This weekend, community organizers from around the globe will convene in Saint Paul, Minnesota, for the first Transition US National Gathering. Our podcast partners Upstream talked to Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Movement, which they describe as "a grassroots community project aiming to increase self-sufficiency and address the ecological and economic crises currently faced by humanity." You can listen to the episode here to learn more about the movement.
This year's gathering features two days of intensive trainings, a teleseminar celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the movement with Hopkins, 40 workshops, and a post conference leadership retreat. We are thrilled to be a media partner and participant in the event. I will be leading two workshops — on Sharing Cities and How to Get Media Attention for Your Community Projects, and hope to see you there!
If you are unable to make it to the event, you can watch the livestream below of keynotes featuring Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute Senior Fellow, on Friday at 7 p.m. CST, and Phyllis Young, a Standing Rock tribal elder, on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. CST. You can also watch the talks here:
Header image of Hopkins courtesy of Transition US