In which Vancouver neighbourhood or other community do you live?
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If you don't live in Vancouver or are in another neighbourhood or community we did not list, please tell us where home is.
Please tell us which areas of Transition interest you. For example: growing more food/urban agriculture, relocalizing our economy/local currency, Permaculture, transit, energy efficient buildings, the arts, urban homesteading, preserving seed diversity, potlucks, outreach, organizing events, community-building, having fun while saving the world, or...
the organizing and connecting process....we're just beginning a transition winnipeg group and i like your site/ network a lot
There's a saying that "Transition is not a spectator sport". It's true! Village Vancouver runs on people power, and engaging in activities and projects together helps us accomplish more. Which groups, networks, neighbourhood villages, or projects do you think you might be interested in getting involved with? And what knowledge, skills, resources or other assets can you bring to the mix? (Don't be bashful!)
What would you like to see improved in Vancouver or in your community regarding sustainability or resiliency? Do you have an idea for a new Transition project or activity?
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We adopted this Ning-designed web site both for its reasonable ease of use and our own html ignorance. We might today choose to play with Wordpress, and still might. We have found, however, that not all who want to "sign on" to this movement are doing so for altruistic or compatible reasons, and we've had our share of zealots and predators. Ning allows us to protect member privacy and safety and to reject and exclude those who attack others.
The bottom line--our only one--is how well we get people face-to-face, sharing a potluck dinner, talking about their lives, and helping each other live better, lighter, and happier. It is truly comforting to experience a potluck with ten new people at someone's home and amazing to see 250 come together for a community potluck and local music from which there is NO trash or waste.
After we spent years trying to learn how to hoe, breaking up the earth before planting our seeds, we realized it was not only unnecessary but wrong. No-till farming applies to people too. Go to them not to dig up their lives, but rather just leave ideas to work their way in slowly. The most resilient and tasty crops start as seeds sown on the surface.
Just be patient, and it will come.
Co-founder and Director, Village Vancouver Transition Society
Local, organic, rural, and/or urban, food production is a mainstay of life, and doing it well leads to wellness. From farm to kitchen, discussions relating to food--and the community arising around it--belong here.
If you have to leave your village, how will you get where you want to go? By car? Preferably not, both for your wallet and the earth’s sake. This category is for all discussions relating to how we all get around.
A human right? After food, most feel shelter is the most important necessity. A place of shelter is also the start of a community. This category is for all things relating to shelter, housing, affordable housing, homes, renewable heating systems, green buildings, heritage, and our built environment in general.