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Why Urban Farming Is Key in the Fight Against Hunger and Climate Change

Article on Why Urban Farming is Key

NOTE:  There is a lot of extra information in this article if you follow the links.

In the past few years the City of Fort Collins has done a lot to promote urban agriculture, including opening the way for more community gardens, allowing backyard chickens and goats, and generally becoming more friendly to urban gardeners.  Now we even…


Added by Janice Lynne on January 15, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

News release on Colorado's climate action plan for Friday, September 18, 2015

Fort Collins, CO - Member organizations of the Colorado Coalition for a

Livable Climate (CCLC) were disappointed to learn that the 2015 Colorado

Climate Plan

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d=243b8969-739b-448c-bd2d-699af9b7aea0> , which was released today by the

Hickenlooper Administration, makes only cursory reference to the…


Added by Janice Lynne on September 26, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Interview of Rob Hopkins on his U.S. tour


Added by Janice Lynne on October 20, 2013 at 12:16am — No Comments

Using a Cynefin Framework for Group Decision Making

Cynefin is a Welsh word for a decision-making framework which was developed by the scholar David Snowdon.  I recently listened to a talk on this framework, given by a skilled facilitator who has worked with social services organizations and other types of groups to solve problems based on this model.  

Take a look at the Cynefin framework at:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynefin  Particularly notice the upper right corner of this…


Added by Janice Lynne on May 3, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

Is Transition a Movement or an Organization?

Did you know that TransitionUS at http://www.transitionus.org offers several great services to support Transition groups and other like-minded groups all over the country to build the Transition movement?

If you go to their home page, you'll see that one valuable support they offer is regularly-scheduled conference calls, called "telesalons".  On these calls you can learn what's happening in Transition groups in places you've…


Added by Janice Lynne on April 16, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Rise of Cooperatives in the New Economy

"A new economy is coming. While Wall Street banks are on a trend of corporate mergers and acquisitions, Main Street businesses are generating community wealth while undergoing a transition of their own. Traditional companies are becoming worker cooperatives, both to sustain during tough economic times and because years of success have enabled these companies to…


Added by Janice Lynne on March 16, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Huffpost Collaborates with Crowdrise to Create Jobs

Speaking of creative ideas for Reconomy (the new Transition buzz word for revisioning, and reinventing our ecomony), Huffingtonpost recently partnered with Crowdrise to challenge job-creating non-profits to compete in raising funds.  These funds will be used to support  bringing tools, resources, and coaching to people needing jobs.  

At the end of the challenge the non-profits had raised a total of $1.5 million.  The media attention from the reporting also enhanced visibility for the…


Added by Janice Lynne on March 11, 2013 at 3:50pm — No Comments

About the Movement

The Transition Movement is in well over a thousand highly diverse communities across the world - from towns in Australia to neighborhoods in Portugal, from cities in Brazil to rural communities in Slovenia, from urban locations in Britain to islands off the coast of Canada. Many of these initiatives are registered on the Transition Network website.


Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG)
To develop and advocate a vision and strategy for becoming a sustainable community

The Fort Collins Community Action Network (FC CAN) is a solid grassroots organization comprised of independent affiliates.

Shire CSA
Reestablishing an intimate connection between food and the people of the community.

Community for Sustainable EnergyCommunity for Sustainable Energy (CForSE)
Promoting energy policy that protects our natural environment, fosters economic growth, and improves quality of life in Fort Collins and beyond.


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