Transition Brattleboro aims to create conditions for local resilience through fostering an interconnected and harmonious community. The aim is for the community to apply ingenuity and self-reliance toward a long-term energy descent plan that targets significant reduction in fossil fuel consumption, a sustainable economy, a happier and healthier lifestyle and a deeper connection to the natural world.
Transition Brattleboro Needs Volunteers!
We are looking for volunteers to perform free energy assessments in area homes, and to talk with homeowners about ways to save energy and money.
The Brattleboro Home Energy Challenge differs from previous programs in that volunteers will not be installing lightbulbs and other equipment in area homes. We also need volunteers to make follow-up phone calls to homeowners and landlords.
Check out the Brattleboro Home Energy Challenge for information on how to get involved.
What is Transition Brattleboro?
Transition Brattleboro is Brattleboro Vermont's local Transition Town chapter. We are dedicated to helping the Brattleboro community respond to a triple challenge: climate change, the end of cheap oil and economic instability. We believe that facing these global challenges locally as a community will ultimately lead to a better quality of life for us all. We believe that twenty years from now we can live happier, healthier, safer lives than today. It WILL NOT look like life today. It WILL be a stronger future with increased individual and community self-reliance.
Aren’t the challenges beyond our control?
Energy costs are predicted to go up within a few years, increasing the cost of food, home heating, transportation and nearly everything in our lives. Rising energy costs, economic deterioration and climate change pose challenges that require strong and concerted action. We can’t wait for others to rescue us. It is daunting to face the future alone. Together we will face the challenges by creating resilience, the ability to respond to shocks outside our control because we have done and continue to do the work within our control that we think is most important.
Some of us are already involved in initiatives that build resilience and are willing to share what we have learned. Some of us are just beginning to notice that we have fears for the future that are hard to acknowledge. We are in this together.
The Transition Town Movement:
Transition Brattleboro is now hosting the Brattleboro Community Conversations every 3rd Thursday. Join our mailing list at riseup.net for the monthly conversation topic, time and location.