Transition Laguna Beach

I live in beautiful Laguna Beach, California.  A true resort and artist community, home of the “hippies” from the 60’s to current day.  All walks of life enjoy living here.  Surfers and sunbathers crowd the beaches. We have activists, sports enthusiasts, tourists buzz through town all year long.  We are home to the Pageant of the Masters. I could go on, but you get the picture.  Laguna Beach is a magical town.

Now Laguna Beach has Transition Laguna, which is the 10th official Transition Town Community in the United States.  The 129th in the world.  This is exciting to me.  Let me explain.  The Transition Initiative can be a town, village, or any community.  They ask the question “For all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how do we significantly rebuild resilience (to mitigate the effects of Peak Oil and economic contraction) and drastically reduce carbon emissions (to mitigate the effects of Climate Change)?”   Each community forms it’s own Transition Group, creating a sustainable future for the residents.

Check out the The Transition Handbook

If you would like to know more about this, visit one of the websites above.  May 14th 2010 Transition Laguna Beach will host a party called “The Great Unleashing” from 6 to 10 p.m. May 14 at the Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Road. Sponsored by Hurley. Awesome party: Free. Brew, Food, Bands, Eco-Exhibits, Silent Auction. Motivate for Community Action Breakfast the next morning, Saturday, May 15th, 9:00 am to Noon.

May 15th come to Tivoli Terrace at Festival of the Arts Grounds for the Community Action Group Breakfast. Enjoy great food, a motivating celeb key note speaker, and a chance to form action groups. This “Open Space”, is a creative, playful, yet focused opportunity to make a difference. Don’t miss this event!  Are you interested in sustainable living, clean water, organic food, safe lighting for your home?  This is a venue that will provide you with education, while you are meeting great people, and having fun.  Life is supposed to be fun right? I hope to see you there!

Debra Oakland @ Living in Courage Online