About Us


Transition Newburyport is a local grassroots initiative based on a model developed by Rob Hopkins, a teacher of permaculture and natural building in the UK. A transition initiative is a model for engaging the community in a thoughtful process of planning a local response to the challenges of  Climate Change, Natural Resource depletion and Economic Contraction, all of which will bring dramatic changes to life as we know it today.


Transition Newburyport is focused on acting together locally to make the transition to a post-fossil-fuel world in a thoughtful and planned way, leading to a more fulfilling, socially connected, sustainable, resilient and self-reliant community.