Posts Tagged ‘ Transition ’

Interesting Living Possibility: Are YOU ready to BECOME the CHANGE?

Sep 7th, 2012 | By

We are destroying our planet through our addiction to cheap energy and our consumption driven economy. But knowledge is only the beginning.. Click on this environmental headline to read about the Transition movement alive and well in New Haven.

Imagining Atwater Street

Dec 29th, 2011 | By

When Adam King ’88 looks at Atwater Street, he sees wealth. He sees it in the overgrown backyards that could become gardens, in the rundown houses whose extra rooms could become common spaces, and in the out-of-work residents whose skills could transform the neighborhood. Atwater is in Fair Haven, one of the poorest areas of

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The scourge of ‘peak oil’: When demand for oil consistently surpasses supply, experts warn that our lives will look ‘very different’ | Al Jazeera English

Jul 31st, 2011 | By

Energy derived from oil reaches, quite literally, every aspect of our lives. From the clothes we wear, to the food we eat, to how we move ourselves around, without oil, our lives would look very differently. Yet oil is a finite resource. While there is no argument that it won’t last forever, there is debate

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Climate Café tonight at The Grove, 71 Orange St., New Haven

Jul 27th, 2011 | By

The event will bring community partners and individuals together for an evening of food and good conversation about what New Haven is doing to move away from fossil fuels and what the New Haven community will look like when this transition has been made.

Transition Initiatives Gathering and Workshop May 13-14, New Haven

Apr 25th, 2011 | By

The Transition Talk Training is a one-day course in how to give an effective talk on Transition, designed for people in a Transition Initiative to help them connect with people and groups in their community, raise awareness, and invite their neighbors to come together to take action. Tell them you read about it in CT Environmental Headlines!

‘Oil will run out 100 years before new fuels are developed’: study

Nov 16th, 2010 | By

The world will run out of oil around 100 years before replacement energy sources are available, if oil use and development of new fuels continue at the current pace, a US study warns.

Happenings in the New Haven-Quinnipiac Bioregion

Sep 15th, 2010 | By

Maria Tupper of the New Haven Bioregional Group writes: Urban Miners Associates Meeting, Tue, Sept 14, 6 PM, 30 Manila Ave, Hamden, 203-287-0852. Our passion is for salvaging, re-using and selling “urban treasures” and unusual goods!! Our office and warehouse in Hamden is open Tue — Sat, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Alternative Currency

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Community-supported agriculture: Promoting local animal farms

Jul 6th, 2010 | By

“Buying local is now a big business, and going green is getting even bigger,” said David Finn, owner of Eagle Wood Farms, who says his is one of the largest pig farms in the state. The farm breeds and sells cows and pigs for meat, as well as auctioning South African boar goats.

Organic Farmer Helps Local Farm Plow Ahead

Jul 1st, 2010 | By

Annie Farrell, an expert in organic farming who manages the 75-acre Millstone Farm in Wilton, came to Fairfield Wednesday night to help residents create an organic teaching farm in Fairfield.

‘Peak Oil’ Movement Prepares for the Worst

Jun 6th, 2010 | By

Is life after oil “The Worst?” Is the transition movement part of a “boom in doom?” John Lelend, writing for The New York Times, seems to think so, or at least the editors think so (there’s no telling what he actually wrote and what got published). He writes: As oil continued to pour into the

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The 5th Open Space Community Think Tank on Health & Wellbeing, Saturday, May 15, 2010

May 14th, 2010 | By

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Common Ground High School, 358 Springside Ave., New Haven, HARD TIMES: COMMUNITY SELF-RELIANCE. We are in a time of TRANSITION. “When the economy is sick, how do we keep ourselves alive?” “How can creative choices help make our neighborhoods & communities more healthy and resilient in a low

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Hens for Hamden: A call for supporters of local food and community sustainability, Tuesday, May 11

May 6th, 2010 | By

A call has gone out for supporters of local food and community sustainability to attend a public hearing of Hamden’s Planning & Zoning Commission at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2010, in the Thornton Wilder Hall, Miller Memorial Library Complex, 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden CT. We need your support now for legalizing backyard hens in

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‘Peak Oil and Our Economic Future’ | Talking Transportation with Jim Cameron

Apr 5th, 2010 | By

by Jim Cameron You think things are bad now? Just wait. We could be inches or minutes away from a global economic crisis that will make the current recession look like fun… the day we realize we’re running out of oil. For decades we’ve lived (and driven) in denial, somehow assuming we have the “right”

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Branson Report Warns of Peak Oil as Early as 2015 | Hybrid Cars

Feb 19th, 2010 | By

A group fronted by Virgin CEO Richard Branson released a report this week warning that peak oil is not only real, but closer on the horizon than many might think. The Industry Taskforce for Peak Oil and Energy Security warns that demand for oil could outstrip supply as soon as 2015, a turn of events

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Event: Hard Times: Community Self Reliance. The 3rd Open Space Community Think Tank Saturday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Feb 11th, 2010 | By

Economy & Livelihood. We are in a time of Transition. Saturday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Common Ground High School, 358 Springside Ave., New Haven. “The Economy is going down, how can we keep up?” “How can we build a resilient local economy to foster sustainable livelihood?” Have you ever had that

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World Future Energy Summit takes up where Copenhagen left off – Renewable Energy World

Feb 3rd, 2010 | By

Last week’s World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi was a coming-together of state and industry leaders with plenty of unfinished business from December’s Copenhagen climate talks The emirate of Abu Dhabi — one of the world’s leading oil and gas producers — has its focus on the future. A post-oil future. Abu Dhabi has

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Alexander talks transportation: Q&A with Yale Daily News

Jan 28th, 2010 | By

When Bruce Alexander ’65, vice president for New Haven and state affairs and campus development, received a community leadership award at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale in October, he challenged state officials to improve Connecticut transportation, especially train service from New Haven to New York City and expansion of Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport.

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SHARE Haven turns 1 | New Haven Advocate

Jan 27th, 2010 | By

In the time bank world, everyone’s hour of service is equal: Members can trade crochet lessons for roof repair or a ride to the airport for a massage. SHARE Haven turned one year old this month, and membership has risen to more than 100 people. via SHARE Haven turns 1 | New Haven Advocate.

In Our View: Towns benefit when they work together – The New Britain Herald

Dec 11th, 2009 | By

Home rule is a precious principle for many Connecticut towns but it’s not always the most cost-effective or efficient answer to shared problems. That’s why we like a decision by Bristol and Plainville to pursue a grant that would allow Plainville to start implementing single-stream recycling in town while Bristol expands its pilot single-stream recycling

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Event: Transition Road Show at SCSU 7:30 p.m. Monday Nov. 30

Nov 17th, 2009 | By

The Transition Road Show will be performed by members of Transition Greater New Haven Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at Southern Connecticut State University’s Adanti Student Center, Room 306, at the corner of Crescent and Fitch Streets. There will be entertainment, reflection, inspiration and dynamic participation all in one show! We’ll cover the problems (peak oil,

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