NEW STORY Facing the Future, Building Hope: Concrete Tools for Community Resilience Sunday July 7 through Sunday July 14, 2013 World Fellowship Conference Center White Mountains near Conway, New Hampshire Come for the week! Or come for a couple of days! Join a group of fun and engaged activists for the joy of […]

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