Thank You For Your Support

Transition US (TUS) is a national network “hub” whose mission is to catalyze and strengthen a network of people-powered groups who are building local resilience through community action. Through your support we have been accomplishing this mission for 10 years, and have:  

  • Catalyzed the formation of a network of 167 Transition Initiatives, with more than 50,000 people actively involved across 38 states;
  • Supported these initiatives to reach a cumulative total of over 1,066,000 people;
  • Raised awareness about the need for rapid, systemic change through Transition US communications, presentations at national and regional conferences, and interviews and articles published in major media outlets;
  • Piloted and offered a new leadership training called Thrive that was developed with trainers and facilitators from the US and Canada;
  • Organized our first major National Gathering in 2017 that brought together hundreds of key leaders and resilience-building organizations over several days to connect, share knowledge, and engage in meaningful discussions about the future of our movement;
  • Researched and written Ready Together: A Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Handbook which will be piloted in 2020 in more than a dozen locations throughout the country;
  • Developed and piloted Transition Streets”, which brings together near-neighbors over seven sessions to reduce their household energy, water, waste, and transportation miles, while building social cohesion block by block. We have further developed subsequent iterations including: Transition Streets on a Budget, and Transition Streets: Water-Saving Edition. To date, 1,301 households have participated, cumulatively reducing their household carbon emissions by 3,382,600 lbs./1,691.3 tons and saving $1,220,338; and
  • Through 132 on-site multi-day Launch and Effective Collaboration onsite and online training courses, and 436 skill-building webinars we have trained 101,030 community leaders.

These community leaders have generated 34,625 local actions in 1,000+ cities and towns that save resources, build leaders and create local wealth. Three examples include:

  • Transition Sarasota’s “Suncoast Gleaning Project” has donated over 300,000 pounds of local produce to benefit their local food bank and the food insecure in their community;
  • Local 20/20’s “Local Investing Opportunities Network” (in Port Townsend, WA) has shifted $7.6 million into their local economy since 2008; and
  • Transition Milwaukee’s “Victory Garden Initiative” has planted over 4,000 gardens throughout their city.

Your support enables all this and more! For other inspiring examples of Transition in action, please check out our 2019 publication, 10 Stories of Transition in the US, as well as the more than 300 additional stories that have been posted to our blog here.

After a decade of building, our national Transition Movement is poised for another leap forward in its reach and impact. Consequently, for the next three years, Transition US will:

  • Deepen and further develop all of our educational training, networking, and neighborhood programs, as well as,
  • Continue to provide support for local Transition Initiatives, regional hubs, national working groups, and our Collaborative Design Council in ways simply too numerous to count;
  • Complete and launch our National Organizing Framework - a collaborative project with Regional Hubs and our Collaborative Design Council;
  • Develop a three-series Talk Training and national Speakers Bureau,
  • Pilot and nationally roll-out Ready Together, an emergency preparedness handbook and process that near-neighbors go through together to both get their households prepared, and build social cohesion right there on their street;
  • Plan, develop and convene a June 2020 National Gathering, “From What Is to What If: Reimagining and Rebuilding Our World” in Castleton, Vermont. This Gathering will bring together 300 dreamers, idealists, visionaries and activists from various walks of life, movements, organizations and efforts for three days of collaboration and knowledge-sharing;
  • Organize, facilitate and convene a Movement Strategy Summit following the National Gathering to foster deeper, on-going collaboration between leaders of both similar and diverse movements;
  • Inspire thousands of local food, water, and energy projects, through newsletters, stories, blogs, articles, presentations, and a podcast series called “Hope with Its Sleeves Rolled Up”;
  • Launch a New Website to showcase promising community sustainability models from varying constituencies, highlight local change-makers and offer resources and tools for building greater capacity and impact; and
  • Build regional hubs, learning cohorts and working groups focused on the new economy, inner resilience, emergency preparedness, and more.

Thank you for being a partner in realizing all of these efforts!

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

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PO Box 917
Sebastopol, CA 95473

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