Our purpose is to foster vibrant and resilient community—in the face of rising energy-prices, climate change, and economic instability—by empowering one another to share our skills and gifts, and create a better life for all.
WHAT IS TRANSITION AMHERST?
We are a group of folks from around Amherst, MA, who work together to build strong community and have fun. We anticipate that our lives will be strongly affected by changing global and local economic, environmental and energy circumstances. We believe that we can work to prepare for these changes!
We are committed to supporting each other, our town, and surrounding communities through concrete, thoughtful planning and events, applying what we’ve learned from Transition and other social movements.
Our group has:
~ offered a film series
~ hosted book discussion groups
~ participated in numerous community events
~ offered workshops on canning and preserving food
~ presented a workshop on building a solar oven
~ and another one on winter bicycling
~ participated in local sustainability festivals
~ helped people to prepare emotionally and physically for changing times
…and much more!
Instead of idly despairing, we actively grow and expand our community, and we are not alone! There are +100 Transition towns, cities and regions in the US. (we know: Amherst is the 102nd )
Amherst Transition Town Initiating Group meets on alternate Thursdays from 7 – 9pm, preceded by a book discussion and potluck dinner at 6:15. We meet at the home of Bernard and Patty Brennan: Amethyst Farm on Northeast Street. Before coming, please confirm meeting time and date by e-mailing the Amherst Initiating Group.
Please browse our website to see how you can be a part of Transition Amherst. There are endless opportunities for you to offer your insights and skills. Come along and be empowered to build community with us!