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Bringing neighbors together to build a more sustainable, resilient
future for 
Berkeley. We envision a strong, diverse local economy,
with a greatly reduced 
dependence on fossil fuels, 
and a cooperative, rewarding, community life.

T r a n s i t i o n    B e r k e l e y

Transition Berkeley is part of a growing international network of Transition initiatives.
We're joining cities around the world to face the enormous challenges of economic instability, climate change and fossil fuel dependency. Transition Berkeley is proud to become the 110th U.S. Initiative. The Transition approach will help Berkeley to envision and create a future with more locally produced food and other necissities, cleaner forms of transportation and energy. Along the way, we'll build a more equitable and vibrant local economy and re-learn practical skills our grandparents once had.
Join us and discover just how powerful the collective genius can be when people work together!

The Root Cause, a Film by Julia Buss and David Millett

Thursday January 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm


The Root Cause is a documentary film about the impact humans have had upon the earth and its creatures. In the film scholars from UC Berkeley and Stanford present their research about the changes that are already taking place on earth and those we can expect in the future.

The scholars conclude that human activity on the planet is a geological force, changing the climate and the oceans, reshaping the landscape, causing pollution, and driving extinctions of other species. As a result, human civilization as we know it is facing its own demise. Can humans change the way we interact with the environment and change our future to avert disaster, or are we bound by our innate nature to continue as a destructive geological force?

Please join us for this thought provoking film and meet the filmmakers Julia Buss and David Millett. UC Berkeley Geography Department Chair Nathan Sayre and Stanford Anthropocene expert Michael Osborne will join them for a panel discussion that seeks solutions and audience participation.

Come at 6:30 for meet and greet, bring healthy snacks to share if you can.
The film will begin at 7:00 and will be followed by the panel discussion.
 
This event is sponsored by Transition Berkeley, Social Justice Committee (Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists) and The Ecology Center.

Historic Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA 94709. Wheelchair accessible.
Suggested Donation: $5 - $20 to cover event costs. No one turned away for lack of funds.

 
Winter Food Swap
Sunday January 8, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2119 Russell Street Apt G, Berkeley, CA 94705  (map)
The Transition Berkeley Winter Swap at Ohlone Park will be cancelled on Jan. 7th due to rain. However, you can come to the seasonal homemade food & DYI items swap on Sunday Jan. 8th, hosted by Sepi and Ashby Community Garden. Info below:

Trade homemade jam or sauerkraut for soaps, herbal tinctures and more. You're free to attend even if you don't have anything to swap. Past events have been really fun, with lots of creative and interesting items. Below are the links to the Facebook event and the Eventbrite sign-up. Space is limited, so please sign up either through Eventbrite or Facebook.

 

Sponsored by Ashby Community Garden

Call 510-332-9456 for info

https://www.facebook.com/events/117140345443085/

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/january-food-swap-tickets-30089299906

Let's Bring This Movement Together!

Transition US, national hub of the global Transition Towns Movement, is a nonprofit working at a grassroots level to support local communities across the country to build resilience.

If your life or your community has been impacted by the Transition Movement, NOW is the time to take inspired action to support our collective effort to scale up this movement!

Please join our 2016 social fundraising campaign TODAY at https://transitionus.causevox.com/ and SHARE this event & link with as many people and groups as you can. Nonprofit fundraisers like this depend on the participation of people like you to succeed.

Funds raised here will serve to scale up the transition -- and to create the first-ever Transition US National Gathering - Summer 2017!

Over nearly a decade, Transition US has served to catalyze and strengthen a national network of over 160 citizen-powered groups who are building community resilience through direct local action.

Our work now, in this eleventh hour, is to bring this movement together and truly scale up our work in Transition -- while there is still time. Real people are coming together locally to transform their communities, with projects creating food security, green energy, new economies and more -- and Transition US is here to serve and connect this movement.

This fall, we have been offered a generous dollar-for-dollar matching grant that will double the impact of each donation we receive (up to $25,000) by December 31st.

The first $5,000 we raise here (which will be matched and doubled to $10,000) will go directly to fund our first-ever Transition US National Gathering, slated for summer 2017 in a central location. Funds raised here will help to secure an event venue, create a stellar program, and provide scholarships to make this gathering fully inclusive and accessible to a wide community representing diverse backgrounds and experiences.

This National Gathering will be an opportunity for this growing movement to connect, share ideas and resources, build strategy and relationships, and take our work to the next level. It will also be a chance to introduce more people to the ideas behind Transition, including a critical analysis of our economy and a growing body of people-powered solutions. It will be energizing, inspiring, and just what we need right now -- and we need your help to make it happen.

If you wish to take a more active role in this campaign (beyond simply contributing and sharing widely) you can JOIN THE TEAM by visiting https://transitionus.causevox.com/ and clicking "Create a Fundraising Page" or "Join the Campaign." You can create your own personal appeal, set a fundraising goal, and get as creative as you want, to make this campaign the greates success possible!

Thank you for your contribution to this movement to build local resilience all across the U.S.

We are all in this together, and the time is most decidedly NOW.

In community,

The Transition US Team

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Feb 4 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday, Feb 13 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, Mar 4 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday, Mar 13 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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WINTER CROP SWAP

Winter Swaps will be held monthly at Ohlone Park:

Swaps will take place the first Saturday of the month, starting;

Saturday, November 5th, 10:30am-11:30am at Ohlone Park in North Berkeley

. Bring your crops, homemade yummies, clothing, books, ideas. Be part of this wonderful sharing economy! Could you lend a hand to keep the Swaps going? Contact Linda at the link below. Clothing, books, prepared food and other items to swap are welcome. Music and neighborhood free fun for all!

 Info: contact i[email protected]

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