Transition US Newsletter: Transition Streets Pilot, Regional Happenings, & more...


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In this Issue:
What's Happening in Transition
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Transition Launch Training

Upcoming Trainings:

Fairfax, VA
March 21-22

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. 

Effective Groups Training

The Art of Hosting     
Effective Groups is a dynamic and engaging 2-day skills-building training for individuals and teams which covers key skills for collaboration. Read more...

Learn about hosting a training>>



Economics of Happiness Conference

February 27- March 1, 2015
Portland, OR

Don't miss the Transition US Workshop: "Strengthening Your Neighborhood Through Transition Streets"

Use discount code TRANSITION10 for 10% off any ticket price



How to start Transition: Guide to Developing an Initiating Group

Part of Transition Network's new Support Offer to help Transition groups thrive.

Teleseminar Recording:
Policies for Shareable Cities

Yassi Eskandari of the Sustainable Economies Law Center shares how principles of the grassroots sharing economy can be applied to towns and cities in ways that strengthen local economies, empower the underserved, and increase community resilience.

Featured Media


Arise presents the stories of 14 extraordinary women in 5 countries who have initiated solution-oriented environmental projects in rural and urban communities alike, including Winona LaDuke, Majora Carter, Vandana Shiva, Starhawk, and many other amazing women (screened at the Totnes Transition Film Festival).


Volunteer Opportunities

We are on the lookout for volunteers to help collect stories and photos from Transition initiatives across the US. To get involved, please contact



We're looking forward to the year ahead of us, with plenty of exciting projects, collaborations, and movement-building in store! Read on to learn more...

What's Happening in Transition...

14 Communities Pilot Transition Streets!
From Berkeley to Bozeman, Milwaukee to Missoula, the Transition Streets pilot is underway, and already creating a buzz!

2014 Year in Review
Read the Transition US 2014 Year in Review for highlights of everything we accomplished together last year.

Mobilizing to Protect Seeds Shareable and the Sustainable Economies Law Center are working with seed librarians and Transition leaders to protect seed libraries across the country.

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  Stories from the Movement

Welcome Transition Manitou Springs, CO, the 153rd Official Transition Initiative!

Members of Transition Manitou Springs have been busy launching their community's only grocery store, Local First Grocer, a co-op.

Read local news coverage about the store's opening here.

Revive the Roots 2014 Year In Review
This group of young Transitioners has built a thriving food forest and community engagement program while modeling innovative options for housing and land access. Watch the 8 minute video below to learn more.

"Ishmael" comes full circle with Transition Lab After a second successful season of Transition Lab, founder Russell Evans received a powerful letter from author Daniel Quinn.

Transition Palo Alto, CA hosts quarterly Share Fair Share stories, skills, and stuff, or get your goods repaired!

Bringing Art of Hosting into City Planning Transition leaders in Northern California who had participated in Art of Participatory Leadership trainings teamed up with the Sebastopol Village Building Convergence for the Community Resilience World Cafe.

Transition Town: The Musical! Transitioners in the UK are running a crowdfunding campaign to create a musical celebrating Transition!

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


Webinars & Online Events


How Jamaica Plain is Building Working-Class Leadership in the New Economy
Tuesday, March 3
11:00am Pacific

How can potential leaders from underprivileged backgrounds tackle economic inequality and climate change when they spend most of their time trying to earn a decent living?

Learn from community organizer Carlos Espinoza-Toro about Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition’s successful fellowship program.



Regional Happenings

Teleseminar: Diversity & Social Justice: Transition for whom, and to what end?

Thursday, January 29
7:00pm EST/4:00pm PST

Join us for the first part of a 2015 TeleSeminar series hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Transition Hub (MATH).

The series will respond to and explore critiques of the Transition Movement raised in a paper by Simplicity Institute called The Transition Movement: Questions of Diversity, Power and Affluence.

*For a taste of what will be covered in the Teleseminar, listen to this Transition Culture podcast on "The Power to Convene" with MATH convener Pamela Boyce Simms.*


Save the Date: New England Regional Transition & Resilience Gathering

Saturday, March 21
10am - 4pmEST
Home Healthcare Hospice & Community Services Conference Rm
312 Marlboro St, 
Keene, NH

Join groups and individuals from around New England in Keene, NH to share stories, lessons, and inspiration. It’s becoming a proud New England tradition to hold these gatherings to support our local work creating equitable and sustainable communities. Read more about previous gatherings here.

Want to help plan the gathering? Email to get involved. More information and registration link coming soon.


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