[Sust-mar] Transition Training Seminar

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Wed May 21 14:53:30 EDT 2014

Farm Centre to Host Leadership Training in Sustainability
On July 18, 19 and 20 the Institute for Bioregional Studies and the PEI Farm Centre Association will sponsor a Global Transition Leadership Training seminar at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

The global Transition movement began in 2005 when a group of concerned citizens met to discuss ways to encourage individuals to join together and collectively develop solutions to problems like the economic crisis, climate change and imminent depletion of our food sources and natural resources. Transition members work together to increase economic resiliency by building local renewable energy infrastructure,  support a healthy regional food system and forge mutually-supportive connections. Thousands of people from 44 countries around the globe are now engaged in Global Transition Network activities. 

Two highly experienced transition trainers, Tina Clarke and Dr. Alastair Lough will be facilitating the course at the Farm Centre in PEI this summer. 

Clarke is a co-founder of the "All Things Local" Coop in Amherst, Massachusetts; a consultant at the Sustainability Institute; and a former Director for the Clean Water Action Initiative where she developed programs illustrating how leaders and community action groups can heighten awareness of the effects of toxic chemicals on the environment, environmental justice, global warming and climate change. She has been described as the most experienced Transition trainer in the world.   

Dr. Alastair Lough has a PhD. in Natural Resource Management and is a co-founder of the Transition Center in Portland, Maine. 

Clarke and Lough's combined experiences offer decades of organizational behaviour, group facilitation, visioning process, event planning and environmental leadership.  

The course teaches the fundamentals of setting up, running, and maintaining  successful Transition Initiatives. It is intended to train community leaders, working group members and individuals who plan on introducing and implementing Transition initiatives in their communities, It is packed with imaginative and inspiring ways to delve into both the theory and practice of Transitioning. 

The Leadership Training schedule includes a public presentation and celebration on Friday July 18 from 6 - 9:00 pm.  On Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20 the training workshops run from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Lunch will be provided both days. All activities will take place at the PEI Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Register before June 15th and pay only $120, after July 1 registration is $145. A limited number of scholarships are available. To register contact: Marie LaVie at marie at peifarmcentre.com
For more information see attached pdf document or contact: phil at ibspei.ca

Phil Ferraro and Nancy Willis
Institute for Bioregional Studies Ltd.
114 Upper Prince Street, Charlottetown 
Prince Edward Island Canada  C1A 4S3
"Restoring Community, Protecting the Land and Informing the Earth’s Stewards"
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