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Frank Kirkpatrick

To help create a better world for everyone


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    BUD Commitments to The Transition

    After reading this, please endorse below as a member of your BUD

    Since there are Standards, expectations, and responsibilities that are established for those that participate in The Transition we must be certain about the quality of our new BUD groups that are joining us. If you do not understand any part of this page, please contact your Point Person for more details before endorsing.

    Intent: Our BUD commits to taking positive action towards enhancing and protecting all life and our environment for future generations.

    Purpose:  Our purpose is to construct real solutions by completing Missions given by The Transition as well as Contributing , support, space, and resources to fellow BUDs and Contributors within The Transition Inter-Community Network.  We are committed to building community projects that promote organic farming, alternative transportation, clean drinking water, renewable energy, green building, and using music and the arts to convey the message.

    We commit to take part in collaborative volunteerism, education, programs and media events. As well as assist others to enhance their food and housing security, learn life skills, and build confidence to make the transition to a more sustainable lifestyle - leading to a Global Egalitarian System for the good of all.

    We strive to create an inclusive community where all members have the skills, confidence, and support to live a healthy  life.  It is our pledge to each other and to the world we are creating, to help each other live life to the fullest.  

     

    Our method of collaboration within our Transition Inter-Community Network is based on scientific benchmarks to meet everyone's’ needs - instead of what’s most profitable - therefore exchange between Contributors requires no monetary attachment.

     

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    Process:

    • BUD Weekly meetings.
    • Formal Consensus as described in On Conflict & Consensus, & Consensus for Cities; democratic process 
    • Self assignment of tasks during scheduled meetings.
    • Scientific Method (Plan, Do, Study, Act)
    • If a problem is brought to light, a possible solution is then brought to the table, or an adjustment to a pre-existing process or structure is suggested.

     

    Trustees:

    • Every member belonging to YOUR BUD.

     

    Responsibilities of Trustees:

    • Be a beacon of example; commit to work both individually and collectively to rid themselves of internalized racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, ageism as well as other -isms
    • Be of service to fellow Contributors
    • Adhere to BUD Commitments
    • Strive for inclusivity within their own BUD(s)
    • Participate fully with The Transition Inter-Community Network; this includes taking part in network decisions via Transitional Consensus decision-making at network meetings, communicating with the rest of the network, readiness to offer and receive constructive criticism, and commitment to provide mutual aide and respond to Crunch! when able
    • Have general acceptance of the Mission & Vision which The Transition has evolved thus far; commitment to nonviolent evolutionary strategy 
    • Provide outreach to other intentional communities, co-ops, organizations, and other similar movements; act as Phase Mentors for those that are not as far along the Your Action Plan
    • Commit to asking for help when needed; The Transition Team, a Phase Mentor, Your personal Point Person etc.
    • Align values and behaviors with The Transition Benchmarks
    • Do continual personal education; involvement in continued study and learning-through-action to further develop working knowledge shared among The Transition Contributors
    • Develop systems and procedures and regularly share results and update The Transition Inter-Community Network
    • Provide update content and material for projects that were funded by The Transition Inter-Community Network
    • Maintain Communal mindset towards Egalitarian lifestyle
    • Actively work towards bringing about a new society with the understanding of how the BUD's work contributes to the long-term evolutionary strategy that is consistent with the working knowledge shared among existing BUDs
    • Strive with the rest of the Transition Inter-Community Network in making personal lives and political beliefs consistent

     

    Grantors:  Nicole Bienfang

     

    Beneficiaries: The Transition & Fellow Contributors within The Transition Inter-Community Network

    I hereby agree to the following statement:

    I will participate in the positive, inclusive decision making structure of The Transition and abide by the decisions made in my Contributorship to The Transition. I bring my integrity and commitment to the ideals of trust, respect, self-empowerment, cooperation, equal access to power, and non-violence. I am committed to the vision of diverse membership of The Transition and the site is considered a “Safe Zone.   I hereby agree to  treat everyone equal of value with differing gifts and Contribute for the good of all. I will attempt to minimize barriers to Contributors of any groups wishing to participate.


    (Please endorse below if you agree to abide by these commitments and you have made this decision as a BUD. Use of this site is considered an implied agreement to these commitments t even if your name is absent from the “signatures” below.)

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  • I support The Transition as it is the most structurally sound road map I have been presented with and the resources are seemingly endless. Special thanks to the team for putting this resource together for us.

    Endorsements

    "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not."

