Transition US Newsletter: This Changes Everything. So now what? (March)


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In this Issue:
What's Happening in Transition
Volunteer Opportunities
Get Involved
Take Action




Transition Launch Training

Upcoming Trainings:

Albuquerque, NM
April 10-11

Transition LAUNCH is an in-depth experiential introduction to the ideas, process and practices that have inspired tens of thousands of people and catalyzed a global Transition network. 

Learn about hosting a training>>

Online Launch Training in Spanish

The first online LAUNCH training in Spanish begins May 5th!

Learn more and register.


Art of Hosting

The Northern California Participatory Leadership Practice Series begins April 12. Learn more...


Teleseminar Recording:
How Jamaica Plain is Building Working Class Leadership in the New Economy

Director of Community Organizing Carlos Espinoza-Toro provides an overview of JPNET's successful fellowship program. 

Transition Health Check

A tool from Transition Network to help measure the health of your Transition Initiative.

Guide to Communicating Climate Change Impacts

This new guide from Climate Access helps you shift the climate conversation to a focus on preparing for and reducing the threat of climate disruption.

How to Depave: the Guide to Freeing Your Soil

What you should know before you start turning parking lots into gardens.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are on the lookout for volunteers to help organize this year's Community Resilience Challenge. To get involved, please contact



This month we highlight innovative work from across the movement: Transition Lab, Repair Cafés, "All Things Mortal," the Transition Health Check, and more!

What's Happening in Transition...

This Changes Everything. So now what?
A practical, radical, and cash-free plan to build the capacity and diversity of our movement.

Living Abundantly on 10%
Lessons for living on 10% of the resources the average American consumes, from one of the most successful ecovillages in the US.

Update: Transition Streets & Community Resilience Challenge Learn how to get involved in these fun, resilience-building, people-powered projects, coming to a community near you this May!

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  Stories from the Movement

Welcome to the 154th Transition Initiative,
Transition NYC!

Repair Cafés Rock LA Area
Transition Pasadena's award-winning Repair Café was featured in this month's LA Times, and Transition Culver City is hosting a Westside Regional Repair Café next month in partnership with their timebank and local government!

Transition Wayland Launches "All Things Mortal" A series of discussions, workshops, and even field trips aimed to explore our most taboo topic - death and dying - with humor and sensibility.

Transition Sarasota Founder Featured in the "Millennial 6"
Don Hall, Transition Trainer & "Locavore Legend," receives some well-deserved recognition as one of Southwest Florida's top young social and environmental leaders.

Bioneers Plenary Talks Inspire Community Conversation Transition Woodstock, NY hosts critical discussions on watersheds, rights of nature, collaboration with local government, and more.

NERT-ing Out The New England Resilience & Transition Network's fifth regional gathering brought together 50 organizers from six states to share stories and best practices for building regional resilience.

FreeStore Builds Community
If you visit the FreeStore opened last spring by Transition Town Media, PA,  you might leave with a new book, toy, or even better, that "infectious feeling of friendliness, sharing and neighborly generosity."

Interested in starting an Initiative? Browse the initiatives map and learn more about becoming an Official Transition Initiative!


Webinars & Online Events


Building More Effective Core Teams
Wednesday, April 8
11:00am Pacific

How do we build structures to steward engagement and create spaces for strategic and inclusive work without the "tyranny of inclusion" stopping us from moving?

Join Art of Hosting Trainer Chris Corrigan to learn about principles and structures for planning inviting and working with core teams who oversee and host larger engagement projects.

Circle Forward Governance for Resilience
Tuesday, April 21
11:00am Pacific

Do a few voices dominate your meetings?

  • Do you sometimes leave meetings wondering what was accomplished?
  • Could your Transition groups be much more effective than they are now?

Join Circle Forward founders John Buck and Tracy Kunkler for an introduction to the principles of good governance and an experiential taste of the transformative Circle Forward system.

DIY Policymaking for Resilient Communities
Tuesday, April 21
11:00am Pacific

Transition US is co-sponsoring this important webinar hosted by the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC).

SELC’s Christina Oatfield, Yassi Eskandari, Neil Thapar, and Janelle Orsi will present a road-map to passing high-impact policies, share their experiences introducing and passing legislation, and lead the participants in developing their personal policymaking goals and plans.



Let's mobilize of thousands of new residents, create innumerable sustainability actions provide the community networks and cross-sector collaborations needed to Transition our towns and cities across the US.

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Transition US is a nonprofit organization that provides inspiration, encouragement, support, networking, and training for Transition Initiatives across the United States. We are working in close partnership with the Transition Network, a UK based organization that supports the international Transition Movement as a whole.


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