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.
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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
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 with a Purpose
& RE-SKILLING FAIR!!!
Saturday, APRIL 27, at 2pm
at the Lake County International Charter School in Middletown
Please join the awakening community of conscious citizen-leaders here in Lake County for a potluck, tour of LCICS, and afternoon of networking, skill-sharing, and building a stronger local web of love and righteousness.
Transition Lake County and the Lake County International Charter School invite you to TLC's 4th Saturday Potluck with a Purpose and RE-SKILLING FAIR, a monthly moveable feast that brings people together for conscious sharing and working to co-create a healthier, happier, more resilient community and local economy.
Gather at 2PM at LCICS for welcome and brief tour of the school. Then join us for 2 blocks of FREE COMMUNITY-LED WORKSHOPS on a variety of topics including organic gardening, seed saving, art and yoga. Classes begin at 2:30 pm and 3:30pm, with a potluck starting at 4:30pm.
CALL FOR PRESENTERS: If you have a skill to share at this event, there's space for more workshops. Call 279-1989. Full schedule to be announced week of the event : )
As always, this event is FREE and open to ALL. Please bring a dish to share, as well as your own re-usable plate, silverware, etc. Everyone is welcome! Also please bring musical instruments for community jamboree : ) Bring seeds and starts, other barter items, creative re-use encouraged!
Want to make a full day of it? We'll also be at the Earth Day Fair at Calpine Visitor Center in Middletown, 10AM to 2PM. Volunteers needed to join us at the TLC table!
Transition Lake County (TLC) is a grassroots movement and network of citizen-leaders working together to co-create a healthier, happier, more resilient community and local economy. Check us out on the web atwww.transitionlakecounty.org and join the Facebook group, Transition Lake County, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/140231782674385/?fref=ts
Driving directions and map below.
Any questions about the event? Call 707-279-1989
Other Upcoming Events
Time Bank Orientation Brunch
Saturday, April 13, 2013
10:00am until 12:00pm
Clearlake Methodist Church, 14521 Pearl Ave, Clearlake, CA
--Wondering what time banking is all about?
--You've joined the time bank and want to know how to get started?
--You've been on the time bank awhile and want to get better at time banking?
This fun and education event is open to members and potential members of the time bank. The agenda includes an introduction to the concept of time banking, a time for questions and answers, and an activity designed to get participants started in time banking.
All ages welcome. Admission is free, and you can earn hours from the Time Bank from this event in the following ways: 1) One hour will be provided for anybody who brings a breakfast or brunch food item to share with eight other people. 2) One hour will be provided for anybody who brings a friend to the event. 3) One hour will be provided to anyone who stays for the entire event and completes the orientation.
The Time Bank of Thrive Lake County helps Lake County residents get necessary services through allowing the exchange of time instead of cash. To find out more about the Time Bank of Thrive Lake County or for more information about this event, visit the Thrive Lake County website at http://thrivelakecounty.org/time-bank.html, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone 707-413-0220.
Mark Your Calendars: Hands Around Clear Lake - 9/21 - 9/22, 2013
Saturday Night - 9/21/13 - Free Concert & Campout on Clear Lake - Time and Locaion TBD
Live Music by Blue Collar, Lucas Prana & More! Plus fire, dancing, drumming, and potluck.
Sunday Morning - 9/22/13 - 7AM Sunrise Ceremony - Sacred gathering with healers and indigenous elders, to heal Clear Lake and our community, at Clear Lake County Park, K’ville. More info at www.handsaroundclearlake.com
Local Hike Announcements from the Lake Group
Rodman Preserve Walks - Every Saturday, 9-10am
The weekly Saturday morning walks at the Rodman Preserve near Upper Lake start at 9am, lasting through May, 2013. The Rodman Preserve is owned and operated by the Lake County Land Trust, a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of open space and natural habitats in Lake County. The preserve is located at 6350 Westlake Road, Upper Lake. Take the Nice-Lucerne Cutoff off of Highway 29, between Lakeport and Upper Lake. Turn east onto the Nice-Lucerne Cutoff, then left on to Westlake Road. The entry is to the immediate right after turning on to Westlake road. Park at the visitor center where the walks begin. Remember, the Rodman Preserve is different from the county’s Rodman Slough Park which is further down the Nice-Lucerne Cutoff near the bridge. The public is welcome. Enjoy an easy walk to view songbirds and other wildlife. For more information about the Land Trust, call 707-262-0707 or visit www.lakecountylandtrust.org
More detailed descriptions on Calendar page