Why are you interested in the Transition movement?
I see the DIY and the environmental movement working together as a powerful anticorporate force making the goal of achieving community sustainability and quality reachable.
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
A variety of community and environment-building projects, including advocating for youth-led, civic engagement programming within current youth-serving organizations, community gardening (Concordia), building cooperatives (Riverwest Investment Cooperative, Public House, current plans for a cooperative auto repair shop and biodiesel producer-consumer co-op).
What skills, talents, and resources do you bring to the Transition movement?
Organizing, vision, cooperative-building experience, database design, youth programming, building bat houses, beekeeping and printmaking, including silkscreening. The Push Pull Press, my printmaking cooperative, made T shirts as a fundraiser for Victory Garden Blitz volunteers, for example.
Which topics within Transition most interest you, and what are you most interested in getting out of your involvement in the Transition Movement?
Engaging youth groups in existing and new enterprises, particularly income-generating activities such as growing and selling produce and other goods and services.
Organizations you belong to that might collaborate with Transition
Youth Work Learning Center, Holton Youth and Family Center, Riverwest Investment Cooperative