Art by Nikki McClure – Courtesy of Orion Magazine
The Transition Movement 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. Transition Initiatives differentiate themselves from other sustainability and “environmental” groups by seeking to mitigate these converging global crises by engaging their communities in home-grown, citizen-led education, action, and multi-stakeholder planning to increase local self reliance and resilience. They succeed by regeneratively using their local assets, innovating, networking, collaborating, replicating proven strategies, and respecting the deep patterns of nature and diverse cultures in their place. Transition Initiatives work with deliberation and good cheer to create a fulfilling and inspiring local way of life that can withstand the shocks of rapidly shifting global systems.
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The people inhabiting Blue Zones share common lifestyle characteristics that contribute to their longevity. The Venn diagram at the right highlights the following six shared characteristics among the people of Okinawa, Sardinia, and Loma Linda Blue Zones:
- Family – put ahead of other concerns
- Less smoking
- Semi-vegetarianism – the majority of food consumed is derived from plants
- Constant moderate physical activity – an inseparable part of life
- Social engagement – people of all ages are socially active and integrated into their communities
- Legumes – commonly consumed
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Meal Train creates and strengthens physical communities, enabling giving by reducing the information gap between those in need and those with the capacity to help.
Southern Oregon Success is a key partner with ACE Interface in the Self-Healing Community Initiative, an outreach and training effort to help Jackson and Josephine Counties develop a common understanding, vocabulary and approach to challenges across all sectors.
Breakthroughs from the ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Study on how brain development occurs and the impacts of trauma on health and social skills have led to innovative and highly effective “trauma-informed” approaches in education, human services, public safety and workforce development.
We’re committed to making Southern Oregon a “trauma-informed” region.
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