- A BUDthat wants to form a Transitional Community identifies all attributes of what sustains human life in an advanced community setting. Pre-existing information and research can be found on www.thetransition.org on the paid Contributorpages known as “Imagi-Nation CO-OPeration” on the site.
- Businesses, other streams of income, as well as goods libraries and open-access facilities are started.
- Ephemeralization Projects continue to be submitted and improved on to meet the Basic Needs of the population.
- Property has been purchased or donated.
- Transitional Communities and/or Hybrid Co-op Businesses are formed and running.
- Cottage Industries (coffee shops, tailors, restaurants, CSA farms, art, stores, etc)
- Goods Libraries (books, media, tools, cameras, music instruments, transportation, etc)
- Bed & Breakfast/Retreats
- Individuals agree to move or temporarily relocate to help build a new Transitional Community or HybridCo-op Business.
- Each BUD “Stone Soup” Inventory is accounted and managed within the Community “Stone Soup” Inventory solely for the purpose of being decentrally organized. Resources are accounted for and managed from the bottom up.
- A survey of Basic Needs (food, water, shelter, electricity, clothing, etc) is calculated on a per person basis (on average) and used as a Benchmarkfor how much production is required for Maximum Cultural Sustainability.
- Methods of production increase via Ephemeralization Projects submitted by Contributors.
- BUD participants that volunteer to work on Ephemeralization Projects submit proposals for approval by fellow The Transition Inter-Community Network (TIN) Contributors on The Transition website www.thetransition.org.
- BUD participants that disagree with Project Proposals are free to voice their concerns by offering an alternative solution -arrived at via The Scientific Method- that may better address the issue or problem to the individual(s) who submitted the proposal. This way the person(s) who submitted the proposal may edit and re-submit their proposal to meet the needs, wants, and desires of all The Transition Inter-Community Network (TIN) Contributors.
Transitional Communities and HybridCo-op Businesses collaborate and work together both physically and virtually via the Internet. They also participate in weekly Youtube “shows” known as Transition Tuesdays where they give updates of their developments to the Contributors of the site as well as the world at large.