The Transition Movement started in England, came to the US and has spread around the world. Transition is about building local resiliency in your community, by supporting local businesses, putting into place local alternatives to corporations that take money out of our local economy and give little in return.
We can make our communities less susceptible or dependent on external economic and political systems that are not looking out for the best interest of the communities in which we live.
Transition has proven that ordinary people can be the example of what can be done to address climate change, peak oil, national and multi-national influence, ineffective government, etc. People planning and acting together at a grass roots level have made things happen, large and small to make changes in their local communities while working with local authorities to show what can be done and improve everyone's lives in the process in a positive way.
Transition takes on many forms and is created fresh in each community to address the needs of that particular community. Shaped by the people and resources available to it.
If you are interested in empowering yourself and others to do the things that you wish were going on at the state and national levels then this is the place to do it. You don't have to wait, hope and pray that someone will do what obviously needs to be done. It is up to us to take make the changes that needed. You can make your own life a little better with the things you learn and do and can also make a difference in your community. By building relationships with our neighbors and working together we will address many of the problems that face our society such as crime, joblessness and poverty just as bi-products.
If you want to learn and be a part of the solution to tackle some of the profound issues that face all of us, then come and join this group right here in your own area, Spring, TX.