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!

Calendar

EVENTS

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


OF INTEREST TO MEMBERS

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

ONGOING

Good Karma Garden Project: Pay-it-forward edible gardens
Email transitionmarvista@gmail.com for location information

Westside Produce Exchange: One Saturday per month; to join, e-mail westsideproduce@gmail.com
Next exchange: TBD

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

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

Link to PAST EVENTS


2/27/10

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.

Participants:

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.


Quiz:

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 TransitionMarVista@gmail.com


Let’s envision the future together!



More resources on sustainable health care


More information about the Transition Town initiative

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