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Transition Longfellow October 2018

Posted on 24 September 2018 by calvin

By LESLIE MACKENZIE
The volunteers with Transition Longfellow create opportunities for South Minneapolis neighbors to get to know one another while also learning to live more sustainably and prepare for changes ahead. Visit www.transitionlongfellow.org for more details on these and other activities.

Transition Parents & Kids Play Group meets Sat., Oct. 6, 10am to noon at the Longfellow Park building, 3435 36th Ave. S. Join with other parents who are concerned about raising resilient kids, living a sustainable, low-waste, less consumer-oriented family life. Share conversation, resources, and ideas. In October, the group hopes to visit an orchard.

Movie Night is scheduled for Fri., Oct. 19, with a potluck at 6:30pm, and movie 7-9pm, at Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church, 4101 37th Ave. S. Share a potluck meal, then watch the documentary “Renewal: Stories from America’s Religious Environmental Movement.”

Renewal offers an overview of what different religious traditions and congregations are doing to match environmental challenges with practical solutions.

The video includes nine short stories—Evangelical Christians in Appalachia, an urban Muslim community, the Jewish Teva Learning Center, the Green Sangha Buddhist community, Catholics and Native Americans embrace of religious ritual to protect land and water, and nature meditations.

Area faith communities are particularly invited to attend to meet others who are concerned about environmental issues and wishing to connect and act for change. For more information, please contact Leslie at 612-810-3216.

Online Summit
Transition is a national and global network of communities taking practical action to address climate change. People participating in, or interested in learning more about the Transition movement, can attend the 1st national Online Summit, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Transition in the U.S. A free local screening of the Summit will take place at Walker Community Church, 3104 16th Ave. S., on Sat., Oct. 27, from 11:30am to 4pm.

Keynote speakers include:
• Co-founder Rob Hopkins, Transition global network coordinator Sarah McAdams and U.S. co-director Don Hall, exploring the history of Transition in the U.S., success stories and common challenges. (noon)
• Meg Wheatley (author of “Who Do We Choose To Be? Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity”), will speak on “Creating Islands of Sanity: Leading Well in this Time of Increasing Turbulence.”When fear and polarization predominate, sane leadership on behalf of the human spirit provides the way forward. Wheatley asks us to consider how we can use our influence and power to evoke generosity, creativity, and community (1:30pm)

There will also be two panel discussions:
• Replicable Models for Successful Projects featuring Repair Cafes in Pasadena, CA; gleaning projects and eat local week in Sarasota, FL; Transition Streets in Berkley, CA; and the local entrepreneur forum in Decorah, IA. (12:45pm)
• Connecting to the Wider Movement featuring speakers from the Post Carbon Institute, Strong Towns, and EcoDistricts (2:15pm)
The online Summit ends with an interactive conversation. Attendees can adjourn to a shared meal at Gandhi Mahal restaurant in the community room. To reserve a spot for dinner (there is a fee), please email leslie.mackenzie@gmail.com.

Preparedness emails
Each Friday, Transition Longfellow sends out an email with actions you can take that week to become more prepared for extreme weather. Sign up for the series at the website, where you can also find past emails.

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