The mission of Transition Sarasota - part of the international Transition Network, Transition US, and the Peace Education and Action Center of Sarasota - is to act as a catalyst for rebuilding local community resilience and self-reliance in response to the converging crises of fossil fuel depletion, climate change, and economic instability.
Through educational programs and innovative projects, Transition Sarasota seeks to revitalize local agriculture, strengthen our local economy, reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, and serve as an inspiration and model for other communities who wish to do the same.
The Social Profit Handbook offers those who lead, govern, and support mission-driven organizations and businesses new ways to assess their impact in order to improve future work rather than merely judge past performance.
Leading global cities are tackling climate change head on and turning it into an opportunity - transitioning to a fossil fuel free future and planning for long-term resilience in ways that increase the quality of life for residents. This presentation by John Cleveland of the Innovation Network for Communities will share the lessons learned from these benchmark cities and discuss how the Sarasota region can take advantage of this movement.
Join 3.0 leaders from around the country and Canada across community, civic, non-profit, and private sectors as we discover the new rules, identify best practices, and meet the challenges facing our communities in today’s rapidly changing world.
As is typical of this time of year, our level of activity has been heating up over the past couple of months, with four presentations delivered in less than three weeks, a new film series and sponsorship campaign recently launched, more than 11,000 pounds of produce gleaned for All Faiths Food Bank, appearances at the downtown Sarasota Farmers Market and Sarasota County Fair, a major profile in this month's SRQ Magazine, plus a whole lot more.
From Mike Lasche with Bicycle-Pedestrian Advocates: "The assault on bicyclists and pedestrians is continuing. The same planners who tried to eliminate bike lanes on designs of US 41 and Cocoanut Ave, and the same ones that want to eliminate them elsewhere in future City plans, are at it again."
For anyone who missed my talk for the Sarasota Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) last Sunday, I've posted my detailed notes along with the visuals from that presentation below.
Don Loritz, Vice-President of Preserve Our Paradise, speaking about fracking in Florida before a screening of the documentary film Gasland II at Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center in Sarasota.
Economist Michael H. Shuman's keynote presentation on "Delicious Development: The Powerful Role of Local Food in Job Creation" for Sarasota County's 9th annual Sustainable Communities Workshop.
Don Hall, founder and Executive Director of Transition Sarasota, speaks on "Hope in Interesting Times" during a TEDx Sarasota Salon in July 2013.