Share with us what your expectations are of using the site. Please do your best to answer the questions below as well as provide any other expectations that come to mind.
- What problems do you feel we will help you solve or resolve?
- How active do you intend to be with the site (Daily, Weekly, Monthly)?
- Do you expect to do the bulk of the work to get your project off the ground, or do you feel that's the role you want our Transition Team to play?
- Do you plan to be very invested in our organization and stay with us for a long time (maybe even years) or are you registered on the site just to see what it's about?
- How do you expect our organization to fund projects (like yours) in order to launch them?
- Do you feel our site is meant to help you solely with professional matters or personal ones too?
- Are you willing to contribute and give to others registered on the site as well as receive and take their offerings?
- Are you willing to help with promoting the site as long as you feel it is in alignment with your personal values?
- Do you expect your use of this site to be "life altering" in any way?
- With the knowledge that we are run by a small and 100% volunteer run team, how fast do you feel our turn around time will be for any things entered into the Suggestion Box or sent to us via the Contact Us pages?
- Do you feel all of the above expectations you have provided are reasonable?
Feel free to write any additional expectations that were not prompted at the close of your answers to the questions above.
As the title of your submission please type your FULL NAME followed by the word EXPECTATION.
Example: Joan Smith's Expectations
1. I'm hoping you guys can help me find a way to use my skills and interests to do something meaningful. I've got some ideas, like using disruptive tech for good, getting intentional communities into amateur radio, and setting up non-commercial telecoms. But these are just ideas, not set in stone. I'm open to other ways I can help out. 2. Right now, I'm still working full-time, so I'll probably check in a few times a week. Once I retire, I'll have more time to be active, probably daily. 3. I'm ready to do what I can, but I'll need some help, especially because of my visual impairment. I'm hoping we can work together on this. 4. Of course, I'm still getting my bearings here, but ultimately I'm not here just to look around. I'm hoping to stick around for a while and really make a difference. 5. Some projects may or may not even need funding. However, for many I know money has to come from somewhere, like donations or grants. Once I retire, I'll be on a tighter budget, so I can't give a lot of money, but I can give my time and effort. I don't have a lot of experience with fundraising. 6. I think the line between professional and personal is kind of blurry here. I'm hoping to find projects that matter to me personally, but that also make a difference in the world. 7. Definitely. I'm all about community and helping each other out. I'm happy to share what I know and learn from others. 8. Sure, as long as it stays true to values like liberation, community, and progress, I'm happy to spread the word. 9. I hope so, but who knows? I'm open to the idea. I'm hoping that the projects I work on will make a difference, and that could be pretty life-changing. 10. I get that you're all volunteers, so I'm not expecting instant responses. I'm patient and I appreciate the work you're doing. 11. I think so. I know we all have to put in effort to make things work, and I'm ready to do what I can.
1. What problems do you feel we will help you solve or resolve? I have been working mostly by myself on a project which I care about very much and which I am continuing to develop. I'm hoping to learn from TT how to get my project to be long-term sustainable and how to share it with other people. 2. How active do you intend to be with the site (Daily, Weekly, Monthly)? Daily! 3. Do you expect to do the bulk of the work to get your project off the ground, or do you feel that's the role you want our Transition Team to play? I will do what's needed if I am capable of doing it. The roles I am hoping will be played by TT in my project are more about education and networking. 4. Do you plan to be very invested in our organization and stay with us for a long time (maybe even years) or are you registered on the site just to see what it's about? I can see myself staying involved with TT for a long time. 5. How do you expect our organization to fund projects (like yours) in order to launch them? I don't know. 6. Do you feel our site is meant to help you solely with professional matters or personal ones too? Every aspect of life is connected to every other aspect, I believe. I feel this site will help with my overall development as a being. 7. Are you willing to contribute and give to others registered on the site as well as receive and take their offerings? Yeah sure, I can give as well as receive. I am quite infatuated with my own project that I’m working on, but I know that I can’t exclusively focus on it all day every day forever. Even though I really love it, I need to do other things too. I think I could find it a lot of fun to help others with their projects. I would learn about and gain experience with important things that I wouldn’t necessarily have pursued on my own and have a more balanced life that way. I would want to keep my own project as my highest priority, though. 8. Are you willing to help with promoting the site as long as you feel it is in alignment with your personal values? Perhaps! 9. Do you expect your use of this site to be "life altering" in any way? Yes. This is not the first account I've made on this website. I went partway through the action plan years ago, and I felt transformed by doing so at that time. Being back now, I fully expect to evolve from it even more. 10. With the knowledge that we are run by a small and 100% volunteer run team, how fast do you feel our turn around time will be for any things entered into the Suggestion Box or sent to us via the Contact Us pages? I don't really know. I’m sure it depends on a lot of different factors in the lives of the people who are on the receiving end of those portals and will vary to some degree. 11. Do you feel all of the above expectations you have provided are reasonable? I don't know, I hope so!
