Why are you interested in the Transition movement?
I teach sustainable planning at UW Milwaukee, I work with students at the charter high school, School for Urban Planning and Architecture on environmental sustainability, and I chair the Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, Inc (AKA Sweet Water--but not Sweet Water Organics). The work that I am seeing from Transition Milwaukee is implementing the goals of Sweet Water. We want to be your partner in this work.
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Not yet involved.
What skills, talents, and resources do you bring to the Transition movement?
Urban planning and connections to other community institutions and resources. See my reasons for being interested.
I have worked with adults and kids on rain gardens and urban gardening.
Which topics within Transition most interest you, and what are you most interested in getting out of your involvement in the Transition Movement?
Water, urban food, and energy/carbon footprint issues
Organizations you belong to that might collaborate with Transition
Wisconsin Chapter, American Planning Association (board VP)
Sweet Water (board chair)
School for Urban Planning and Archictecture (board treasurer, high school)
UWM Department of Urban Planning (faculty)
Center for Resilient Cities (board)
Energy Center of Wisconsin (board)
My name is Jessica Cohodes. I am planning to invite Transition members to the HUB meeting on Nov. 22nd @ the Urban Ecology Center for an entire meeting on Urban Planning based on Permaculture Principles. Would you be willing to speak/educate? Matthew Howard, the new Dir. for Environmenal Sustainability will be there to discuss his focus within the municipality and I was hoping to invite a panel of speakers as well including: Michael Carrier (MSOE), Mark Keane (UWM Arch 350), and Manuel who is working directly with Water projects in Urban Planning. We would finish off the meeting with an Open Space/Brainstorming excersize.
Please let me know - so happy you're a part of the group!