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Frank Kirkpatrick

To help create a better world for everyone

  • I support The Transition as it is the most structurally sound road map I have been presented with and the resources are seemingly endless. Special thanks to the team for putting this resource together for us.


    "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not."

    ~ Dr. Seuss


  • Incredible powerful video. I am encouraging the Transition Team to perhaps replace this video with a modified version that encapsulates modern scenes and situations relevant to our times such as this.

  • Please RSVP: Global Sharing Week

    Global Sharing Week


    Global Sharing Week is the largest people-driven campaign helping millions discover the rapidly growing Sharing Economy.

    Over 220 events in more than 70 cities took place on every continent worldwide during Global Sharing Week 2016! It was a tremendous success and we reached over 5.5 milion Twitter accounts. Check out here a bunch of images from the different events that happened all over the world during the week.

    Global Sharing Week 2017 will take place from 4th to 10th of June. Save these dates in your calendar and Spread the Word. The world is a better place when we share together!

    At The People Who Share they believe everybody should experience the benefits of sharing. This is why in 2012 they created National Sharing Day - a day to celebrate sharing and encourage people to share. National Sharing Day was a huge success and became Global Sharing Day. In June 2015 they decided to go BIG, and created Global Sharing Week. With activities and campaigns happening all over the world, #GlobalSharingWeek reached over 100 million people worldwide with over 126 registered events on every continent! They are proud to say that Global Sharing Week it's the world's largest mass engagement campaign helping millions of people to discover the Sharing Economy! Check out all the sharing action on Twitter.

    Sharing Champions wanted!

    The People Who Share are looking for individuals and organisations interested in supporting the next Global Sharing Week. Find out more about our supporting opportunities (volunteers, partners, sponsors).

    Global Sharing Week photos 2015

    Thanks to everyone that made the first Global Sharing Week 2015 a great success! The People Who Share would also like to thank Lord Stone of Blackheath for his support at our launch event in London and a huge thanks to Global Sharing Week's lead sponsors RateSetter, Onfido, Skrill, Stuvia and Compare and Share.

    June 04, 2017 at 12pm - June 10, 2017 at 12pm
    Wherever You Are
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  • Please RSVP: Thrift Shop Day

    Thrift Shop Day

    Though thrift shops have been generally replaced with discount department stores in modern times, the intent behind Thrift Shop Day still applies – save money and be economical by purchasing second-hand, repaired or simply repurposed products. Clothing, furniture and household goods are great examples of products which you may be able to find and purchase cheaply from thrift shops or discount stores.

    Explanation thanks to

    August 17, 2017 at 12pm - August 18, 2017 at 12pm
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  • 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

  • After being introduced to this song through The Transition website it quickly became my favorite song.

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    Fermented pickles includesauerkraut (space between include sauerkraut.) Thank you for your hard work Transition Team.

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    men are learning to relax and trsut each other and acknowledge love for each other in ways that are sensitive and appreciative. ( Typo in Friend section. Trust not trsut} Incredible work you all are doing, Thank you

  • Our Trust

    After reading this, please endorse below as The Transition sees YOU as one of our many beneficiaries.

    Intent: We unite and empower people to take positive action towards enhancing and protecting all life and our environment for future generations.

    Purpose:  Our purpose is to construct real solutions by providing the support, space, and resources for the common heritage of the Earth's resources and  to do so via our collective knowledge.  We are committed to building community projects that promote organic farming, alternative transportation, clean drinking water, renewable energy, green building, and using music and the arts to convey the message.

    With a special focus on street-involved youth and families living in poverty, we encourage community involvement through collaborative volunteerism, education, programs and media events. We help others enhance their food and housing security, learn life skills, and build confidence to make the transition to a more sustainable lifestyle - leading to a Global Egalitarian System for the good of all.

    We strive to create an inclusive community where all members have the skills, confidence, and support to live a healthy  life.  It is our pledge to each other and to the world we are creating, to help each other live life to the fullest.  


    Our method of collaboration within our Transition Inter-Community Network is based on scientific benchmarks to meet everyone's’ needs - instead of what’s most profitable - therefore exchange between members requires no monetary attachment.





    • BUD Weekly meetings.
    • Formal Consensus as described in On Conflict & Consensus, & Consensus for Cities.
    • Self assignment of tasks during scheduled meetings.
    • Scientific Method (Plan, Do, Study, Act)
    • If a problem is brought to light, a possible solution is then brought to the table, or an adjustment to a pre-existing process or structure is suggested.
    • We use the wisdom of the crowd via polls, 1 on 1 anecdotal interviews pooled together and reviewed for trends, as well as various types of crowdsourcing.




    Responsibilities of Trustees:

    • Be a beacon of example
    • To serve the Contributors
    • Adhere to Team Commitments
    • Maintain website
    • Be a source of support for fellow members
    • Provide outreach to other intentional communities, co-ops, organizations, and other similar movements.
    • Align values and behaviors with The Transition Benchmarks
    • Do continual personal education
    • Develop systems and procedures
    • Maintain Communal mindset towards Egalitarian lifestyle
    • Understand that all work created for and done on behalf of The Transition remain with The Transition, even if one leaves the BUD and is no longer able to fulfill the role or obligations of a Trustee.


    Grantors:  Mike Upstone & Nicole Bienfang


    Beneficiaries: I hereby agree to the following statement:

    I will participate in the positive, inclusive decision-making structure of The Transition and abide by the decisions made in my Contributorship to The Transition. I bring my integrity and commitment to the ideals of trust, respect, self-empowerment, cooperation, equal access to power, and non-violence. I am committed to the vision of diverse membership of The Transition and the site is considered a “Safe Zone".   I hereby agree to  treat everyone equal of value with differing gifts and Contribute for the good of all. I will attempt to minimize barriers to Contributors of any groups wishing to participate.

    (Please endorse below if you agree to abide by this Trust and all statements made herein. Use of this site is considered an implied agreement to this Trust even if your name is absent from the “signatures” below.)


  • 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

    September 21, 2017 at 12pm - September 22, 2017 at 12pm
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  • Contribute Monthly

    You know that for a moneyless world tomorrow we have to chip in today to make it happen. Your small contribution helps _5_share_the_love.jpgmaintain the site as well as fund co-op projects and expansion all over the world. Your $5.00 Contributorship dues are vital to sustaining The Transition and expanding its activities in The Transition Inter- Community Network. With a click of the button your Contributorship instantly goes to:

    • Technology: Servers, bandwidth, maintenance, development & other operating expenses. 
    • Subsidize free events:special programming ranging from movie screenings to potlucks.
    • People and Projects: The top websites on the internet have thousands of employees. We have a small team to support a wide variety of projects, making your Contributorship and additional donations a great investment in a highly-efficient organization.

     We can only accomplish our goals because of Contributors like YOU!




Following the middle path. Enjoying the people I meet along the way. Activist
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