Resources on this page are about integrating the social, economic and ecological systems of a sustainable community or ecovillage.  They include information on the Transition Movement, Sustainable Community Development, upcoming national and international conferences, and general resources about “reinventing how we live on the planet” to be more regenerative.  Be inspired to action with the resources about what and how to act.




Go to Green  is where you’ll find a comprehensive list of green-related events taking place in the United States. This includes anything with a sustainable, eco-friendly, environmentally-conscious motivation.  Lots of L.A. Green events listed.   This service is not affiliated with any group or organization, and is brought to you out of the desire to help bring green communities together.  (updated post 7/4/11)


Root Simple is about back to basics, DIY living, encompassing homegrown vegetables, chickens, herbs, hooch, bicycles, cultural alchemy, and common sense. We’re always learning, figuring stuff out, taking advantage of the enormous smarts of our friends and our on-line community, and trying to give some of that back in turn. Root Simple is a gathering place for everyone.



Transition California:  Transitioning California to Sustainable Models, Systems, & Structures

Join almost 1,400 others in “transitioning” our communities.
posted 5/5/11


The Transition Handbook:From Oil Dependency to Oil Resiliency

by Rob Hopkins.
2008; 240 pages; paperbound
This is the book that is inspiring (or making visible, some might say) a whole movement around the world to get our towns and cities ready for life after oil. An excellent resources for neighborhood organizers, sustainability advocates or anyone wanting a glimpse into the future–and support to get there.

Order from the store:   for discounted price of $21.25 + 1.50 shipping

Transition Towns.  You’ll be hearing more and more about this in months to come, so you may as well get a bit of a head start.  Perhaps, even think about how your Neighborhood Council District or whole town can take giant leaps forward to meet the twin challenges of Global Climate Change and Peak Oil.  More info here:    or just google <transition towns> and especially on to learn lots about this movement.

And see this website for a local LA effort you can join and learn from in the Westchester community:            (8/4/08)


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