7:57:30 PM: We’re talking about what Transition Towns is…
8:01:23 PM: Went through the Transition Primer and the Principles in the Transition Handbook (www.transitiontowns.org)
8:07:27 PM: the global problem is just too much to consider…
8:07:42 PM: have to act locally because that’s the only change we can make anyway
8:07:59 PM: you can be a role model in your own community
8:08:45 PM: it’s just a matter of being a role model to Transition to a low-Energy pathway.
8:18:24 PM: Talking about creating a local currency for Port Alberni area businesses to encourage the business community
8:24:56 PM: Modelled after the Saltspring Island Dollar. http://www.saltspringdollars.com/
9:21:34 PM: The meeting just ended. Had a great discussion about what the next steps will be
9:21:46 PM: There will be another meeting on or around the 6th
9:22:04 PM: Dan is going to create a Port Alberni Transition mailing list
9:23:05 PM: We all agreed to try to bring 2 more people that might be interested to learn about what starting a Transition Town involves
9:25:17 PM: Throughout the meeting Guy kept bringing us back to the principles of Transition Town list in the book and on the primer (linked before)
9:26:12 PM: It naturally matched up with what we were chatted about during the meeting
9:26:55 PM: So… that’s it I guess. Next meeting, May 6, Dans place, you can email me to get on the mailing list if you’re not already.
9:30:45 PM: The short term goal is to get enough interested people in order to get a Transition Town Steering Group together.