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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

Read about Camp Commons 2014 at the New England New Economy Transition Site. —————————————————————————————————————————– Camp Commons 2013: 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 […]

Three Rivers, MI

Visit the River County Resilience Circle Website: https://rivercountryrc.org Contact Matthew Mosher for more information: rivercountryresiliencecircle@gmail.com See our list of upcoming events here! (Fall 2014) Sponsored by Grassroots Solutions Some projects we have in some form or another include: – Annual Community Resilience Fair – Heirloom Seed Bank – Heirloom vegetable garden assistance for community residents – Time […]

Lakewood Resilience Circle Celebrates Light Rail, Community Supported Agriculture, and More

~ March Updates from the Lakewood Resilience Circle ~ Next Sustainable Living Discussion Group – The next Discussion Group will include watching  a documentary  video, either ‘No Impact Man’ or ‘Planet Earth’ (depending which one is available from the Library).   We will meet on  Mar 20th at the home of Carrie Sonneborn. We will discuss […]

New England Transition & Resilience HUB Gathering at the Slow Living Summit, Brattleboro VT, June 5 – 8

New England Transition & Resilience Hub Meeting Saturday, June 8 12pm – 4pm Brattleboro, Vermont RSVP to sarah@localcircles.org Come share stories, lessons, and strategies with other Transitioners from around New England! We’ll meet following the annual Slow Living Conference in Brattleboro taking place June 5 – 7. If you’re coming to the Summit, please stay for […]