I hope to promote volunteerism for all - especially for those not usually considered valuable volunteers (i.e., youth, elderly, those less than physically able), and resolve concerns about choice and worth in a community setting. I plan to be active at least weekly, benefit and contribute both personally and professionally, and have several projects I am working on but cannot do alone that the Transition team may be able to assist with; and hope to be a very long term participant as I get to know more about this group. I will certainly promote the site as long as it is in alignment with my personal values, and do expect it to be life-altering as is everything one commits to supporting and engaging in. A reasonable expectation of a volunteer-based leadership team would be a response time to suggestions or requests of a few days to weeks. A final hopeful expectation of participation would be a group of people who literally will make a difference in our world in my lifetime - and I think all of these expectations are reasonable!
I hope this site will help provide a platform to co-create local, sustainable communities, serving as models and educational facilities. I hope to meet likeminded people in my corner of the world, and start an Ecovilage just north of Maynooth, Ontario, Canada. I have 43 acres of healthy, forested land that can support at least 20-50 people sustainably with a large nature reserve left virtually untouched. I have hard time with computers, websites and office stuff, but I’m quite skilled in permaculture and construction, with such specializations as LED lighting, landscaping, masonry, metal work, edible gardens and sustainable forest management. I believe that people of all ages and walks of life have something to contribute in a true community setting. My son is 6 now and I’m not planing to completely move to the land for another 10 years or so, but that never stoped me from planing, building and organizing there.
The site has provided a lot that can help us begin our journey. I only hope to not be alone for most of it. I expect the site to let me know that I'm not alone.
I'm comfortable and confident in my self and my abilities to provide for myself living at my parents. However I would like to branch off and move out with my best friend who is struggling at the moment. We are like our own 2 man seedling. We have BIG plans to contribute massively to this project in the future. However at the moment we are bogged down in figuring out a housing plan that has been changing day by day. I am comfortable here at my parents and they have an extra room. I'm awaiting a response from them if they will let him stay for 2 months to give us time to save up some money and move out. Worst case scenario we drive south to some place warm to be homeless for a bit while we figure out a source of income and a short term housing situation. 1. If we could find temporary housing here that would be ideal if not we'll eventually seek out housing when we travel south. So housing, food, and potential as money to travel to a job is the most we'll ever ask for. 2. Depends on what I'm focused on. But on average I'm guessing weekly because I don't like to spend much time on my phone. I prefer to garden and do face to face project/tasks/chores with for the seedling and bud at first until I shift focus to where I'm needed most. 3. I expect to do the bulk of the work and be the main leader/organizer for my bud. I'm very considerate, easy to work with and will prioritize our success like our lives depend on it. I'm not afraid to go a whole week straight without food or water. I only things I worry about for myself is warmth, connection and friends who have my back. 4. I'm serious in everything I do, however I'm not counting on this to work. I'm always searching for backup plans so to minimize my/our dependency. I don't want to get my seedlings hopes up and not deliver. I do all I can and when I feel myself getting to stressed I take a break, meditate, do breathwork and seek out help. I give and receive intelligently. 5. I have ideas. We can talk and figure this stuff out together ❤️ 6. Personal only. Professional stuff is done within my seedling 7. Yes. I'm here to give and receive. Omni-win all the way! 8. Yes. If this helps my seedling, we will naturally promote it. 9. Helpful yes. The ripple effects may be life altering. I don't know what to expect from you guys. Idk who is close by. Idk if anyone around is able or available to help. Idk how big this network is. We are all creating as we go. 10. Few days to a week 11. Yes
I feel incredibly alone at my mission to help humanity transition to a new system. I need teamwork. I need a community of like-minded and kind-hearted individuals to understand what I am trying to do and want to help. I am feeling all alone in my efforts and that makes me fall into depression and then I can't take care of even my basic needs. I feel like this site may be the solution to all of my needs right now. So I am going to give it a chance.
Help create interdependent communities capable of escaping the deculturalization of the global corporatocracy. He need culture, we need freedom, and we need to be in tune with the the earth and our environment. Consumerism to support the unlimited accumulation of wealth for a few is going to kill us all.
Looking to possible connections to others interested in energy research.
1. Resources to achieve successful Transition in our Community from a CASH Society to one built with RBE structures. 2. Depends on future involvements… 3. I am seeking guidance, advice, and resources for our project to succeed. Our project is a venture based on collaboration. 4. We hope to create a long-term alliances, associations, and partnerships with those sharing our common values, and goals tp create a better planet for us all. 5. With shared resources possibly… 6. They are related. Peace in both to achieve freedom. 7. Yes. We are here to share in each other’s knowledge, and skills… 8. Yes. 9. Yes. 10. Yes, of course. No more than a month seems reasonable. In my own opinion of course. 11. Yes.
