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    Transition Albany hosts climate change film

    Information submitted by Miya Kitahara

    A small band of Albany residents has formed “Transition Albany,” one chapter in a growing global movement to foster community resilience in the face of climate change and related challenges of peak oil use and the economic crisis. (visit www.transitionalbany.org)

    Transition Albany is the 59th official Transition Initiative in the United States, according to Transition US. The Transition Movement represents one of the most promising ways of engaging people in strengthening theircommunities against the effects of these challenges, resulting in a life that is more abundant, fulfilling, equitable and socially connected, Transition US says.

    This coming weekend, Transition Albany is showing the acclaimed 2008 British independent docu-drama on climate change, “The Age of Stupid,” at Albany’s movie theater on Solano Avenue, on Sunday, March 7th at 11:30 am.

    Transition Albany was launched by Catherine Sutton, an Albany resident who then gathered an Initiating Group.

    β€œWhat excites me most is that we seem to be surfing a wave and people are responding very positively. Strengthening bonds between
    neighbors makes sense, and to have a compelling reason like creating resilience just seems to make it all
    the more inevitable,” Sutton said.

    Sutton said they will be presenting the film, β€œin the hopeful context that Transition ideas generate.”

    Transition Initiatives start when a small collection of
    motivated individuals within a community come together with a shared concern: how can our community respond to the challenges and opportunities of peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis? This small team of people begins by forming an initiating group and then adopts the Transition Model with the
    intention of engaging a significant proportion of the people in their community to kick off a Transition Initiative.

    Transition US is a nonprofit organization that provides inspiration, encouragement, support, networking, and training for Transition Initiatives across the United States. They are working in close partnership with the Transition Network, a UK based organization that supports the international Transition Movement as a whole.
    For more information about the Transition Albany,
    email Catherine Sutton at catherine@sonic.net

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