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Book time with me.

I support The Transition because: the current state of things is not sustainable and we have to start building a better future NOW!

I am happiest when I'm: in the moment.

People see me as: a person without judgement.

I want to help because: our world is in need of some major healing.

My philosophy on life is: we are all far greater than we give ourselves credit for.

 

Intentional Community Preference: Income Sharing, Egalitarian

 

My Personal Reading List (All the books I am currently reading right now)

 

My Wish List  (Want to send me a THANK YOU gift? This is my wish list!)

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Personality Test Results:

The 5 Love Languages: 

  • 7 Words of Affirmation
  • 6 Acts of Service
  • 6 Physical Touch
  • 6 Receiving Gifts
  • 5 Quality Time

The 5 Languages of Apology/ When Sorry Isn't Enough:

  • 6 Expressing Regret
  • 5 Accept Responsibility
  • 5 Genuinely Repent
  • 4 Make Resitituition
  • 0 Request Forgiveness

Strengths Finder 2.0 (Top 5 Results):

  • Connectedness
  • Ideation
  • Individualization
  • Input
  • Intellection

How The World Sees You Result:

  • The Veiled Strength


  • Youtube has deleted this film. Are you able to find another place this movie is available for free?

  • Featured request for Nation Builder list

    Perhaps it would be advantageous to remove; Assign Political Capital Based on Memebership Levels. Create Ability to Edit Copy on Log In Page. As these issues have been resolved. Thank you again for your tireless work to improve the site.

    Official response from planned

    Neither of these issues is in fact resolved. Nationbuilder has now moved Assign Political Capital Based on Membership Levels to 'Considering'. And Edit Copy on Log In Page has now been escalated to No Error Message When Navigating to a Page You Do Not Have Permissions to Access


  • Need a direct link when you provide issues like this please.

  • Can you please provide a specific link to the page this typo was found on? Our website has over 180 pages and counting!

  • ImagiNATION CO-OPeration tab logs non-contributor out.

    I am new to the site and clicked on the ImagiNATION CO-OPeration tab and it logged me out. I contacted the Help Desk who explained that I need to be a Contributor to access the page. IMHO, most people will think that it is a glitch and leave the page. From a usability standpoint, a message that tells the user that they need to be a contributor to access the content of the page, and have the contributor sign up appear on the page. (or at the very least, a link to the contributor sign up page)

    Official response from submitted

    We are unable to do anything about this issue as it pertains to aspects of the site only Nationbuilder has control of. We have submitted it as a problem and are waiting for them to pick up this issue and work on a resolution. You can see said request here: http://nationbuilder.com/entrepreneurista/create_ability_to_edit_copy_on_log_in_page

    We also have a page that we ask users to go to periodically (usually brought up during Phase 0 Review Session) that lists all issues we have submitted to Nationbuilder see: http://www.thetransition.org/sign

    Please go to this page and follow the hyperlinks to theirs registering and marking these items as "Important to Me" the more our users do this the more likely they will work on them sooner.


  • Micro Job Site Project Lead, Volunteer/Consultant- The Transition Team

    The Transition is in need of a project leader for a Micro-Job site that we would like to have for our supporters to utilize.  We were thinking of using the software that is here, however, we are open to alternatives.  We expect this project to take around 80 hours to setup and continuous support for 1 year as our supporters learn how to use the software.  The requirements of this position include the following:

    • Able to communicate effectively with the The Transition team
    • Knowledge of setting up and configuring complex web applications
    • Can put together a schedule and follow through with it
    • Can commit to supporting the software, which includes bug fixes or other issues that may arise, for up to 1 year

    Please do not apply if you only have book or internet knowledge and have no prior experience in actually setting up and configuring complex web applications. You will be expected to have a portfolio of your work and references. To get more information and apply please contact The Transition Team Seed: Nicole Bienfang


  • Video Editor/Maker, Volunteer/Consultant- The Transition Team

    A Contributor using the site has asked that we exchange the video You the People Have the Power (http://www.thetransition.org/you_the_people_have_the_power) we currently have up in The Basics for another one where Charlie Chaplin's voice is used as a voice over more current images that illustrate the words he is saying. This is a Volunteer/Consultant position. This person will be expected to meet all requirements of being a Transition Team member if their desire is to become a full time Transition Team member. Their duties include, but aren't limited to, the following: Finding stock video footage to use Supplying their own software to make the video that is needed Determining technical requirements Creating back up files Providing high quality and well produced finished product Please do not apply if you only have book or internet knowledge and have no prior experience in actually making or editing video footage for short videos. You will be expected to have a portfolio of your work and references. To get more information and apply please contact The Transition Team Seed: Nicole Bienfang


  • Avatar Compassion Exercise

    Here is the website about the Compassion Project. http://theavatarcourse.com/en/the-compassion-project-eng.html. If you would like to use an image of the Compassion Exercise somewhere on the site, I can seek permission from Star's Edge, the publisher of the card on your behalf.

