Cool Local Stuff
(also check out our "Resilience Partners" on the homepage!)
TimeBank Santa Cruz Part of the new local economy in the making. By joining the TimeBank, you can begin right away sharing your time and skills and receiving from others on an hour-for-hour basis.
Urban Garden Share The place to go to find gardenable land if you need it, or someone to grow a garden on your land if you'd like to share it.
The Hub for Sustainable Living The Hub is a non-profit and community center at 703 Pacific Ave., that supports skill-sharing, appropriate use of resources, and human-powered transportation. The location includes the Bike Church, People Power, Pedaler's Express, The Computer Kitchen, and SubRosa.
(Sub)urban Homesteading and Sustainable Living Meetup Group A group you can join to teach and learn basic living skills from composting to cob construction.
Reskilling Expo Offering a twice-a-year all-day learning event focusing on a wide range of basic living skills.
The Transition Movement
The Transition Network This is the place to go for the best overview of the international Transition Initiative movement.
Transition U.S. The United States "mothership."
Transition Culture The blog site of Rob Hopkins, originator of the Transition Movement.
The Transition Companion To really understand Transition Initiatives, we highly recommend reading this inspiring and informative book by Rob Hopkins, available at Bookshop Santa Cruz.
Transition San Lorenzo Valley Our sister Transition Initiative.
The Post-Carbon Institute The non-profit group that Transition US is a part of, and another great resource. From here you can link to Global Public Media, a large library of articles, audio, and video about Post-Carbon-related topics, and Energy Bulletin.
Bay Localize An inspiring non-profit based in Oakland. Bay Localize is not a Transition Initiative, but they have a similar focus on local resilience and have done some of the best work we've seen on uniting resilience concepts with social justice issues.
Energy Descent Action Plans Many cities have undertaken plans to prepare for life after oil; see this page for a sampling.
Peak Oil and Energy Descent Talking Points These are useful in explaining this widely misunderstood body of knowledge to public officials and others.
Lloyd's of London White Paper on Sustainable Energy Security Very well-grounded and readable.