In a world where access to energy may be drastically reduced and in which our environmental impact must be significantly decreased, the Transition movement advocates a “Great Reskilling.” As the challenges of peak oil, climate change and economic instability compel us to take into consideration the limits of our finite planet, we can turn to knowledge that was alive and widely distributed only two generations ago and which some retain and can pass on:
- beer making;
- building a root cellar;
- building various types of structures;
- domestic energy efficiency;
- foraging, growing, preserving and storing food;
- herb lore;
- installing solar panels;
- making earth paints;
- making medicine;
- mending, knitting and sewing clothing;
- repairing and maintaining bicycles;
- running successful meetings;
- tree pruning;
- using and maintaining tools;
- and much more!
Transition skill share events provide opportunities for people to come together to share their knowledge and experience and helps them to build networks and to potentially become more active and influential in the community. The wealth of creative genius in our community is empowering as are the vital links created between the generations as they support each other’s learning.
Please get in touch with us at email@example.com and let us know what skills you would like to share and learn. We also welcome anyone interested in helping with organizing and coordinating events.