    Official response from planned

    Yes, the Compassion Project is very much in alignment with The Transition's Values and we would love to feature the Compassion Exercise in our Meme Portal and possibly other sections of the site as well. :) If you could get permission on behalf of us that would be very helpful. Thank you!


  • A New Story of Us

    Happiness: it’s what we all want. And contrary to the messages advertisers want us to believe, we cannot buy it. So how do we find happiness?

    We can start by looking at the way society is currently structured. Do our systems help all of us meet our human needs? Do they foster our sense of compassion? Is everyone treated fairly and justly? Are there widely established mechanisms for building relationships of trust?

    We can also look at our view of humankind. Do we hold a positive understanding of who we are and what we are here to do?

    Metta Center’s short video “A New Story of Us” answers these questions, highlighting a path to the happiness and peace we’re all seeking.

    We Are All Contributors

    How can you contribute to creating a happier, more peaceful society? In what ways might you be able to share the new story of us? To get some ideas, explore the key topics touched upon in the video:

    • Restorative Justice
    • Unarmed Peacekeeping
    • New Story
    • Roadmap

    Where to Go From Here

    Ready to take concrete action? Here are a few things you can do right away:

     

    Sources: Metta Center: What is a Road-map

    Contributors: Metta Center

    Recommended Books: Metta Center: What is a Road-map 


  • Store Supplier

    Hi Nicole! Wow! The Transition site is looking good! Congratulations! I am working with Bituen Organization and we're helping local craftsmen/women to market their goods. May I submit to you samples of these goods if necessary to be sold at this site with Transition getting a percentage of it like etsy/darby, or will photos and descriptions suffice (like the shops I mentioned)? All profits are returned to our projects Reading caravan (free books disirbution to marginalized children), and Sustainability & 3Rs Forums and workshops (free workshops for gardening, livelihood, etc). in the Philippines. Thank you! Marge

    Official response from considering

    Hi Margaret! This is something we know our supporters and Contributors have wanted to do we just didn't know how much interest there was for it. Now that you have submitted this inquiry we are looking into it more thoroughly. Since we have a small team that is volunteer based we are looking for the cheapest options available to make this happen. We will keep you posted on this the minute we find a solution that best meets the needs of those of you we serve.  We also have a Contributor Businesses portion of the store we will also work on building once we come back from the Twin Oaks Communities Conference.


  • Research Assistant, Volunteeer/Consultant- The Transition Team

    A Research Assistant's job duties cover all aspects of research for The Transition Team's needs. This person will be expected to meet all requirements of being a Transition Team member. If those requirements cannot be met they may take on the position on a Consultant basis. The Research Assistant will research persons, organizations and topics of interest that aid The Transition Team in developing programs and increasing the organizations success rate of achieving its goals.Their duties include, but aren't limited to, the following:

    • Looking up intel about persons, organizations, and topics of interest
    • Reporting back findings in a timely fashion to The Transition Team via Googledocs
    • Watching films or documentaries and taking notes regarding individuals that are featured in them
    • Updating files as needed
    • Creating back up files

    To get more information and apply please contact: Nicole Bienfang


  • Mission Expert, Volunteer/Consultant- The Transition Team

    Here at The Transition we unify social change makers and assist them in making global impact by creating positive social change locally. We seek individuals and organizations who have “in the trenches” experience who can give us their “blueprints” or playbook in a how-to format to train and facilitate the creation of more of these programs internationally.

