People like you who are interested in strengthening the resilience of our region
Transition is an evolving exploration into the head, heart and hands of energy descent.
Focused on creating a more stable and resilient community, Northern Berkshire Transition considers local assets as the primary building blocks of sustainable community development. Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, Transition draws upon existing community strengths to build a stronger, more sustainable community for the future.
While many of the ideas of the Transition are not new, what is unique is that it unites people, working with a new understanding that social, environmental and economic issues do not exist in a vacuum; they are all interrelated and will most effectively be addressed together.
On this journey, we have adopted the following four assumptions:
A future with less oil can, if enough thinking and design is applied sufficiently in advance, be preferable to the present. There is no reason why a lower-energy, more resilient future needs to have a lower quality of life. Indeed, a future with a revitalized local economy would have many advantages, including a happier and less stressed population, an improved environment and increased stability.
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Wish I Had Transit Supporting Organization: The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition CONTACT: Al Bashevkin firstname.lastname@example.org We have a remarkable regional transit system with active, p…
Organized by Supporting Organization: The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition | Type: initiative
Williamstown joined 10 other communities for a state program geared toward growing local solar nstallations. This expansion of Solarize Mass — which aims to bring individuals, private sector solar de…
Join us at for the second annual Seedling Swap and beginning gardener workshop on Sunday, May 26, 10am to 2pm, at Storey Publishing at the Mass MoCA campus. Storey Publishing and Hoosac Harvest are t…
Organized by Hoosac Harvest | Type: swap
NA Green Drinks Guest Speaker for Wednesday, June 12th Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment: How to Construct 8- & 10-Frame Hives; Top Bar, Nuc & Demo Hives; Feeders, Swarm Catchers & M…
Organized by Berkshire Environmental Action Team & Northern Berkshire Transition | Type: social
On June 15 from 9 am until 1 pm the River Revival is hosting public Community Conversation #2 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary church. We want your feedback on our new Conceptual Drawings (ideas) for revi…
Protected Bike Lane for Main Street North Adams
The information below was compiled by Jay Walsh of North Adams, MA (4/20/12)
Highest and Best Use
Current North Adams Downtown Parking
What is a Protected Bike Lane
North Adams Comprehensive Plan - COMMUNITY PRIORTIES
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GMO Crop Sabotage on the Rise: French citizens destroy trial vineyardAug 2010Early Sunday morning, French police stood helpless as sixty people, locked inside an open-air field of genetically modified grapevines, uprooted all the plants. In Spain…Continue
Hi,I'm a new member and had a question about the guidelines for which kinds of events are ok to post. There are two events coming up - one costs money and I didn't know if that was ok to post, but it's related to transitioning to a new future --…Continue
SIMPLY THINK 3/50 PICK 3 Businesses/ SPEND $50Think of three businesses you'd miss if they were gone. Stop in, say hello, pick up a little something that makes you smile. That's what keeps them around, after all.SPEND $50 a month among these…Continue