Sarah Byrnes                                                                       JP New Economy Transition                                                         617-477-8630 x307        


Claire Wheeler
New England Grassroots Environment Fund 



Saturday October 20, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

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Boylston Congregational Church                                  207 Amory Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(1 block from the Orange Line T stop at Stony Brook)
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Agenda Outline (draft)

9:30 AM      Coffee & Gathering
10:00 AM    Welcome
10:10 AM    Introductions and Common Ground
11:40 AM    Success Stories
12:00 PM    Small Group Needs Assessment
1:00 PM      Lunch
2:00 PM      Roundtable Topic Discussions
3:00 PM      Visioning: More than the Sum of                                               Our Parts
4:00 PM      What’s Next?
4:45 PM      Closing


New England Transition and Resilience Gathering

Thanks to the excellent work of activists and organizers across the region, New England is home to many thriving grassroots efforts to create economic and environmental justice by transitioning away from fossil fuels towards sustainable food, energy, and transportation systems.

How might we increase the effectiveness of our work by connecting with one another?

Please join us on Saturday, October 20th as we consider this exciting question. You’ll have the chance to meet folks from across New England, share stories, think systemically about the region, and consider next steps. There will be plenty of opportunities for informal conversation and connection.

Hosted by Transition Keene, Transition Newburyport, the Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition, and the New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF).

Travel stipends and some in-home hospitality in Boston are available. Please contact Sarah Byrnes (, 617.477.8630 x307) for more information.


To connect and realize the value in meeting, talking, and building relationships.

To share and exchange ideas, resources, successes and challenges in order to foster collective knowledge towards collective impact in the region.

To identify common threads in our many initiatives.

To support each other as individuals, groups, and movements to ensure vibrant and long-lasting local efforts towards transformative change in New England.

To build a regional community of local efforts dedicated to transition and resilience.