Transition Milwaukee

Rebuilding Community Resilience & Self-Reliance

Transition Milwaukee


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Welcome to Transition Milwaukee!

Local Resilience, Self- Reliance, Renewable Energy & Cooperation

Transition Milwaukee is part of a larger planet-wide effort to create, enhance and promote community projects, to grow our own food, generate our own power, develop our own economies and rebuild local resilience and self-reliance. Join us, we're growing knowledge and power, and having fun!
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Latest Activity

Paul Thomas commented on Tim Bailen's event MKE Film: HAPPINESS (Eftyhia)
"I loved the film.  My wife enjoy it as well.  Go see it tonight!"
Kathleen Rude posted an event

Active Hope Workshop (Work That Reconnects) in Racine at Siena Retreat Center

October 17, 2014 at 7:30pm to October 19, 2014 at 3pm
How do we follow up the People's Climate March and our deep concern about climate change? How do we move forward without numbing out?We engage in Active Hope, based on Joanna Macy's Work That Reconnects experiential group process. It helps us transform fear and overwhelm into empowerment and action. It allows us to grieve and to remember/realize that we all can make a difference every day.Kathleen Rude is a trained facilitator in this empowering process and is offering a workshop at the Siena…See More
Shannon Francis posted an event

Acorn Process at Riverside Community Center

October 2, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
 The acorn is perhaps the most easily found wild food source in the fall….if you can beat the squirrels! In this class, we will discuss identification of the best oak trees to gather your harvest, how to pre-screen the good ones for leaching, demonstrate the leaching process and finally how to create acorn bread from your bounty. This wild food is packed full of protein and if prepared properly, a wonderful bread you can create for a special Thanksgiving treat! Participants will leach acorns…See More
Tim Bailen posted events
Sep 16
Daniel Becker posted a status
"I recently returned from Ashevillage Natural Building Extravaganza. Any interest in helping organize a natural building event next spring?"
Sep 15
Paul Thomas commented on Jessica Cohodes's event We Energies Rate Case Forum and Q&A
"This is a great event!"
Sep 9
Jessica Cohodes posted an event

We Energies Rate Case Forum and Q&A at Urban Ecology Center - Riverside Park

September 11, 2014 from 7pm to 8:30pm
WE ENERGIES RATE CASE FORUM & Q&AGuest Educator: Amy Heart - Solar Manager, City of Milwaukee’s Office of Environmental SustainabilityGet plugged into a clear-cut understanding of how the new rate standards being proposed by We Energies can affect us all – residents, businesses, the renewable energy industry and utility standards across the U.S.This educational forum will spot light answers to your questions, shine on the upcoming hearing timeline, and illuminate other outlets for…See More
Sep 8
Wellspring Farm and CSA posted events
Sep 5


Blog Posts

Saving the Planet in Three Easy Steps

We’ve all been there.  The big class reunion coming up, that someone special you think you might run into, but your favorite pair of jeans just doesn’t fit you the way they used to.

Oops, wrong article.  Let me start over…


Posted by Erik Lindberg on May 14, 2014 at 4:42pm

Separating Gloom from Doom: A Post-Carbon Existentialism

Equipment for Living

Among friends, acquaintances, and even among colleagues who already troll the dark waters of post-carbon anticipation in the…


Posted by Erik Lindberg on April 30, 2014 at 4:30pm

The Future of an Illusion

In Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious, Sigmund Freud relates the story of the man accused by his neighbor of damaging a borrowed kettle.  As Freud tells it, “A. borrowed a copper kettle from B. and after he had returned it was…


Posted by Erik Lindberg on March 28, 2014 at 4:47pm — 1 Comment

Apres Moi le Deluge

 “The American way of life,” George H.W. Bush infamously declared in 1992, “is not-negotiable.”  This presents a problem if the American way of life is also unsustainable. 

The context for these remarks was the first Earth Summit in Rio,…


Posted by Erik Lindberg on March 28, 2014 at 4:00pm

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