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How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
help with running meetings. Help to teach on a chapter by chapter basis
What skills, talents, and resources do you bring to the Transition movement?
knowlege of addiction management, knowlege of many books and DVDs on energy,Peak Oil, Bio-fuel collectives, understanding of exponponental growth curves and the convergenance of multible " hockey stick" graphs. Connections with a Madison photovoltaic collective that is forming. Knowlege of non-profit PV and Solar thermal rebate programs. Histortic preservation with energy conservation in mind. Teach " camp in your house" for energy concervation education. The combination of house, fuel collective, and non-profit PV achieves the mandate of 80% reduction in C02 by 2009 and waiting till 2050 as is sugested
Organizations you belong to that might collaborate with Transition
Oz bio-fuel collective, Prarie Fire bio-fuel co-op, Sierra Club, 1st UU society

Tom brandstetter's Blog

The paradox of wanting to be Bjorn again


As many in the Peak Everything education world know. Facts and figures   Charts and graphs   Just don't get through to people if the information is beyond their normal experience. You end up being as ineffectual as Ross Perot while running for president trying educate the public with big sheets of paper and  magic markers.  He was the butt of many jokes for actually using data to support his position. As with Jimmy Carter appealing to logic for all us to…

Posted on February 25, 2012 at 5:00pm

energy collective in UK


Posted on September 17, 2010 at 5:01pm

Federal Reserve deflation warnings and The Transition Network Conference Response

The Transition Movement is asked to respond to a very daunting collection of emergencies. Climate disruption and Peak Oil being the most frequently talked about. The third in this lovely triad is monetary systems. Global economic Ponzi systems. Because these money systems are legalized gambling based on falsehoods concerning unlimited natural resources of the planet they will fail first. These are leveraged bets… Continue

Posted on August 11, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Going through withdrawal like me ?

Working hard daily to end my personal addiction to oil has met with mixed results. I've ended up trading one addiction for another. I've become addicted to watching us get into the media. Many of us get into the news. Almost every week one of us has a microphone in our face or camera pointed at us. Formerly shy people now eagerly jumping on soapboxes and testifying. I find it so way over the top cool to be part of a group of passionate caring people. I see many faces and names of people I…

Posted on August 3, 2010 at 11:59am

The new operating platform from Transition Culture

The new operating platform for Transition Initiatives is now available for preview in PDF form. This is basically what the new handbook will look like next spring.



Posted on July 30, 2010 at 5:09pm

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At 3:01pm on July 25, 2011, Suzanne Moynihan said…

Yes, Tom...I will see you at the meeting tonight.



At 3:37am on September 8, 2010, Ben Brangwyn said…
Yep, Erik's postings caught my attention. It's good stuff. I posted comment to this effect on the posting on this site.

Transition looks like it's got a great set of people there in Milwaukee.

Respect. Ben.
At 10:58pm on September 7, 2010, David MacLeod said…
Hi Tom,
I've been reading Eric's excellent blog posts republished at the Energy Bulletin. That's how I found Transition Milwaukee. Did you happen to meet any of our very cool Transition Whatcom folks while in Bellingham?
At 11:14pm on November 8, 2009, Vala Mohr said…
Hi Tom,
I was asking about the Peak Oil Conference. But it sounds like that is what you are going to and speaking at? Good luck! I am sure you will do well.
Sura Faraj has all the copies of the zine. She is 263-1513. If you don't get a response then let me know when you need them and I'll wrestle some from her and leave them in my mailbox for you....or let me know what you'd like.




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