Transition Mar Vista/Venice

Transition Mar Vista/Venice
Transition Mar Vista/Venice projects include Little Free Libraries community build days and Good Karma Gardens pay-it-forward edible gardens. Join us for these activities, as well as many others!



Saturday, December 6, 7:00 p.m. FREE
Eco Movie Night: Inspiration from the 2014 Bioneers Conference

Sunday, December 7, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Facing the Future with Emotional and Spiritual Maturity
Inner transition monthly book group with Swami Omkarananda and
Reverend Peter H. Rood

Tuesday, December 9, 7:00 p.m.
Transition Tuesday Potluck at Otis College

Saturday, December 13, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Westside Repair Cafe
Co-sponsored by Our Time Bank and the City of Santa Monica
Resource Recovery & Recycling Division

Saturday, December 13, 6:00-9:30 p.m. FREE
Sivananda Annual Holiday Party and Potluck


The Guerrila Gardener
Our friends at the Argonaut spotlight Sunshine Partnerships and other urban farmers

Urgent Gardening: A Citizen Yogi's Call to Action
The Argonaut profiles Swami Omkarananda

A New Parkway Vision for Culver City
Transition Culver City members mobilize to produce a compelling film about sustainable alternatives to wasteful grass parkways

Oneness Media Wins Best Healthy Cities Short Film Award
The New Urban Film Festival recognizes Stephon Litwinczuk's documentary about TMV/V


Good Karma Garden Project: Pay-it-forward edible gardens
Email for location information

Westside Produce Exchange: One Saturday per month; to join, e-mail
Next exchange: TBD

Our Time Bank: Check OTB's Web site for schedule of events and monthly potluck
Visit for details
Next potluck: TBD

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center: Check Sivananda's Web site for class schedule and special events



Eco Movie Night: Inspiration from the 2014 Bioneers Conference

EVENT DATE: Saturday, December 6, 7:00pm, FREE
VENUE: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, 13325 Beach Avenue, Marina del Rey 90232

Please RSVP:

Founded in 1990, Bioneers promotes practical environmental solutions and innovative social strategies for restoring Earth’s imperiled ecosystems and healing our human communities. 

This month's eco movie night includes excerpts from the most recent conference, held in October, plus a short film by Louie Schwartzberg, Humanity's Great Transitionexcerpts from the most recent annual conference in October Our own Bioneer-in-residence, Anneke Campbell, facilitates the discussion follows the screening.

Featured speakers:
  • Mycologist Paul Stamets
  • Youth leader Xuihtezcatl Martinez
  • Naomi Klein on capitalism versus the climate 
  • Green chemist John Warner
  • Potawatomi teacher Robin Kimmerer on what we can learn from plants


Transition Tuesday at Otis College

EVENT DATE: Tuesday, December 9, 7:00 p.m.
VENUE: Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles 90045

This month our usual Transition Tuesday moves to the Human Ecology class at Otis College of Art and Design. Led by TMV/V member Elektra Grant, the Human Ecology class is open to Sustainability minors, and these students have been working with Transition as a community partner. Students will be presenting their final group projects, which propose creative solutions to help TMV/V meet its aims and increase its effectiveness.  

Otis College Human Ecology students learn about soil health.
The students look forward to meeting you and becoming familiar with the Transition "potluck culture."  We hope you will join us! Please bring a dish to share, along with your own plate, serving and eating utensils, napkin, and beverage container for a zero waste event.

Limited to 18, please RSVP: 

Location details:
Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles 90045
Ahmanson Building, Room 102A  

Enter the Otis parking structure from La Tijera, west of Lincoln Blvd.  The arm will lift when you enter, park on upper levels.  Street parking is also available, but read signs for restrictions.

Carpooling is always encouraged!


Westside Repair Cafe

EVENT DATE: Saturday, December 13, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
VENUE: Camera Obscura, 1450 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Westside Repair Café is open to Our Time Bank members and the general public! Hosted by the City of Santa Monica Resource Recovery & Recycling Division, several stations will be in operation, including: Wardrobe/Sewing, Computer Repair, Appliance Repair, Jewelry Repair, Bicycle Station, Free Craft Table, and a Giveaway Table.

Not all projects can be accommodated: e-mail in advance with a list of items you’d like repaired. Please include brand and model numbers where possible.

Find the event on Facebook


Eco Movie Night: Plant This Movie!

EVENT DATE: Saturday, November 8, 6:45 p.m. FREE
VENUE: Veterans Memorial Complex, Kaizuka Room
             4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230

Grow your own dinner…organize hundred-mile meals...share the harvest… Why do these things at all?

Plant This Movie explores the zeitgeist of urban farming around the world, from the incredible story of Havana, Cuba, to urban farmers in cities as diverse as Shanghai, Calcutta, London, Lima, New York, and New Orleans. Narrated by Daryl Hannah, the film celebrates resilient communities and food activists. Join us to see what drives their passion.

For this screening and the discussion to follow, we’re lucky to be joined by producer Stephon Litwinczuk of Oneness Media and director Karney Hatch, who was raised on a farm in Idaho and has fond memories of his grandparents’ massive garden in the backyard of their home in Moscow.

Watch the trailer!


Transition Tuesday

DATE: Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Provided with your RSVP
Please RSVP:

Join us on the second Tuesday of every month for an opportunity to socialize and connect with like-minded west-side neighbors. We meet at 7:00 p.m. in a local home. 

Bring a potluck item like an appetizer, casserole, salad, dessert, or something to drink, and enjoy a free-range conversation, getting to know each other and sharing our concerns. Here are some Transition topics that might come up: localization (food, investing—you name it), gardening, alternative transportation or health care, the sharing economy, the bees, our fears of the future, permaculture practices, how to reduce and reuse, celebrating life!). A little familiarity with the Transition ideas or The Transition Handbook by Rob Hopkins, would be helpful, but it's not necessary.


CANCELED: TMV/V Steering Committee Monthly Meeting

Please note that this month we must cancel our steering committee meeting!
DATE: Wednesday, November 19, 7:30 p.m.
VENUE: Coffee Connection, 3838 S. Centinela Ave., Los Angeles 90066

Transition Mar Vista/Venice actively supports and develops programs to create healthy, sustainable, and resilient communities in the face of significant economic, social, and ecological challenges. We are part of the worldwide Transition movement, an international response to climate change, peak resources, and economic uncertainty.

Do you feel inspired to host an event or start a project appropriate to our mission? If you’d like to be part of our core group, which means steering TMV/V initiatives with us, join us for a meeting we most often hold on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. (be sure to check our Web and Facebook pages for updates).


Eco Movie Night: Cowspiracy

EVENT DATE: Saturday, October 18, 7:00 p.m. FREE
VENUE: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, 13325 Beach Ave, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Please RSVP:

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption, and pollution. Largely unchallenged, it is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, and ocean “dead zones.” COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret is a feature-length environmental documentary that follows an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

Join us for this free screening is you’d like to engage in an open discussion about factory farming!