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Episode 93 : Don Hall on Transitioning Our Communities into Earth-size and Livable for All Life

We know many changes MUST be made to keep Earth livable. At the same time, so many changes (some in the wrong direction) are underway that we tire and need to practice resilience every week. It is in that context that we welcome Don Hall and the Transitions Movement to The Common Good Podcast.

Don Hall has had the good fortune to participate in the Transition Movement in a variety of capacities over the past decade. Initially serving for two years as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Transition Colorado, he went on to found and direct Transition Sarasota from 2010 to 2016. During that time, Don delivered more than 60 Transition Talks, screened over 40 Films for a Future, hosted dozens of “reskilling” workshops, led an effort that harvested nearly 250,000 pounds of organic produce for those in need, organized six annual community-wide Eat Local Week celebrations, and compiled an Eat Local Guide with detailed listings for more than 250 related businesses and organizations. A certified Transition Trainer and experienced facilitator, Don was named Co-Director of Transition US in 2017. He holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University and currently lives in Sarasota, Florida. connects you quickly with stories of transition going on around the country. Key words that pop up include: Transitions, Local Communities, Increase Resilience, Inner Transitions.

The Transitions approach states simply that three dynamics underway require urgent action: Peak Oil, Climate Change and the Economic Crisis.

• It is better to plan and be prepared, than be taken by surprise
• Industrial society has lost the resilience to be able to cope with shocks to its systems
• We have to act together and we have to act now
• Using our creativity and cooperation to unleash the collective genius within our local communities will lead to a more abundant, connected and healthier future for all.

Listeners may well want to be part of a Transitions Group. Jubilee Circles also function like transitions groups (see below)!

Future episodes of Simpler OneEarth Living feature educator and author Mark Burch, and Susan Taylor of Just Financial Advisors on her new book “What About Our Money.”

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Jubilee Circles, a little book on radicalizing our work for OneEarth living is now available. In a mere 65 pages, it reports on the work of 3 Jubilee Circles in the U.S. and Mexico and urges you to form such a Circle where you are. It presents 13 themes and over 30 practices to help your Circle get underway. Get your copy by making a donation to The Common Good Podcast (click “donate” button at or write and ask

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Co-host Lee Van Ham’s new book, From Egos to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable, is now available online at Powells, Barnes and Nobles, and other stores in addition to Amazon. For a review of the book click REVIEW. You can also listen to him talk about the book on an earlier podcast, Episode 77 :: Lee Van Ham: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable

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