Guiding our communities from oil dependency to local resilience
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Planting the Seeds

for a New Community Consciousness

Training for Transition, L.A. Style

Sat. Nov. 5, 2011

8am to 5pm

Westchester area of Los Angeles


The Transition movement takes the view that our current economic crisis, our environmental ills, peak oil and climate change are all interconnected.

These sweeping crises are shaping our future in dramatic ways. Life in coming years will be vastly different from what we have now. It’s already changing from what it was a few years ago.

In the Transition movement, we believe life in the future could potentially be even better than what we have now ... if we prepare and plan for it.

In this one-day training, we'll help you understand how you can help your community prepare for these crises, and make viable plans that will hold up into the future.
You'll gain a big-picture overview of the problems -- and practice explaining these concepts to others. You'll participate in experiential exercises which engage our hearts and spirits in this work. You'll learn -- in depth -- about the Transition approach. Along with other conference participants, you'll explore how to start a Transition effort in your local neighborhood.

Come join us!


“Transition Training, L.A. Style” will include:

  • The Problems: a brief overview of peak oil, climate change, economic contraction, their combined effect … with the focus on how you can explain this to educate others.
  • The Transition movement: what it is; its history in the UK, the US, and LA; how the Transition approach works … oriented toward how you can help start or enrich a Transition group in your neighborhood.
  • Inner Transition: the change in consciousness we all go through as we embrace the realities of this Transition era … recognizing it in ourselves, but also helping others as they go through it
  • Establishing connections with other proactive, solutions-minded individuals from throughout Southern California

“Transition Training, L.A. Style” will include plenty of experiential sessions as well as lecture/information sessions. You will participate in exercises you can then turn around and use within your neighborhood as you form or help expand a local Transition group.

The "Life After Oil" mini-conference will be presented / facilitated by members of the Transition Los Angeles city hub, which may include: Anneke Campbell (Transition Mar Vista), Carolyn Miller (Transition South Bay LA), Joanne Poyourow (Environmental Change-Makers, Westchester), John Tikotsky (Environmental Change-Makers, Westchester), Dan Wang (Transition Mar Vista), Michelle Weiner (Transition Culver City), Bruce Woodside (Transition San Fernando Valley), and more.
We welcome people who are new to the ideas of Transition, people who wish to lead Transition initiatives in their local neighborhood, people who have had some contact with their local Transition group but want to get to know a lot more about it, people who are involved with other solutions-oriented groups in the area who would like to get to know about Transition ... people like you!
I want to register!

Preregistration is necessary - we will not be accepting walk-ins.

Jump to the registration page here.

If you are "seriously thinking about" attending, go ahead and complete the form and check the appropriate registration status.

You may direct questions to Transition Los Angeles

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The Nov 5 "Training for Transition, L.A. Style" will be held at the Community Hall of Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 6700 West 83rd, Westchester (LA 90045).  MAP This intimate site includes an edible landscape, rainwater harvesting, and paintings by local artists.  Real china, cloth napkins, natural ventilation, and full composting facilities are among its additional future-oriented features.  The facility has been used by the Environmental Change-Makers community group for nearly 6 years.


Tuition for the event is $40.  This minimal amount helps to cover expenses.  Tuition includes a homemade, vegetarian, mostly locally-sourced salad buffet lunch. If the fee is a significant hardship to you, a very limited number of work-study scholarships are available.  (And if you feel the course is worth more than $40, your additional donations are very welcome in supporting this work.)
NEW: Tuition bartering available


Submit registration form, together with tuition check for $40.  Checks should be made payable to Holy Nativity with memo "Transition Los Angeles" . Sorry, we are not set up to accept credit cards.

You may complete the registration form online here, or print it and mail it with your check, or copy the registration form into email.  Mail your payment to:

Transition Los Angeles

c/o 6700 West 83rd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Note: Completed registrations hold your space.  A completed registration is both registration form and fully-paid tuition.



  • Lunch will be provided on-site.  Transition LA is providing a vegetarian salad buffet for participants.   There is no additional charge for lunch.
  • Coffee, tea, and water will be available at the site.  Please bring your own travel mugs to eliminate the need for disposable items.
  • At present, there is no child care provided.  If you are interested in shared child care arrangements (at additional cost), please contact us and we'll see what can be arranged.

Transition Los Angeles is an inclusive group.  We welcome people of all colors, cultures, creeds, ages, backgrounds, and belief systems because we understand that all are part of the solution.

We are very grateful to Holy Nativity Episcopal Parish for donating their meeting space so that we can do this work.


Can't attend but wish to help further this work?  Send a donation to support the conference and fund scholarships for other leaders.  Your contribution is valued, in any amount.  Checks should be made payable to
Holy Nativity with memo "Transition Los Angeles".
Sorry, we are not set up to accept credit cards.  

(Why Holy Nativity?  They are serving as an informal "fiscal sponsor" for Transition Los Angeles)

Please mail donations to:

Transition Los Angeles

6700 W. 83rd

Los Angeles, CA 90045