Post Carbon Newsletter - Is Obama Sweating Oil?

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   1. local dollars, local sense
   2. latest publications
   3. fellows in the press
   4. energy bulletin picks
   5. transition us update
   6. events
Oil prices have shot up in recent weeks and many are predicting record high $5/gallon gas prices by summer. But what's behind the steep increase and what can we expect in the months and years ahead? While it's hard to predict the future, one thing is clear: Building community resilience -- our capacity to respond to shocks and work together to build sustainable and equitable local economies -- is a critical strategy. This month we're excited to announce the release of Local Dollars, Local Sense, the first in our series of Community Resilience Guides aimed at spreading proven models for bringing our money, food, and energy back home.

local dollars, local sense

latest publications

fellows and advisers in the press

energy bulletin highlights

transition US update

A monthly update from the US regional hub of the international Transition movement.

2012 Transition Challenge Transition US is excited to announce our 2012 Transition Challenge! You can join the challenge from May 1-31st to create new gardens, green homes and build community resilience. For the month of May, thousands of citizens from around the country will pick up shovels and tools to help construct rainwater harvesting systems, install solar panels, make energy efficiency improvements, and share garden know-how with their friends and neighbors. All while educating and empowering community, and supporting local businesses. Sound inspiring? Read more and register your action here >>

In the last month, we have grown by another three Transition Initiatives! Welcome to Esalen Beyond Green (CA), Transition Litchfield (CT) and Transition Ourway (CO). This means there are now 114 official Transition Initiatives around the country. Upcoming Transition Trainings are being offered in Big Sur, CA, Stone Ridge, NY and UNM Albuquerque, NM. If you're curious about what these initiatives are up to, read our February Roundup of What’s Happening out in the World of Transition.
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