Category Archives: Justice

Sustainable happenings in Ypsi

This summer, the theme of the Ypsi District Library is “DIY @ YDL” and includes many opportunities to pick up some (re-)skills.  I’ll be doing a session on darning — a simple way to maintain & repair socks.  Carefully selecting, … Continue reading

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Sustainable Happenings in Permaculture Ypsi

The Transition Ypsilanti “Permaculture Folk School” met for about 18 months or so and then went on a hiatus for about 8 months.  Now the group has morphed into “Abundant Michigan – Permaculture Ypsilanti,” a new group mostly organizing through … Continue reading

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Potlucking w Transition Ypsilanti

Transition Ypsilanti continues with regular inflows of energy from a variety of people. The idea of the Facebook page as the center of action continues to work pretty well, but some folks were feeling the lack of face-to-face interaction. (The … Continue reading

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Urban Farming a la Novella

Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter My rating: 5 of 5 stars I liked Novella Carpenter’s style of writing. She has a sardonic working class voice that shines through every page of this book. I … Continue reading

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Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie join the Occupy Wall Street protests | PopWatch | EW.com

The disconnection of people from nature and our limited planet (and our place in it) can appear in unexpected places.  This week, as my partner and I have begun a practice of walking through the neighborhood for greater health, we … Continue reading

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Climate Action Plan for Ypsilanti

I was interviewed a month or so ago by Valerie of the Michigan Suburbs Alliance.  It seems her organization will be helping Ypsilanti to achieve a community-based climate action plan — something that is the goal of all Transition Initiatives. … Continue reading

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Sustainability Film Series Update

The Sustainability Film Series continues to grow and change. The collaboration between the Ypsilanti Food Co-op, Transition Ypsi, and Growing Hope remains strong and in December, we will add another partner, the Ypsilanti District Library, Michigan Avenue branch. Showing films … Continue reading

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