Transition Town Missoula was born on many fronts. Foremost, the people of Missoula have already created a vibrant city exemplifying many of the essential elements needed for transition. This foundation has inspired several to engage with the concept of the Transition Towns Initiative.
Transition Town Missoula.org is a timely initiative in the collective sustainability field that directly addresses many of our society’s most pressing environmental and social issues. The transitionmisssoula.org initiative will help to transform and advance the current dialogue confronting climate change, economic instability, erosion of communities, loss of biodiversity, domestic air and water pollution, and ameliorate increasing strains on limited natural resources that are commonly taken for granted as renewable and ever-affordable. In Missoula MT, we are not alone in our plight to transition away from our reliance on oil and fossil fuels. In the transition movement, there are currently 115 officially endorsed transition communities and cities in the United States, and 424 globally, who believe if we wait for governments to take action it will be too little too late. If we rely solely on intrepid and dedicated individuals, it will be too little. The transition initiative believes integrated community-scale organizations provide the most promising means to achieve meaningful and sustainable change.