So you have learned a little (or a lot) about the challenges and opportunities of peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis and want to start a Transition Initiative in your community. Congratulations, you are embarking on a truly critical and exciting path. Many initiatives have told us that they cherish their formal status, and are very proud of having reached that point. By registering with Transition US you are also playing a critical role in allowing us to paint an accurate picture of the movement. Below you will learn about how simple it is to apply for your "official" status.
Transition initiatives on all scales (other than national ones) typically go through a succession of stages, as follows.
Put Yourself (and your new Transition Initiative) on the Map
An important step in the process is getting included in the global Transition Network database (if you haven't alreadydone so). This repository hosts the growing number of people, initiatives, and projects. As the US hub, Transition US actively uses this website for managing the process of becoming "official" so by creating your profiles you will be well on your way.