1. What problems do you feel we will help you solve or resolve? Currently, I have no feelings about your helpfulness. I judge helpfulness by outcome of interaction. 2. How active do you intend to be with the site (Daily, Weekly, Monthly)? If the site proves to be commonly helpful, I am available daily. 3. Do you expect to do the bulk of the work to get your project off the ground, or do you feel that's the role you want our Transition Team to play? I do not know the capacity of the Transition Team. If helpfulness isn’t available, I will continue to do the bulk of the work alone. 4. Do you plan to be very invested in our organization and stay with us for a long time (maybe even years) or are you registered on the site just to see what it's about? I’m interested in being part of a team who can recognize narcistic response to error which increases public risk. Transitioning ALL negligent administrative response to a response intended to provide common benefit is a priority which has been long ignored. 5. How do you expect our organization to fund projects (like yours) in order to launch them? Funding is not as significant as ability to conceive highest common value. 6. Do you feel our site is meant to help you solely with professional matters or personal ones too? Matters of administrative ethics (leadership virtue) is the focus of my interest. 7. Are you willing to contribute and give to others registered on the site as well as receive and take their offerings? I am open to discussion and clarification. 8. Are you willing to help with promoting the site as long as you feel it is in alignment with your personal values? I’d like to see the site aligned with best public advantage. I promote best public advantage 100%. 9. Do you expect your use of this site to be "life altering" in any way? This is an odd question. I hadn’t considered the possibility. I generally use the term “life altering” AFTER evidence of alteration. 10. With the knowledge that we are run by a small and 100% volunteer run team, how fast do you feel our turn around time will be for any things entered into the Suggestion Box or sent to us via the Contact Us pages? I hope your team prioritizes response. Does common good occur when priority for improving team response begins to falter? 11. Do you feel all of the above expectations you have provided are reasonable? If you feel that any words written above are unreasonable, please do your best to ask a specific question regarding the reasoning used. Feel free to write any additional expectations that were not prompted at the close of your answers to the questions above. Opportunity exists to establish rules of administrative law which guarantee ethical conduct without denial or restriction of liability. Can you imagine the potential benefit?
A more harmonious and equal way of life has been on my agenda for a long time. I have come across various ideas through the years such as the Venus project through Zeitgeist, and other off grid small scale communities. I would like my own personal freedom, and it would be absolutely amazing to resolve poverty on a global scale. But let's start small shall we.. The thing that always stood out the most to me with Ubuntu was the '3 hours a week' idea. Who in their right mind could argue against 3 hours a week for all their basic needs. I intend to spend a similar amount of time if possible, looking at the ideas shared on this website and this organisation. I have several ideas based around tiny homes that at some point in my life, I would do, also based around ubuntu principles, but on a much smaller scale. For example, a tiny house village that contribute 3 hours a week to food growing opportunities around the site, which is then shared with the residents. Otherwise, I am open to see what is discussed and suggested on the website in the coming days with an open mind. Things will take time to change, and I have a realistic expectation of this. But as long as we continue to take small achievable steps along the way, we will get there!
As an individual and a professional I advocate for the Transition Town model as a tool for self- organizing communities to learn by sharing their own transition plans. The end game is to mainstream the idea of self reliant communities of all size that use food, energy, and zero waste as the key element to creating and sustaining local living economies designed to preserve our greatest natural resource, the diversity of culture and language that is our greatest collective natural resource. In the wilds of Alaska, I have planted the seeds and created the foundation to build an academy to teach these skills to the over 227 rural community leaders on how aerospace is the environmental solution that will allow regular innovation to replace extraction of minerals as the economic base for the state. The Transition Town framework is the third of five steps that are intended to build a bridge for people to move from the carbon to the hydrogen economy in the span of the next decade to put our efforts on pace with rate of change. To become all that we are meant to be as a civilization all we have to do is to accept we are caterpillars and use this time to focus on our highest individual expression and become the butterflies. A species of stewards that live with this planet and not just on her. A transition to a world where environmental economics is how we profit for generations. This efforts is called The Butterfly Initiative and you can follow along on Facebook @tbiglobal
I'm hoping the site will help me fix networking issues connecting with other communities engaged in mutual aid. I cannot make a time commitment at this time. I have been doing the work daily since 2012 with a growing team, so i'm looking for support with guidance and focus. I have supported from the sidelines for years now getting actively engaged. I don't expect funding. I believe this site is engaged in both personal and interpersonal organizing. I always boost the orgs I give resources to. I'm here to help and be helped. I am engaged in altering my life actively and and seeking support in that. I'm not very concerned about suggestion turnaround, am used to volunteering in burns. I hope my expectations are reasonable, I feel they are.
