Chase DiMarco - [email protected]

  • The Transition TV App

    I know this is very premature, but I wanted to get it out there before I forget again. Years ago, I spoke to several org about getting together to make an "RBE" or "Community" app/channel for Roku (and I suppose Apple TV and the other similar forms). Needless to say, it never got off the ground. It takes a bit to set up, but it may be a good way to combine org videos, projects, and past events into one "hub" for all to see. Plus, there are millions of users of Roku and similar devices that refuse to pay for TV subscriptions, and built-in RokuTV and other devices are becoming much more common. It could be a way to reach a new audience. This may hold more importance as groups develop or combine their created media later on. Events, weekly updates, and board meetings could all be put there adding to the transparency of each organization.

    Official response from planned

    Actually, it is not premature. Our team has discussed this at one of our team meetings over a year ago. We have approved this as a project we want to do, but unfortunately, due to a small team we are unable to tackle it at this time. We hope to use this platform to promote and advocate all of the work of those registered and involved with The Transition in the future.

  • Our Trust

    After reading this, please endorse below as The Transition sees YOU as one of our many beneficiaries.

    Intent: We unite and empower people to take positive action towards enhancing and protecting all life and our environment for future generations.

    Purpose:  Our purpose is to construct real solutions by providing the support, space, and resources for the common heritage of the Earth's resources and  to do so via our collective knowledge.  We are committed to building community projects that promote organic farming, alternative transportation, clean drinking water, renewable energy, green building, and using music and the arts to convey the message.

    With a special focus on street-involved youth and families living in poverty, we encourage community involvement through collaborative volunteerism, education, programs and media events. We help others enhance their food and housing security, learn life skills, and build confidence to make the transition to a more sustainable lifestyle - leading to a Global Egalitarian System for the good of all.

    We strive to create an inclusive community where all members have the skills, confidence, and support to live a healthy  life.  It is our pledge to each other and to the world we are creating, to help each other live life to the fullest.  


    Our method of collaboration within our Transition Inter-Community Network is based on scientific benchmarks to meet everyone's’ needs - instead of what’s most profitable - therefore exchange between members requires no monetary attachment.





    • BUD Weekly meetings.
    • Formal Consensus as described in On Conflict & Consensus, & Consensus for Cities.
    • Self assignment of tasks during scheduled meetings.
    • Scientific Method (Plan, Do, Study, Act)
    • If a problem is brought to light, a possible solution is then brought to the table, or an adjustment to a pre-existing process or structure is suggested.
    • We use the wisdom of the crowd via polls, 1 on 1 anecdotal interviews pooled together and reviewed for trends, as well as various types of crowdsourcing.




    Responsibilities of Trustees:

    • Be a beacon of example
    • To serve the Contributors
    • Adhere to Team Commitments
    • Maintain website
    • Be a source of support for fellow members
    • Provide outreach to other intentional communities, co-ops, organizations, and other similar movements.
    • Align values and behaviors with The Transition Benchmarks
    • Do continual personal education
    • Develop systems and procedures
    • Maintain Communal mindset towards Egalitarian lifestyle
    • Understand that all work created for and done on behalf of The Transition remain with The Transition, even if one leaves the BUD and is no longer able to fulfill the role or obligations of a Trustee.


    Grantors:  Mike Upstone & Nicole Bienfang


    Beneficiaries: I hereby agree to the following statement:

    I will participate in the positive, inclusive decision-making structure of The Transition and abide by the decisions made in my Contributorship to The Transition. I bring my integrity and commitment to the ideals of trust, respect, self-empowerment, cooperation, equal access to power, and non-violence. I am committed to the vision of diverse membership of The Transition and the site is considered a “Safe Zone".   I hereby agree to  treat everyone equal of value with differing gifts and Contribute for the good of all. I will attempt to minimize barriers to Contributors of any groups wishing to participate.

    (Please endorse below if you agree to abide by this Trust and all statements made herein. Use of this site is considered an implied agreement to this Trust even if your name is absent from the “signatures” below.)


  • Co-opoly Board Game

    Though not currently on Amazon, it may be as simple as requesting to the manufacturers to add it. That could also spur further relations with this group or others they work with. The game can be found at

    Official response from planned

    Thank you. We were aware of this game and have intentions of reaching out to the company that produces it. Our main priority at this time is the launch of the website, but we will work on this in the future. Thank YOU!

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