Transition US is thrilled to be working with the following 14 communities to pilot Transition Streets: Transition Albany, CA; Transition Amherst, MA; Transition Berkeley, CA; Transition Town Bozeman, MT; Transition Charlottesville Albemarle, VA; Transition Howard County, MD; Transition Humboldt, CA; Transition Goshen, IN; Transition Town Northampton, MA; Transition Manitou Springs, CO; Transition Milwaukee, WI; Transition Missoula, MT; Transition Newburyport, MA; and San Diego.
Transition Streets is a neighborhood carbon reduction program developed by Transition Totnes in the UK. This program provides a curriculum for neighbors to come together over the course of 7 meetings to learn and take action in five areas (food, energy, water, transportation, and waste). The focus of the curriculum is on low-cost (or no-cost) actions that result in lowering both expenses and carbon footprint.
Transition US is working with the cohort of piloteers to implement the project between January and March, and they’re already generating quite a buzz about the project!
Pilot groups will be gathering input and feedback on the program, which Transition US will incorporate into the program offerings prior to the national rollout of Transition Streets, scheduled for May 2015 as part of the annual Community Resilience Challenge.
Transition Streets materials will be offered for free to Transition Initiatives (suggested donation $15/download) and at a cost of $15 per download to the general public to help cover costs of the workbook and ongoing project support. If you would like to pre-register to participate in Transition Streets please click here. Materials and information on training opportunities will be sent to you in advance of the national rollout in May.
You can also participate in a workshop on Transition Streets at the upcoming Economics of Happiness Conference, which will be taking place in Portland, OR from February 27th-March 1st. Workshop will be led by Maggie Fleming (Transition US Co-Director) and Mark Juedeman (Transition US Board Member and Transition Houston co-founder).
If you plan on attending the conference and would like a 10% discount on the ticket cost, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know, and we'll send you the code.