Training for Transition -- Durham, NH

University of New Hampshire Durham , NH
Friday, August 13, 2010 - 5:00pm - Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 5:00pm

There are several ways to register, for further information please see visit or contact Emily at 207-399-9987, or email

Participants can make their payment via Paypal online, or by sending a check to:

36 Rosemont Ave
Portland, ME  04103

Pay what you feel you can afford.   This course is intended to be affordable to all.  Tuition is normally $200. If you can give extra money, your generosity will help those with lower incomes to attend.  If finances are stretched, but you care about your community and want to attend, then please do at whatever you feel you can afford.


We are currently looking at options for inexpensive lodging.  Call to find our further information.

Transition United States ( is offering the two-day Training for Transition course as developed by the Transition Network in England (,  The course is an in-depth experiential introduction to Transition for those considering bringing Transition to their community.  It is recommended for local communities wishing to become an internationally-recognized Transition Initiative.

At the Training for Transition course, you will:

  • Explore how the Transition process increases community resilience
  • Receive tools for community outreach, education and engagement
  • Learn how to summarize the Triple Challenge of Peak Oil, Climate, and Economic Instability in ways that move people to positive action
  • Understand and know how to work with obstacles that have prevented our communities from recognizing and positively responding to the challenge of energy transition
  • Experience ways that local social and economic community can be created and strengthened
  • Learn ways of creating a positive, shared vision for your community’s future
  • Receive support for becoming a Transition catalyst in your community
  • Connect with others who are helping your region transition to greater stability and security
  • Become a part of a rapidly growing positive, inspirational, global movement!

The course describes how to catalyze, build and facilitate a successful Transition Initiative. It is packed with imaginative and inspiring ways to engage your community, and delves into both the theory and practice of Transition that has worked so well in hundreds of communities in the U.K. and around the world.

Who should attend: 
People interested in learning about Transition Towns in greater depth and leaders already creating a Transition Initiative in their community


The course will be held in Nesmith Hall (room 119) at the University of New Hampshire.  The UNH campus is both beautiful and very walkable.  For those interested in taking a train, the Downeaster train station is a block away.  People will be able to buy lunch at the UNH DairyBar, located in the train station, or in nearby downtown Durham, a short walk away.

Participants are encouraged to do advance preparation as listed below:  

- Reading

- Viewing

Alastair Lough
Alastair Lough
(207) 399-9987

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