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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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Building a Sustainable Future Requires More than Science

Building a Sustainable Future Requires More than Science | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Contrary to popular belief, humans have failed to address the earth’s worsening emergencies of climate change, species’ extinction and resource overconsumption not because of a lack of information, but because of a lack of imagination, social scientists and artists say.

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4 Lessons From The Social Innovation Hotbed Of Brazil

4 Lessons From The Social Innovation Hotbed Of Brazil | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Brazil is known for its supermodels, but what about its social innovation models? Besides the economic boom, the country is finding a new groove in the field of digital collaboration and activism.

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3 Requirements for Multigenerational Homes to work

3 Requirements for Multigenerational Homes to work | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Lennar Homes recently introduced their “NextGen” multigenerational house concept [in Phoenix], a concept that has grown from some recently staggering statistics that show increased numbers of adult children moving home and baby boomers retiring. Some of these statistics are as follows:
- 30 percent of adults live in a doubled-up household
- Nearly one out of every seven (14.2%) of the country’s 25-34 year-olds live with their parents
- 350,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every month over the next 18 years

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When dominator systems can't respond to the challenges of the time, mutuality-based systems become a necessity

We are emerging from a long dominator era into one that demands mutuality. The dominator (hierarchical) mode appears strong, but in reality is too slow to respond to the crisis of the time. Mutualism, on the other hand, is liable to be too fragile in the face of dominator pressures: the only way to resist these, based on intricacy, “is for small circles to join hands in a collaborative network that is broader and tighter than anything domination can provide.(p 286)” The keys to doing this, which she works out through many practical examples, are “education, empowerment, infrastructure, support networks, liberation and love.


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When dominator systems can't respond to the challenges of the time, mutuality-based systems become a necessity

When dominator systems can't respond to the challenges of the time, mutuality-based systems become a necessity | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

We are emerging from a long dominator era into one that demands mutuality. The dominator (hierarchical) mode appears strong, but in reality is too slow to respond to the crisis of the time. Mutualism, on the other hand, is liable to be too fragile in the face of dominator pressures: the only way to resist these, based on intricacy, “is for small circles to join hands in a collaborative network that is broader and tighter than anything domination can provide.(p 286)” The keys to doing this, which she works out through many practical examples, are “education, empowerment, infrastructure, support networks, liberation and love.


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Our co-owned future

Our co-owned future | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

The explosive force of Occupy Wall Street—and more than a thousand other local efforts—offers hope that a movement committed to long-term change might one day achieve a fundamental transformation of the American political-economic system. Quietly, a different kind of progressive change is emerging, one that involves a transformation in institutional structures and power, a process one could call “evolutionary reconstruction.”

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Ask The Experts: What Is Social Innovation?

Ask The Experts: What Is Social Innovation? | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Social innovation is one of those phrases that is in danger of becoming nearly meaningless due to its overuse, and use in such a wide variety of applications. Today, most businesses want to have some claim on the idea that they’re doing something good, and most nonprofits want to be able to say that they’re moving beyond old models of charity and bringing something more innovative to their work.

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Transition embraces different voices — Transition Voice

Transition embraces different voices — Transition Voice | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

One of the challenges of community organizing in the Transition model is the sheer variety of people involved. Many are enthused and inspired by the hope that Transition offers in response to the challenges of economic contraction, peak oil, and climate change. People are roused, excited, wanting to break new ground and create an inspirational working model of what the world could be. But what happens when your voice joins with the varied voices that make up your community?


Many people, many different ideas. Some more forthright than others. Some born leaders. Some not necessarily leaders but vocal just the same. Or the quieter one, the stubborn one, the one ready to do everything. The challenge is bringing all these different voices to the same table.

 

One way is to appreciate differences.

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Cross’em off your list

Cross’em off your list | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Now is the time to recall which companies used sexploitation to sell and promote their products over this past year. You can make a difference by voting with your dollar against sexploitation this holiday season.

@cmhensch: Comment: Transition does also come with an ethical component!

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