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Welcome!

Do you support a transition to a more sustainable, resilient, and self-reliant local economy and way of life?

OUR LOVELY TOWN OF CHARLOTTE, VERMONT, is blessed with many active citizens and organizations working to create a more livable and satisfying community. This community spirit will be crucial as our community faces increasing shocks and challenges due to peak oil, climate change, and a faltering global economy. Lots of good work has already begun, but much still remains to be done to:

  1. Reduce our overall energy use.
  2. Shift from unsafe and declining fossil fuel resources to safe and renewable energy sources.
  3. Enhance the heart and soul of what we love most about our community–even as we face the end of the Age of Cheap and Abundant Oil.
  4. Re-localize our economy so the Lake Champlain region can increase its green-collar jobs and become more capable of producing many of the vital goods and services we need to survive and thrive in the years ahead.
Old Covered BridgeIf you support this hopeful vision, then welcome to the Charlotte Transition Movement–an informal, but growing network of local people, organizations, businesses, and projects who are facing the challenges of peak oil, climate change, and an unsustainable and unjust global economy with creativity, courage, and a positive vision. Get involved!
The World-Wide Transition Movement
There is even more good news. We are not alone. Thousands of communities in countries all across the planet have started relocalization movements to address the same global challenges that we are facing in Lake Champlain region.