Exploring Change Possibilities
> Subject: TRANSITION BOULDER COUNTY News & Upcoming Events
> 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
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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.
> 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!
> 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.
> 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
> 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?
> 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.
> 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.
> This exploration will help guide the eventual development of an
> Energy Descent Action Plan for Boulder County.
> 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!
> When & Where
> Sept. 4 (Thurs.)
> 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
> Boulder Meadows Community Room
> 4500 19th Street (19th & Violet)
> THE BOUNTIFUL PANTRY
> With Sandy Cruz and friends, September 6
> The season of surplus food is upon us!
> 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).
> 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.
> Registration $95. Class size is limited! Call 303-494-1521.
> When & Where
> Sept. 6 (Sat.), 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
> North Boulder
> Registration required
> 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.
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