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Transition Hoods

Green (Living) Review

Transition street by street by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Transition towns are all fine and good but in larger cities especially we must start neighborhood by neighborhood, street by street, and maybe even in towns in Britain in general.

Economic transition is a difficult, but necessary conversation--especially for those affected

Environmental Economics

  This was a difficult transition for on-farm workers but the overall level of well-being in the U.S. What we owe the remaining people who are making a living mining coal is to be honest with them,” Mr. Obama said, “and to say that, look, the economy is shifting. As countries develop, economically and socially, the means of producing economic well-being shift.    These shifts are often uncomfortable for those working tin the affected industries. 

Transit Score: Cascadia Smackdown

Sightline Daily

The 2014 Canadian Transit Scores are out…and Vancouver, BC clocks in as the third most transit-friendly city in the Great White North , narrowly bested by Toronto and Montreal. Canadian Transit Scores by Walk Score (Used with permission).

Personal Transition

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We have all heard by now, I should assume, about the Transition Project, the Transition Towns and such, but for us to transition to a new future, a new society, the transition has to start with each one of us and it has to start from the inside. The greater transition cannot be brought about until we, as individuals, each and every one of us, have a personal transition first towards the goal of change.

Top 10 Cities for People without Cars. ~ Living Green Magazine

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Bicycle Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Boston Chicago Green New York Portland, OR San Francisco Seattle WAYLON: Daily Newsletter Z ADMIN Green Featured Today cities commuting environment green mass transit sustainabiltiy

Transition Companion – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Transition Companion Making your community more resilient in uncertain times by Rob Hopkins Paperback, 197mm x 265mm, 320 pages Published: 27th October 2011 ISBN: 9781900322973 Price: £19.95

Ingredients of Transition: Education for Transition

The Green Changemakers

by Rob Hopkins [link] Here is the very final additional ingredient for ‘The Transition Companion’. My thanks to Isabel Carlisle for her input with this ingredient… How can education, at all levels, best contribute to the Transition process, building resilient individuals, resilient communities and resilient institutions? The future that young people and those in further education are currently being educated for is not the future that is, in reality, approaching.

Transit in Dubai

10,000 Birds

Many people find themselves with a few hours to kill during transit and could potentially add a few ticks to their trip list as they pass through. If your transit time is under three hours, the sites at Ra’s al-Khor and Dubai Pivot Fields will be beyond your reach. If you manage to go birding in Dubai during your transit, I hope you will let us know how you got on. Birding Destinations Dubai layover Transit

skyTran’s magnetic sky pods to be tested in obscure Israeli city

Green Prophet

Magnetic levitation technology enthusiasts around the world are waiting to see what will happen in Israel, where skyTran has teamed up with Israel Aerospace Industry (IAI) to prove the viability of their Hover Car personal rapid transit (PRT) system.

7 Fresh Ways to Sustainably Transition Into Fall Fashion

Eco Chic

Sweater weather is where it’s at, and this super cute, comfy sweater from sustainable brand People Tree is the best companion for your most go-to jeans and boots (or mix it up with a full skirt and flats for a feminine but still casual-comfy look). Fall is almost here.

Mercy For Animals Unveils Hundreds of Pro-Vegetarian Transit Ads in Chicago

Eccorazzi

Now, they have unveiled a massive ad campaign promoting vegetarianism in the busy Chicago transit system. Recently, the organization toured to show their video Farm to Fridge around the country and gave out leaflets to thousands of people.

TRANSITION US FORMALLY ESTABLISHED

Green (Living) Review

SEBASTOPOL, CA, March 2009 : Transition US , set up informally in May 2008 by co-founders Jennifer Gray and Pamela Gray, has now become official. Following funding from Post Carbon Institute, supplemented by contributions from a private investor, Transition US has achieved non-profit status, appointed a 5-person Board of Directors, opened an office in Sebastopol, expanded its training arm and hired Carolyne Stayton as interim Executive Director. Tags: Transition US

From Narmada to Tata Mundra: Iconic Indian Activist Demands Clean Energy Transition at World Bank

Sierra Club Compass

When Medha was researching social inequality and social movements for her PhD, she learned of the plight of indigenous people in Gujarat in conjunction with the construction of the dam. The worst is that the people not involved [in planning] are cheated. [.] [In

Transit Score: Buses Matter

Sightline Daily

The cool kids over at Walk Score just posted their all-new 2014 Transit Score rankings with data on transit service in more than 200 cities across the US. The bad news, though, is that both Seattle and Portland saw their Transit Scores fall over the last two years.

