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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 Transition 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.

        Societys activities are rapidly damaging Earths 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 community well-being. 

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.


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Linnea Saby is Transition Greensboros 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, well 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 tax purposes.

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.


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.




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