"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us "Universe", a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a- kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us."
~ Albert Einstein
This community believes we ARE our brother's and sister's keepers and that when we serve others by focusing on the common good for all we are actually serving our own self-interest as well. Contributors simply have access to more resources and connections because they are the ones who have stood up and said "I will take accountability for making the change I wish to see in the world". They aren't afraid to break a sweat, get dirty, and meet new people.
Our gifts to you for being a Contributor:
- A monthly subscription to The Transition's online (and offline) community.
- Tutorials on all sorts of topics from basic things like how to use online communication tools, building alternative housing structures, to more complex concepts like non-violent conflict resolution.
- Get your projects funded with our matching funding program called The Cooking Pot.
- FREE consulting and one-on-one time with The Transition Team members (via phone, video chat, or if you live near any of us live and in person!- to help you through any of the programs on the site or with any general questions you might have.
- Invitation to all of our The Transition Events.
- Access to our locked portion of the site known as Imagi-NATION CO-OPeration.
- Access to our Community Brain which is our Contributor submitted expertise and proven concepts portion of the site. Learn from your peers about everything you ever wanted to know covering topics like: Shelter, Food, Water, Energy, Transportation, Health & Wellness
- Be part of the Freeconomy with other Contributors who share their spaces, skills, and objects for free.
- Discover places where you can get FREE FOOD in your area.
- Access to our Jukebox jam packed with music to keep you inspired and motivated as we make it through the transition.
- Access to our Classifieds section where you can seek Community, Friendship, Romantic relationships, Jobs, Internships, and Business Opportunities related to The Transition.
We believe people are beginning to realize the possibility of living a life that is more fulfilling. We think that deep within many of us there is an awakening and a desire to be a part of something that celebrates, shares, and multiplies all of our human potential. We are creating this as a place where each day is an expression of the creative human spirit and a living demonstration that lives can be more fulfilled and enriched, have purpose, and experience meaningful interaction. What we are developing here IS what life is about, and how wonderfully it can be lived in harmony and cooperation, rather than competition. Our work will inspire generations of teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities globally collaborating, creating, and advancing the entire human organism.
Obviously, the money that Contributors contribute to The Transition is in the nature of a gift, an investment in a worthy idea that is even now finding concrete expression in the lives of thousands of people all over the world. The point of your gift is to help the Transition Inter-Community Network, to encourage the inter-connectedness of us all, to help the seeds we plant here to sprout and grow as a source of inspiration to people who are trying hard, as well as a source of practical information and general help. Your paid monthly Contributorship is a vote of confidence in the work we are doing here creating a more cohesive movement that works towards a friction-less society where individuals are properly socialized to function with others as a unit. By participating as a paid Contributor, you are pooling funds with other like-minded individuals to maintain this site as well as provide much needed funds to intentional communities and co-ops all over the world. Your Contributorship lets you interact with our other paid Contributors in a much closer fashion where you are able to learn, grow, and inspire each other. Contributors also receive copies of our periodic newsletters, invitations to our meetings and events, and special discounts on our products and services. The political and economic institutions that we seek to change are powerful. We need all the strong clear-eyed allies we can get. That is why we undertake to build this kind of virtual community that helps us gain power ourselves. Together as a global family we will craft the human story by being Social Pioneers who help pave the way for a brighter tomorrow! Won't you join us?
BECOME A CONTRIBUTOR TODAY, BECAUSE WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!
"I will send [The Transition] a regular contribution of $5 a month... I am ready to let go of my scarcity driven mentality...I have held on to my victim story about how I am poor for so long, and finally realized that my investments are what is causing my poverty. Sure it is also the system, there's no denying that we are systematically oppressed. However, I definitely recognize now that in order for me to become financially empowered, I have to be conscious on how I spend every single penny. If I had more money I'd support my friends, therefore I want to start somewhere, and build up to support others more and more...Anyway, no matter what it takes, I will include [The Transition] in my monthly budget, and incrementally increase the amount each time:)"