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.

Transitional ethics

Green Living Tips

Sounds like a fancy term describing something complex, but transitional ethics is a simple concept and relates very well to dealing with some of the challenges of going green


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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

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 The Transition Companion picks up the story today, describing one of the most fascinating experiments now under way in the world. Regardless, the “Transition Companion” has much to offer, to teach and to impart and thus can very much stand on its own.

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. I am well aware of the fact that the Transition Town Movement came from Eire and Britain and that is was started in two entire towns but in general trying to look at entire towns is way too big a field.

5 Rituals for Transitioning Spaces.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Yoga awareness calm change change go slowly healing meditation mindfulness peaceful transition practice sage smudging self loveChange is the only constant we know in life.

Jyotish Sidereal Transits & Horoscopes for December.

Elephant Journal

Non New-Agey Spirituality astrology horoscopes jyotish jyotish transits moon planetary transits sun swati jr jyotish waxing moon/waning moonYour body will be an important resource for navigating the extreme landscape.

Transitions of Life.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Yoga Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today balance growth happiness practice presence spirituality transitions vinyasa Sometimes, we need to stand upside down to truly see right side up; to find stillness amidst chaos, along the weaving pathways of the miraculous maze of the mind.

Seasonal Transitions: Finding Balance Through the Elements.

Elephant Journal

Green Health & Wellness Right Livelihood Yoga 5 element diet healing health holistic nature philosophy qigong seasons self-care spring summer tao TCM transition winter woodAccording to Tao philosophy, humans are integral components of the universe. Further to this, we each are made up of our own small universe. Harmony exists when the universe (both inside and out) is in balance.

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). The only US cities with a better Transit Score than Vancouver are New York, San Francisco, and Boston. Portland and Seattle both do pretty well within the US, with Transit Scores of 50 and 57, respectively.

The Pain, Laughter & Pants-Wetting of Transition.

Elephant Journal

Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Funny Seattle acceptance aging awareness change enlightenment family growing older growing up how to age gracefully how to let go how to transition humor intention letting go life mindfulness parenting transitionsAs my foot narrowly missed the other side, I took comfort and sadness in the fact that my fall would.

Making Seamless Transitions in a Busy World.

Elephant Journal

My key for not stressing during a transition is to not hurry through them. Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Benjamin Franklin commuting by bike don't stress fashionably late Keeping a schedule not too fast not too slow practice radical self-care smooth transitions transitional shower Waylon Lewis (by or about And stay graceful while.

Jyotish {Vedic} Astrology Transit Report for July.

Elephant Journal

The month starts with Moon creating a fresh start in Aries and transiting the first of the 27 nakshatras—Ashwini—as it crosses over Ketu.

Remember this when a Life Transition hits you Hard.

Elephant Journal

Family Inspiring (Wow) Love empty nest family getting older hits you hard life changes life phases life transition passages rememberAfter raising four children, I find myself an empty-nester. And I don’t want to be. And I’m not sure how to get to that place in time where I’m okay with the situation. Where I’m not sitting upstairs in his room, going through his stuff, and weeping over baby pictures.

Transition from Fall to Winter. {Grounding Meditation}

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Today Only Yoga ayurveda fall grounding meditation Silence transition vata May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may our thoughts, words, and actions contribute in some way to that happiness and freedom for all.


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

Marriage in Transition: 4 Tips for those who Love Someone who is Transgender.

Elephant Journal

Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Editor's Picks Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Equal Rights Love acceptance equal rights gender gender issues LGBTQ love mindful relationships sexuality trans rights transgender transitionIs there a way to learn acceptance, to grant “personhood” to transgender people? My personal acceptance did not come easily. The day my wife told me they were supposed to be a man, I was dumbfounded.

Jyotish {Vedic} Planetary Transits for the Week of 5.27.

Elephant Journal

Jyotish {Vedic} Planetary Transits for the Week of 5.27.

Not allowing a Life Transition can kick us where the Sun Don’t Shine.

Elephant Journal

In writing, transitions are important and they are necessary. In one’s writing, the importance of transition sentences is simple; they carry the reader over from one idea to another. In life, transitions are used in a similar way. Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood being present life changes mindfulness quitting a job transitions writing

It's time to stop wondering when the renewable switch will occur and start asking how do we manage the transition

Environmental Economics

than the question of how we manage the economic transition.   How do we transition the infrastructure in those communities?    How do we manage the inevitable pressures of additional income inequities due to the transition? CNN : The renewable energy sector is projected to generate more electricity than coal during the month of April, according to a recent report  published by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.

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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. 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.    In the U.S.

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. And in good news for the Northwest, Seattle’s Transit Score ranks 7th among all large cities, trailing only New York, San Francisco, Boston, DC, Philly, and Chicago. The bad news, though, is that both Seattle and Portland saw their Transit Scores fall over the last two years.

Jupiter Transits Virgo. {Jyotish Astrology}

Elephant Journal

Communication is a key theme for this Jupiter transit. Blog Featured Events Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality astrology healing horoscopes jupiter jupiter in virgo jyotish moon sidereal sun swati jr jyotish virgo waning moon waxing moon waxing moon/waning moon

Recovery: Transition of the Zoo from Jail to Ark

Nature Conservancy - Science

Some still deride zoos as “prisons” – but in reality they have become an important force for conservation. Wildlife Birds Herps Mammals Nature + People Restoration

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Suzy Amis Cameron Describes Her Transition To a Vegan Diet


Amis Cameron says that for, Read More The post Suzy Amis Cameron Describes Her Transition To a Vegan Diet appeared first on Ecorazzi. Suzy Amis Cameron shares with The Huffington Post about the “radical wake-up call” that led her to adopting a vegan diet, alongside husband James Cameron. Animals Causes Eats Environment News Top News Vegan james cameron suzy amis cameron

"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 The ridership in 2013, when gas prices were lower than in 2008, undermines the conventional wisdom that transit use rises when those prices exceed a certain threshold, and suggests that other forces are bolstering enthusiasm for public transportation, said Michael Melaniphy, the president of the association.

