The mission of Transition Sarasota - part of the international Transition Network, Transition US, and Sarasota's Peace Education and Action Center - 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.
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.
Although Thursday night's screening of Within Reach marked the end of our fifth "Films for a Future" series (the 34th film we've shown publicly over the past five years), documentary film lovers need not despair.
For 23 years, ECHO has been host to Southwest Florida’s premier festival focusing on sustainable living, agriculture, and food.
Renewable: One Woman’s Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope is the story of a spiritual writer and mother of two who, while trying to change the world, unexpectedly finds the courage to change her life.
Tiny is a coming-of-age story for a generation that is more connected, yet less tied-down than ever, and for a society redefining its priorities in the face of a changing financial and environmental climate.
The most extensive educational honey bee event in the state of Florida is back for its eighth year!
Come out to Crowley Museum and Nature Center’s first annual “Taste of Myakka” event and learn about historical methods of raising animal and vegetable foods, as well as methods of hunting and gathering.
Learn how to design and plant a food forest, hands-on! Edible forest gardens produce delicious food while imitating natural forest ecosystems. Trees, shrubs, herbs, vines, groundcovers and fungi can combine to form healthy edibleecosystems. Design and plant selection help provide fertility, control of weeds and pests, and more.