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    Posted by Transition San Diego / on 04/08/2010 / 0 Comments

    In Detroit, in particular, we—people are beginning to say the only way to survive is by taking care of one another, by recreating our relationships to one another, that we have created a society, over the last period, in particular, where each of us is pursuing self-interest. We have devolved as human beings. -- Grace Lee Boggs on the upcoming U.S. Social Forum in Detroit, democracynow.org
  • a few things in your home that are made from oil -- from the Transition Handbook

    Posted by Transition San Diego / on 04/03/2010 / 0 Comments

    aspirin, sticky tape, trainer shoes, lycra socks, glue, paints, varnish, foam, mattresses, carpets,m nylon, polyester, CDs, DVDs, plastic bottles, contact lenses, hair gel, brushes toothbrushes, rubber gloves, washing-up bowls, electric sockets, plugs, shoe polish, furniture wax, computers, printers, candle, bags, coats, bubble wrap, bicycle pumps, containers, rawplugs, credit cards, fruit juice containers, PVC windows, loft insulation, lipstick, shopping bags... and that's just some of the things made directly from oil, not those that needed fossil fuels and the energy they consume in their manufacture (which is pretty much everything).

  • Resilience

    Posted by Transition San Diego / on 04/01/2010 / 0 Comments

    Human (psychosocial) perspectives have also entered the interdisciplinary and cross-sector discourse on resilience as a dynamic process of adaptation and transformation in the face of adversity. Resilience is defined as a multidimensional construct that refers to "the capacity of individuals, families, communities, and systems or institutions (formal and informal)to anticipate, withstand and/or judiciously engage with catastrophic events and/or experiences, actively making meaning of adversity with the goal of maintaining 'normal' function without fundamentally losing their identity." [3] In this context, resilience is understood as much more than the absence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and measured, at least in part, ..

 

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