    We are interested in the projects that have to do with the following categories:

    Art- Some examples are public community murals, moss graffiti (http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Moss-Graffiti) , Cameras to the Homeless (http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/)

    Economics-Some examples are alternative virtual currencies (http://www.grantcoin.org/), Gifting Circles, Barter Events, Local currency (http://theplenty.org/) , Pay What You Can Afford Restaurant (https://www.jbjsoulkitchen.org/)

    Education- Some examples are teaching empathy in schools (http://www.edutopia.org/blog/empathy-back-to-school-supply-homa-tavangar) , Pizza Gardens http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/thnkgard.sci.ess.pizza/think-garden-pizza-gardens/)

    Environment- Some examples include Guerilla Gardening, Seed Bombs, Adopt a Road/Park, Beach Clean-up, Elimination of Plastic Grocery Bag campaigns, Composting

    Governance- Some examples include Consensus, Robert's Rules of Order, Dynamic Governance, Sociocracy, N Street Consensus

    Health-Some examples are growing community gardens, training on how to ferment food, lectures on using home remedies/herbs, running a free clinic, Haircuts for Homeless (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/17/mark-bustos-homeless-haircuts_n_5678454.html)

    Infastructure-Some examples are New Urbanism/Walk-able cities, Community Place Making (http://www.theuglyindian.com/), Paths/Roads for Bicyclists

    Justice- Some examples, Restorative Justice, Privilege Education, Rehabilitation in Jails/Prisions, Food Justice (http://www.foodforfree.org/ )

    Media- Some examples are hosting alternative media platforms websites, podcasts, blogs, Youtube channel/show

    Relations-Some examples are You Can Touch My Hair (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJn_i6LYFSE) , Diversity Training,Potlucks, Conferences, Festivals, Homeless Restaurants (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kansas-city-community-kitchen-restaurant-style-soup-homeless_us_56d87303e4b0000de4039a01)

    Science- Some examples are creating alternative energy, building robots or systems to eliminate redundant work, creating Living Machines (http://www.livingmachines.com/Home.aspx)

    If you have participated in any of the examples above or have worked on a project related to any of these categories please The Transition Team's Seed Person Nicole Bienfang and let us know what you are working on. We would love to create how-to blueprints for our supporters to duplicate your progressive and positive projects all over the world!


  • Mission Expert, Volunteer/ Consultant- The Transition Team

    A Mission Expert's job duties cover all aspects of various types of missions. This is a Volunteer/Consultant position. This person will be expected to meet all requirements of being a Transition Team member if their desire is to become a full time Transition Team member The Mission Expert will assess the needs of our Contributors, and help and create new content for our site. Their duties include, but aren't limited to, the following:

    • Writing and editing content (in Step-by-Step Format)
    • Designing duplicate-able missions that create large impacts all over the world
    • Determining technical requirements
    • Updating The Transition Team on new system or mission discoveries
    • Creating back up files
    • Providing high quality photos and or video to demonstrate created written content

     

    We seek individuals and organizations who have “in the trenches” experience who can give us their “blueprints” or playbook in a how-to format to train and facilitate the creation of more of these programs internationally. We are interested in the projects that have to do with the following categories:

    • Art- Some examples are public community murals, moss graffiti (http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Moss-Graffiti) , Cameras to the Homeless (http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/)
    • Economics-Some examples are alternative virtual currencies (http://www.grantcoin.org/ ), Gifting Circles, Barter Events, Local currency (http://theplenty.org/) , Pay What You Can Afford Restaurant (https://www.jbjsoulkitchen.org/)
    • Education- Some examples are teaching empathy in schools (http://www.edutopia.org/blog/empathy-back-to-school-supply-homa-tavangar ) , Pizza Gardens 9http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/thnkgard.sci.ess.pizza/think-garden-pizza-gardens/)
    • Environment- Some examples include Guerilla Gardening, Seed Bombs, Adopt a Road/Park, Beach Clean-up, Elimination of Plastic Grocery Bag campaigns, Composting
    • Governance- Some examples include Consensus, Robert's Rules of Order, Dynamic Governance, Sociocracy, N Street Consensus
    • Health-Some examples are growing community gardens, training on how to ferment food, lectures on using home remedies/herbs, running a free clinic, Haircuts for Homeless (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/17/mark-bustos-homeless-haircuts_n_5678454.html )
    • Infastructure-Some examples are New Urbanism/Walk-able cities, Community Place Making (http://www.theuglyindian.com/ ), Paths/Roads for Bicyclists
    • Justice- Some examples, Restorative Justice, Privilege Education, Rehabilitation in Jails/Prisions, Food Justice (http://www.foodforfree.org/ )
    • Media- Some examples are hosting alternative media platforms websites, podcasts, blogs, Youtube channel/show
    • Relations-Some examples are You Can Touch My Hair (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJn_i6LYFSE ) , Diversity Training,Potlucks, Conferences, Festivals, Homeless Restaurants (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kansas-city-community-kitchen-restaurant-style-soup-homeless_us_56d87303e4b0000de4039a01)
    • Science- Some examples are creating alternative energy, building robots or systems to eliminate redundant work, creating Living Machines (http://www.livingmachines.com/Home.aspx)

