Beverly (Pitzer) Markiewicz stumbled into the Transition Handbook at a local bookstore in 2009 while also immersing herself in the Permaculture Design Course in her home city of San Francisco. She was already concerned about the issues of Climate Change and passionate about responsible stewardship of our natural resources, and becoming involved with Transition San Francisco's initiating group in 2009 provided Beverly with a community of people working towards the same goals. Beverly continues to be actively involved in the TransitionSF's steering committee and in Transition Northern California's regional conference. In addition to her involvement in Transition, Beverly is the Local Clean Energy Alliance intern with the Oakland based non-profit, Bay Localize. In this role, Beverly coordinates the Clean Energy & Jobs Oakland campaign with the goal of establishing a community choice energy program in the East Bay that provides benefits to the community such as good, clean jobs, competitive utility rates, and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Beverly is also the founder of a new video production organization called Tree Ring Productions that provides strategy, filming, and editing for crowdfunding campaign videos and other awareness videos for grassroots organizations and individual change makers.