PAST REGIONAL GATHERINGS

As of the fall of 2014, the network has held three gatherings to share stories, lessons, inspiration and more.

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Boston MA – June 2016

On June 11 2016, over 110 people came together at the Resilience, Resistance, and Regional Equity Convergence in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The gathering was convened by the New England Resilience & Transition (NERT) network, a network of grassroots groups working to build resilience, sustainability and equity in their communities and the region as a … Continue reading Boston MA – June 2016

Keene NH – March 2015

On Saturday, March 21, 50 organizers and activists from all six New England states (plus one intrepid Californian) gathered in Keene NH to discuss resilience, Transition, and the future we want to create. It was an amazing chance to realize that we are not alone in this work! After introductions, Cheryl King Fisher kicked us off with … Continue reading Keene NH – March 2015

Keene NH – March 2014

On March 15, 2014, sixty-five people from around New England gathered in Keene NH to tackle a big topic: the resilience of our region as a whole. We had a lively discussion and came away with nine fun and impactful Action Ideas to build region-wide resilience. Check out the map below to see where attendees … Continue reading Keene NH – March 2014

Portland ME – October 2013

Take a look at this photo. It’s small local butcher shop, right?   Look more closely and you’ll see – it’s actually a sticker stuck on an abandoned building. The repeating identical hams give it away. Rob Hopkins began the talks on his US tour with arresting image. Rob, the founder of the international Transition … Continue reading Portland ME – October 2013

Brattleboro VT – June 2013

On Saturday June 8, about 40 folks from around New England gathered for a meeting of the emerging Transition & Resilience “hub.” The purpose of the meeting was to share stories, lessons, and strategies with other Transitioners from around New England. We met following the annual Slow Living Conference in Brattleboro.  

Boston – October 2012

On Saturday October 20, 2012, 72 activists from 32 communities gathered in a musty New England church basement to connect, share stories, and think about the resilience of our historic region. The excitement in the room was palpable from the start as folks voiced their thanks and gratitude right away during the opening round of … Continue reading Boston – October 2012