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It is with mixed feelings that I share the news that I will be moving on from my role at Transition US. I will be shifting to focus on another area of community resilience, working at the local Department of Health Services. 

“Economic Power is always tied to Political Power. And what is happening is that we want political power, but we put ourselves into economically powerless situations and wonder why we aren’t more empowered.”

-Ashley Sanders

Blog post submitted by Russell Evans, Transition Lab

In 1996, attracted to the low cost of land and the lenient zoning restrictions, a group of young Stanford graduates raised money from friends and family and headed to northeastern Missouri to set up what is now known as Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, a successful intentional community and 270-acre community land tru

Saugerties (NY) Transition, Let it Go Where it Wanted to Go: The Long Spoon Collective

Resource depletion and climate change effects various demographic groups in vastly different ways. Recovery ​within​ historically disenfranchised communities from hurricanes and Superstorms Katrina, Irene, Lee and Sandy looked radically different than that of communities which typify the overall Transition Town demographic. ​Transitioners tend to be predominantly white, educated, post materialist, middleclass, small community people. 

Update: As of 12/31/14, 83 communities across the U.S. have signed up to participate in the People's State of the Union by hosting a "story circle" between January 23-30, 2015. Read on to learn more, or sign up to host your own story circle at http://usdac.us/psotu

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JOIN US FOR AN IMPORTANT TELESEMINAR – “The Maturation of a Social Movement: A Regional Response to a Critique of the Transition Movement”

JOIN US FOR AN IMPORTANT TELESEMINAR – “The Maturation of a Social Movement

A Regional Response to a Critique of the Transition Movement (Part 2)”

Date:  Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 11am PST/2pm EST

Blog post by Philip Barnes, Transition Town Media, PA

Forty-one representatives from 20 national Transition "hubs" met in Copenhagen, Denmark, September 9th through the 12th 2014 hosted by the remarkable Danish contingent of the Transition Network. Here are the countries that were represented:

Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and USA.

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