Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, October 22, 2010

Xavier speakers to address U.S. Transition Movement

Michael Brownlee and Karen Lanphear will address “Transition Towns -Inspiring Pathways to Community Resilience” on Sunday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Schiff Conference Center in Xavier’s Cintas Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Transition Movement recognizes the problems communities face as cheap and plentiful oil becomes limited, climate change continues and economic crises unfold. Transition Towns are led by grass-roots organizers who seek to reduce their community’s carbon footprint and dependence on fossil fuels leading to a more enjoyable, resilient and self-reliant existence. Transition Towns use the collective creativity and cooperation of the entire community to develop practical solutions and plan ahead for a healthy, bright and sustainable future. Originating in the United Kingdom, it grew to the United States where Brownlee and Lanphear have become leaders in the movement.

Michaell Brownlee is co-founder of Transition Colorado, formerly Transition Boulder County, which was the first officially recognized Transition Initiative in North America. He is also a founding member of the Boulder County Food and Agricultural Policy Council and a board member of Transition U.S.