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Oficina shows Transitions on universities

Knowledge of transition is of such importance that its presentation in the academic circuit allows to expand, become discussion and conveys his message of transformation. Isabela Menezes gave two Transition Talk to students of public universities, USP and UNESP Rio Claro East in 23th and 24th.

In UNESP the call came from the organizers of the Study Week of Ecology. Two hours of presentation and chatter. Of the whole audience, composed of 50 students, was perceived interest in discussing the transformation of the individual to the collective.

In USP Leste, the invitation to join the program of the Fourth Week of Environmental Management, with the theme of Sustainable Cities. The participation of students in environmental management was massive, followed five hours of presentation and group dynamics. Everyone left happy and excited about the opportunity to transform their realities.

The content of the talks was the same, and the USP Leste was a deeper with group dynamics, one at the beginning, with the goal of making a round of presentation and discover the expectations of each to the meeting. And in the end, the momentum was for the participants to recognize the other’s will change the world we all have within ourselves.

Was presented to the participants the whole concept of Transition Towns Movement, its main ingredients, your foundation and motivation that the three extremes of which humanity is about to face or have faced: Global Warming, Economic Crisis and Peak Oil.

Isabela Menezes also showed all the transformation he made in his life according to their choices and habits to reduce their Ecological Footprint and could become an agent of change.


Presented the Transition Towns movement in Brazil, mainly Transition and Transition Granja Viana Brasilândia, in which she and Monica Picavea are key since the kick off until today.
These two movements have taken shape and add more each day employees, agents and supporters in their localities. Importantly, the movement in Brasilândia is the first in a low-income community.

As shown by Isabela, all movements are articulated groups that are “responsible” for a question that indicates which sensitizes be a problem, for example waste.

Therefore, all work together to transform the situation created and ultimately realize their capacity to change reality for the better, and that the absence of government is not the end but rather the means to start to establish the space of civil society in towns.

Universities are the ideal setting for social change and events like these are essential to engaging students in more extracurricular activities that aim to return the knowledge community.