Invitation to attend the first ever Northern California Regional Transition Conference Saturday, October 6, 2012
At the NEXUS event venue 1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 1010 at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Help take Transition to the next level.
Meet and network with other Transition groups from the region.
Be inspired by successful community resilience projects.
Learn new tools and methods to improve your Transition work
If you have helped to organize or have participated in your community's Transition initiative, or are simply interested in learning more about this thriving movement, this is a must-attend conference.
To attend, please register online here Cost is $25 (nobody turned away for lack of funds) On-site catered lunch will be available for extra cost
Conference Content Presentations, panel discussions, and hosted group discussions with expert guest speakers and experienced Transition leaders on the following topics (plus much more): Engaging more diverse communities in Transition -- Engaging more community diversity of all types, including communities of color, youth, income levels, etc. Creating practical projects -- Successful community resilience projects and what has been learned Transition messaging that appeals to the masses -- Messaging strategies and use of media to reach a wider audience and build a more cohesive Transition movement Creating effective Transition working groups -- Some practical, proven methods for how to create working groups in your Transition Initiative Building partnerships and networking -- Strategies for networking and building partnerships with other sustainability/localization organizations and projects Creating regional Transition projects -- Creating larger projects such as Time Banks, regional renewable power, etc. that are regionally-focused and shared across Transition groups Sustaining the group while avoiding burnout and having more fun -- Personal and group strategies for sustaining doing the work of Transition for the long haul Building Transition organizational capacity and acquiring funding Tools, ingredients and skills for evolving TI organizational structures and processes for building more capacity and effectiveness for creating community resilience REconomy and Transition Enterprises -- What are the next steps for re-designing our community economies to become more sustainable and resilient? Plus: Open Space session, Inner Transition exercises, regional networking time, and guest speakers including Pam Hartwell-Herrero Mayor of Fairfax, Kirsten Schwind from Bay Localize, Marco Vangelesti from Slow Money and many more.
(If you have some special experience or expertise to share on any of the above topics, please contact Scott McKeown at firstname.lastname@example.org)
About the Transition Movement: The Transition Movement is a vibrant, grassroots movement that seeks to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis. It represents one of the most promising ways of engaging people in strengthening their communities against the effects of these challenges, resulting in a life that is more abundant, fulfilling, equitable and socially connected. We believe that we can make the transition to a more sustainable world. We hope that you will join us.
Special Event - Dinner, Movie (Bitter Seeds), Community Discussion on Prop 37
Join us for dinner, music, a movie, and a community dialogue about food, farmers, and family and our global connection to each other through the use of genetically modified seeds from U.S. corporations and the controversial Prop 37 ballot initiative.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 6:00pm - Dinner (Indian cuisine) Classical Indian vocals - Gautam Tejas Ganeshan 6:30pm - Movie 8:00pm- Community Panel & Discussion Speakers: Rachel Pachivas (Yes on 37), @ East Bay Center for the Performing Arts Iron Triangle Theater 339 11th Street, Richmond, CA 94801 (BART to Richmond, walk 2 blocks, right at 11th, Off of MacDonald)
All-Ages | Free! (Donations Appreciated)
Last 2012 Richmond Crop Swap, Thursday Sept. 13th
Come join us for the last Crop Swap of 2012 this coming Thursday September 13th, 5:30-6:30 at the main Richmond Library (325 Civic Center Plaza). Bring the last of those garden tomatoes, apples, whatever you have to share with your neighbors. We will have purple tree collard cuttings to give away.
2012 Garden Produce Swaps in Richmond Every Thursday
Do you have too many tomatoes/zucchinis/ lemons or something else in your garden? Come to a Crop Swap and trade your excess produce for something you don’t have. Meet with your neighbors, trade gardening tips, recipes and help out your community. Excess produce can be donated to a local food pantry.
