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!

Start Transition Streets in Your Neighborhood!

Explore the Transition Streets Handbook
and get started in your community today!

Download the 7-chapter Transition Streets
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!
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Support Resources for Transition Streets

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 […]

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Check out this 1-minute animated video on Transition Streets!
Sep 2
Sep 2

Transition Streets Launches National Roll-Out

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” […]

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