Working Groups, Projects & Community Resources
One of the primary intentions of this website -- and one of the core services of the Transition Lake County movement -- is the creation of an evolving network of all the people and organizations involved in building community resilience. o connect all the great work that's being done by people and organizations all around the county, and to serve those people and organizations.
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.
Local Community & EconomyLocal Food & Water
Local Community & Economy
Transition Lake County
707-279-1989 / 707-349-3039
Thrive Lake County (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) -
Time Bank of Lake County - 707-587-4277
LION (Local Investor Opportunity Network)
TLC Community Mapping Group
TLC Re-Skilling Group
Local Food & Water
Lake County Community Co-Op
www.lakeco-op.org / 707-993-4270
GE-Free Lake County
www.gefreelake.org / 707-275-9315
Local Food Round Table
Lucerne FLOW (Friends of Locally-Owned Water)
Lake County Grown
www.lakecountygrown.com / 707-263-5044
Lake County Farmers Finest
Community Gardens and Friendly Local Farms
Lake County Energy Policy Council
Local Energy Co-Op
Clear Lake & Environment
Local Arts & Entertainment
Holistic Health and Wellness
Free Monthly Movie Screenings
Local Granges (Patrons of Husbandry
Working Group Quick Links
About Working Groups
The process of transitioning Lake County -- to a healthier, happier, more resilient community and local economy -- is well underway, and has been for many years. What's new is the grassroots network that is now forming, linking us in our work and in our celebration, and empowering us to improve our communities and our lives.
Transition Lake County (TLC) is not a top-down organization; it is a movement and a network. It is an organic response to our reality. In essence, "Transition Lake County" describes an ongoing process that we are all in together -- to get our needs met locally, to build sustainable and resilient communities and a healthy local economy that is not vulnerable to the threats of peak oil, climate change, and economic instability. In addition to creating durable community for future generations, this transition is also about transforming our reality here and now -- building a world around us that is conducive to life.
The entire infrastructure of TLC exists in service of Life -- especially the people of this community, the Working Groups, organizations, and individuals actively participating in this process of building a more joyful and resilient Lake County. This is a totally open and inclusive process, and all of this exists to support you in creating a more wonderful world. The only question is,What do you want to create?
Below are the areas of focus in transitioning Lake County that have been identified so far by members of our community. This internet structure exists for us to work together to share our information, our work, and our play -- and all are welcome to add to this website. (Read more about how to join and edit this website here.) You are welcome to add new sections and add new content -- but please be respectful about editing existing content and reading our guidelines here.
Each section below has some ideas that have been contributed by community members in previous meetings and discussions. It is just a few notes and ideas, and members of TLC's many Working Groups are invited to use this website to share your thoughts and resources. One of the biggest roles of TLC is simply to map our community's resources, skills, and needs -- and to connect the right people with the right opportunities. We may not have it all together -- but together, we have it all. Here, we can link up all the work that is already being done out there in our area of concern (food justice, energy security, rights to
water and housing, jobs, local economy, etc.) -- and we can make it easy for members of our community to get connected and get our needs met. Meanwhile, we can use this space to work together on this grand, beautiful project: the co-creation of a more durable and sustainable, more empowered and connected, happier, healthier community.
As always, feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, ideas or requests. You can reach the temporary TLC Seed Group by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Lonnie at 707.267.6767 or Nils at 707.928.0159 -- or look to the calendar to find events that speak to your area of interest, where there will hopefully be the names and contact information of people, organizations and projects already working to localize and transition our way of life.
Thanks to all for being a part of this movement.
Feel free to work and play as you will.