When: Every Thursday evening from 5:30 to 6:30 starting June 14th, 2012
Where: Richmond Public Library – Main Branch – 325 Civic Center Plaza, in the courtyard
Co-Sponsored by Richmond Rivets Transition Town, Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library & the Richmond Food Policy Council
_ Mayor McLaughlin and 30 local organizations
invite you to
Richmond’s 5th Annual
International Women’s Day Celebration
Sisters in Solidarity – Walking for our
Beloved Community Saturday, March 10, 2012 10am – 3pm
Lovonya DeJean Middle School * 3400 Macdonald Ave., Richmond, CA
Keynote Speaker: Tiny,
a.k.a. Lisa Gray-Garcia
co-editor, Poor Magazine and Poor News Network
Richmond High School Mexican Dancers
Iron Triangle Urban Ballet youth hip
hop dance, EBCPA
Richmond Writes – youth poetry
Richmond resident Kathy
Robinson’s impressions from recent stay in Africa
Ohlone blessing * Zumba * art
activity * group oral history * networking
New this year: Solidarity Walk to Civic Center
Traditional / ethnic dress is encouraged!
FREE admission, lunch – info
Co-sponsors: Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), Black
Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA), Brighter Beginnings, Communities
for a Better Environment (CBE), Communities United Restoring Mother Earth
(CURME), Community Violence Solutions, Girls Inc., Guardian Angels, Haiti
Action Committee, Healing Circles of Hope (dba MASK), International Committee
for the Freedom of the Cuban Five, The Latina Center, Laotian Organizing
Project of APEN, Morada de Mujeres del Milenio, Native American Health Center, Planned
Parenthood Shasta Pacific, Reach Fellowship International, Richmond Equitable
Development Initiative (REDI), Richmond Human Rights and Human Relations
Commission; Richmond Office of Neighborhood Safety, Richmond Progressive
Alliance, Richmond Progressive Arts Committee, Richmond Regla Sister City
Committee, Richmond Rivets, Rosie the Riveter WWII Homefront National
Historical Park, RYSE Center, Saffron Strand, STAND! For Families Free of
Violence; Ujima Family Recovery Services, Verde Partnership Garden (Urban
Tilth), Weigh of Life. West Contra Costa Adult Education
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Mayor McLaughlin y 30 organizaciones
comunitarias les invitan a la
5a Celebración del Día Internacional
de la Mujer en Richmond
Hermanas en Solidaridad –
Caminando para nuestra Querida Comunidad
Sábado 10 de marzo de 2012, 10am - 3pm
Lovonya DeJean Middle School * 3400 Macdonald Ave., Richmond, CA
: Tiny, apodo Lisa Gray-Garcia
Editor de Poor Magazine y Poor News Network
Bailarines Mexicanas de Richmond
Iron Traingle Urban Ballet hip hop
danza de la juventud, EBCPA
Richmond Writes poesía de la
Impresiones de Kathy Robinson de su estancia reciente en
Bendición del tribo Ohlone * Zumba *
actividad del arte
Oportunidades de conocer personas y
Algo nuevo este año: Marcha al Civic Center de regreso
Animamos a que se vistan en
ropa tradicional o étnica
Do you have too many tomatoes/zucchinis/ lemons or something else in your garden? Come to a garden produce swap and trade your excess produce for something you don’t have. Meet with your neighbors, trade gardening tips and help out your community. Excess produce can be donated to a local food pantry.
When: Every Thursday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 starting July 28th, 2011 Our last Crop Swap of the season will be October 13th from 6:00-6:40 Where: Richmond Public Library – Main Branch – 325 Civic Center Plaza, in the courtyard
BYOB (bring your own bags)
Sponsored by Richmond Rivets Transition Town & Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library
Urban Agriculture Summit and Nutrition Forum - First Weekend in June
Put these 2 special events on your calendar. Check back here for info updates.
This coming Sunday, March 20th, 1-4:30 pm,
come to Albany Library's Edith
Stone Room (1247 Marin Avenue, Albany), and join other Albany
residents for an inspiring afternoon exploring the question:
What would an exceptional, local, sustainable health care
system look like in Albany?
