The Transition Streets Approach

Save Money and Resources

Transition Streets provides a curated guidebook to change, empowering neighbors with proven actions to conserve energy & water, reduce waste, & save money.

Build Community Resilience

As we face the increasing impacts of climate change, now is the time to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels by taking local action to create real global change.

One Street at a Time

Transition Streets brings neighbors together to implement simple household changes, turning fear into action & building community street by street.

The Transition Streets Handbook

A seven-session handbook (loaded with 100+ pages of actions, tips, and facts) that empowers neighbors to improve household energy efficiency, reduce waste and water use, explore transportation options, and eat healthy, local food.

The Transition Streets Story

  • 2005

    Transition Towns Start a Movement

    A community response to climate change, resource depletion, and economic instability, Transition began in the UK in 2005 and has since spread to more than 1200 communities and 44 countries around the world.

  • 2010

    Taking Transition to the Streets

    Transition Streets was conceived and piloted in the UK as part of the global Transition Towns Movement. Within that first year 468 households participated in the project, each saving an average of 1.3 tons of CO2 and $938 on their bills annually.

  • 2014

    Transition Streets Comes to the US

    Transition US and experts adapted the curriculum for US residents, made possible by widespread support through a collaborative crowdfunding campaign.

  • 2015

    Transition Streets US Launch

    Twelve US Cities have already piloted Transition Streets, sparking the excitement of neighbors, city governments, and local media who glimpse the possibility of a joyful and abundant low carbon future. Transition Streets is spreading to neighborhoods across the US, including yours!

Your Impact, Your Savings

Projections based upon current participating groups.
Lbs Carbon Reduced
Per Household Per Year
Average Dollars Saved
Per Household Per Year
Total Lbs Carbon
Saved So Far
Pilot Initiatives in
Cities Across the US

Impact Map

Our 12 Pilot Transition Street Initiatives. Make your mark today!

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Handbook, Facilitation Guides and more!

· FREE for Official Transition Initiatives
· $20 for community groups & individuals
· $200 - $1,000 for businesses

Transition Streets News

Explore the latest and greatest updates from Transition Streets in our blog! Read more below, and join the Transition US Movement!
Jun 171
Jun 171

Transition Streets – Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

Transition Streets was launched by Transition Town Totnes, UK in 2009. Since then, more than 550 households in the Totnes area have participated in the program, 38% of them with low disposable incomes. Transition Streets has proven very successful in Totnes, with households cutting their bills by an average of $900/year and reducing their carbon emissions […]

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Photo and video by Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego.  
A group of mid-city residents has found a new strategy for coping with drought. They've formed a support group of sorts for neighbors interested in conservation.
Jun 181
Jun 181

Transition Streets – News from the Pilot Frontier!

Melinda Roth, Jamie Edmonds, Leslie Edmonds, Jonathan Kelly, Kerri Kelly, Aleksei Naumov and Gawain Tomlinson are pictured during a meeting in Naumov’s Oak Park backyard, April 21, 2015. The group discussed how they’re saving water and energy in their homes. Photo and video by Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego. In May of this year, […]

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