Rob Hopkins, the UK founder of the international Transition movement, is coming to Los Angeles on October 13-14.
Rob is an inspiring speaker, an Akosha fellow, and a veteran of TED talks, who has captured the attention of British Members of Parliament. Hopkins and the Transition groups are recognized around the world as the potential dawn of a new era, weaving localized lifestyles which could potentially be better than what we have now.
With the end of the age of cheap petroleum, our lifestyles are changing dramatically. Transition groups are tackling economic issues by setting up time banks and sharing networks, creating local currencies, coordinating “green” investment in post-petroleum oriented projects, and setting up resilience-building small businesses. They are working to solve food issues by learning and practicing the skills of urban agriculture, saving heirloom seeds, and learning home cooking. Repair Cafes, community bicycle rides, and chicken coop tours add to the fun.
Rob Hopkins will give two public appearances, one in Westchester, and one in Pasadena.
The Westchester appearance, on Sunday October 13, will be a “Just Doing Stuff” festival, and the presentation by Rob will be the grand finale.
2:30-4:30pm “Just Doing Stuff” festival at the Emerson Avenue Community Garden (which was built as a Transition project of the Environmental Change-Makers). Transition-focused organizations from throughout L.A. have been invited to give demos and information about their activities. Live music. Food will be available for purchase. Admission to the festival is free and open to all.
5:00-7:00pm Rob Hopkins will give a talk, followed by a dialog with Andy Lipkis (TreePeople), D’Artagnan Scorza (Social Justice Learning Institute of Inglewood), Joanne Poyourow (Environmental Change-Makers and Transition Los Angeles), and Meghan Sahli-Wells (Vice-Mayor of Culver City and member of Transition Culver City). The evening will be moderated by Anneke Campbell of Transition Mar Vista/Venice. Tickets $10
You can get tickets online via Eventbrite (or if you need to use credit card). Or you can purchase tickets at the door (cash or check only).
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Link to more about the Pasadena event