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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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CGFinance: Common Good Bank - It's our bank.

So we designed Common Good Bank™ as the framework for a community-based democratic economic system that can also compete effectively within the current economic system. This design combines the spirit of a credit union with the power and growth potential of a stock savings bank.


Any geographic community can have its own democratically-guided virtual bank, simply as a cooperative depositor group within Common Good Bank. Deposits, investments, and profits will be tracked separately for each community. All profits from the community's investments will go to schools and other nonprofits as decided by the members.

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Intentcasting - Blueprints for Networked Cocreation

Intentcasting - Blueprints for Networked Cocreation | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

"Intentcatching means connecting to an intent that has already been cast, in effect signaling, "I want this to happen too" or "We want this to happen too" and moving from a passive to an active stance towards the intent.

 

At its core, intentcasting is invitation into a possible future. It is a statement of possibility and will. Although it does not have to spell out how the intent is to materialize, it contains the germ of an architecture of participation."

 

by @sebpaquet


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Liyuan Library’s Wood Facade Filters the Sun While Harmonizing With the Surrounding Landscape

Liyuan Library’s Wood Facade Filters the Sun While Harmonizing With the Surrounding Landscape | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
The Liyuan Library’s façade is covered in rustic branches which filter the sunlight into its interior. Designed by Li Xiaodong, the library is located in a forested region just outside of Beijing.
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Towards Distributed Citizen Participation

Towards Distributed Citizen Participation | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
Several specific lessons arise from WikiLeaks and the Queensland Floods: Low Hurdles to Participation Distribute across Multiple Platforms Generate a Sense of Community Allow Community Development Earn Social Capital...

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Shareable: Barter Market Replaces Money At Occupy Wall Street

Shareable: Barter Market Replaces Money At Occupy Wall Street | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

If the Occupy movement is to succeed in engendering lasting change for the better, then it will have to understand bank money and it's members need to move beyond the use of bank money in their daily lives!

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A car running on compressed air

A car running on compressed air | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
Not even hot air. In this environmentally responsible day and age, unheated air will suffice to propel this car. Toyota Industries Corporation (not Toyota (A Marketer’s Dream: A Car That Runs On Hot Air: Not even hot air.

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Permaculture Principles | Design Principles | Use edges and value the marginal

Permaculture Principles | Design Principles | Use edges and value the marginal | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

The landscape catchment feeding a river at sunrise or sunset evokes a world defined by edges. The proverb “don’t think you are on the right track just because its a well-beaten path” reminds us that the most common, obvious and popular is not necessarily the most significant or influential.

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Local Money Creates Wealth Outside the Bubble

Local Money Creates Wealth Outside the Bubble | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Local currencies generally develop for one of two reasons — the desire for local economic control (for a variety of reasons, from democracy to sustainability to social justice,) and a scarcity of national currency. In the current situation, both reasons weigh heavy.

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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s foreword to ‘The Transition Companion’ » Transition Culture

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s foreword to ‘The Transition Companion’ » Transition Culture | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

“Observing the growth of the Transition movement over the past five years has been inspiring in so many ways. While governments and big business struggle (to put it politely) to tackle the enormous environmental issues that face us, this movement has forged ahead with its collective bid to find a creative, passionate response to the question ‘where do we go from here?’"

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Anima Mundi

Anima Mundi | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

An innovative documentary about the planetary animal called Gaia and the human animal we deny, we deny at our own peril, yet a peril that is perfect in design.

Will you survive the transition of human industrial civilization happening now due to peak oil and climate change? Can you see the forest for the trees, the earth for the dream, the universe for the seed?

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What is Placemaking? « Project for Public Spaces - Placemaking for Communities

What is Placemaking? « Project for Public Spaces - Placemaking for Communities | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Put simply, it involves looking at, listening to, and asking questions of the people who live, work and play in a particular space, to discover their needs and aspirations. This information is then used to create a common vision for that place.

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New Economy, New Wealth by Arthur Brock on Prezi

We are entering a post-industrial age with a very different economy and needs for a different view of wealth. What does this mean for us?
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Insights Into Building Smarter Cities [Infographic] @PSFK

Insights Into Building Smarter Cities [Infographic] @PSFK | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
What are the crucial factors that need to be considered in order to create a sustainable city?

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Metacurrency Collabathon: a wealth system

Metacurrency Collabathon: a wealth system | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

The metacurrency project in a nutshell. Thanks to @petervan and @ferananda


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Information visualisation is shared storytelling, another form of Collective Intelligence

Information visualisation is shared storytelling, another form of Collective Intelligence | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

According to Clay Shirky in ‘Information visualization: Graphical tools for thinking about data’ a good info-vis interface not only provides a visual representation of the data, but invites its users to ask questions about the data. When the interface supports the exploration of the data, the user will be able to form new questions, parallels and hypothesis.


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10 Twitter Hashtags That Make It Easy to Follow the Latest Green News

10 Twitter Hashtags That Make It Easy to Follow the Latest Green News | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Twitter has, literally, changed the way we share and communicate. Unlike Facebook, which is based almost completely on marketing ideas through social advertising, Twitter is a way of following (and even starting) trends.


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Are the Occupations a Brief Preoccupation or the Sign of Transition? - TRANSITION IN ACTION SOCIAL NETWORK

Are the Occupations a Brief Preoccupation or the Sign of Transition? - TRANSITION IN ACTION SOCIAL NETWORK | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
We may be witnessing the next stage in the evolution of revolutions, one that could bring Life-honoring, Lifelike democratic powers, freedoms and relationships…...
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New Silent ‘Eco Whisper’ Wind Turbine is More Efficient Than Three Blade Models

New Silent ‘Eco Whisper’ Wind Turbine is More Efficient Than Three Blade Models | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
An australian company has created a turbine that is nearly silent and with its solid turbine will help save the lives of birds around the world.
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Home | Integral Institute

Home | Integral Institute | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Integral theory is an all-inclusive framework that draws on the key insights of the world’s greatest knowledge traditions. The awareness gained from drawing on all truths and perspectives allows the Integral thinker to bring new depth, clarity and compassion to every level of human endeavor — from unlocking individual potential to finding new approaches to global-scale problems.

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GLT Newsroom: Living "Simple Life" Key to Transition Movement

GLT Newsroom: Living "Simple Life" Key to Transition Movement | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

An advocate of the Transition movement says she thinks Bloomington-Normal is ready to adopt a lifestyle popular two or three generations ago. Ruah Swennerfelt of Charlotte, Vermont comes to the twin cities next week to introduce residents to the community-led response to pressures brought on by climate change, economic contraction and peak oil. Swennerfelt says Transition living relies on practices common in the US fifty to a hundred years ago.

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Why Energy Scarcity Makes Economic "Recovery" Impossible (Video)

Why Energy Scarcity Makes Economic "Recovery" Impossible (Video) | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
Business-as-usual is fundamentally broken. Chris Martenson argues we have to develop alternative solutions. Lot's of them.
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Permaculture, Peak Oil, Climate Change and the Soul of the World - ANIMA MUNDI official trailer 2011

Anima Mundi official trailer 2011 - Permaculture, Peak Oil, Climate Change and the Soul of the World. Will you survive the transition of human industrial civ...
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Power the economy and grid with local solar power [Infographic]

Power the economy and grid with local solar power [Infographic] | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
Sunshine falls everywhere and can be harnessed by communities everywhere. That's why community-scale solar is the best option. Take a look at this infographic to find out more.

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