With our current lifestyle and expectations now facing all kinds of challenges -- from the rising cost of gas (and anything that needs gas to reach us) to economic contraction -- our community could breathe easier knowing that our basic health care needs can be met largely at home. This afternoon is designed to help us reach that point. When we come together as a community of health care providers and residents, we can craft solutions together that we might not think of alone.
We will be guided by Open Space facilitator, Saundra Leigh, to form groups around our own visions and passions to begin planning a future health care system that can meet our immediate needs at home. Afterward, with the contacts we have made, we can begin implementing the ideas we generated.
We welcome ALL interested community members (not just those in health care). Come and meet old friends and make new ones.This is history in the making!
Please arrive promptly at 1 pm and plan to stay the whole session. Bring your business cards and flyers. We will provide tea and snacks. Your donation would support our facilitator and pay for materials.
2nd Annual Alternative Caroling Party (and Lunar Eclipse Viewing)
Please join us for the Richmond Rivets 2nd annual Alternative Caroling Party on Monday, Dec. 20th. at 6:30-9:00. Last year we inaugurated our Richmond Transition Town with a wonderful, fun event consisting of a pot luck and then going around Trish's neighborhood singing alternative holiday carols (see sample). This year we will be at Rebecca's house, 624 31st St., so we'll be caroling around the North & East. Please bring a pot luck dish (preferably with local ingredients), warm clothes and holiday spirit.
As an added attraction we will be able to view the total lunar eclipse as we are caroling. Feel free to invite others you think might enjoy this event.
Transition Town Training
This two-day course is an in-depth experiential introduction to Transition for those considering bringing Transition to their community. It's also great background for those considering joining an existing Transition effort (such as Rivets). The course describes how to catalyze, build and facilitate a successful Transition Initiative. It is packed with imaginative and inspiring ways to engage your community, and delves into both the theory and practice of Transition that has worked so well in hundreds of communities in the U.K. and around the world.
Plant edible, native, butterfly-friendly plants and trees
Learn how to grow and care for medicinal plants
Help design a new mural & create helpful signs for our public gardens
Beautify Richmond's public Berryland and the Lincoln School Farm
Tend the public Greenway: Pull weeds, lay sheet mulch, and remove litter
It was a beautiful day with food, music, prizes and most of all sharing with neighbors.
Garden Produce Swaps
Do you have too many tomatoes/zucchinis/ lemons or something else in your garden? Come to a Garden Produce Swap and trade your excess produce for something you don’t have.Meet with your neighbors, trade gardening tips and help out your community. Excess produce can be donated to a local homeless shelter.
The Mondragon Cooperative Experience - A Model for Richmond?
Join Mayor Gayle McLauthlin to hear about her recent experience in Mondragon, Spain learning about the successful worker-owned cooperatives that have been part of the economy there for over 50 years. These cooperatives in manufacturing, retail, financial services and education have brought prosperity and social equity to a region that had been stricken by high rates of poverty and unemployment. The Mayor is committed to exploring the potential for worker-owned cooperatives here in Richmond. Please come and share your ideas at one of the events below.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 7:00-9:00 pm, Whittlesey Room of the Richmond Main Library or Thursday, October 14, 1:00-3:00 pm, Multi-Use Room, 440 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond's 10-10-10 Global Work Party to Combat Climate Change a Huge Success
On Sunday, October 10th, 2010 Richmond citizens joined thousands of others around the world to help fight climate change. This global event was created by 350.org to encourage people to get to work on local climate solutions and let our leaders know we are serious about climate change. The City of Richmond and Richmond Rivets Transition Town organized our local event.
The day started with hundreds of people lining up, some of them 2 hours early, to get free compost. The compost came from our own green waste and food scraps and was made here in Richmond by Richmond Sanitary Service. By the end of the day enthusiastic gardeners had emptied two huge dumpsters.
