Transition Los Angeles

Transition Los Angeles and the Law

Transition Los Angeles (TLA) is a group of local grassroots citizens who are
preparing our communities for a positive outcome through the sweeping
changes coming with global warming, peak oil, and economic contraction.  We work to Transition our society from our current high-energy, high-consumption
lifestyles toward our inevitable lower-powered future.  We do this by
growing local resilience, our ability to flex and adapt to change.

Our Legal Structure Transition LA

Transition Los Angeles is a “city hub,” in the lingo of the international Transition Network.  It was the first official Transition Initiative in the L.A. basin.

Transition in the vast Los Angeles basin is taking place via a network of local groups, some of which have attained official “Transition Initiative” status themselves.

  • Where are the local groups located?
  • The Structure of Transition Los Angeles: diagram and explanation
  • We are a resilient not-for-profit group (which is quite different from a traditional nonprofit organization)

our approach

How are we doing it?  Yes, L.A. is a vast –and potentially daunting– metropolitan area.  Read more about how we are approaching the question of how to Transition such a huge area.

  • Our resources about Transition Cities
  • Our roadmap, or where we are headed
  • Our handout for Leaders

Our Mission

The Aims of TLA are:

  1. To raise awareness of the issues associated with the twin challenges of Peak Oil and Climate Change and the consequent need to develop a low carbon, resilient future;
  2. To nurture, cultivate, and support groups that are making the Transition to a lower carbon, more resilient, ethical future;
  3. To facilitate communication and sharing of resources between these local groups;
  4. To promote, encourage and support the development of community action to achieve greater resilience in Los Angeles;
  5. To hold the vision of a peaceful and well-planned energy descent in the greater Los Angeles basin.

OUR COMMON GOAL is growing local community resilience and self-sufficiency throughout the Los Angeles basin. We realize that we cannot succeed alone; our individual security during energy descent within this massive LA basin is entirely dependent upon the degree to which we have prepared the whole area.

our historyThe initial Transition efforts for most parts of the Los Angeles area were initiated by the Environmental Change-Makers, a community group in the Westchester/LAX area.

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