A recent survey commissioned by Post Carbon Institute found that leading US municipalities already have a much more sophisticated understanding of resilience involving economic, energy, and social challenges—and they're putting it into action through policies, regulations, and programs.
What's new in Transition?
This month Transition took the US by storm! In 17 days, Transition Founder Rob Hopkins visited 13 cities across the US to make the case for investing in local action - the culmination of months spent organizing a national Transition awareness tour to coincide with Rob's first visit to the US.
The energy of Rob's visit rocked Transition efforts across the country - reaching new audiences; building capacity of hosting teams; fostering collaboration with community organizations, businesses, and local government; and increasing connectivity between TIs at the regional and national levels.
One major theme emerging in the wake of Rob's visit is the role of Transition in building the new economy and creating livelihoods. Transition US is excited to begin exploring a US roll-out of Transition Network's Reconomy
For more tour highlights, watch videos of the public events at Tufts University and in Oakland, read one of Rob's blog posts about the trip, check out Rob's interviews with Grist, Alternet, and Uprising Radio, and stay tuned for more coverage!
We are deeply grateful to and inspired by the local hosting teams who pulled out all the stops to make the tour a huge success, and we're excited to build off that momentum to take Transition in the US to the next level!
Photos (from top): Just Doing Stuff Fair in Pasadena, Brew City Abundance Bash in Milwaukee (courtesy Carol Kraco, Kraco Photography), Rob Hopkins in Times Square (courtesy of Asher Miller), Organizing for Resilience event in Oakland, Transition Milwaukee core team (courtesy Carol Kraco, Kraco Photography).
Initiatives in Action!
This month we welcome the 142nd and 143rd Official Transition Initiatives - Transition Longmeadow, Massachusetts and Transition Livingston
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Webinars & Online Events
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