on hiatus

30 Apr

To all who find this blog, Transition Madison Area is on hiatus.

If you are interested in sustainability groups in the Madison area, then submit a post to this blog, and it will get to me eventually.  I am happy to share what I know about what’s going on in the area.



We are the ones we have been waiting for

26 Aug

The Hopi Elders Speak

We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For


You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour.

Now you must go back and tell the people that this is The Hour.

And there are things to be considered:


Where are you living?

What are you doing?

What are your relationships?

Are you in right relation?

Where is your water?

Know your garden.

It is time to speak your Truth.

Create your community. Be good to each other. And do not look outside yourself for the leader.


This could be a good time!

There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.

Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water. See who is in there with you and celebrate.

At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally. Least of all, ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves!

Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.

All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.


–The Elders Oraibi, Arizona Hopi Nation


I am happy to be in the river with you.

Movie showing on the 21st is a go

13 Aug

we had cancelled the “In Transition 2.0” movie showing for the Alicia Ashman library on Aug.21st.

We have found someone to show it, so the showing is on for the 21st at 7:00 pm.

TMA planning meeting

31 Jul

our next planning meeting will be SATURDAY August 11 at 1:00 pm at the WilMar Center–we will be going over last-minute details for the movie showings

then in September, we resume our regular 3rd Sunday meetings at the WilMar Center at 6:30 pm

come see the movie “In Transition 2.0”

31 Jul

Wondering what Transition is? Have a friend who is wondering? Come to the movie, bring your friends.

We will be showing the movie “In Transition 2.0”, which discusses what Transition is all about and shows some fun real-world examples–at the locations and dates listed below. There will be time to talk afterward about what Transition Madison is doing locally.

Sequoya Branch Library – Mon. August 13th, 6:30 pm
Willy Street Co-op West – Tues. August 14th, 7:00 pm
Goodman S. Madison Branch Library – Wed. August 15th, 3:00 pm
Hawthorne Branch Library – Thurs. August 16th, 4:00 pm
Lakeview Branch Library – Fri. August 17th, 6:00 pm
Willy Street Co-op East – Mon. August 20th, 6:30 pm
Alicia Ashman Branch Library – Tues. August 21st, 7:00 pm
Union Cab, 2458 Pennsylvania Ave. – Wed. August 22, 6:30 pm

TMA meeting July 15, 6:30 pm at Judy’s house

4 Jul

626 Orchard Dr.
4 blocks west of Midvale between Odana & Tokay
on the 7 bus line

+we will talk about who will help with the 8 movies showings for Transition 2.0
+we will distribute/buy TMA tshirts ($15)
+we will do one Work that Reconnects exercise from the Joanna Macy workshop that Judy & Lynne attended
+might need 2 hours instead of 1.5?

+please use the kitchen door
+we have a friendly dog and 2 friendly cats
+2 steps into the house, not wheelchair accessible, sorry

June meeting info

30 May

The 3rd Sunday in June is the MREA Energy Fair weekend.
We have shifted our meeting to the following Sunday, June 24
We will meet at Judy’s house, 626 Orchard Dr

We will be watching the newly released movie “In Transition 2.0”.

DATE CHANGE, next meeting April 1

19 Mar

Our next regular Transition meeting will be SUNDAY APRIL 1 at 6:30 pm at the WilMar Center on Jenifer St.

We WILL NOT be meeting on April 15.

We plan to help other sustainability groups with their work days this spring, coming as a group and wearing Transition Madison Area T-shirts. This is where you come in. Please bring a couple old light-colored T-shirts to our next meeting. We will turn them inside out and print Transition Madison Area on them (perhaps with the TUS logo).

Transition Meeting Sunday, March 18

17 Mar

help us determine our direction and take action

Agenda, Transition meeting 3.18.12
-Julie Fitzpatrick, school project (15 minutes)
-Mariah Miller, local project (15 minutes)
-Rick Godfrey, Transition Wisconsin (15 minutes)
-Seth Jensen, garden challenge happenings (15 minutes)

Visit TMA at the Garden Expo!

6 Feb

The Garden Expo is a convention gathering together backyard gardeners, landscapers, green thinkers, and (of course) vendors in Wisconsin. It is happening Friday to Saturday, February 10-12 at the Alliant Energy Center. Tickets are $7 for one day, $11 for two, and $16 for three; all prices are slightly higher at the door. (Plus parking if you come by car)

Transition Madison Area will be sharing a booth in the exhibitor hall with the Permicuture Guild and Madison Fruits and Nuts. Come by to chat and find out all about us these fine sibling organizations.