2010- The Decade of Transition

New decade, new possibilities

Imagine that it is 2020…..You’re looking back on the year 2010…and asking yourself…how did the South Bay community become a resilient, sustainable, and fun place to live? How did the Great Transition truly take shape?

Rather than answer this question for you, we’ll pose a series of questions to you.

Feel free to answer below this post.

How did we engage the community with fun activities and reskilling sessions?

How did we travel to and from our destinations?

How did we produce our food in our communities?

How did we exchange basic services locally?

How did we relearn the essential skills of living?

How did we lower our energy consumption to a sustainable level?

How did we engage younger generations with Transition?

How did we have SO MUCH fun doing all of this? How did we make Transition cool?

As we move forward with our great experiment…we do it with a light heart and a sense of excitement….

We look forward to receiving some creative answers to these questions!


  1. We learned to make and mend our own clothes, in the DIY spirit. We started using buses and riding bikes more. Also, we realized that we can exchange services locally...You walk my dog, and I fix your computer. Love it.

  2. We learned that less is more! Using improved public transportation allowed us to not need more than one car per family and thus save money on car repairs, gas, and car insurance.

    My generation is the last of the driving generation. My son's generation will not need to learn how to drive but will rely on trains, buses, bikes, mopeds, and walking!

  3. It started out with little things like bicycling for short trips or walking around the neighborhood and meeting your neighbors. Then we had a few people with vegetable gardens in their yards. More people noticed, and it all grew from there.

  4. Transition became cool as quickly as people realized that the status quo and antiquated systems governing our life were definitely NOT cool. Riding a bike with friends dressed in bathing suits, getting a tan, replaced driving to the tanning bed and baking in a fake sun box. Shopping at local farmer's markets and preparing food from scratch with neighboors replaced individually driving to restaurants for food from unknown sources with empty pleasantries. Small but obvious changes made in solidarity with eachother created fun, vibrant and lively communites. We learned to trade essential skills and resources with excitement and ease, making it accessable for other generations to follow our lead.

  5. I wasn't sure how to even start a more resilient lifestyle with my busy schedule. I used to buy bad food that was costly because it was quick. I never imagined how costly that food really was until now. Then I made a choice to walk, bike, or take a bus sometimes and can't believe how much easier it was than i thought. The best part is how good I feel and can't believe it was practically free.