That’s Gonna Be a Fascinating Transition

Elephant Journal

Every time I watch the opening sequence of the Netflix series The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I cry. A hand reaches down to help Kimmy out of a bunker where she was held prisoner for 15 years. She emerges into bright sunlight, smiling broadly as a man proclaims “females are strong as hell” and “that’s gonna […].

How I’m Supporting my 8-Year-Old through Gender Transition.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Family, Youth, Enlightened Education gender transition LGTBQ transgender transgender childWhen my then-daughter told me that they really felt like a boy, I didn't get it at first.

Thunder-Road: A Yogi’s Musings on Transition. ~ Caitlin Mulhall

Elephant Journal

Until I began to truly appreciate transitions and take ownership for how I make them, I felt abrupt and unsettled. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Yoga Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today asana Bruce Springsteen change dad transitions The more mindful I become of the space between each pose, the more empowered I am.

Grass-roots Change Will Save Us: How to Build a “Transition Town.”

Elephant Journal

I first heard of the Transition Town movement while trekking across England 250 miles on foot. Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green WAYLON: Today Only be the change change climate change environment grass-roots Peak Oil save the world Transition TownI had stopped in a book store in.

“What the Health.” A Definitive Guide to Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet.

Elephant Journal

Food Green Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Green Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today Z Food Featured Today cookbook diet diet guide eating plant-based diet recipes tofu transitioning to vegan vegan vegetables vegetarian What the HealthSo, after much thought, Q & A’s with friends, and long nights, I can happily say I have put together the best guide ever made on what we can do after.

How transitioning to sustainable practices can benefit your business

Green Prophet

Chances are that these companies do not understand that transitioning to sustainable practices can represent a benefit. The bottom line is that transitioning to sustainable practices is good for any business. It is becoming imperative for businesses in the Middle East to adopt and implement sustainable practices. But why? Well, consumers are manifesting growing interest for eco-friendly companies. They buy from brands based on their social and environmental impact.

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Dump the Pump – Take Transit to Beat Big Oil

Sierra Club Compass

For the past eight years, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has sponsored Dump the Pump Day to highlight the benefits of taking public transit. More and more Americans want to live in neighborhoods that are walkable, bikeable and transit friendly. Just last year, transit ridership grew to 10.5 Public transit success stories abound. Transit agencies are getting folks to jump on the bandwagon by offering incentives to hop aboard public transit

Saudi Arabian Bus Ride – Mass Transit or Mass Murder?

Green Prophet

Absent a reliable mass transit system , these little buses, which are provided by private schools and employers, serve a critical public service. Cars & Transportation Amman buses drifting mass transit reckless drivingWeird science that this video clip of bus drifting from Saudi Arabia comes to my attention just as I hop off my office bus in Jordan. The bus is a small one, seats maybe 24. It’s lightweight and nimble, one of hundreds cruising Jordan’s roads.

Change Happens: Finding Clarity in Blind Transitions. ~ Sara Rodriguez

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) change clarity difficult times fear fearlessness life transition This is where I’ve decided that where I hope to be is not limited by where I planned on going—not anymore.

Mass. Activists Cheer Coal Plant Retirement, Call for Transition Plan

Sierra Club Compass

and Neighbor to Neighbor, "so, while we are very glad to know our air will be cleaner, responsible retirement also means working with our community and the workers for clean up and transition." Residents of Holyoke, Massachusetts, are cheering the retirement of the local Mt. Tom coal plant , knowing that its significant air pollution will soon end. Last week the plant's owners, GDF Suez, announced that the plant will cease operations in October 2014.

Transition Can Be Difficult, but Also Liberating. ~ Sonya Joseph

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Free Content to Partners Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Z ADMIN Family Featured Today Z ADMIN Love Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today change difficulties empowerment liberation life strong female transition The process of liberation from a clutter phase.

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 Green Movement and the Transition Movement have so far, in the main, been unable to touch the working class and this must change.

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Mars as the Karma Yogi & His Unusual Transits This Year.

Elephant Journal

Use this time for personal progress and conscious action steps. Surrender to the chaos rather than resist it.

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 All the people that transit brings to and from work every single day. Demand for transit is here and it’s not going away. In fact, transit use has been on the rise, with 10.7 billion trips via transit in 2013.

Botobus: Istanbul public transit goes botanical and organic!

Green Prophet

Happen to be in Istanbul ? Then hop aboard Botobus, a new eco-friendly public transport option that features an organic rooftop garden. Introduced last week by the Istanbul Transportation Authority (IETT), the “botanical bus” embarked on its first journey between Edirnekapi and Taksim. The project aims to draw attention to global warming and the environment. The rooftop garden absorbs direct sunlight, which reduces heat gain inside the bus.

Apple Maps Leaves Out Public Transit Option


By Adele Peters, The Maps app on Apple’s latest operating system is full of flaws, and one of them isn’t just bad for users — it’s also bad for Read More The post Apple Maps Leaves Out Public Transit Option appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment News Pop Culture Top News

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.