"Transition Towns" On Agenda For Next Sustainable Burien Meeting

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“Transition Towns” will be the main topic at the next Sustainable Burien meeting, at 2pm on Sunday, April 11th at the Burien Library.

The speaker will be Leo Brodie, who will speak about the “Transition Town Movement.” There are over 50 US cities that have become “Transition Towns” so be sure to transition yourself to this meeting to find out what one is.

Here are the details:

WHAT: Sustainable Burien’s monthly meeting will feature Leo Brodie, who will speak about the “Transition Town Movement.”

WHEN: Sunday, April 11th from 2pm to 4pm; doors open at 1:30pm.

WHERE: Multipurpose room of the Burien Library, located at 400 SW 152nd.

INFO: From a press release:


Our April speaker will be Leo Brodie who will tell us about the Transition Town Movement.  There are over 50 US cities that have become Transition Towns.

The “Transition Town” concept is an vision of how our communities can positively respond to climate change, oil depletion, and economic imbalances.  These crises cannot be solved separately, and they cannot be solved with technological miracles, but by lessening our dependence on fossil fuels and the industrial growth model.

The heart of Transition is the belief that if we engage with enough imagination and ingenuity to unlock the collective genius of the community, we can choose a future that is even better than the present.

Some links for further information:

Leo Brodie is active both in the national Transition US Network and in Sustainable NE Seattle, a local Transition Initiative.

For more information, please call Rebecca or Bill at 243-9366 if there are questions, or go to the Sustainable Burien website.

From their website:

Sustainable Burien is an organization started in January of 2008. We recognize the need to promote and participate in the creation of a sustainable community in Burien. We invite all residents and businesses to participate in creating a sustainable local community by sharing their ideas, passions, knowledge and talents.

At our meetings we will be collecting burned out CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light) bulbs and dead rechargable batteries. People are welcome to bring any extra food items [produce from your garden, fruit from your trees, etc.] that they have and barter with others. Also bring any coupons for food that you get in the mail or from the newspaper, we’ll pass them on to the food bank, who can make good use of them.

Gatherings are held on the second Sunday of each month, – from 2:00 – 4:00PM at the (new) KCLS Burien Library (doors open at 1:30PM). For more information, go to: http://www.sustainableburien.org.

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2 Responses to “"Transition Towns" On Agenda For Next Sustainable Burien Meeting”
  1. Coverofnight says:

    ……economic imbalances? Sounds like more of that socialist wealth redistribution mantra; along with global warming. I’m all for conservation and recycling, but please, don’t transition this town into a city of environmental and government extremists. We’ve got enough of those to handle in Washington D.C. People, don’t let the granola bars take over!

    • Wayne Sykes says:


      Please come and meet the folks at Sustainable Burien on Sunday. We welcome all who come in the spirit of respect for their fellow citizens.

      Variety is the spice of life and a key ingredient for community. You will find people from the entire spectrum of the political and social spectrum. I have seen these folks volunteer many hours cleaning up parks, organizing bike rodeos for kids, supporting local schools, to mention a few of the projects. There may be granola in the mix, but these folks are more the salt of the earth.

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