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Little homestead in the city

Little homestead in the city

urbanhomestead.org writes…

“Path to Freedom is a grassroots, family operated, original urban homestead located in the midst of Pasadena

Surrounded by urban sprawl and just a short distance from a freeway, the Dervaes Family have steadily worked at transforming this ordinary city lot into an organic and sustainable micro-farm.

This website documents the many steps the Dervaeses have taken and hopes to inspire fellow travelers on their own life-changing journey. Be inspired to take the first step…”

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In Transition 1.0

In Transition 1.0

“‘In Transition’ is the first detailed film about the Transition movement filmed by those that know it best, those who are making it happen on the ground. The Transition movement is about communities around the world responding to peak oil and climate change with creativity, imagination and humour, and setting about rebuilding their local economies and communities. It is positive, solutions focused, viral and fun.”

Read more here and watch Full DVD online

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Originally posted here @ ourtomorrow.blogspot.com

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‘In Transition’ is now available to view in full on YouTube (apart from Part 3, following soon)… don’t forget that you can also buy copies of the DVD which feature the film itself as well as hours of wonderful Transitioney extras; find out more here.  Anyway, sit back and enjoy.  We love it.

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has just officially unveiled its plans to build theworld’s first carbon-neutral city. Situated on Abu Dhabi’s desert outskirts, “Masdar City” is designed from the ground up to be the first completely environmentally sustainable city and a hub for renewable energy research. The UAE’s rulers hope Masdar will eventually house at least 1,500 businesses and 50,000 people, powered by solar and other renewable energy sources.

MASDAR

MASDAR

Residents will be able to get by on foot, despite the region’s blistering climate, thanks to architectural techniques that promote shading and help generate cooling breezes. Stops for the city’s solar-powered “personalized rapid transport pods” will be no further than 200 meters apart. Lord Norman Foster, the founder and head of the architectural firm in charge of the Masdar development, said the project “promises to set new benchmarks for the sustainable city of the future.”

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Transition Handbook

Transition Handbook

The systems and institutions we rely on for survival are at risk of massive failure.

Peace, justice and sustainability demand completely new systems of economics and governance and if humanity is going to survive we must create them. Those who benefit most from the present system are not going to do this for us.

We must work together to create new models and systems that encourage a ‘tipping point’ in which cooperation and collaboration supercede competition.

The clock is ticking.

If you’re working on a project that seeks to create the systems needed for a just and sustainable world we’d love to hear from you.

Together we have everything.

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The Transtion Handbook is now online in a wiki

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Transition Network was set up in spring 2007 to support Transition Initiatives around the world.
This Who We Are and What We Do document gives what we hope is a clear picture of our intention, principles and practices and how the wider network of transitioners is developing. This document will be updated from time to time – it reflects an organisation that is evolving in world that’s in somewhat of a state of flux.

Transition Network was set up in spring 2007 to support Transition Initiatives around the world.

This Who We Are and What We Do document gives what we hope is a clear picture of our intention, principles and practices and how the wider network of transitioners is developing. This document will be updated from time to time – it reflects an organisation that is evolving in world that’s in somewhat of a state of flux.

Transition Towns WIKI

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