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Join us for the 2015 State of Our Neighborhood for fun performances by local youth, great conversations with neighbors, and meanignful dialogue with our local elected officials about housing justice, including affordable housing, gentrification, inclusionary development policy and eviction prevention.
THE 2015 STATE OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Racial Equity through Housing Justice
Thursday February 26th
6pm – 9pm
7 Bolster St, Jamaica Plain
RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Come participate and show your support for policies that advance racial equity through housing justice. Help us strengthen grassroots democratic processes in Jamaica Plain and Boston.
Hope you can make it,
On behalf of the 2015 SOON Organizing Team: Carlos Espinoza-Toro, Orion Kriegman, Tracy Bindel, Juan Gonzalez, Giovanny Valencia, Luis Cotto and Abigail Ortiz
Download the Flyers and Postcards:
- Download Flyer in English: http://jptransition.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/SOON_Flyer_English.pdf
- Download Flyer in Spanish: http://jptransition.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/SOON_Flyer_Spanish.pdf
- Download Postcard in English: http://jptransition.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/SOON_Postcard_English.pdf
- Download Postcard in Spanish: http://jptransition.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/SOON_Postcard_Spanish.pdf
Equidad Racial a Través de Justicia en Vivienda
Jueves 26 de Febrero
6pm – 9pm
7 Bolster St, Jamaica PlainRSVP EN FACEBOOK
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Ven participa y demuestra tu apoyo por leyes que fomenten equidad racial a través de justicia en vivienda. Ayudanos a fortalecer los procesos democráticos de base en Jamaica Plain y Boston.
No te lo pierdas,
En nombre del Comité Organizador del SOON 2015: Carlos Espinoza-Toro, Orion Kriegman, Tracy Bindel, Juan Gonzalez, Giovanny Valencia, Luis Cotto y Abigail Ortiz
Baja los Flyers y Postales:
- Download Flyer en Inglés: http://jptransition.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/SOON_Flyer_English.pdf
- Download Flyer en Español: http://jptransition.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/SOON_Flyer_Spanish.pdf
- Download Postales en Inglés: http://jptransition.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/SOON_Postcard_English.pdf
- Download Postales en Español: http://jptransition.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/SOON_Postcard_Spanish.pdf
Co-sponsored by the Boston Food Forest Coalition
How can we create resilient, regenerative cities and suburbs? Permaculture, an ecological approach to design, shows us how. Though land may be limited, cities are rich in other resources, especially social capital. This workshop will show how to find, harvest, and integrate the many resources in our cities in sustainable ways, including getting access to land for gardening, creating business guilds and networks, working with local government and policy makers, learning the pattern language of the city, creating public space in neighborhoods, and building urban ecovillages. This workshop will offer specific techniques and strategies for food production, energy and water security, and community resilience in metropolitan areas. We’ll learn how permaculture’s principles and design methods apply to the challenging yet rich environments of our cities as well as the sprawling, car-requiring spaces in suburbia, and will provide ways to leverage the special opportunities that cities and suburbs provide.
Toby Hemenway has been an adjunct professor at Portland State University, Scholar-in-Residence at Pacific University, and has taught over sixty 72-hour permaculture design courses. He has presented lectures and workshops at major sustainability conferences such as Bioneers, SolFest, and EcoFarm, and at Duke University, Tufts University, University of Minnesota, University of Delaware and many other educational venues. His writing has appeared in magazines such as Natural Home, Whole Earth Review, and American Gardener. He has contributed book chapters for WorldWatch Institute and to several publications on ecological design. Toby and his wife, Kiel, spent ten years creating a rural permaculture site in southern Oregon. They then moved to Portland, Oregon in 2004, where Toby spent six years developing urban sustainability resources. Toby and his wife now live in Sebastopol, California.
About the Instructor:
Toby Hemenway – Toby Hemenway is the author of Gaiaâ€™s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, which was awarded the Nautilus Gold Medal in 2011, was named by the Washington Post as one of the ten best gardening books of 2010, and for the last eight years has been the best-selling permaculture book in the world. His new book on urban permaculture will be coming out in mid-2015.
Due to harsh weather, our event will be POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Our team is currently working on setting a new date, time and location within the next two weeks.
If you helped us spread the word, please do convey this postponement to your mechanic.
Thanks so much again and stay tuned,
Director of Community Organizing of the Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition
Invite your mechanic to Go Green & Prosper! Encourage your mechanic to attend a FREE Info Session on Tuesday February 3rd at 6:30pm at the Madison Park Technical Vocational High School at 75 Malcolm X Blvd in Roxbury.
Auto Service Shop and Auto Body Shop Owners
Tuesday February 3rd
6:30pm – 8pm
Madison Park Technical Vocational High School
75 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120
At this event, your mechanic will learn about FREE Going Green programs that promote Lower Operating Costs, Safer Workplaces and Free Advertising to increase Local Clientele.
This event is part of JP NET’s award winning Cancer-Free effort which helped J&P Cleaners transitionfrom using the carcinogen ‘Perc’ to professional Wet Cleaning attracting more than 50 new local clients with steady accounts, and thriving financially.
Several Auto Service Shop and Auto Body Shop owners have already RSVP’ed for this event, and have agreed to take next steps about Going Green. Encourage your mechanic to attend this FREE Info Session. Forward your mechanic this email, including the following info Links:
- Event Webpage: http://jptransition.org/
- Bilingual Flyer: http://
jptransition.org/wp-content/ uploads/2015/01/Event_Flyer_ Final.pdf
- Event Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.
