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The civil war in Syria was triggered by a five year drought, which laid waste to a large portion of Syrian agriculture.  This drought, NOAA has confirmed, was considerably exacerbated by global...

In The News

Jeanette Origel & Sarah Byrnes, Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition on May 05, 2015

Joe Piasecki, The Argonaut on December 03, 2014

Orion Kreigman, On the Commons on October 08, 2014

Original article by Jessica Stites, Commentary by Tenneson Woolf & Jeff Aitken, Reflections on October 01, 2014

Press & Media

Transition US is a nonprofit organization that provides inspiration, support, training, and networking 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.  If you are a member of the press we would welcome the opportunity to arrange an interview with a member of the Transition US team.

Featured Blogger

Joanne Poyourow is an author, an educator, a gardener, and a community builder. Joanne brought the ideas of the international Transition Movement to Los Angeles.  She is one of the founding members of the Transition Los Angeles city hub which is preparing local communities for the changes coming with global warming, peak oil, and economic contraction.


Transition Los Angeles supports action groups in many local communities within the greater Los Angeles area. It is perhaps the largest metropolitan area in the world that is working with Transition ideas.

Transition Culture

[Original here]. Launched in time for COP21 in Paris, 21 Stories of Transition shows what 21 projects have done to move away from destructive, fossil fuel 'business as usual', demonstrating that it is possible to create positive change on a community-wide scale. Be inspired! Published as...

A roundup of news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere including: Global debt defaults near milestone | If ‘Life Must Go On,’ Say Groups, France Must Lift Ban on Climate Protests |The Idea of a Local Economy...

Transition Voice

Gas may be even cheaper where you live. Unless you call it “petrol,” of course, and then it’s probably not. Photo: Mike Mozart/Flickr CC. Yesterday, in Virginia, I filled up my gas tank for $2.75 a gallon. At that price, even old peak oilers like my wife and I hardly think about...