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!


HELLO! We invite you to explore the resources and links posted here. For information about Transition Mar Vista/Venice's events, please check (and like!) our Facebook page:


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

Westside Produce Exchange: One Saturday per month
To join and find out the date of the next exchange,

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

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


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



Sustainable Health Care Event

Event: Saturday, March 20, 2010 from 1:00 to 5:30pm

Hosted by Transition Mar Vista/Venice. What will health care look like in a lower-carbon, lower-consumption, lower-energy future? Join others who are considering what peak oil and climate change will mean for our society, and how health care might evolve. Local practitioners, as well as advocates, welcome.


If you are planning to come, please bring your business cards and flyers/brochures about your services to put on display. Please also spend some time thinking about what sustainable health care means to you. We look forward to meeting you and putting our heads together! If you haven't already confirmed that you’re coming, please RSVP to the e-mail address at the bottom of this blog entry.

The Event:

We invite your participation in discussion questions such as these:

How can we impact the discussion of health care in our own community to include prevention and life style issues?

How can we make sustainable healing modalities more available to ourselves and our neighbors?

How do we promote communication and collaboration instead of competition between local healers?

Given that our environment and bodies are intimately connected, what local environmental issues can we learn about and address?

We will be using open space technology to create a forum where all voices can be heard.


Ten years from now, health care in the Mar Vista/Venice area will be:

a. More bureaucratic, difficult to access, and expensive.

b. Brought to you by Big Pharma.

c. More toxic to ourselves and our environment.

d. More holistic and sustainable, an expression of healthy community.

If you answered or wanted to answer d., then join us in a conversation about what a local sustainable health care system might look like and what steps we might take to move in that direction.

Alternative health care is already happening in our areas in the following form: bicycling, gardening, growing healing herbs, acupuncture, homeopathy, massage, and many other healing modalities.

We want to raise awareness of what is here and map those community resources already available. Our purpose is to empower folks in Mar Vista and Venice to take responsibility for our health and well being through education and collaboration.

Venue: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, 13325 Beach Avenue, Marina del Rey map
Free event • Refreshments will be served • Free parking in rear

To RSVP, or for more information about the event, please e-mail

Let’s envision the future together!

More resources on sustainable health care

More information about the Transition Town initiative

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