Tag Archives: Transition

Get Small to Go Big: How Howard County MD Launched a Transition Initiative

“People are so busy and over-committed, but meeting in a home with friends and food to talk informally – that can really be a game-changer.”

Transition US

Resilience Circles and Transition Initiatives often work closely together to build personal and community resilience. We share similar assumptions about the economy, the environment, and both the challenges and opportunities of this moment in history. Read this blog post by Chuck Collins at YES! Magazine for more. Webinar The Resilience Circle Network co-sponsored a webinar […]

Transition Initiatives + Resilience Circles = Better Together

Watch a recording of our July 12 webinar with Transition US below, featuring Carolyne Stayton, Executive Director of Transition US and Chuck Collins, member of the Resilience Circle Network and Senior Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies.  We also hear from two folks using both approaches in their communities: Conrad Willemon in Newburyport, MA, and Ralph Schmoldt in Portland, OR. Download […]

Take Heart. Take Action. Take the 350 Home and Gardening Challenge!

What will you do this May 14 and 15? Choose an action in the areas of food, water, energy, or community building. Register your action with Transition US and see what others around the world will be doing!

Transition US

Transition US provides inspiration, encouragement, support, networking, and training for Transition Initiatives across the United States.

Rocky Times Ahead: Are You Ready?

Can forming a small group like a Common Security Club really make a difference, when the problems we face seem so overwhelming? History tells us it can.

Learning to Live on Less

Instead of hoarding their possessions or knowledge during a time of vulnerability, the participants in a “Resource Sharing Group” opened themselves up and discovered a new source of abundance in each other.

January 9 – Newburyport, MA Kicks off “Seacoast Community Empowerment Circles”

An Introduction to Community Empowerment Circles With Chuck Collins Sunday, January 9, 4 PM, with Community Potluck to Follow First Parish Church of Newbury 20 High Road — Rt. 1A Newbury, MA 01951 Sponsored by Central Congregational Church (UCC), First Parish Church, First Religious Society of Newburyport (UU), New Eden Collaborative, Pennies for Poverty:2 Cents […]

Transition Towns and Common Security Clubs

Transition Towns and Common Security Clubs can help us navigate a changing economy and environment. Clubs provide the small group support for individual change in a local transition organizing effort.