In Some Places, Environmentalists Should Be Arguing for More Development. Here’s Why.

Nature Conservancy - Science

In North Berkeley, you can be just a few blocks from a Bay Area Rapid Transit station, which offers an easy 30-minute commute into downtown San Francisco. And yet the neighborhood is single-family, detached homes that house relatively few people.

Burning for Biodiversity: How Hunting Promotes Healthy Ecosystems in the Australian Desert

Nature Conservancy - Science

Hunting and fire — wartilpa and waru — are inextricably linked for the Martu people, the traditional owners of the Western Desert. Australia’s Western desert is some of the most remote country in the world, but for the Martu people it’s home.

"Use of Public Transit in U.S. Reaches Highest Level Since 1956"

Environmental Economics

billion passenger trips were taken on transit systems during the year, surpassing the post-1950s peak of 10.59 We’re seeing that where cities have invested in transit, their unemployment rates have dropped, and employment is going up because people can get there,” Mr. Melaniphy said.

Transition Model

The Green Changemakers

The 7 Principles of Transition 1. Positive Visioning Transition Initiatives are based on a dedication to the creation of tangible, clearly expressed and practical visions of the community in question beyond its present?day Help People Access Good Information and Trust Them to Make Good Decisions Transition initiatives dedicate themselves, through all aspects of their work, to raising awareness of peak oil and climate change and related issues such as critiquing economic growth.

People prefer higher costs

Environmental Economics

Explicit carbon pricing mechanisms, such as carbon taxes and emissions trading systems, are generally more cost-effective than most alternative policy options in creating the incentive for economies to transition towards zero carbon trajectories,” the group said in a new report.

Public Transit Is a Deciding Factor for Millennials in the Workforce

Green (Living) Review

Millennial job hunters are seeking employment in cities with good public transit systems Four in five millennials say they want to live in places where they have a variety of options to get to jobs, school or daily needs, according to a new survey of Americans age 18-34 in 10 major U.S.

The Transition Movement and the Working Class

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Attracting the working class Transition Towns and the Transition Movement as a whole suffer from an image problem in that the ordinary man and woman in the street seem to see it as something only for the better of middle and upper classes; for those “who can afford it”, and those in predominately rural settings. The great majority of people still cannot see how they can become part of this even if they were entirely persuaded.

Ingredients of Transition: Education for Transition

The Green Changemakers

by Rob Hopkins Here is the very final additional ingredient for ‘The Transition Companion’. My thanks to Isabel Carlisle for her input with this ingredient… How can education, at all levels, best contribute to the Transition process, building resilient individuals, resilient communities and resilient institutions? The future that young people and those in further education are currently being educated for is not the future that is, in reality, approaching.

Transit-Friendly Streets

The Green Changemakers

Adapted from Transit-Friendly Streets: Design and Traffic Management Strategies to Support Livable Communities, published by Project for Public Spaces Transit-friendly streets are places that "balance" street uses over having any single mode of transportation dominate.

A social cost of carbon witch hunt in the Department of Energy

Environmental Economics

Thomas Pyle, who heads AEA, leads Trump’s Energy Department transition team. In a recent fundraising pitch, Pyle wrote supporters, “After eight years of the Obama administration’s divisive energy and environmental policies, the American people have voted for a change — a big change.

Public health’s return to local government could get more people walking and cycling

Green (Living) Review

Dianne Abbott MP, Shadow Minister for Public Health, underlined the important role for national government during and following the transition from PCTs to local government. Sustrans’ Health Director Philip Insall concludes; “Sustrans' experience of local partnerships to promote active living has been tremendously successful: our walking and cycling projects have on their own met the national target of two million people more active before 2012.

Why Stopping Urbanization Is Not Only Impossible, But Misses the Environmental Point

Nature Conservancy - Science

All these myriad environmental benefits are what are driving people to cities, and it is not clear we should try to stop them. Urbanization is part of the “demographic transition”, the systematic and predictable decline in birth rates that occur as societies economically develop.