The main event, which was across the street at the Main Library, featured free plants, produce and garden tools. Sunnyside Nursery gave away hundreds of organic vegetable seedlings grown at their refurbished greenhouses in North Richmond. Sunnyside Nursery is just one of many efforts to revitalize our many agricultural traditions. Another is Urban Tilth’s planting food crops for all to share on the Richmond Greenway. There was a workday on the Greenway as well as a Healing on the Greenway workshop by CURME, a group that also builds community gardens in North Richmond under the Lots of Crops program. Making Waves Education, a group that maintains the community garden at the Library, planted vegetables including some purple tree collards, Richmond’s official green.
Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, Vice-Mayor Jeff Ritterman and County Supervisor John Goia were in attendance and gave their wholehearted support to our many sustainability efforts in Richmond. Mayor McLaughlin pointed out that Richmond had recently received awards for having the highest per capita installation of solar power in the Bay Area, for our green jobs training program and our newly remodeled, highly energy-efficient (LEEDS Certified) Civic Center. She also talked about our bicycle and pedestrian proposal which is being announced soon, our solar manufacturing industry (Sun Power), and many other plans for sustainability.
Delicious, healthy food was offered free to participants thanks to the generosity of Sunrise Bakery and the City of Richmond. The food was of course served in compostable containers in accordance with the City’s Styrofoam ban.
Other community groups that participated with information booths and presentations were:
Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee
No on Proposition 23 – To register people to vote and give them information on this proposition that is attempting to roll back our landmark global warning bill, AB32, in California.
Richmond Grows – a seed lending library at the Main Branch of the public library
Richmond Rivets Transition Town – Offered a presentation on this effort to localize all the elements our community needs to thrive – food, water, energy, transportation, housing, etc.
Richmond Spokes – Offered bike parking and a bike repair workshop
Richmond Build – Youth green job training
Richmond Public Library
Asian Pacific Environmental Network
People left with not only lots of food and fertilizer for their gardens, but with more energy, and inspiration to keep building our community towards a sustainable, just future.
=============================================================== Rivets Wine & Cheese Reception for Richmond
When Tuesday August 24th from 5:30-7:30pm Where 1910 Ralston Ave, Richmond (cross street Hazel Av. near Mira Vista School)
Many of us are involved in making Richmond a model city of the new economy. Come join us for an evening celebrating what we are all doing, and for an introduction to the Transition Town efforts happening right here in Richmond!
What are Transition Towns? * An international movement dedicated to "relocalizing" our economy as the oil-based economy changes into something more sustainable * Taking a close look at where we get our food and energy, how we get around and everything else needed to build a strong, resilient community * There are now Transition Towns in hundreds of communities worldwide and over 70 in the US,(Transitionus.org) including Richmond (RichmondRivets.org). Here is what we're planning for the evening * Short introduction to the Transition Town movement * Review of "re-localization" efforts already happening in Richmond * Discussion of how we can get more involved in this exciting opportunity for our city
All the while mingling with friends old and new and enjoying light refreshments.
More info Trish Clifford 510-234-6580 or Dan Schwab 510-685-0722
We look forward to seeing you!! If you'd like, bring something to share maybe from your garden or local farmer's market.
Feel free to forward this invitation to any of your neighbors in Richmond or nearby communities that might be interested. Also, this event was sent out as an Evite to many people. If you would like to receive an Evite for this event please email us at TransitionRichmond@gmail.com.
====================================================== Free Movie Showing - Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story
Wednesday August 18th,7 pm
Richmond Progressive Alliance office 317 11th St (The office is located on a parking courtyard at 317 11th Street. You can drive in from Nevin and 11th. If you park on Macdonald you can walk past the construction trailer on 11th.)
This free film show is cosponsored by the Richmond Progressive Allianceand the Peace & Freedom Party, Contra Costa County Central Committee. Richmond Rivets will also be there.
For more information call Tarnel Abbot at 510-910-4510 or RPA 510-412-2260
Awakening the Dreamer Changing the Dream Symposium - 6/6/10
The Awakening the Dreamer Changing the Dream Symposium is a profound inquiry into a bold vision: To bring forth an environmentally sustainable spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on Earth.
