Transition Lake County: Building Resilient Community
Sunset over sacred Mount Konicti and beautiful Clear Lake
Transition Lake County (TLC) is a movement, a living and evolving network of human beings sharing in the co-creation of a healthier, happier, more resilient community and local economy. We are transforming our reality in together -- transitioning our local world into something that is more sustainable, more durable, more connected and joyful.
We are part of a global movement of "Transition Towns," in which local people are working together to build durable communities capable of responding to the challenges of ecological destruction, climate change, peak oil, and social, psychological and economic insecurity. This movement is organically self-organizing: Life is acting to save itself, and as new ways of being are coming into play we all face challenges of co-evolving new systems to engage life enjoyably and ecologically. When we consciously engage this transition as part of Life’s dance, we have nothing to worry about, and we find much to celebrate right now in the present moment. We also discover that have much look forward to, both for ourselves and succeeding generations.
Below is an ever-expanding index of individuals and organizations (or "working groups") that already exist in service to our local community, in areas like Local Food & Water, Local Energy, Clear Lake & Environment, and more. For more detailed descriptions of these organizations, visit the Working Groups page and follow the links. If you'd like to get involved in the process of collecting and sharing these resources, see Community Mapping.
Year 2013 TLC Values and Principles
1. Positive Visioning - We practice connecting from our place of appreciation and enthusiasm. What is your vision? What do you want to co-create? What is alive for you?
2. Help People Access Good Information and Trust Them to Make Good Decisions - We believe inquiry into the processes of economic and ecological change helps unite us. How do we grow the wisdom to know what works for us and determine how to get there? We trust wholistic process.
3. Inclusion and OpennessAs we can, we reach and enliven our diverse community with openness, inclusion and collaboration. We welcome curiosity, passion or a desire to contribute.
4. Enable Sharing and NetworkingTogether, our community possesses the ability to match resources to needs, helping us all to help each other freely and fairly.
5. Build ResilienceWe co-design sustainable, harmonious natural systems. We celebrate sensible re-skilling in survival skills to enjoyably heal our atmosphere.
6. Inner and Outer TransitionThe challenges we face involve our worldviews, belief systems, feelings, needs, and obsolete survival strategies. We consciously support one another emotionally, psychologically and spiritually in caring, eco-sensitive and synergic change.
7. Self-Organization and Decision-Making at the Appropriate LevelThis movement is mostly self-organizing and organic. Responsibly and responsively participate as you feel best for you.
8. Sustainable Community SkillsWe value transparency, compassionate communication, consensus building, and empathic facilitation. TLC transitioners do not pass along gossip or polarizing prejudicial thinking. We look for the good in each other.
9. Harmony with NatureWe keep listening lovingly to the land, plants, animals, and each other, and we respond considerately and gently. We celebrate the Earth.
10. IntegrityWholistic health, honesty, fairness and accountability work together for peace and happiness.
11. Stewardship and InterdependenceWe honor quality of life, interrelationship, and all transitions, with respectful freely-chosen cooperation.
12. Regular Revision of These Imperfect PrinciplesWe annually review our stated values and principles, by full consensus of the TLC core group meeting in January’s. We attend to living emerging change patterns and we address them as deeper transition unfolds and regenerates.
Next TLC Potluck w/a Purpose will be...
G.E.-Free Lake County's
Sunday, November 24, at 3:00pm
at the Big Valley Grange in Finley
1510 Big Valley Road
(East off Highway 29 at Highland Springs Rd,
then go one block and turn right on BV Rd.)
TLC's Monthly Potluck for November will be the Committee for a GE-Free Lake County's yearly GE-Free Thanksgiving Potluck. The community dinner will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Big Valley Grange in Finley. The fun starts at 3:00pm. Bring a dish to share and enjoy the company. More details to follow. Map below, or click here for larger map/directions.
Other Transition Initiatives
Here is a list of links to other Transition Initiatives around the world. You can see a full map of official Transition Initiatives here. Also be sure to check out the Transition Network, as well as the TransitionUS Social Network on Ning, which is a Facebook-style social utility that connects transitioners like us all across the country. There is a Transition Lake County Social Network subgroup on this site. It is a great tool for meeting like-minded people and learning more about al the inspirational work that has already been done.
Nearby Transition Initiatives and Localization Projects
TLC and Transition Links
More detailed descriptions on Calendar page
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