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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Williamstown Holiday Farmers’ Markets (10 am – 2 pm) Williams College Towne Field House, 82 Latham Street, Williamstown, MA 01267 Many components for holiday meals will be offered from farmers and…
North Adams Green Drinks meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at The Freight Yard Pub. Here is a preliminary line-up for the next few months. Details about the speakers and topics will be posted so…
Organized by Berkshire Environmental Action Team & Northern Berkshire Transition | Type: social
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
Merchants Say Bike Lanes Good for For…Continue
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