    ~ Dr. Seuss

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  • Incredible powerful video. I am encouraging the Transition Team to perhaps replace this video with a modified version that encapsulates modern scenes and situations relevant to our times such as this. https://youtu.be/fJekzvSsB90

  • Featured request for Nation Builder list

    Perhaps it would be advantageous to remove; Assign Political Capital Based on Memebership Levels. Create Ability to Edit Copy on Log In Page. As these issues have been resolved. Thank you again for your tireless work to improve the site.

    Official response from planned

    Neither of these issues is in fact resolved. Nationbuilder has now moved Assign Political Capital Based on Membership Levels to 'Considering'. And Edit Copy on Log In Page has now been escalated to No Error Message When Navigating to a Page You Do Not Have Permissions to Access


  • After being introduced to this song through The Transition website it quickly became my favorite song.

  • Pickling typo -

    Fermented pickles includesauerkraut (space between include sauerkraut.) Thank you for your hard work Transition Team.


  • Typo

    men are learning to relax and trsut each other and acknowledge love for each other in ways that are sensitive and appreciative. ( Typo in Friend section. Trust not trsut} Incredible work you all are doing, Thank you


  • Our Trust

    After reading this, please endorse below as The Transition sees YOU as one of our many beneficiaries.

    Intent: We unite and empower people to take positive action towards enhancing and protecting all life and our environment for future generations.

    Purpose:  Our purpose is to construct real solutions by providing the support, space, and resources for the common heritage of the Earth's resources and  to do so via our collective knowledge.  We are committed to building community projects that promote organic farming, alternative transportation, clean drinking water, renewable energy, green building, and using music and the arts to convey the message.

    With a special focus on street-involved youth and families living in poverty, we encourage community involvement through collaborative volunteerism, education, programs and media events. We help others enhance their food and housing security, learn life skills, and build confidence to make the transition to a more sustainable lifestyle - leading to a Global Egalitarian System for the good of all.

    We strive to create an inclusive community where all members have the skills, confidence, and support to live a healthy  life.  It is our pledge to each other and to the world we are creating, to help each other live life to the fullest.  

     

    Our method of collaboration within our Transition Inter-Community Network is based on scientific benchmarks to meet everyone's’ needs - instead of what’s most profitable - therefore exchange between members requires no monetary attachment.

     

    Res:

     

    Process:

    • BUD Weekly meetings.
    • Formal Consensus as described in On Conflict & Consensus, & Consensus for Cities.
    • Self assignment of tasks during scheduled meetings.
    • Scientific Method (Plan, Do, Study, Act)
    • If a problem is brought to light, a possible solution is then brought to the table, or an adjustment to a pre-existing process or structure is suggested.
    • We use the wisdom of the crowd via polls, 1 on 1 anecdotal interviews pooled together and reviewed for trends, as well as various types of crowdsourcing.

     

    Trustees:

     

    Responsibilities of Trustees:

    • Be a beacon of example
    • To serve the Contributors
    • Adhere to Team Commitments
    • Maintain website
    • Be a source of support for fellow members
    • Provide outreach to other intentional communities, co-ops, organizations, and other similar movements.
    • Align values and behaviors with The Transition Benchmarks
    • Do continual personal education
    • Develop systems and procedures
    • Maintain Communal mindset towards Egalitarian lifestyle
    • Understand that all work created for and done on behalf of The Transition remain with The Transition, even if one leaves the BUD and is no longer able to fulfill the role or obligations of a Trustee.

     

    Grantors:  Mike Upstone & Nicole Bienfang

     

    Beneficiaries: I hereby agree to the following statement:

    I will participate in the positive, inclusive decision-making structure of The Transition and abide by the decisions made in my Contributorship to The Transition. I bring my integrity and commitment to the ideals of trust, respect, self-empowerment, cooperation, equal access to power, and non-violence. I am committed to the vision of diverse membership of The Transition and the site is considered a “Safe Zone".   I hereby agree to  treat everyone equal of value with differing gifts and Contribute for the good of all. I will attempt to minimize barriers to Contributors of any groups wishing to participate.


    (Please endorse below if you agree to abide by this Trust and all statements made herein. Use of this site is considered an implied agreement to this Trust even if your name is absent from the “signatures” below.)

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  • Report Portal

    Report Portal

    TELL US HOW YOU'VE BEEN HELPING

    Thanks for helping make a difference in your community.

    How did you help out The Transition, on a grassroots level, in your community?

    • Volunteered at a local event
    • Helped friends and family get involved
    • Shared your story
    • Wrote a letter to a local paper
    • Shared a story on Twitter or Facebook
    • Helping the Transition Team to work on the website
    • Something else?

     

    Be sure to include how many hours of your time you contributed as well!

    Take a few minutes to tell us which activities you took part in, and let us know how it went.

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