Transition Pima/Campaign For Our Lives

Transitioning from sprawl to resilience through relocalization


"What's the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?"
Henry David Thoreau

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Facing Reality

Global Warming

Peak Oil

Corporatism and the failure of infinite economic growth

Connecting the Dots

Identifying underlying systemic causes

Understanding how the above Triumvirate of Collapse are connected

Using natural systems as a framework for positive change

Creating Solutions

Gaining widespread support through outreach and education;

Gathering the necessary resources to research, write, and then advocate policies that are viable alternatives to the voracious growth machine;

Providing a natural systems approach to personal healing, development, and empowerment;

Promoting a healthy, vibrant, and resilient sustainable community through the process of relocalization and transition initiatives.

The Campaign For Our Lives started out as a grass-roots project of Natural Systems Solutions, and the group has taken on a life of its own. Originally an affiliate of the Post Carbon Institute’s Relocalization Network starting in 2004, CFOL became an affinity group of Sustainable Tucson early in 2007.

Early in 2009 the Post Carbon Institute provided seed money and other support resources for the rapidly growing Transition Initiative movement in the US -- the Relocalization Network is transitioning into Transition. This strengthens and unifies the relocalization movement overall which has been most systemically addressed up to this point by Post Carbon Cities and Transition Towns. CFOL is now a regional transition initiative hub known as Transition Pima! Part of our new role is nurturing and supporting local transition initiatives. Here's the TP vision and mission statements.

Get involved!
Here are details on how. As well, we can support your community building and neighborhood projects that revolve around sustainability by including the relocalization aspect. In the fall of 2008, Transition Pima/CFOL created a speakers bureau specifically for neighborhood associations to introduce the relocalization response to global crises at the neighborhood level. We're working with Tucson's PRO Neighborhoods, an organization who can provide grant money for neighborhood projects. Contact us for more details or to schedule a presentation for your neighborhood group.

   If you would like to find out more about the ways natural systems principles can better inform your path to sustainability at the personal, organizational, or community level, please contact or give Dave or Allison a call at (520) 887-2502.


"I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use our natural resources, but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob by wasteful use, the generations that come after us."
Theodore Roosevelt


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