About Transition Greensboro
We are citizens
living in Greensboro, NC,
who are aware of the challenges facing us in light of dwindling resources, climate
change, and economic instability. We are intent on inspiring,
supporting, and learning from each other as we consider, adopt, adapt,
and implement initiatives in our neighborhoods and communities, based on
the world-wide Transition Network, which includes several
initiatives in the US.
The Transition approach empowers communities to
squarely face the challenges of living in a world where:
It is becoming more expensive to extract
dwindling supplies of petroleum oil and other resources upon which our
culture is increasing dependent for processes and products.
Society’s activities are rapidly damaging
Earth’s ecosystems and instigating unprecedented climate change.
Local, national, and global economies are
stressed and not fulfilling the needs of their constituents.
Working together, people in communities can unleash
their collective genius to find the answers to drastically reduce their
carbon usage, significantly rebuild resilience, and strengthen their local
economies. Our efforts attempt to
reach all those aspects of life that our community needs in order to
sustain itself and thrive.
Transition initiatives make no claim to have all the
answers, but by building on the wisdom of the past and present and
accessing the pool of ingenuity, skills, and determination in our
communities, the solutions can readily emerge. Now is the time for us to
take stock and start re-creating our future in ways that are not based on
cheap, plentiful, and polluting oil but on localized food, sustainable
energy sources, resilient local economies, and an enlivened sense of
Please explore the information on the other pages of
our website to learn about our local events and activities, view our
newsletter, and access various resources of interest.
Linnea Saby is Transition Greensboro’s youth coordinator for
this spring. She will help out Transition Greensboro by organizing
youth-focused outreach events and networking with local college campuses. Linnea graduated from Guilford
College in December, 2011, with
a degree in Environmental Studies and Religious Studies.
How we are organized
Currently, we have
an Initial Working Group (IWG) that usually meets twice a month to organize
our activities and plan for upcoming events.
Our initial goals
are to develop awareness in Greensboro about the issues
of concern and collaborate with other groups that are working toward
similar goals. We have regular potlucks and educational classes to achieve
these goals (see the Events page for more details).
Eventually, as our
membership grows, we’ll form working groups that focus on topics of
concern. A representative from each
working group will join the Steering Committee, which will govern the
activities of Transition Greensboro.
During 2012, we
will be seeking official status from Transition US, and deciding how to
establish our organization as a non-profit corporation in North Carolina, and exploring the
opportunity to become a 501(3)c organization for
We intend to
collaborate closely with individuals and members of various other groups,
organizations, and businesses who are concerned about the future of the
people and communities of Greensboro. Anyone is welcome
to attend our IWG meetings.
Please use the
information at the top right corner of this page to contact a member of the
IWG or to obtain the dates and times of the upcoming meetings.
STAY IN TOUCH
If you would like to stay abreast of our progress and
activities, please sign up for our periodic newsletter by joining as a member of our
website or sending an e-mail to our address shown in the top right
corner of this page.