Transition Towns (http://www.transitionnetwork.org, http://www.transitionus.org, http://www.transitiontowns.org.nz, etc.) is one of the fastest growing social movements in the world today. It's a bottom up movement made up of initiatives around the world collaborating locally and widely on community based answers to peak oil and climate change around the world, supported by Transition Network and affiliated organisations.
Drupal at the centre of a lot of the web developments. This group exists to bring together Drupal builders, site admins and developers with an interest in Transition, for knowledge sharing, and joint development activities.
I am helping to write a proposal for €1-2m EU university research funds to build ...
Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS).
I dub this software4transition.Read more
I think it's time for a summary of Transitiony Drupal initiatives.[Cross posted to Transition Drupal group]
Forgive me some of what I say will not be accurate, but my attempt here is to give a big picture.
First of all the 'official' initiative made some progress this weekend in separating 2 use-cases1) The transition groups themselves2) The local communities in which transition groups operateRead more
I am looking for Drupal folks interested in experimenting with Drupal to connect the neighbors on their own block. (or two)
At a minimum, E-Democracy.org can provide pizza and beer for those interested in a little hack event to put together some tools.
In addition to the latest social media, we are interested in ideas and tools about how to reach people on urgent matters via text as well as DrupalVOIP options to reaching elderly neighbors with voicemail calls.
The hack event would be a couple of months from now in St. Paul or Minneapolis.
I'm part of the IT Team of GEN (Global Ecovillage Network) and actually working on a Drupal platform which will be used by CASA (American Councel of Sustainable Settlements) and RIE (Iberian Network of Ecovillages). In the future more affiliated networks might join and thematic sites about related subjects (permaculture, green building, etc.) might get integrated.Read more
First of all I want to present myself. My name is Achim. I run a project about creative sustainability in Spain called Valle de Sensaciones (www.valle.de.sensaciones.de / www.sensaciones.de).
I'm part of the IT Team of the Global Ecovillage Network. Our network collaborates and identifies with the Transition Town movement. Thats why I just got member of your group and post this announcement here.
This is in some way call to arms! ;)
I would like to suggest CSA, Transition towns and other real-world communities and individuals to join forces and resources and help Acquia to build one community Drupal distribution to rule them all. :)Read more
Really interested in this project, but there seems to be little activity on it recently. What are its current movements? I would be very interested in working on this project, especially in Drupal 7, which by looking at the design spec, should be more than possible with today's state of modules. I'm happy & able to do the backend monkey work & less comfortable with the theming.Read more
Hi, My name is Jack Spivak. In Boulder, Colorado, USA.
Please check out this full featured and, so far, "unadvertised" drupal communities installation/platform, GrassrootsPower!!
Just got excited to see that Transition is thinking about drupal!
I'm joining your conversation for whatever I can offer/provide. Been working about 3 years already to put a robust Drupal offering together for groups/communities interested in doing productive work together. It is based on a social network backbone but has a purpose and interface with a decided workgroup flavor. It is specifically targeted at social, economic and environmental justice movements and includes some very novel concepts around automatic information sharing based on principles of knowledge ecosystems and communities of practice.Read more
Hello everybody. I'm Sarah and part of Transition Edinburgh South.
For those interested, http://www.transitionedinburghsouth.org.uk uses Drupal 7.
I wrote most of the copy for it, and was on the team that developed the website. The project was interesting because it consisted entirely of people from the community.
We also used Open Atrium to coordinate the efforts. You can see me blogging about Open Atrium vs Face bookRead more
There is a clear, clear need for a certain kind of community web application, but so far, it hasn't been well articulated. Because the communities that need it aren't investing in web technologies, for various reason, the commercial sphere isn't addressing this need at all.
The needs this group is trying to address are in no way specific to transition towns.Read more
we've just completed a survey of the Transition Network site (http:/www.transitionnetwork.org) which I thought you might be interested in:
Saw this announcement go out, seemed worth being aware of:
It is with great pleasure that I would like to announce the first release of the VoIP Drupal platform (http://drupal.org/project/voipdrupal)!
VoIP Drupal is an innovative framework that brings the power of voice and Internet-telephony to Drupal sites.
VoIP Drupal can be used to build hybrid applications combining regular touchtone phones, web, SMS, Twitter, IM and other communication tools in a variety of ways, including:
- Voice- and SMS-based Go Out to Vote campaigns
Now that D7 has been released, we have to make some fundamental project decisions.
- Our own code base or wait for Drupal Commons to port to D7.
- Which contributed modules to support?
- Which unique modules to design and build?
- How does the project get supported? (More below.)
- How do we handle themes? Harvard's system in Open Scholar is elegant.
How do we upgrade installations? Features or the new kid on the block, Site Update?
Our own code base or Drupal Commons?
Benefits of Drupal CommonsRead more
Just checking in with you guys to see where things are at. Is this still the main forum for communication on the TD project?
I've just signed up an account at transitiondrupal.org which seems to let me comment there. There's also been a lot of updates over there recently. But no names yet in the 'who' column on the features list - is the main issue waiting for all the modules to update ready for Drupal 7?
I'm new to team projects - I assume if I sign up for the Git code repository it will all become clear and I can start getting my hands dirty?
I maintain the TUS website and wanted to get some thoughts from this group. When you type something like 'transition movement' into a search engine you will see an ad for xanax under the link to our website. Here is my path to resolve and was hoping to get your feedback ...
1) Search all core files for embedded text and delete (in process)
2) If this does not work then restore from backup (database and files)
3) Do an upgrade of core and all modules
4) Request Google to rescan our site
Has this kind of thing happened to any one on this list before?Read more
I realise I have never formally introduced myself and yet joined this group about six months ago. Great work you are doing here and having TransitioDrupal.org linked is fantastic. At my first drupal camp in Ireland, I was struck with the similarity in the folk, sharing a real sense of community.
I co-moderate a 600 member strong ning site which we want to migrate to a drupal site, its our all island network site for Transition Ireland and Northern Ireland http://transitiontownsireland.ning.com/.Read more
I'm putting the finishing touches on a website (ttnorthbay.org) for our local initiative in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. If I had known this project was under way I would have done it in Drupal instead of Joomla but there is always version 2.
I think it's pretty much a standard site with discussion forums, a newsletter, newsfeeds, etc. About the only thing unique is that we've set up an amazon.ca affiliate bookstore to help fund webhosting, etc.Read more
Hi there all. Just to say hi and ask if there is anything I can help out with. I have been looking into the whole transition towns thing for a while now but as there is no group local to me.