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Sunday, February 3, 4pm

(Re)Imagining Troy: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience

Let's put together a collective submission to The Arts Center's (Re)Imagining Troy Project that portrays a future of local resilience and community well-being.

At the Transition Troy February Gathering, we will have butcher paper on the wall for the following areas: Education, Health, Transportation, Housing, Energy, Food, Government, Heart & Soul, Water, & 'Waste'. Come add your part to the collective vision in any or all of the areas -- or create an entirely new area. Stop by Christ Church (35 State St) anytime after 4 pm. Community potluck begins at 5:30. Let's see what our collective genius puts together...
From The Arts Center:
The (Re)Imagining Troy Project will create an online exhibit that will explore, in creative and practical ways, how Troy can become an even more livable city.  Ideas can be expressed in words, images, models, sketches, videos or any other medium that can convey a good idea. Submissions, focused on ideas big and small, are open to all residents of the region. 
Submissions are due by February 28, 2013.
A panel of local stakeholders will choose the twenty-five best ideas submitted. Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:
*They are specific – the more detail the better.
*They are practical and actionable. If the idea costs money, some thought must be given as to how it can be funded.
*They are imaginative and creative.
*They will have a positive impact on the quality of life in Troy.
The 25 most compelling ideas will be featured on a website devoted to the project and shared with the regional community. An event devoted to lessons learned from the project will be held in the spring. 

Monday, Feb 4, from 7 to 8:30 pm

The next Food Group meeting at Christ Church, 35 State St, Troy (Red Door Church)

Remember to bring someone else who is interested in food!  Our group is just forming so our purposes, goals and activities are still in flux. For now, we are focusing on connecting the food groups that already exist in order to share information, and perhaps work together to design and support a local food system.

We will have a presentation by Tolu Fashoro from Community Gardens on the Albany Food Justice Coalition, also a description by Abby Kinchy from RPI on the Food Security Survey completed by students from Tech Valley High School with the collaboration of RPI graduate students.  The model used was intended to be replicable.

We will also begin to identify the various groups working on food in Troy, with the intent of reaching out to them to hear about and celebrate their work. We will also revisit the "food expo" idea, perhaps fleshing it out a little more. There will be an opportunity to announce upcoming events, so bring news of your events to announce.

So come and join us to build community well-being in Troy! For questions, please contact Liz Pohlmann, 518-256-5718 or lizpohlmann@nycap.rr.com

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