Topic “Transition Movement”

Pat Benson on Wisconsin Public Radio

Monday, June 27, 2011 - 1:00am - Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 2:00am

After ten, Kathleen Dunn and her guest discuss "transition towns," where community members engage their collective creativity to successfully transition to a future beyond fossil fuels.

Guest: Patricia Benson, Board Member, Transition US

Conversations from the 2010 Transition Network Conference (and the Evolving of the Movement)

Online (Free)
Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 2:30am - 4:00am

Note: All Transtion US online events are posted in Pacific Time (PT)

Pat Bensen (Transition US Board member)  and Zaida Amaral (Transition US Trainer) will report back on the highlights of this year's Transition Network conference that was held last week in the UK.  They will also be leading us in a guided conversation on how the Movement is evolving.  Bring your questions for what is sure to be an interesting conversation.



An Evening in Transition - Commonwealth Club San Francisco

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 10:30am - 1:00pm
  • Jennifer Ravenf Gray, President, Transition US
  • Dave Room, Bay Localize and Transition US Board Member
  • Ania Moniuszko, TransitionSF
  • Michael Poremba, TransitionSF

A Transition Town is an organized effort by people in a community to respond to the challenges of peak oil, climate change and economic dislocation. Beginning in England in 2005, the transition movement has grown rapidly, with 60 official U.S. initiatives, including six in the Bay Area alone. Join Transition U.S.

The Transition Handbook

"We live in an oil-dependent world, arriving at this level of dependency in a very short space of time by treating petroleum as if it were in infinite supply.

Websites / Blogs

Transition Towns - The UK site for the Transition Network

Rob Hopkins’ blog

Energy Bulletin - A clearinghouse of information concerning the peak in global energy

Recommended Reading

Recommended Readings

Hopkins, R. (2008) The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience, Chelsea Green Publishing.

Heinberg, R. (2007) Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines, New Society Publishing.

Holmgren, D. (2003) Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, Holmgren Design Services.


Giving a Transition Talk is one of the single most powerful actions we can undertake. Raising awareness is central to the Transition model and Transition US is committed to making this as easy as possible. The following presentations cover peak oil, climate change and the mechanics of Transition, along with the subtler subject of the inner transition we all need to go through if we're going to re-establish a harmonious relationship with the planet. Please feel free to adopt these presentations to your own style.

Transition Publications

If you are looking for how-tos on group governance to starting a car sharing coop, mosey over to our Guides page!

This section contains links to publications which are Transition specific:

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