Transition US is a nonprofit organization that provides inspiration, encouragement, support, networking, and training for Transition Initiatives across the United States. We are working in close partnership with the Transition Network, a UK based organization that supports the international Transition Movement as a whole.
The Transition Movement is a vibrant, grassroots movement that seeks to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis. It represents one of the most promising ways of engaging people in strengthening their communities against the effects of these challenges, resulting in a life that is more abundant, fulfilling, equitable and socially connected.
It all started in the spring of 2011 when a small collection of motivated individuals in the Tulsa area came together with a shared concern: How can our community respond to the challenges and opportunities of peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis? This small team of people formed an initiating group, studied the Transition Handbook in a series of meetings, and then adopted the Transition Model with the intention of engaging people in the Tulsa community.
These individuals came from a variety of backgrounds and had a wide range of interests and experiences. They formed Transition Tulsa as an inclusive, non-partisan group with interest in areas such as food, energy, housing, transportation, heart and soul, and many others. The group is currently in ad hoc mode; if you're interested in doing a project in conjunction with Transition Tulsa, please contact Rick Bost at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can make the transition to a more sustainable world. The more time we spend in this work, the more aware we become of our responsibility to recognize and honor the earth, to promote and nurture vibrant local economies, and to build stronger relationships across our community. We hope that you will join us.
Want to know more?
Seven Guiding Principles
The Transition Handbook
The Transition Companion
Rob Hopkins, founder
The Big Question
_For all those aspects of life that our community needs in order to
sustain itself and thrive
how do we...
significantly increase resilience
(in response to peak oil)
drastically reduce carbon emissions
(in response to climate change)
and strengthen our local economy
(in response to economic instability)