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Good News From Transition

Our monthly newsletter containing updates from us at Transition US and the latest stories from the field.

New Official Transition Initiatives

Since our last newsletter, Transition Humboldt (the 148th official Transition Initiative in the US) has passed the torch to Cooperation Humboldt, and Transition Rochester (Minnesota), the Phoenixville Area Transition Community (in Pennsylvania), and Kingston NY Transition have become the 165th, 166th, and 167th official Transition Initiatives in the US respectively.

Welcoming Staff

Transition US is excited to announce the newest addition to the staff, Ratih Sutrisno as our Communications and Outreach Coordinator! We look forward to her support in helping Transition US clarify its message, broaden its reach, and energize Transition Movement here in the United States. Get to know her.

Thanks to You, We Reached Our Goal!

We successfully raised $8,492 in our crowdfunding campaign for Transition Streets On-A-Budget! Because of you, we are ready to start pilot-testing Transition Streets On-A-Budget in six geographically diverse areas!

Call for Pilots for Transition Streets On-A-Budget

We are looking for up to six coordinators from different parts of the country to pilot Transition Streets On-A-Budget. Each project coordinator is eligible for a $700 stipend. Learn more.

Register for Transition Thrive Online Training

Over the course of eight weekly sessions this September - November, participants will form mutually-supportive relationships with other participants, develop new abilities and knowledge, receive guidance for overcoming the specific challenges, and create a robust action plan to take their work to the next level. Learn more.

Transition U: An Invitation to Join a Network of Educators

Transition U is a space to share thoughts, materials, best practices, syllabi, and other resources for engaging students both inside and outside the classroom in learning about Transition. Join the network.

Holding What Is and Serving What Calls

On September 29, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm PST, Jul Bystrova, co-founder of the Inner Resilience Network, will offer a brief introductory talk on the physiology of the mind-body relationship and a 20-minute guided meditation on the “somatic holding process.” Register online for free.

Building Bridges: Healing Dialogue Series

Throughout this interactive online dialogue series October - November, we will deepen our understanding of ourselves and others and discuss ways we can cultivate relationships across cultural differences. Join this free dialogue.

Exclusive Pre-Order Discount for New Rob Hopkins Book, "From What Is to What If”

In this book, the founder of the international Transition Towns movement asks why true creative, positive thinking is in decline, asserts that it’s more important now than ever, and suggests ways our communities can revive and reclaim it. As a member of the Transition US community, you are eligible for an exclusive discount code! Order your copy.

10 Stories of Transition in the US

We published 10 inspiring stories chronicling the formation, challenges, and success of diverse and resilient Transition projects from all over the US. 10 Stories of Transition in the US is still available to purchase in print or download by donation!

Coming Soon: Transition Streets Water Saving Edition

The 4-chapter Transition Streets Water Saving Edition for California is close to completing its pilot phase and will be available this fall.

Stay Updated on "Ready Together"

"Ready Together: A Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Handbook" is a community preparedness program that is designed to help you and your community become ready for anything. Sign up for updates.

Global Climate Strike

This September, millions of us will walk out of our workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Demand climate justice.

Day of Sustainable Communities

The first North American Day of Sustainable Communities will be held on September 21, 2019Join the celebration of local communities taking action for a more regenerative, just, and inclusive world!

Responding to the Biodiversity Crisis: Permaculture and Sustainability Transition
"More than ever it has become important to stress solution-oriented approaches to sustainability transition, like permaculture, which can drive systemic transformation across different scales, from the grassroots level to international institutions."
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Responding with Love to a Civilization in Crisis
"The truth is, we need new cultures of practice that integrate personal and social transformation without maintaining a false divide between the inner and outer, as if they represented two totally different spheres."
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Seeing Color in Green Spaces: How to Increase Diversity in Conservation
"I wanted to make sure that no young brown person in the future with an interest in an environmental field had to exist in this disconnected workplace."
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