Building Community Strength and Resilience
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.
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
- 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.