     

    Please do not apply if you only have book or internet knowledge and have no prior experience in actually dealing with different types of missions like the ones we mentioned above. You will be expected to have a portfolio of your work and references. To get more information and apply please contact The Transition Team Seed: Nicole Bienfang If you have participated in any of the examples above or have worked on a project related to any of these categories we want to hear from you! We would love to create how-to blueprints for our supporters to duplicate your progressive and positive projects all over the world!


  • To reiterate this is a lot of material for our team to weed through on top of our other team obligations. What songs are you particularly interested in having on The Transition website? And can you please provide the lyrics for each one so we can verify if the songs are aligned with The Transition’s values? Which songs do you feel will drive people to action most?

  • Home Foundation Expert,Volunteer/Consultant-The Transition Team

    A  Home Foundation Expert's role covers all aspects of creating a foundation for a home or building structure. This is a Volunteer/Consultant position. This person will be expected to meet all requirements of being a Transition Team member if their desire is to become a full time Transition Team member. The Home Foundation Expert will assess the needs of our Contributors, and help and create new content regarding different types of foundations. Their duties include, but aren't limited to, the following:

    Writing and editing content (in Step-by-Step Format)

    Designing home foundations

    Determining technical requirements

    Updating The Transition Team on new techniques

    Creating back up files

    Providing high quality photos and or video to demonstrate construction

    Currently the team is interested in the following styles of foundations:

    • Rubble Trench
    • Urbanite
    • Gravel Bags
    • Poured Concrete
    • Block Stem Walls
    • Concrete Pier

    Please do not apply if you only have book or internet knowledge and have no prior experience in actually building. You will be expected to have a portfolio of your work and references.

    To get more information and apply please contact The Transition Team Seed: Nicole Bienfang


  • Site Content: The Code - The Intenders of Highest Good

    This is a content suggestion for the site: The Code (http://www.intenders.com/images/TheCommunityCode.pdf): www.intenders.com. An excerpt of the codes: The Community Code A Code of Conduct for Coming Together A Compact for Families, Churches, Businesses, Neighborhoods, and Groups of all kinds The First Intent ~ Support Life The Second Intent ~ Seek Truth The Third Intent ~ Set Our Course ...etc....

    Official response from submitted

    So, we reached out to the founder of this organization via his Facebook page and have yet to hear back. We feel there could be room for collaboration and both orgs working together. We look forward to see how this develops.


  • The Transition TV App

    I know this is very premature, but I wanted to get it out there before I forget again. Years ago, I spoke to several org about getting together to make an "RBE" or "Community" app/channel for Roku (and I suppose Apple TV and the other similar forms). Needless to say, it never got off the ground. It takes a bit to set up, but it may be a good way to combine org videos, projects, and past events into one "hub" for all to see. Plus, there are millions of users of Roku and similar devices that refuse to pay for TV subscriptions, and built-in RokuTV and other devices are becoming much more common. It could be a way to reach a new audience. This may hold more importance as groups develop or combine their created media later on. Events, weekly updates, and board meetings could all be put there adding to the transparency of each organization.

    Official response from submitted

    Actually, it is not premature. Our team has discussed this at one of our team meetings over a year ago. We have approved this as a project we want to do, but unfortunately, due to a small team we are unable to tackle it at this time. We hope to use this platform to promote and advocate all of the work of those registered and involved with The Transition in the future.


  • Co-opoly Board Game

    Though not currently on Amazon, it may be as simple as requesting to the manufacturers to add it. That could also spur further relations with this group or others they work with. The game can be found at http://store.toolboxfored.org/co-opoly-the-game-of-co-operatives/

    Official response from planned

    Thank you. We were aware of this game and have intentions of reaching out to the company that produces it. Our main priority at this time is the launch of the website, but we will work on this in the future. Thank YOU!


  • International Day of Peace

    The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access. The day was first celebrated in 1982, and is kept by many nations, political groups, military groups, and peoples.

    Explanation thanks to Wikipedia

    WHEN
    September 21, 2017 at 12pm - September 22, 2017 at 12pm
    WHERE
    Everywhere
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