Here are four countywide discussion opportunities about transitioning from the NOW to the FUTURE. Open to everyone, hosted by Local 2020 and Collective Impact.
Local 20/20, Jefferson County’s Transition Town, is hosting trainer Tina Clarke for workshops June 16th – 20th. Please consider joining us for these remarkable conversations! The Transition Town movement is an international community movement to transition beyond fossil fuels to a more sustainable way of life.
Tina Clarke, an internationally known community resilience consultant and Transition Trainer from Boston, will lead a special series of public events June 16-20 that are hosted by Local 20/20 and Collective Impact, and co-sponsored by the City of Port Townsend, Firefly Academy Preschool and Thunderbull Productions. Tina has traveled to more than 120 communities in North America and Europe to facilitate conversations about how neighbors can come together to create a stronger community, improve economic well-being, reduce oil dependency, and increase local food production, local energy, local jobs, mutual support, and security—which are all elements of the Transition Towns model. Tina facilitates all the events. Anyone wanting to help transition our community to greater resilience and gain mutual support is encouraged to attend; all events are open to the public, with donations gratefully accepted at the door to cover costs. Childcare inquiries should be emailed in advance to: fireflyacademypreschool
Overall event schedule follows, see specific event below for event descriptions, distinctions, and other details:
> Tues., June 16, 5:30 p.m., “INTERGENERATIONAL SUMMIT: Envisioning our Future Together.” PTCC.
> Wed., June 17, 6:30 p.m., “How Can Religious and Education Institutions participate in Community Resilience?” Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
> Thur., June 18, 7:00 p.m., “The Interface between Public Policy and Grassroots Participation.” PTCC.
> Sat., June 20, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., “COMMUNITY SUMMIT: Strengthening Well-Being, Increasing Resilience, and Supporting Quality of Life in Jefferson County.” PTCC (during the farmer’s market)
> Intergenerational Summit: Envisioning our Future Together – Tues June 16th
> Join us as we bring together people of all ages who want to connect deeply around creating the community well-being and resilience we want for our future, and address the likely environmental and economic stressors ahead of us. We will have the opportunity to speak and listen to each other about our concerns, our hopes, and our plans to realize the future community we desire to create together. Starts at 5:30 p.m., Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St. Donations gratefully accepted at the door to cover costs. Childcare inquiries should be emailed in advance to fireflyacademypreschool. For more information, contact Judy Alexander at lightenup
> “How Can Religious and Education Institutions Participate in Community Resilience?” – Wed June 17th
> All religious traditions and educational groups are welcome, as well as the general public. Co-sponsored by QUUF.6:30 pm, at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave. Donation gratefully accepted at the door to cover costs. Childcare inquiries should be emailed in advance to Jeanette Richoux at jrichoux63 For more information, contact Kevin Clark at kevincrestline
> “The Interface between Public Policy and Grassroots Participation” – Thur June 18th
> Join in a conversation to explore ways that citizens, grassroots organizations and local elected officials can work together in a spirit of true democracy to create a community vision and strategies for a more self-reliant and resilient future. 7:00 pm, Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St. Donation gratefully accepted at the door to cover costs. Childcare inquiries should be emailed in advance to fireflyacademypreschool. For more information, contact Larry Dennison at ldennison021
> Community Summit: Strengthening Well-Being, Increasing Resilience, and Supporting Quality of Life in Jefferson County – Sat June 20
> Together we will identify ways to increase community well-being and resilience in Jefferson County, and to expand community conversation and action using an Open Space model. Note: Local organizations will have information tables set up from 1-2 p.m. and the workshop will start promptly at 2 pm, and run until 5 pm and takes place at the PT Community Center, 620 Tyler St. For more information, or if you would like to table at this event, please contact Cindy Jayne at cindy.
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