Soundtrack for a Revolution: Music & Transition Streets

I’ve been thinking a lot about the role of music and art in creating social change. Part of what led me to Transition was listening to the music of Cat Stevens and Simon & Garfunkel and realizing they knew something about human potential that isn’t present in mainstream culture. And I’ve seen how art can stir up a provocative conversation about energy use and climate change in a way hard data can’t.
Singer Jeanna Collet backs Transition Streets

Music and art can communicate complex concepts in a way that is accessible, fun, and empowering. That's why I’m excited one of our favorite Transition musicians, Jeanna Dickerson Collett of Medicine for the People, is supporting the national roll-out of Transition Streets with a special perk for our crowdfunding campaign.

For a $12 contribution to the Transition Streets crowdfunding campaign, you’ll be investing in a project that uniquely brings people together in their own neighborhoods to take practical action, explore the systemic challenges we face, and unleash their collective genius… AND you’ll receive an MP3 download of one of Jeanna’s original songs.

You’ll be singing along to the soundtrack of revolution in more ways than one!

What are your ideas for bringing music and art into Transition?

Marissa Mommaerts, Transition US Communications Manager (

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