Profile: Transition Asheville

Photo courtesy of Transition Asheville.
Photo courtesy of Transition Asheville.

Transition Asheville is part of a growing international transition movement that provides a model for communities to engage in a co-creative process for building local resilience. We’re joining cities and towns from around the world to face the challenges of economic instability, climate change and fossil fuel dependency. There are hundreds of transition initiatives worldwide and Transition Asheville is the 88th such community in the US.

We are a small grassroots organization, as well as a network of ordinary folks focusing on the solutions to these great challenges of our time. We bring people together to re-localize our community in a number of ways. We raise awareness around local and global issues through various film series, themed potlucks, book study groups, skill-sharing workshops, public presentations and orientations.

We host public gatherings to bring community members together to share ideas, experiences and visions, finding common ground and next steps. Our website and e-newsletter help inform and connect people with current events, initiatives, opportunities and needs. Our members and friends spread the message and principles of resilience, sustainability, social equality and energy descent to existing work groups, coalitions, governments and organizations.

Transition Asheville is a community of people who understand that we can’t sit back and wait for someone else to do the work, provide the solutions or come to the rescue at the last moment.

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