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Worldwide, communities and initiatives spring up who transition to a culture of strong sustainability and harmony with the natural world. What is it that makes them tick?
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OBSERVE | Suburban informality & the everyday

OBSERVE | Suburban informality & the everyday | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Suburban streets can offer gifts and surprises, the generosity of neighbours and makeshift encounters.

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Shareable: Shop Local This Year! Support Stores That Support Community

Shareable: Shop Local This Year! Support Stores That Support Community | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

A few of the most beloved commons in our lives are not actually commons--at least not technically. They are privately-run enterprises that nonetheless function as common gathering spots which loyal customers feel belong to them.

 

Think of your favorite coffee shop, bookstore, tavern, cafe, record store, music store, art supply story, barber shop or hair salon, antique store, vintage clothing boutique and other businesses you frequent as much for the chance to be part of the scene and run into interesting people as for the products and services you need. Urban sociologist Ray Oldenburg calls these Third Places and makes a convincing case that they are woefully underappreciated as part of the social glue that holds our communities together.

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Shareable: A Home for Occupy

Shareable: A Home for Occupy | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

The Occupy movement represents not only a stand against the tyranny of finance capitalism, but also a revival of the role of the commons for a vital civic life. People are once again coming together face-to-face and shoulder-to-shoulder to confront their common challenges and craft new ways to meet them. They are exploring what kind of life they can share with which to create a free, just, sustainable society.

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