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Exploring Change Possibilities

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  • knowslf
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 3, 2008
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      > Subject: TRANSITION BOULDER COUNTY News & Upcoming Events
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      > Please visit the BOULDER COUNTY GOING LOCAL! website and our
      > sponsors who are supporting the themes of BUY LOCAL FIRST!, EAT
      > LOCAL!, GROW LOCAL!, LOCAL ENERGY! AND LOCAL CURRENCY!
      > NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
      > ENERGY DESCENT: SCENARIOS FOR THE FUTURE, Sept. 4
      > THE BOUNTIFUL PANTRY, Sept. 6
      > RELATED EVENTS
      > 2008 BOULDER COUNTY GOING LOCAL! Campaign Sponsors and Partners
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      > QUICK LINKS...
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      > The Great Reskilling
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      > BOULDER COUNTY GOING LOCAL! website
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      > WE'RE CHANGING: Boulder County Going Local has changed its name to
      > TRANSITION BOULDER COUNTY. Our website will soon be revamped to
      > reflect this change.
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      > TRANSITION LYONS: On August 20, Lyons officially became the first
      > Transition Town in Boulder County! The initiating group (catalyzed
      > by Jennifer White, co-founder of Green Heart Institute) is
      > beginning to actively pursue awareness-raising activities and
      > laying the foundation for a full-blown Transition process for
      > Lyons. Congratulations!
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      > TRAINING FOR TRANSITION: There are just a few spaces left in the
      > Transition Training workshop, Sept. 13-14. This is one of the most
      > powerful ways to get an in-depth introduction to the principles and
      > processes of Transition and to experience the heart of this
      > movement If you would like to register, please let us know as soon
      > as possible. Click here for details.
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      > Transition Initiatives are also forming in Boulder, Longmont,
      > Louisville, Mountain Towns, and even Denver. For the latest
      > details, click here...
      > ENERGY DESCENT: SCENARIOS FOR THE FUTURE
      > Public Meeting, September 4
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      > The converging global crises of climate change, peak oil, and
      > economic instability create dynamics that are unprecedented in
      > human history. How can we plan for an uncertain future?
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      > Utilizing video excerpts and group processes, we will be exploring
      > the concept of Energy Descent as proposed by David Holmgren, co-
      > originator of Permaculture, and the four possible futures he
      > envisions: Techno-Explosion, Green-Tech Stability, Earth
      > Stewardship/Creative Descent, and Crash/Collapse.
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      > Based on these possible futures, Holmgren demonstrates how
      > Transition, the relocalization of our economies and communities,
      > can be a central organizing strategy for creative grass roots
      > adaptive response to the energy descent future, both to build
      > resilience and capacity in the face of unprecedented threats and to
      > grasp the creative opportunities that energy descent offers.
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      > This exploration will help guide the eventual development of an
      > Energy Descent Action Plan for Boulder County.
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      > At next month's meeting (Thurs., Oct. 2), we will continue the
      > exploration by incorporating Richard Heinberg's call for community
      > emergency preparedness planning. Please join us for both meetings!
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      > When & Where
      > Sept. 4 (Thurs.)
      > 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
      > Boulder Meadows Community Room
      > 4500 19th Street (19th & Violet)
      > FREE!
      > THE BOUNTIFUL PANTRY
      > With Sandy Cruz and friends, September 6
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      > The season of surplus food is upon us!
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      > Join Sandy Cruz, founder of High Altitude Permaculture, as well as
      > new Permaculture teachers Marsha Williams and Kay Cambell, for this
      > dynamic hands-on workshop, which is being offered again by popular
      > demand (presented by Boulder County Going Local).
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      > Learn how to acquire, preserve, store and use an abundance of
      > fruits, vegetables, culinary herbs and medicinals. Explore simple,
      > timeless, low-energy methods commonly used before the advent of
      > freezing and canning. Experiment in the kitchen, making goat
      > cheese, kefir, sauerkraut, roasted garlic, muesli, chai and other
      > delights, and using a bread machine and pressure cooker.
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      > Registration $95. Class size is limited! Call 303-494-1521.
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      > When & Where
      > Sept. 6 (Sat.), 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      > North Boulder
      > Registration required
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      > RELATED EVENTS
      > September 6, Family Preparedness Fair, Longmont
      > Sept. 20, Chautauqua Grand Convergence, Catastrophe or Opportunity:
      > Climate & Energy Action Heroes, Boulder
      > Sept. 20-21, 9th Annual Sustainable Living Fair, Ft. Collins
      > Click here for full details.
      > 2008 BOULDER COUNTY GOING LOCAL! Campaign Sponsors
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      > 2008 Campaign Partners
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