Thank You For Your Support

Some of the projects your gift will help us strengthen and create are:  

  • Empowering grassroots Transition leadership through the Collaborative Design Council and National Working Groups
  • Building Capacity and Seed-Funding opportunities across our network
  • REconomy Project to catalyze Transition enterprises within our communities
  • The spread of Transition Streets, a neighborhood energy-,water-, waste- reduction project, through partnerships with allied organizations and local governments
  • Emergency Preparedness Addendum to use pre- or post- Transition Streets
  • Distributing Replicable Community-Engagement Models and processes into the hands of community leaders
  • Elevating Stories of Impact and Possibility through a new website
  • On-site and online Leadership Development Trainings
  • And more!

Your support enables all this and more! Below are our implementation goals for 2018:

  • Stories to Action (a collaborative project with Post Carbon Institute, Shareable, and New Stories) where we’ll harvest promising community sustainability models from varying constituencies turn these into podcasts and form a community of practice to mentor local change-makers in implementing these models on-the-ground in their locales.
  • Municipalities in Transition, in which we will be working together with the international Transition Network and Daily Acts to model grassroots collaboration with local governments as a path toward building greater capacity and impact.
  • Transition Streets - a neighborhood carbon-, water- waste- reduction project, adapted from UK’s Transition Network by Transition US and a host of extraordinary volunteers from across the country. In 2018 Transition US will:
  1. Facilitate the spreading of the Transition Streets model to community groups and individuals through partnerships with allied organizations and local governments.
  2. Provide ongoing direct technical assistance and peer-to-peer support to local organizers who are implementing Transition Streets in their communities.
  3. Complete an online evaluation tool to track carbon-, water-, waste- savings of Transition Streets participants, as well as to track overall project impacts.
  4. Develop the Emergency Preparedness Handbook to be used as a prequel, sequel to Transition Streets or as a standalone neighborhood effort.

A goal of ours is to increase our Transition Streets staffing capacity to one half-time position so that the number of households implementing Transition Streets throughout the U.S. could more quickly climb to the thousands.

  • REconomy is a model that not only creates local businesses and all of the benefits those create, but actually fosters community resilience. REconomy businesses fill real community needs, they are resource minimal (water, energy, etc.), and they are more than profit -- holding the goals of providing decent livelihoods (including coops, collectives, worker-owned business), investing profits into community, and providing affordable, sustainable products and services to consumers. In 2018 Transition US will:
  1. Following on our REconomy case studies report “25 Enterprises that Build Community Resilience” we will support a REconomy learning cohort in implementing REconomy activities within their communities. Skill-building TeleSeminars, peer-mentoring TeleSalons, and an on-line interactive platform for sharing information and hosting discussions will form the infrastructure for these cohorts.
  2. Engage in the international REconomy Community of Practice with participants from around the world. In this environment we will learn from other the activities underway in other countries and we’ll relay promising models and activities happening in the US.  

A goal of Transition US is that within the next three years some revenue from these resilience-building enterprises will support the work of local Transition Initiatives.

  • Diversity and Inclusion: The collaboration between Transition and social justice efforts is becoming more apparent in Transition Initiatives throughout the country. To enable this TUS will:
  1. Host TeleSeminars with social justice experts within the greater resilience-building field, convene peer-mentoring TeleSalons, post guest blog posts, build a resources section on the Transition US website, and facilitate the participation in anti-oppression and power dynamics trainings.
  2. Convene a Community of Practice to engage others in this inquiry and to develop materials, resources and activities that include all members of our communities.

A goal of Transition US is that within three years Transition Initiatives will in the US will be more and more reflective of the demographics in this country.

  • Building the Capacity of the Network: To strengthen the impact of local Transition Initiatives Transition US will:
  1. Offer monthly skill-building TeleSeminars and peer-to-peer TeleSalons.
  2. Convene quarterly National Network Calls to provide support to the emerging Transition leaders, to help increase their convening and coordinating functions, and to share governance structures and best practices.
  3. Continue to convene a Collaborative Design Council to: connect local Transition leaders across the country to build relationships; improve flow of communication between Transition US, local Transition Initiatives, and Regional Hubs; share ideas & resources, provide feedback on Transition US activities; and to collaborate on projects, fundraising, and capacity-development. 
  4. Convene a Leadership Retreat to enable experienced Transition leaders from all over the US to come together in a more intimate setting to reflect on our journey so far, celebrate our accomplishments, learn from each other, and strategically grow the movement.
  5. Continue to share replicable models and resources through our newsletters and website.

A goal of Transition US is that within five years, our emphasis on capacity building will result in significantly more robust and effective Transition Initiatives and a network of thriving Regional Transition Hubs.

  • Inner Transition: To support community leaders in creating balance and inner resilience within their own lives, and help them ripple that out into their Transition Initiatives and communities. Transition US will:
  1. Offer TeleSeminars and peer-to-peer TeleSalons with practitioners of various awareness practices and disciplines.
  2. Provide stories, blogs and resources on individual/group practices and community awareness-raising exercises.
  3. Convene an Inner Resilience Community of Practice so that community members can better understand one another, build bonds of trust, and increase community well-being.   
  4. Continue to share stories of impact through our newsletters and website.
  5. Convene “Big Picture Fridays” (time set aside monthly for staff/board/community reflection).

A goal of Transition US is that within three years, Inner Transition will be an integral part of the fabric in all Transition Initiatives, their projects, and their impacts.

Transition US is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. 

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Transition US
PO Box 917
Sebastopol, CA 95473

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