1. My husband and I are starting out farm/possible intentional community on July1 2021 and I hope to use the resources here to help guide me/network during our journey. I'm looking for existing wisdom from those that came before us. 2. My amount of activity will be directly linked to the amount of benefit am receiving from thsi process. That may come either from internal inspiration or from external support or a combination of both. We will see. 3. At this point in time I'm expecting to do all the work, but am hopeful that I will naturally just find help along the way. I guess this possibly can come from a transition team, but I don't know what that looks like. I am also hopeful my vision will resonante with others as I put my energy out into the community, and we can gain momentum together. 4. Again at this point I have no idea what to expect from this site. I looked around for a while and I am not seeing very much activity. If I get nothing back I probabl won't become very involved at all. If I am seeing benefits from being involved then I may be here for a long time. What I do know if the ideas behind the purpose of creating this site seem to align with my own, and given the right connections it's possible we can connect and help each other tremendously. 5. Funding my projects?!? That would be amazing, however the experience of learning from people who have already built an intentional community/sustainable project and the people I am hoping to meet to help me with the actual build part (labor) is more important to me. What I need is knowledge and experience. I'm expecting my income to do most of the funding. 6. My transition to this lifestyle and out of the corporate world is 100% to meld my professional interests with my personal interests for a more fulfilling human experience. So for that reason your site is to help me with both since they are now one in the same. 7. I hope so. My understanding is the whole purpose is to network and learn from each other. 8. If I see movement and benefit from the site then absolutely. 9. Everything I'm doing every single day is life altering at this point. So, yes. 10. I don't have an expectation about your timing at all. 11. My expectations are more than reasonable 12. I expect the more energy I send into the universe the more energy the universe will send back.
1. Networking with individuals and groups with aligned intentions and end goals
2. This will be context dependent. Activity with the site is directly correlated with activity with the network as a whole.
3. The project does not lend itself to outsourcing as it is a formulation of a meditative framework. As such, it is constrained via its applicable communication channels and the ability to properly navigate the framework itself.
4. Investment in this organization is a natural consequence of the outcomes of meditative framework itself. It is not a matter of any personal plans specifically, but simply the next logical step of my investment into the framework.
5. Via coordination of mutual needs and building a web of trust with entities that can accommodate them
6. The two are codependent.
7. Yes. Exchange of materials is fundamental for satisfying both physical and mental health for all participants of the exchange.
8. By definition
9. In the sense that my work will have a broader context and further potential for realization.
10. Not fast, but it is possible that really good suggestions may be put on a fast track based on their merits.
11. I do.
1. I’m hoping the transition will help me put together a community that prioritizes trans and neurodivergent individuals, being trans and autistic myself. That is individuals who fall out of gender norms. This community is consistently at risk and needs to be protected and allowed to grow. 2. If this proves to be helpful I would like to be engaged everyday. 3. I plan to do a lot of the work at first, but welcome any help and guidance that can be given. 4. I want to be invested. I don’t have a ton of money, but I see a definite need. 5. I believe that with organization, funding is easy. 6. Help with professional matters would be great. And help with personal matters is welcome from other neurodivergent and Transgendered peeps. 7. Yes. I am willing to help how I can. 8. Yes. 9. I feel like I’m being guided, so really this whole process of setting up this community is life altering. 10. Not sure I am open. 11. I believe East Tennessee is ready to begin to learn about the needs of both the Trans and Neurodivergent communities. I believe it is beyond time for the Trans and Neurodivergent communities in southern Appalachia to finally feel safe.
1. I imagine The Transition will help solve the problem of how to unite a diversity of strategies that will help create an urban ecovillage. 2. I intend to be active on this site multiple times a week. 3. I expect that I and my team will be doing the work to get our project off the ground with the support of The Transition Team. 4. I expect to be involved for a long time. We will see how long internet lasts. I'll be involved longer if the organization gains some organizational traction in my town. 5. I have no expectations to receive funding for my project. That would be cool though. I imagine guidance toward effective crowd funding would be more expected. 6. I think the site will help with both professional and personal matters. 7. Yes, I am willing to be supportive as others to the degree that I feel capable. We are more effective in cooperation rather than competition. 8. Yes, I'm willing to promote the site, especially if I feel like it is supportive to my mission of ecovillagizing my town. 9. I hope this site proves to be an indispensable ally. 10. I imagine the turn around time to acknowledging and addressing the suggestion or contact to take a week or two. I imagine people volunteering at the level of administration are pretty committed to this site. At least as long as there is internet. 11. Yeah I think everything I wrote is reasonable!
If not then leave us a suggestion on how it can be improved