Transition Towns & Time Banking: Building Community Strength and Resilience

Building Community Strength and Resilience

Transition Towns

The Hitchcock Center is hosting a discussion for folks interested in increasing community resilience on Sunday, January 31st in Amherst, MA.

  • Transition Towns: Increasing Community Resilience in a Time of Change
  • Tina Clarke, Transition Towns Trainer
  • Sunday, January 31, 7-9pm
  • Donation requested, sliding scale, $5-$20
  • Pre-registration required; please call 413-256-6006.

Transition Towns are communities that are proactively addressing the “Triple Challenge” of long-term rising energy costs, economic instability and climate change. Launched in the U.K., where 1,000 communities are involved and The Transition Handbook was among the top ten books read by Members of Parliament in 2008, the Transition Towns model and process helps local citizens and groups work together to build resilience for economic and environmental changes unfolding locally and globally. Tina has become one of the Transition Town trainers in the U.S. She will present the process for engaging large numbers of people in creative transition from dependence upon non-renewable energy sources to greater community resilience and quality of life. Pre-registration is required; please call (413) 256-6006. Check out Hitchcock’s other community programs here.

Time Banking

The West County Resilience Conversation is hosting a free gathering to discuss “Time Banking” on Tuesday, February 2nd in Shelburne Falls, MA.

  • Time Banking
  • Facilitated by Liz Sheehan.
  • Tuesday, February 2nd, 7-9pm
  • Free
  • Call for more information: (413) 625-9744
  • Location: Shelburne Senior Center, 7 Main Street, in Shelburne Falls

Time Banks Weave Community One Hour at a Time – earn a time dollar, spend a time dollar while profoundly strengthening your community.

1 Comment

  1. January 4, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Wednesday, January 6th in Northampton, MA

    11am-Noon
    Valley Time Trade
    Orientation this Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 from 11-noon
    RSVP to: jladd@commonwealthcenter.org
    Come learn about VTT and sign up to join this growing network of people who are exchanging time and skills. For more information visit: http://www.valleytimetrade.org

    Noon-1:30pm
    Common Wealth Exchange:
    matchmaking for people, knowledge, skills & space
    “Coaching in the Round” on Wednesday January 6th from noon-1:30
    @ C3, 126 Main St. Northampton
    RSVP to jladd@commonwealthcenter.org
    Do you or your organization have an idea that you are excited about and for which you want some feedback, ideas, and suggestions? Are you or your organization running up against a wall and want other people’s perspectives and connections?
    Its amazing what happens when a group of people sit down and pool their wisdom and experience as they apply it to specific questions and contexts.
    Everybody benefits. Don’t be shy, give it a try!
    Do you have a organizational quandary you’d like to examine in a CWE? Email Jenny at: jladd@commonwealthcenter.org.


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