Tallahassee (Transition Initiative)
Transition Tallahassee is an upstarting community organization that focuses on three issues: peak oil, climate change, and the economic crisis accompanying peak oil.
We work to raise awareness in the Tallahassee community about these three pressing issues, as well as to aid and initiate local alternative infrastructure that will help smooth the transition away from fossil fuel energy, mitigating climate change and easing economic hardship in the process.
We strive to create a network of concerned community members and people with skills and knowledge that can help us make this much-needed transition.
We work at the community-level, and believe that relocalizing economy and building strong local communities is the best way to meet the coming challenges.
We recognize that Tallahassee, being a city with over 180,000 residents, is a very large entity to attempt to transform into a post-oil, tight-knit community, and therefore it is our goal to branch off into smaller neighborhood-based initiatives.
We do not discriminate based on ethnicity, sex, gender ID, sexual orientation, class, etc, but rather work to achieve a post-oil community that protects the rights and well-being of all these groups. We always incorporate environmental justice concerns into our efforts.
We need your help! We would like to eventually form issue-based subgroups, facilitated by people with knowledge and skills in particular areas. Ideas for subgroups include:
Reconnection with Nature
Inner Transition (Eco-psychology)
Local Business Support
Local Government Outreach
Local Oral History
If you have ideas for subgroup topics or one of these topics interests you, please get in touch with us:
Our meetings are every 2nd Monday of the month from 6:30-8:30PM at the Oasis Center for Women and Girls (317 E Call St.).
We are currently embarking on a long-term education campaign on our three core issues: peak oil, climate change, and the economic crisis accompanying peak oil. We are beginning with a film and discussion series on these topics that meets every 4th Sunday of the month at 4PM at the local Unitarian Universalist Church.