Transition Stories

The Transition Initiative: Changing the Scale of Change

Article by Jay Griffiths, "The Transition Initiative: Changing the scale of change," published in the July/August 2009 issue of Orion magazine. (original article)


A WHILE AGO, I heard an American scientist address an audience in Oxford, England, about his work on the climate crisis. He was precise, unemotional, rigorous, and impersonal: all strengths of a scientist.

Transition in the news | North Bay Bohemian

A recent article by Alastair Bland featuring Transition Sebastopol, the 9th Official US Transition Inititiative, "Cheer Up, It's Going to Get Worse: Transition communities gear up for society's collapse with a shovel and a smile," Thu, Jun 17, 2009 in the North Bay Bohemian (read online).

Transition Santa Cruz in the News

Here's an excerpt from an article by Alastair Bland featuring Transition Santa Cruz, the 6th Official US Transition Inititiative, "Santa Cruz Group Gears Up for Life After Cheap Oil," published Thurs. June 18, 2009:

Letter from Bill McKibben of to the Transition Community

Dear friends in the Transition Movement:

As some of you know, I spend much of my time writing about the need to end global warming and help transform our planet to local economies. Therefore, of course, I’ve spent most of the last several months crisscrossing the globe by jet, which makes me a) a hypocrite, and b) tired. But I’ve done it because we’re trying desperately to organize a real grassroots global response to climate change—, with its global day of action on Oct. 24.

Transition Hohenwald: Rural Community Targets Energy Efficiency

By Jennifer Dauksha-English

The small town of Hohenwald Tennessee, population of around 4000 people, is taking small steps at greening up the community.  Since 2006 a group of dedicated volunteers have been hosting events building on Hohenwald’s efforts to make Lewis County greener, safer, and more economically viable.  This group, the Sonnenschein Green Initiative (SGI), focuses on proactively supporting local economic and community development strategies (LECD).

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