This event is sponsored by:
- Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition (JP NET)
- Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI)
- Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance & Technology (OTA)
- Lowell Center for Sustainable Production (LCSP)
(Picture Source: www.greengarage.com)
Potluck: Mutual Aid, not Money – Join JP’s Time Exchange
With hOurworld’s Linda Hogan
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Are you looking for a way to connect with neighbors while building community resilience? Want to share your skills and help build an alternative economy? If so, you’re in luck! You can join JP’s new Time Exchange! Membership is open to all – you don’t need to live in JP.
In a Time Exchange, members share skills and provide services for each other, such as cooking, sewing, carpentry, pet care, health care, and much more. When you provide an hour of service, you are credited with one “TimeHour” in your online account. You can use that Hour for services you need or want that other members are offering – like child care or reiki!
Join us on Thursday, January 15 at the UU Church to learn more and sign up for the Time Exchange. We’ll hear from Linda Hogan, one of the founders of the hOurworld software that powers Time Exchanges around the world, including our own.
Linda is a true innovator – she lives her life almost entirely through time, rather than dollars. Hear her amazing story, and hear from neighbors who are using time banking to meet their needs, at our potluck.
Bring a dish to share if you can. Hope to see you there!
Read more about the JP Time Exchange: http://jptransition.org/time-exchange
About Linda Hogan
Linda is a Social Architect and Storyteller who was raised in a large family in a small, rural, college town in New Hampshire where the creation and practice of community currency was a valued norm. Relationships – true social security—are her definition of wealth, and exchanging time with others is her authentic lifestyle.
Linda has been a non-profit administrator, community organizer and social architect working in the communities of New Hampshire and Maine for over 30 years. Her stories and skills have been shared around the country at conferences and in living rooms with kindred spirits.
She is a happy founding member of hOurworld, and previously served as both a board member and Executive Director for Hour Exchange Portland and as a consultant to TimeBanksUSA.
Holiday Party: Shop of the Open Heart
Thursday December 18, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Allison & Dane’s: 30 Hutchings Street, Dorchester, MA 02121
Do you want to have a meaningful exchange of gifts, creating deeper connections with your neighbors, family, friends? Do you want to get away from commercialism, which has distorted the way in which we relate to one another?
Celebrate this holiday season through a Shop of the Open Heart, a meaningful gifting practice:
Each participant contributes with an item, something meaningful or dear, that they would like to give away. People can also offer their talents and abilities in the form of a service (e.g. massage, a lesson, a meal) After taking some time to “window shop,” each person selects an offering that calls to her/him. Then you take the opportunity to connect with the giver to hear the story and significance of the gift.
This is known as Shop of the Open Heart, and more info about how it works can be found at: http://walkoutwalkon.net/2012/11/walking-on-to-gifting-shop-of-the-open-heart/
Allison Meierding, alumni fellow and change maker in JP, and her husband Dane will host this year’s Holiday Party! They live at 30 Hutchings Street, Dorchester, MA 02121. Desserts and Drinks will be provided, but always feel free to bring something you want to share.
Come out to wish your neighbors a good holiday season and to reclaim a gifting culture that is meaningful and the opposite of mass consumerism.
Due to the limited space of the venue, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, is required.
Hope to celebrate with you!
Picture Source: http://www.nonviolencelab.org/nonviolent-economics/
Tour will begin and end at the Egleston Farmers Market
Closest T Station: Stonybrook T on the MBTA Orange Line
This tour is part of the City Awake Social Impact Festival. More info at: http://cityawake.is/
Jamaica Plain is a vibrant urban neighborhood in Boston. This walking tour will visit some of the local experiments in forming a new economy –including community food systems, local business, and transportation.
The Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition is working to support and catalyze a variety of efforts to build a more resilient, equitable and sustainable neighborhood.
Orion Kriegman will lead a tour and discussion. He is a scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies, co-director of JPNET, and has lived in the neighborhood for many years.
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Greg’s Open Source Ecology Report Back
Thursday December 4
7pm – 8:30pm
Name Smith House
155 Lamartine St. in JP
In Summer 2014, Greg Buckland spent 10 weeks completing a full time residency at Open Source Ecology in northwest Missouri. Come hear from Greg about the experience – what he did, saw, and learned – including some reflections on transforming our economy here at home. Complete with TED Talks, aerial drone photography, and high powered laser cutters!
Open Source Ecology (OSE) is a non-profit education and research organization building the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS): a set of 50 machines to allow a small-scale, sustainable civilization to flourish. These machines are Open Source, meaning that the designs are freely available for anyone to download, build, modify, and create. OSE is giving away these “blueprints for civilization” in order to build an “open economy” based on meeting true human needs in a sustainable, equitable, and resilient manner.
Greg went to Missouri for the Summer to see the GVCS in action first-hand and gain design and engineering experience. The result was a Summer he will not soon forget full of learning and adventure. Come hear stories, see pictures, and find out more about how we can work together to build and open, just, and resilient economy!
What can we learn from Cuba? When nearly 70% of Cuba’s oil supply stopped in 1989 after the USSR collapsed, transportation, electricity, and food production were jeopardized. Cuba responded by shifting to widespread use of renewables and permaculture-based agriculture systems, making the country a world leader in sustainable development.
Join us in welcoming Cuba’s leading Energy Efficiency and Renewables educator, Mario Alberto Arrastía Avila. Mario is responsible for the development and delivery of energy education at all levels in Cuba, and is a passionate and engaging speaker.
Come along to hear about Cuba’s “Energy Revolution” and what New England can learn from it.