About Us

Starting in 2011

Transition Asheville became the 88th official Transition Town in the United States. The transition movement is a social experiment currently underway in thousands of communities big and small around the world, driven by people who are concerned about the challenges of climate change, resource depletion (particularly fossil fuels), and the global economic instability that arises from those conditions. One of the beliefs that undergirds our activities says: if we wait for our governments, it will be too little, too late; if we act as individuals, it will be too little; but if we act as communities, it might just be enough, just in time.


View the full list of Transition Towns in the US and globally here: http://www.transitionus.org/transition-towns


The goal of Transition Asheville is to serve as a local catalyst: bringing people and organizations together, encouraging the development of an equitable roadmap toward fossil fuel independence, sharing practical skills and creative solutions, and strengthening local resilience. We believe such efforts can be fun and will enable us not just to survive, but to thrive in the years to come.



To raise awareness among Asheville citizens about the reality of peak oil, climate change, and economic instability and create a re-localized economy, food systems, and an Energy Descent Action Plan through community collaboration.



A vibrant, thriving, resilient greater Asheville community known for its strong local economy, regional food system, minimal dependence on fossil fuel, and skilled and caring citizens.