Vision, Mission, and Strategic Action Plans

Vision
Our vision is that every community in the United States has engaged its collective creativity to unleash an extraordinary and historic transition to a future beyond fossil fuels; a future that is more vibrant, abundant and resilient; one that is ultimately preferable to the present.

 

Mission
Transition US is a resource and catalyst for building resilient communities across the United States that are able to withstand severe energy, climate or economic shocks while creating a better quality of life in the process. We will accomplish our mission by inspiring, encouraging, supporting, networking and training individuals and their communities as they consider, adopt, adapt, and implement the Transition approach to community empowerment and change.

The Transition approach is based on four key assumptions:

  1. That life with dramatically lower energy consumption is inevitable, and that it’s better to plan for it than to be taken by surprise.
     
  2. That our communities currently lack resilience.
     
  3. That we have to act collectively, and we have to act now to build community resilience and prepare for life without fossil fuels.
     
  4. That by unleashing the collective genius of our communities it is possible to design new ways of living that are more nourishing, fulfilling and ecologically sustainable.

 

Strategic Action Goals

  1. To raise awareness of the need to work together to build resilience in the face of fossil fuel depletion, climate change and economic crises.
     
  2. To support the emergence and growth of Transition Initiatives and leaders in all regions of the United States.
     
  3. To mirror the diversity of the United States in Transition Initiatives by supporting Initiatives' efforts to include all major cultural and demographic segments of their local communities.
     
  4. To support the continued development and delivery of high quality education, training and consulting in support of the advancement of the Transition Movement in the United States.
     
  5. To achieve financial sustainability for Transition US and Transition Initiatives in the United States.

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