“In the choice between changing one’s mind and proving there’s no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.” – John Kenneth Galbraith
Transition Brevard is an informal group starting to form. We welcome citizens from Transylvania County who are aware of the major challenges we face in the next 10 years and beyond, in our community, nationally and globally as a result of the end of cheap fossil fuels, economic instability, and climate change.
Our goal is to support community-led responses to economic change, climate change and shrinking supplies of
cheap energy. We seek to build community resilience and happiness with the collective wisdom, experience and
enthusiasm of local residents.
Whether you are already aware of the issues or you want to learn more and start to take meaningful action,
please contact us. We are open to citizens without regard to politics, religion, age, gender, race, income,
ability, etc. We are committed to mutual respect, tolerance and open communication.
Although we face momentous changes, we can start to act now to develop the relationships, skills, resources
and knowledge we will need to build a sustainable future for the greater Brevard area, one that is based on
more local food, sustainable energy, and a viable local economy.
“We tend to have self-confidence in our ability to solve any problem. But we have no historical analog to
the peak of fossil fuels, without a clear (and superior) replacement on the horizon. As a result of our
fossil fuel binge, we have unprecedented problems in population, water, agriculture, fisheries, pollution,
climate change, and so on. Our moment in history is rather special. It is dangerous to assume that we’ll
gracefully handle problems at this scale, because such assumptions amount to dismissals and concomitant
Tom Murphy, Associate Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego