Transition Pima

Transitioning from sprawl to resilience through relocalization


"Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral."
Paulo Freire

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Transition Pima:

Shepherding a Campaign For Our Lives

This is an urgent, but viable, realistic, and perfectly natural response to the growing tide of threats to the well-being of our planet, our social infrastructure and ourselves. The overall movement and the project itself fully embodies the principles of place-based whole systems design.

Becoming successful in this work entails connecting the dots among the Triumvirate of Collapse —
Peak Oil, Global Warming, and Corporatism
and providing a viable alternative that works with who we naturally are.

Transition Pima promotes a systemic antidote called relocalization that addresses the root causes of our woes instead of applying band-aids to symptoms. It aims to build community resiliency and improve quality of life. One of the first steps in this process of building a healthy and resilient foundation is a project known as the Community Assessment and Sustainability Inventory (CASI). Just as important as knowing we must create a sustainable future is honestly assessing what we have to work with, what's missing, and what may hinder our efforts.

Where do you fit in?

You can...
  • help us create a sustainable future based on ecological wisdom, social justice, economic equity, and participatory democracy through education and outreach;
  • personally reconnect with nature (we’ll teach you how) and recapture a sense of place;
  • help us rebuild our local economy, restore our community, and reclaim our sovereignty starting with the CASI project.
  1. Join our volunteer team that is researching, writing, and advocating for enacting policies that stand up to the voracious growth machine by gaining an awareness of the potential true sustainable development has.
  2. Join our education and outreach team as part of our neighborhood speakers bureau.
  3. Make a tax-deductible contribution to Transition Pima.
  4. Participate in our Reconnecting with Nature/Sense of Place offerings (sliding scale or trade).
  5. Become part of the discussion by joining our e-list.
  6. Communicate your sense of urgency that things must begin changing to your local officials. Business as usual and resiliency are at odds, and the latter is what we require.
  7. Start making “sustainable” changes in your own life.
  8. Call Dave Ewoldt (520-887-2502) to discuss ways you can get started on contributing to the solution.
  9. See our events page for the next meeting time and location.

Dave Ewoldt, director of Natural Systems Solutions, is a writer, systems scientist, natural systems consultant, ecotherapist, and environmental/political activist. He is a member of a national speakers’ bureau on global warming, and makes presentations regarding “connecting the dots” and creating sustainable lifestyles, organizations, and communities.

   If you would like to find out more about the ways natural systems principles can better inform your path to sustainability at the personal, organizational, or community level, please contact or give Dave or Allison a call at (520) 887-2502.


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