You shouldn’t have to be wealthy to survive climate change, but the people who tend to be hit first and hardest by climate change impacts are those of us living below the poverty line, and often suffering from historic economic oppression and inequity. Transition US is committed to ensuring that EVERY STREET can transition to a more resilient and sustainable future, which is why we are launching Transition Streets On-A-Budget... and why we need your help!
Transition Streets is a project that works on a neighborhood scale, bringing together clusters of households to go through a user-friendly handbook to help each participant reduce household energy, water, waste, and transportation miles, and save money in the process.
Transition Streets On-A-Budget, similar to the original 7-chapter version, is a handbook brimming with NO-COST and LOW-COST ACTIONS. It’s ideal for renters, families and working people. Participants will SAVE MONEY and cut household bills an average of $938/year; REDUCE their yearly household carbon emissions an average of 1.3 tons; and BUILD COMMUNITY, which will go well beyond the completion of this project.
In order to get Transition Streets On-A-Budget to the 20 million households that could use it to cumulatively save $18.8 trillion dollars and 26 million tons of carbon – we need your help!
We are ready to start pilot-testing Transition Streets On-A-Budget in 6 geographically diverse areas, but it will cost $8,210.
Every penny raised will go 100% to this program! $4,200 will pay six on-the-ground pilot coordinators, $540 will provide copies of the handbook to 36 pilot households, $1,470 will create 2 webinars and 4 virtual peer-support salons to provide mentorship and build a learning community, and $2,000 will enable us to integrate what we learn in the pilot into a final handbook and broadcast the availability of Transition Streets On-A-Budget far and wide.
Transition Streets On-A-Budget is an empowering way for neighborhoods to take positive climate action, make valuable changes in their own lives, and reduce their financial burdens.
Please join us! Every dollar will have a meaningful impact.
P.S. Once this phase is completed, we will be working to translate the entire program into Spanish followed by other languages. But for now we need to launch a pilot. We hope you will support us!