Transition Stories

Transition Town Ashland - A Year in Photos

Like many Transition Initiatives, Transition Town Ashland has had a busy year. Members helped to organize several community events including an Earth Day fair, Fourth of July parade, 350 day and Skill Share Fair, and also hosted regular transition workshops and meetings.

For more information about Transition Town Ashland's upcoming meetings and ongoing projects, visit

Here is a peak at Transition Town Ashland's 2009 in photos...

Sandpoint Transition Initiative One Year Anniversary

Sandpoint Transition Initiative in Idaho was the second official transition initiative in the U.S. to join the international Transition Network. Since then, the number of transition initiatives in the US has grown to 53 and 265 worldwide.

On November 14th, 2008, Sandpoint Transition Initiative held their Great Unleashing. Michael Brownlee of Transition Boulder County delivered the keynote address to the full house at the Panida Theatre in downtown Sandpoint.

Holiday Greetings from Sustainable Berea

A holiday message from Richard Olson of Sustainable Berea and a recap of projects from 2009:

The holidays often seem busier than the “regular” year, but occasionally they provide some quiet time for reflection on the year past. Our recent cold weather has reminded me of the January ice storm and the loss of electricity. With the grid down, there were a lot of cold houses, frozen pipes, bare shelves and closed stores, and uncomfortable people.

Transition Carrboro - Chapel Hill: The Transition Tree

Members of Transition Carrboro - Chapel Hill in North Carolina put together a beautiful mobile tree float for the Holiday Parade which took place along Main Street in Carrboro, NC, on December 12th, 2009. Tim Peck of the Transition group steering committee describes how the project came to life, what the tree represents, and the role of art in transition.

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Exploring Transition in Copenhagen + Vigils Worldwide

We thought we'd recap some of the events that took place over the past couple weeks around COP15 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Several Transition Initiatives organized vigils as part of a massive global rally of support for strong binding action on climate change. Members of the Transition Network also participated in sessions in Copenhagen at the Klimaforum '09, held alongside COP15.

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