Welcome to our website

Transition Town Payson came out of a meeting between five people on March 15th 2012.  Those five people were sufficiently concerned about the future of Payson, the US and the World during the time of “Peak Oil”, Economic Uncertainty, and Climate Change and associated issues, that they wanted to join the rapidly growing number of communities across the US and the World and be a Transition Town for our community.  A Transition Town will build upon the sustainable efforts that have already begun, increase networking, and identify new areas where we can make positive changes in the way we do things in the future.

Payson's Rim Country

And the photograph at the head of this website is a crop from the fuller picture above.  A vista that provides every reason for protecting and preserving our beautiful planet.

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Becoming a Transition Initiative


In addition to the formally designated “official” Transition Initiatives, there are countless other communities involved in Transition work. “Mullers” are groups and individuals who are interested in actively using the Transition Model in their communities. If you’ve read the Primer and are “mulling over” whether you might set up an initiative in your locale please contact us! Mullers are located all around the country (and the world)!  Search for your location and see who’s mulling near you.


Add Yourself and Your Initiative To The Map

We highly encourage you to add your initiative to our central database. This way others from your community who are interested in Transition can contact you.  Similarly, if you search the database and see someone close to you already, perhaps you’d like to be connected to them too.  To add yourself to the map just follow these simple steps:

  1. Create a personal profile at the Transition Network (if you already have a profile go to Step 2)
  2. Making sure you are logged in, create an intiiative profile
  • The initiative profile contains A LOT of information but please don’t be intimidated. As a muller you only need to complete the required fields.  Over time, as your initiative matures, you will revisit this profile and add different bits of information.
  • Check the map and see who else in your area is “mulling” it over

We work with dozens of new mullers and initiatives every week and if you need assistance, please don’t hesitate contact us.

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Start of a transition!

On the evening of Wednesday 14th March, 2012, a group of concerned citizens of Payson, Arizona decided to start a venture.  That of Payson becoming a Transition Town, see here for the journey we are going to undertake.

Those individuals were Ginger and Rob Ingram, Jean and Paul Handover and John Hurlburt.

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The 2012 Transition Challenge!

What are you and your Transition group doing this May?

From coast to coast, in urban and rural communities, abandoned lots are being converted into green oases and school children are pulling weeds and planting tomato starts. Whole communities are signing up to pick up shovels and tools to help install rainwater harvesting systems, improve insulation, install solar panels, and bring homegrown produce to their friends and neighbors. On May 14 & 15 last year, thousands of seemingly average citizens from around the country worked together to create new gardens and green their homes. In all, over 1,500 actions were registered!  Just think what we can do in an entire month!For the month of May 2012, Transition US encourages any and all citizens interested in taking community resilience to the next level to get involved and take action! photo  Grow food, save water, conserve energy, all while educating and empowering community, and supporting local businesses. This is an opportunity to promote and increase participation in city and county programs for lawn removal, greywater and healthy food while creating innovative demonstration gardens in communities ranging from front yards to apartment patios, city landscapes, schools, churches, organizations and businesses.

In order to accurately and most powerfully tell that story we need you to do two things: 1) add your actions to the map and 2) simply challenge at least two friends to do the same – you can rsvp and invite them to the facebook event here. Stand up and be counted.You as an individual in your community can identify specific actions in one or more of the four challenge areas: food, water, energy and/or community or volunteer on a community project. Let’s show the world just how powerful we are as a movement then check out the Actions Map to see who else is taking on the challenge.  There may not be a lot of pins in the map yet but with your involvement there will be thousands by the end of May.  It starts with you!

Visit the Transition Challenge page on the TUS website for more information.

Thanks from all us at Transition US.

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