Come and help create this vision right here in Albany and Richmond with a strong, resilient, local community. Find out about the world-wide Transition Town movement to build more meaningful lives by growing our own food, creating and conserving energy, sharing with our neighbors and more.
Sponsored by Transition Albany & Richmond Rivets (Transitionalbany.org & RichmondRivets.org)
Sunday, June 6, 2010 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Albany Senior Center $10-$20 (sliding scale) 846 Masonic (at Solano), Albany No one turned away for lack of funds Refreshments will be served
For more details or to register, contact:
email@example.com Phone: 510‐528‐2261 Or register online at: AwakeningTheDreamer.org
Earth Day Event, Wed. 4/21 at Brower Center Berkeley
Wednesday, April 21, 7:00-10:00 pm
Earth Day 2010—Creating a Healthy Future
Location: The Brower Center • 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
Contribution: $15 (includes a copy of the Sustainable World SourceBook)
Keynote speakers: — bestselling author John Robbins (Diet for a New America) and son Ocean Robbins (founder of YES, Youth for Environmental Sanity) Four Years.Go.— a new collaborative model; Mark Dubois, Pachamama AllianceSustainable World SourceBook— launching the Pay It Forward campaign
Reception: Live music by Shambu, wine and appetizers . Local sustainability groups will be there including a Transition Town table hosted by Richmond Rivets, Transition San Fransisco, Albany and East Bay.
Produced by Sustainable World Coalition, a project of Earth Island Institute
Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28 - Two Farms in Two Days
On the weekend of February 27-28th, the school communities of Richmond High School and Kennedy High School will be building 2 school “farms” in 2 days! These farms will grow food that directly changes the food landscape of the families in the schools of Richmond. And best of all, the farms will be built by the students, teachers, parents and community members surrounding the schools.
These “farms” will accompany Urban Agriculture Institutes at both schools where students will learn not only how to manage the farms, but earn graduation credit, learn better nutrition and build and beautify the school community.
Richmond and Kennedy High will be the first High Schools in California to run a food production program that is student centered, service oriented, and entirely focused on producing healthy food that feeds the community from which it came. Support that premise and begin to bring change to our public schools.
For more information about helping to raise funds and volunteering, please visit the Urban Tilth website.
Monday, January 18, 2010 - MLK, Jr. Day of Service - Richmond Greenway Restoration
Where: Richmond Greenway - 6th Street @ Ohio Street When: Monday, January 18, 2010 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
As part of broader efforts across the United States to honor the spirit of service championed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the Richmond Rivets will be participating in Richmond Greenway Restoration activities, and hope you will join us.
FREE Food, DJs, Speakers, Performers, and Greenway Community Leader Recognition
Volunteer opportunities will include:
* Design a new mural * Plant a new Medicine Garden * Plant Trees (tree planting volunteers should meet at 39th street and Ohio Ave) * Family Bicycle Swap and Fix-In (Bring a bike /Swap a bike) * Youth art and poetry memorial in remembrance of Kyle Brattan * Beautify Berryland & Lincoln School Farm * Expand the Habitat Garden * Remove graffiti
Please dress in layers, wear sturdy shoes, and bring work gloves if you have them.
All tools and materials will be provided - Children are welcome!
For more information contact Doria Robinson 510-778-5886 or Doria@urbantilth.org.
The 3rd Annual Martin Luther King National Day of Service is sponsored by the City of Richmond. 5% Local Coalition, Active Leaders of Today, Catahoula Coffee, Communities Unified Restoring Mother Earth, Earth Team, East Bay Bicycle Coalition, Friends of the Richmond Greenway, Groundwork Richmond, Native American Health Center, National Parks Service, Opportunity West, Party Green, Richmond High Cooking Club, Richmond Spokes, RYSE Center Leadership Team, The Watershed Project and Urban Tilth.