Transition Snoqualmie Valley formed when a group of friends from several valley towns were discussing ways they could respond, on a local level, to the issues of economic crisis, climate change and peak oil. The group learned of the Transition Towns movement begun in Great Britain, which has spread to hundreds of cities and towns worldwide. There are currently 153 official transition towns in the United States (TSV was #90!) and many more in the formative stage. This movement represents a promising way of engaging people and communities to take the re-localization actions required to create community resilience.
What is Transition?
The Transition movement represents one of the most promising ways of engaging people and communities to take the far-reaching actions that are required to mitigate the effects of peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis. Furthermore, these relocalization efforts are designed to result in a life that is more fulfilling, more socially connected and more equitable than the one we have today.
Who are we?
This site was created to facilitate communication among all the people in the Snoqualmie Valley who are interested in learning about and exploring the Transition Model as a way to assist our community. As of May 2011, we’ve been recognized as the 90th Transition Initiative by by Transition United States, and have finalized our non-profit status.
We’re all searching for answers…
From Transition Washington State: “Transition Initiatives make no claim to have all the answers, but by building on the wisdom of the past 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 based on localized food, sustainable energy sources, resilient local economies and an enlivened sense of community well-being.”
For a nice essay on the Transition Initiative movement, read “The Transition Initiative: Changing the scale of change” on Orion Magazine.
Need to contact us about an event or organization? You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can send mail to us at:
Transition Snoqualmie Valley
PO Box 397
Carnation, WA 98014.
You can also visit us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/146791205356138/