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  • 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


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    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.)



    I really like to learn more about reducing my foot print, here is what i’m doing currently.
    Always aiming for a waste free kitchen but really am too loose on actually recycling, i’m sure a lot of recyclable trash goes paste me.

    Buying bulk, currently buying 3 – 4 reoccurring products in packaging.
    Using reusable fruit and veggie bags.
    Reusable food storage bags and covers.
    stone wear baking trays to reduce tin foil
    easy one – reusable water bottle but do get filtered water in 5 gallon jug. would like to get a home filtration system in the future. Not RO because of water waste.
    Vegan diet, locals farmer market and CSA
    Bakashi composting and chicken coop for food waste

    Almost all my clothes and two daughters comes from clothing exchange parties, other necessities from thrift stores.
    minimalist lifestyle with everything i own cataloged
    No makeup
    No shaving
    Laptop from 2007, going strong
    Old Iphone _
    I was living in a fifth wheel 300 sqft for 3 people for a year, now co housing with 3 other people, making it 6 that live in one house. (easy grey water recycling) and had compost toilet, humanure.

    Hang dry clothes whenever possible and convenient
    cloth diapers, wipes and elimination communication
    Used family cloth for a year but haven’t for the last month.
    Diva cup!!!
    I only biked for a year but now new baby is too small to put in bike trailer, cold conditions.
    Grow food.

    leaving my partner highly reduced my waste! He once brought a set of Styrofoam dish stuff and said look, now we won’t have to wash dishes… doy! :/

    Shampoo and conditioner, either use reusable bottles and get bulk or try baking soda and vinegar
    Bake bread to eliminate packaging, make almond milk
    Find an alternative for my curly hair gel, i’ve tried coconut oil and sugar in water spray.
    get on birth control asap haha! That would be highly eco friendly

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