Update late 2020:

Oops, we are not going to get out of this alive.  Read the Cliffs Notes version here.

“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 inaction. Unacceptable.”

Tom Murphy, Associate Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego