This website is a resource for people and communities to support their growth towards accessing their community genius. We will cover subjects regarding climate change, the efficiency revolution, peak oil, and the transition town movement.
Read about our contributors below.
Tina Clarke has been an advocate, educator, consultant, and director of nonprofit programs since 1985. She is currently a consultant with Bill McKibben’s global 350.org initiative and the Sustainability Institute. She has been providing professional training and support for community leaders and environmental campaigns for over 20 years. In Washington, D.C. she directed national citizen advocacy training programs for faith communities, and directed Greenpeace USA’s citizen activist network. She has consulted with over 400 NGOs on citizen campaigns and environmental issues. In Massachusetts she directed a regional nonprofit assistance center, training NGO leaders in strategic planning and organizational development. As a Campaign Director for Clean Water Action, she initiated and helped lead coalitions on environmental justice, toxins and energy. Tina has an M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, a B.A. in urban studies from Macalester College, and is certified for consensus process facilitation and mediation. She is popular speaker on energy and environmental issues, creative frugality, and developing coalitions and strategic campaigns. Currently she advises leaders in a half-dozen communities launching Transition Initiatives. Tina lives in a below-zero energy, passive solar-heated, Platiunm LEED, low-toxic “Power House” that she helped design and build. In 2009 the home won the Massachusetts utility company-sponsored competition, the Zero Energy Challenge.