Spiffy New Tramway Connects Casablanca’s Hot Spots

Green Prophet

Designed to reduce air pollution , ease vehicular congestion and increase economic development in what is arguably Morocco’s busiest city, the 31km Y-shaped line connects all of the city’s hot spots, but not everybody has rolled out a red carpet for the new Rapid Transit Tram System. .

Why I Changed My Mind (Mostly) About Pokémon GO (+ 5 Apps for Upping Your Outdoor Game)

Nature Conservancy - Science

Now, everyone’s heard of it and opinions seem to be falling along fairly predictable lines: those who think the app is great for getting people exploring outdoors, and those who think it’s one more layer of artificiality between people – especially kids – and the world around them.

Purple Martins: The Bird That Relies on Human-Built Nests

Nature Conservancy - Science

Purple martins are a bird of the people. Although this is entirely plausible, there isn’t much evidence that Native Americans are responsible for the bird’s transition from natural to human-made nest sites. Should We Rename Them People Martins?

Business, Resilience and Transition

The Green Changemakers

[link] After conversations with David Holmgren , Rob Hopkins (author of The Transition Handbook ), put together some thoughts about how the principles of permaculture might apply to business. "In

Transition Towns - The Way Forward

The Green Changemakers

The answer is that alongside at least another 600 towns and cities across the UK, they are taking up (or already following) an initiative known as the ‘Transition' movement. The Transition movement addresses, simultaneously, the issues of climate change and peak oil.

Transitions: The Not-so-Secret Heart of Yoga.

Elephant Journal

Everything we do in yoga trains us to be more mindful, compassionate and joyous people whether we realize it or not. Everything that happens on the mat has a direct correlation to everything that happens off the mat.

7 Tips for Aligning with the Seasonal Changes. | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

Making these small changes can make a big impact on your health and well being as we transition through the seasonal changes. So grounding during this transition of the seasons. Eight things I Learned from 50 Naked People. Want to stay in touch with elephant?

Dump the Pump Day: What Do Transit and Clean Energy Have in Common?

Sierra Club Compass

in the first quarter of 2014 came from solar , and public transit ridership continues to soar. Hearing about solar and transit in the same sentence may be unusual, but in fact, they're part of the same story. Transit saves America 4.2 billion trips via transit in 2013.

Tech for Transit: Designing a Future System

The Green Changemakers

Latitude has launched a new study to investigate; today’s options of sustainable transportation; how to get people to use them; and what technologies enhance peoples’ experiences.

Technology in Transit — Sightline Daily - Northwest News that Matters

Sightline Daily

Skip to navigation Advanced Search Document Actions Sections Front Page Daily News Daily Score Blog The Daily Score Technology in Transit Posted by Eric Hess 03/04/2011 10:00 AM Transit planning and real-time information technology could get drivers on the bus. One of the first things I downloaded was OneBusAway , an app that provides real-time information on transit stops, routes, and arrivals using data provided by King County Metro. Skip to content.

Trade Rules Undermine Transition to Clean Energy - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

12 Sierra Club Bloggers to Watch in 2013: Part II » Trade Rules Undermine Transition to Clean Energy. Germany, for example, initiated a phase-out of nuclear power after the disaster in Japan and committed to transitioning to cleaner, greener, renewable energy sources. Compass.

Vegan Race Car Driver Leilani Münter Argues Veganism Is More Important Than Solar Cars

Eccorazzi

By including climate concerns in its guidelines, the department of agriculture had the opportunity to give Americans more information on how to accelerate the transition to a safer climate. Causes News People Sticky Veganism

Why we must oppose transition to gas-fired power

Green Blog

“These estimates translate to a climate genocide involving the deaths of 10 billion people this century…&#. Both Dr James Lovelock FRS (Gaia hypothesis) and Professor Kevin Anderson ( Director, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester, UK) have recently estimated that fewer than 1 billion people will survive this century due to unaddressed, man-made global warming – noting that the world population is expected to reach 9.5

Transition Towns or Bright Green Cities?

The Green Changemakers

The best thing, the really hopeful thing, about the Transition Town movement is that it breaks the emotional isolation privatized responsibility inflicts on us, and makes us part of a group working together towards change. 1) What are Transition Towns? Transition Towns are communities in which some citizens have gotten together to follow a twelve-step process to make their towns more resilient despite energy shortages, climate change or economic collapse.