Tina Clarke will speak on September 30

Tina ClarkeThe Souhegan Transition Town Network and The High Mowing School are pleased to present noted facilitator and workshop leader Tina Clarke on September 30 at 4:30 in High Mowing’s Big Room. Tina will be the inaugural speaker in the Speaker Series that will be ongoing throughout the Souhegan Valley during the upcoming months.

Tina Clarke is a woman of many talents! She has been a workshop facilitator in the Transition movement in New England, has served as a consultant to Bill McKibben’s 350.org initiative, and has provided professional guidance and support to community leaders and campaigns for over 20 years. Tina helped design and build a below-zero energy, passive solar-heated, Platiunm LEED, low-toxic “Power House” in which she currently lives. She also helped found and develop a co-housing community in Amherst MA.

Tina will be speaking on community building and resilience. With economic and meteorological instability forecast to continue, she offers suggestions on how can we best prepare and cope with these new realities. The talk will offer plenty of opportunity for audience participation. High school students are particularly welcome. The event is free and open to the public, though donations to defray Tina’s travel expenses and continue the speakers series are most welcome.

Article written by Michael Conley

4 Responses

  1. Michael Conley September 20, 2012 at 5:49 am | | Reply

    glad to see our very own website! Thanks to Mike Anderson for putting it up, pronto! if you have any interest in sustainability or community development, you really should check out Tina Clarke and what she has to say about Transition Towns! I am so looking forward to her appearance!

  2. Mike Anderson September 20, 2012 at 1:17 pm | | Reply

    Oops — I just discovered Tina’s last name is spelled with a final e. I’ve made corrections here, but we should keep it in mind for other publications….

  3. Mike Anderson September 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm | | Reply

    Here are a couple of links:

    By the way, I’m coming across interesting things by following these links. For instance, why “transition towns”? Here’s how the Transition Massachusetts site summarizes it:

    FROM fossil fuel dependence, ecological degradation, global economic instability, and social disconnection
    TRANSITION
    TO
    low carbon life-styles, eco-system restoration, local living economies, and vital close-knit communities

  4. Keith Badger September 21, 2012 at 9:59 pm | | Reply

    Thanks Mike!! It is good to see this up and going; it feels like it makes it all just a bit more real, and lends a sense of moving forward! Well done.

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