Seminar on the Transition Movement

Posted by Henry Taksier, June 8, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

United Church of Gainesville

1624 NW 5th Ave.

From Dottie Burham:

“If you are being impacted emotionally, spiritually and/or
economically by these very uncertain times, and if you are
experiencing  deep concern for our beloved Earth and all her critters,
this seminar is for you.  The Transition Movement started in England
when a group of concerned friends got together and asked themselves
the following questions:  “How can we respond in intelligent,
adaptive, resilient ways to the challenges we are likely to face in
the near future?  We see these problems as the end of cheap oil, more
severe weather events, water shortages, unstable world economies and
more human conflict and violence.    Starting with these
conversations, these people founded a social movement,  which has now
become international.  They write books, produce videos and have a
strong on-line presence to help us do the same.  Come learn about what
is happening.”

About Dorothy S. Burnham, BS, MA, D. Min.:

“I am on the board of Sustainable Alachua County, and am the Chair of
the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Ministry to the Earth. I work
with Florida Organic Growers, with their Urban Gardening Group.  I
have a Doctor of Ministry, focusing on earth-based spiritual practices
of world religions.
I moved here from Knoxville, TN, where I produced a local public radio
show entitled “Turning the Tide, Healing Ourselves and the Earth.”  I
lived in a passive solar house which I had built in 1985. A friend and
I designed the house, I did the contracting for the house, and I
brought it in on time and within my budget.  I am a trainer in applied
deep ecology, and in “despair and personal power” workshops. I taught
at the Univ. of Tenn.

Rob Hopkins will help in this seminar.  He is a technical writer
specializing in industrial building trades.  He just wrote a manual on
weatherization and studies all aspects of green building.  He is a
former building tradesman who gardens with me and is a wonderful cook,
focused on eating healthfully and locally.”