We have two compelling reasons for this change. First, the heart of any transition initiative is the building of personal relationships. Through working together on projects, these personal relationships deepen and form a web of relationships or a community. A key ingredient in this process is hyper locality. Working with people who live close by, makes this process more do-able. As we move deeper into transition, a strong community will be an essential asset.
A perhaps related fact is that Pasadena is a hotbed of activism. Certainly with somewhere between a thousand and two thousand non-profit organizations and less organized activist groups, as well, there’s a lot happening here.
We still have active members from surrounding neighborhoods in Highland Park, Eagle Rock and even Temple City. We continue to welcome and invite all of our members and other residents in these communities to work with us as the adventure continues.
See you next month in Pasadena, in the newsletter that is.
— David Cutter