Transition Victoria pioneered the Transition Streets program. Watch a video about the first-ever Transition Street, which happened in Vic West. On a Transition Street, neighbours work together to learn how they can increase their self-reliance in five areas: local food, energy use, transportation, water and waste. Five topics, seven meetings — and each household creates their own individual action plan. Some groups also decide on a group project they can do together.
What are the benefits?
- Identify and reduce your daily costs of living
- Learn more about Capital Regional District climate action resources, regional food and more
- Have fun and get to know your neighbours
- Reduce your impact on the environment
- Understand more about these times of change and uncertainty
Here are all the Transition Streets modules available free (left click to open, right click to download):
- Welcome to the Transition Streets Program
- Before You Begin: Opening Evaluation
- Resources & Waste
For more information, contact Michelle Colussi of the Building Resilient Neighbourhoods team at michelle dot colussi dot 2010 at gmail dot com. Michelle is also available upon request to help your group through your first meeting or to connect with other resources and local speakers.
Start-up support for Transition Streets was originally provided by Vancity and the CRD Climate Action Program.