Transitioning to a life that makes sense again

Staff writer
March 28, 2014 01:00 AM

The practical parts of shifting to a new way of how we feed, house and power ourselves goes beyond growing vegetables, constructing low-carbon buildings and installing solar panels; it is coming together, supporting each other and rediscovering how to build community that are the hardest things to get right.

Enter the growing global network of the Transition movement, which is demonstrating a highly-effective strategy for strengthening locally-resilient communities while making a commitment not to squander the Earth's finite resources.

This weekend the Sunshine Coast in Transition initiating team is hosting a two-day Transition training workshop and co-hosting an evening event about community-owned investment co-ops.

The workshop is aimed at people who are new to Transition and want to evaluate the model to see if it is for them, or want the basic skills in how to create and run a successful Transition initiative.

Michelle Colussi from Canadian Centre for Community Renewal and Transition Victoria is facilitating March 29 to 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Frank West Hall, 1224 Chaster Rd. in Gibsons. For registration, see www.sunshinecoastintransition.wordpress.com/education or email Leonie Croy at ttsunshinecoast@gmail.com.

There is also an evening event on March 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Point Rd.

This presentation and discussion will allow participants to learn how communities are plugging investment leaks and strengthening local economies through RRSP eligible, community-owned investment co-ops. Sunshine Coast in Transition, Community Futures and FUSE Community Work Hub are presenting this event.

Speakers include Colussi, Brian Smith from Community Futures Sunshine Coast and director of the Public Market and Paul Cabaj via Skype (director of Co-op Development for Alberta Community Co-op Association).

- Submitted


© Coast Reporter

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Coast Reporter welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus
Coast Reporter

Email to a Friend

Close

QUESTION OF THE WEEK POLL

Are you pleased with the shíshálh’s announcement to protect the lower slopes of Mount Elphinstone?

or  view results

Click here to read story

Popular Coast Reporter

Community Event Calendar


Find out what's happening in your community and submit your own local events.