Transition Stories

Welcome Transition Houston

Transition Houston is the 40th official Transition Initiative in the US.

Transition Houston joined the ranks of local coordinating hubs serving large cities, as it received its official status on Labor Day.  Houston is the US’ fourth-largest city, with a population of 2.2 million residents (and more than 5 million in the larger metro area), and is challenged by its sprawling nature, hot/humid climate, and reliance on the automobile.

The Buck Slows Here

We must bring money back down to earth.

It might have sounded far-fetched even a year ago.  But today, surrounded by the politics of a trillion dollar bail out, it has a different ring.  It has the ring of common sense in a world that is coming to realize that there is such a thing as intermediation that is too complex and money that is too fast.There is such a thing as money that is too fast.  

News from Transition Whidbey

Our Transition Initiative (TI) started in August of 2007 after a group of about 25 people came together to hear about what was happening in a small town in the UK called Totnes.  From our overseas visitor, we learned about Totnes’ plans to “relocalize” and thought, “We’ve got an island with clearly defined boundaries, an engaged population that cares about our community, lots of potential for rural farming, and a supportive local government.  Let’s give it a try!” 

Peak Moment TV

Peak Moment TV began producing videos supporting transition and relocalization in 2005 when they taped Steve Andrews and Richard Heinberg presenting on peak oil. Their recent interview with TUS co-founder Jennifer Gray on "The Transition Movement Comes to America" introduces the transition model in an animated, information-packed half-hour conversation. In between, Peak Moment TV has produced more than 20 presentation DVDs and 150 Peak Moment Conversations, all great presentation tools for community education.

October 24 - Day of Climate Action. What is Your Transition Initiative doing?

by Joanne Poyourow of Transition LA

Our friends over at are organizing an international Day of Climate Action on Saturday October 24.  So far, people in more than 100 nations are taking part -— it's shaping up to be to be the biggest day of grassroots action on global warming ever.  But they're hoping for it to be much larger.  Here at Transition US, we came up with an idea:  what if Transition Initiatives joined in?

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