Transition Streets

Description: As described on their website, “Transition US is a nonprofit organization that provides inspiration, encouragement, support, networking, and training for Transition Initiatives across the United States. It’s 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. For example, the Environmental Change-Makers (Transition Los Angeles) have built two community gardens and a community-scale adobe-and-cob bread-and-pizza oven in the local neighborhood. Their fruit-gleaning work inspired the Food Forward organization (now a major nonprofit in Southern California). They also encourage backyard and community gardens and composting, among many other actions.”

Goal: Transition Streets
Catalyze and strengthen neighborhood groups who are building local resilience through community actions to reduce energy use and CO2 emissions via community gardens, composting, etc.

Measurement: Number of community members engaged

Time to Implement: Varies


Becoming a Transition Initiative

Additional Information:

Map of Transition Cities

Transition Stories

Communities for Sustainable Monterey County

Transition Palo Alto

Transition Pasadena

Contact Info:

Transition US
P.O. Box 917, Sebastopol CA 95473
(707) 824-1554

Also contact local Transition Town or Transition Streets leaders (see links under Additional Information)

Sectors(s) Community Education & Action
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Date First Adopted Varies
Last Updated January 10, 2021
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