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Rolling-out Transition Streets in communities all across the US!
Maggie Fleming
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Sebastopol, California
United States
11 Team Members

Introducing Transition Streets

Transition Streets is a tried-and-tested project where we come together with neighbors to implement simple no-cost and low-cost actions. These actions cut household energy use, reduce water and waste, change how we eat and transport ourselves, and strengthen our neighborhoods at the same time.


Transition US is adapting the UK program and will launch the American version of Transition Streets this fall.

How Streets Works:

A handful of neighbors get together for 7 meetings, during which they follow clear and easy steps from a user-friendly workbook.  The focus is on low-cost (or no-cost) actions that result in lowering both expenses and carbon footprint.

A Transition Streets facilitator, someone who has been through training, leads the first meeting to ensure that the sessions get off to a good start.

This popular program has been very successful in Transition Town Totnes, England and beyond.

This project: SAVES MONEY - Households cut their bills by an average of $1,000/year. REDUCES carbon emissions by 1.3 tons! BUILDS COMMUNITY - Just as important were the side benefits: neighbors formed a rich social bond and glimpsed what a low-carbon future might resemble - and they liked it!

Why We Need Transition Streets

Many people take individual actions to reduce their energy use and their consumption of resources, But is it enough? Others want to make changes, but they don’t know how or where to begin. Transition Streets provides an empowering format and an enjoyable process for working together to significantly increase individual and collective impacts, and really make a difference.

Why We Need Funding

-Workbook licensing fee

-Facilitator training

-Adapting the workbook to be U.S. specific



-Data collection tool

-Peer-support TeleSalons

Important note for friends of partnering Transition groups: This campaign is a collaboration with Transition groups across the country. If your local Transition group is planning to launch Transition Streets in your locale and you want 50% of your net contribution to go there - please indicate the name of the Transition group in the comment field  (found along the menu bar near the top of the page). Thank you!

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    The Un-Perk

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    Marissa's seed ball recipe

    Marissa's magical seed ball recipe. Why this recipe? Because everything Marissa does has a hint of the poetically possible in it.

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    Jeanna Collet song

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    In Transition 2.0 DVD

    "In Transition 2.0" is an inspirational, international immersion into the global phenomenon that is the Transition Movement.

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    Transition Timeline Book

    Written by Shaun Chamberlin (with forward by Rob Hopkins), this book is a map of what we as a society are facing and the different pathways forward. Choose the right path!

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    Cecile Andrews Teleseminar

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    Thinking like a Garden

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    Streetfilms: Beyond the Auto

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    Recordings of Visionionaries

    Listen to 10 MP3 recordings of Visionaries - from Transition US's archives. These recordings are geared toward an iPod/phone or other audio player for on-the-go listening and include: Rob Hopkins, on the global Transition Movement; Marco Vangelisti on the economy; Janelle Orsi on cooperatives and community enterprises; Jon Young on culture repair; Joanna Macy on the great turning; and more!

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    Transition US podcast

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    Kill A Watt meter

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    Vegetable Gardener's Guide

    Christopher Shein’s Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture highlights everything you need to know to start living resiliently; how to create healthy soil; productive food gardens that are beautiful & how to share the bounty with others. These are copies signed by the maestro himself. For more information about Christopher and his work: http://wildheartgardens.com/

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    Community Resilience Guides

    These 3 inspiring guides are courtesy of Post Carbon Institute: 1. Local Dollars, Local Sense - Michael Shuman. Shift trillions of regular Americans' dollars from Wall Street casinos and into local economies 2. Power From the People - Greg Pahl. Move from centralized, highly polluting, wasteful and non-renewable energy and empower local communities with their own energy sources 3. Rebuilding the Foodshed - Philip Ackerman-Leist. Individuals and local organizations build food security

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    Autographed - Hopkins book!

    The Power of Just Doing Stuff –autographed by author Rob Hopkins. The power of local action to create a healthier, more resilient world is celebrated in this book by the co-founder of the Transition movement.

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    Indigenous Designs clothing

    Indigenous Designs makes women's and men's clothing that honors both people and planet. Winner of the 2013 global Source Awards for Sustainable Fashion, Indigenous was acknowledged for outstanding leadership in supporting fair trade, eco-products and great fashion. With a donation of $100 to Transition Streets, you can choose to receive a $60 Indigenous Designs gift certificate. For more info about this innovative company: http://www.indigenous.com/about-indigenous

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    2-Nights at Sierra Cabin, CA

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    Laguna Beach weekend

    A 2-night weekend stay in Laguna Beach, California in this unique green designer/built home, minutes from the beach in one of the most beautiful beach resort towns in the world. You won’t want to leave! This Permaculture-inspired beauty has 4 bedrooms/baths, two large decks and is nestled in nature and a Permaculture food forest. Generously provided to Transition US by Chris Prelitz, Transition Laguna co-founder author of Green Made Easy. More info here: http://www.vrbo.com/350359

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    A week on Peaks Island, Maine!

    Week-long stay at Island Micro Farm on Peaks Island, Maine; a one-acre Permaculture farm situated a 20-minute ferry ride away from Portland on an island teaming with natural beauty. The island's 4-mile circumference can be easily walked or biked. Beautiful, inspiring and sleeps 8! (availability restricted to Sept/Oct or May/June). Graciously provided to Transition US by the owner. More info & reviews here: http://www.vrbo.com/351084

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