Visit the NERT Website! For more information and the latest news, visit http://nertnetwork.org.
Across New England, grassroots groups working on community resilience, Transition, the transition to a new economy, permaculture, renewable local energy, food justice, sustainability, environmental justice, time banking, and more have been connecting with each other to share stories, lessons, best practices and inspiration. These groups have come together to form the New England Resilience & Transition (NERT) Network.
Get Involved! Anyone interested in community resilience–or any of the topics listed above–is welcome to participate the New England Resilience & Transition network. Sign up in the box to the right to get email updates about gatherings and other opportunities. Or, join the regional listserv here. Contact Sarah Byrnes for more info (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Regional Gatherings: As of the fall of 2014, the network has held three gatherings to share stories, lessons, inspiration and more. The first gathering was held in October of 2012 in Boston. Read about it here. The network also gathered in Brattleboro, VT and Portland, ME, in 2013. See documents from the Portland gathering here.
Region-Wide Resilience: A subset of the network met in Keene, NH, in March 2014 for a discussion about region-wide resilience. Members of the network produced a Concept Paper on Region-Wide Resilience to serve as a framework for the conversation. Read more about the Keene gathering here.
Regional Organizing Committee (ROCkers): Over the summer of 2014, a committee calling itself the ROCkers convened to support the larger network of Resilience & Transition groups in New England. Read about the ROCkers here.
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The Transition Movement
Many of the groups who participate in the New England network are also part of the Transition movement, which “is comprised of vibrant, grassroots community initiatives that seek to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis.” Read more about Transition here.