Transition Streets provides a curated guidebook to change, empowering neighbors with proven actions to conserve energy & water, reduce waste, & save money.
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.
Transition Streets brings neighbors together to implement simple household changes, turning fear into action & building community street by street.
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.
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.
Transition US and experts adapted the curriculum for US residents, made possible by widespread support through a collaborative crowdfunding campaign.
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!
Thank you so much for this program. It has truly strengthened and increased the resiliency of our small neighborhood by creating closer relationships with our neighbors and has given us a more positive outlook for the future! We can make a difference and support each other!"Logan – Charlottesville, VA
I've been looking for a good excuse to get to know my neighbors. I personally need a bit of incentive to save energy in my home. I'd love to start these conversations with the general public."Ben – Goshen, IN
The model feels like an excellent combination of hyper-local actions and community-wide involvement."Conrad – Newburyport, MA
I joined because I was interested in decreasing costs and my environmental footprint, and I’ve met a lot of people in my area that have similar interests. One thing I discovered during the energy evaluation was that one of my solar inverters had been offline for a month. That was useful to know!"Gawain – San Diego, CA
I am very interested and excited to bring this program to Transition Berkeley and our city because I know it will be a great catalyzer for building community and fostering the change we are seeking through the Transition movement.”Linda – Berkeley, CA
Energy curtailment is an important discussion that no other sustainability groups are talking about. This is a program that will eventually help network stronger, more well-defined neighborhood initiatives in Milwaukee. It can also work as an incubator to build onto the curriculum with locally specific resources and partnerships.Jessica – Milwaukee, WI
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Want to bring Transition Streets to your neighborhood, but need a little help getting started? We’ve pulled together a number of additional tools to help you get started: Documents: Outreach Guide – Tips for inviting your neighbors, engaging local media, and spreading the word about Transition Streets to your community. Facilitation Guides—Detailed agendas with facilitation […]
At the crossroads we’ve reached as a civilization — facing existential challenges like climate change, peak oil and economic instability — it has become clear that transformative action is needed. Sometimes, though, we don’t know where to begin. We’ve been encouraged by many of our great teachers and leaders to “think globally and act locally” […]