Last week thirteen members of the New England Resilience & Transition Network gathered for an Action Planning meeting in Jamaica Plain, Boston. Folks came from Montpelier, Vermont to Portland, Maine to New Haven, Connecticut, and many places in between. It was wonderful to have representation from near and far.
In the morning we focused on the NERT network itself. NERT now has 44 members across all six New England states! We discussed network engagement, support and inter-connection, in keeping with NERT Goals #1 and #2. We also discussed plans to convene a NERT Advisory Committee to help us stay connected with other networks and glean more information from around the region.
In the afternoon, we focused on NERT Goals #3 and #4: Articulate a Common Story that conveys our vision for a positive future, despite threats of climate change, resource shortages, inequities, and more; and Create a sense of “Network Self-Awareness” among resilience, Transition, and other grassroots groups in New England. Read more…
New England New Economy Transition (New England NET) is working to spread the word about the new economy movement and support community and regional resilience.
New economies are locally rooted, so we root our work in our own backyard – the diverse Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. Check out the Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition.
We also recognize that local economies are nested within larger systems, so we support the New England Resilience & Transition (NERT) network.