“Transition Streets” Coming to Newburyport in 2015

Transition Streets is a tried-and-tested, behavior-change project that brings neighbors together to implement simple no-cost and low-cost actions. These actions cut household energy use, reduce water and waste, change how we eat and transport ourselves, and strengthen the community at the same time.
With content experts, Transition US has adapted this award-winning program, from Transition Town Totnes in England, for use in neighborhoods throughout the U.S.
Participants in Transition Streets:
  • SAVE MONEY – Households cut their bills by an average of $900/year.
  • REDUCE their household carbon emissions by an average of 1.3 tons!
  • BUILD COMMUNITY – Neighbors form a rich social bond that goes well beyond the project. And they experience how gratifying that is!
Not only is Transition Streets practical and builds social cohesion – it also sparks creativity.  People begin to look at gardens differently, imagine their rooftops as potential solar collectors, and come up with lovely new ways to further support and engage their neighbors.  What’s not to like?