Rob Hopkins Visit

Transition founder Rob Hopkins made his first visit to the US in October 2013, with stops in New Orleans, Boston, Portland (ME), New York, Houston, Austin, San Francisco/Bay Area, Los Angeles/Southern California, and Milwaukee. 

If you weren't able to see him in person or join us for one of the online streamings, there are videos of his tour available online including:

Read Rob's blog posts about his time in the US.

Read what others have said about the tour:

Resilient Times, October 2020 - This is the online version of the future paper that we put together to accompany Rob's national tour, with contributions from across the country. Find out what the U.S. could look like in seven years if we keep Transitioning.

Thank you to all the individuals and groups involved in making this tour happen!


What's all the buzz about? Rob doesn't usually fly, but was asked to come to the US to speak with foundations about the power of local action to address the ecological and economic crises we face in light of passing 400 ppm... an invitation that's hard to refuse given what is at stake.

Rob's visit presents a unique opportunity to shine the spotlight on the Transition movement in the US, and we are working with Transitioners around the country to identify a few cities Rob can visit during his short trip that will have a game-changing impact on raising awareness, building partnerships, and leveraging funding for Transition in the US.

Want to get involved? Here's how:

1. Follow Transition US on Facebook or join the conversation on Twitter at #robsbigadventure and #ResilientUS 

2. Donate to our matching challenge campaign to support the costs of Rob's trip.

3. Send us your ideas on how Rob's visit can have the greatest impact.

4. Volunteer to help organize Rob's tour - in particular, we need help with fundraising, media outreach, and designing some snazzy new materials.

And in case you're wondering..."Who is Rob Hopkins?"

A British permaculture teacher, Rob launched the first Transition Initiative in Ireland in 2005. He has continued lending his energy, ideas, and voice to the Transition Movement as it grows and deepens around the world, in addition to working with his own community, Transition Totnes, to pioneer innovative Transition strategies and projects like REconomy and Transition Streets. Rob's new book, The Power of Just Doing Stuff, launched last month and already made it to the top of the Guardian's bestseller list.

Rob was the winner of the 2008 Schumacher Award, is an Ashoka Fellow and a Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, and was named by the Independent as one of the UK’s top 100 environmentalists. 

In the words of Bill McKibben:

“In the leaking ship that we’ve made of our planet, the Transition movement is like a flotilla of life rafts. And they’ve come not to pull us off the earth, but to help us patch it and make it right. There’s no one on earth who’s just done more stuff–and inspired more doing – than Rob Hopkins."

To learn more you can follow Rob on his blog or on Twitter @robintransition, check out his Ted Talk on Transitioning to a World Without Oil or this video on The Power of Just Doing Stuff, and of course, come hear Rob speak in a city near you in October!



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