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Transition Nanaimo (Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada)

Our Vision for Nanaimo

Imagine, for a moment, that it is the year 2040.

Nanaimo is a close-knit, sustainable, resilient and thriving community. We grow most of our own food; most of our electricity is locally generated from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources; most of our vehicles run on electricity or locally-produced biofuels; we have a thriving economy driven by ecologically-conscious, sustainable, locally-based businesses that provide good-paying jobs with low unemployment. We have built a nearly circular economy that generates very little waste.

2037 was a milestone year for Nanaimo; that was the year we achieved drawdown, the point at which we started to draw more carbon from the atmosphere than we are releasing into it. In Nanaimo, we have started to reverse global warming! We are proud of all that we have accomplished; by celebrating our diversity and working closely with all groups, and especially our Snuneymuxw brothers and sisters, we have shaped a thriving, sustainable, resilient and caring community in which no one is left behind.

Who We Are

Transition Nanaimo is a locally based not-for-profit society, that is working to make this vision of Nanaimo a reality. Incorporated in July 2019, our purpose is to facilitate community engagement and accelerate Nanaimo’s transition to a low-carbon future. We are currently launching a community engagement process to bring together a broad diversity of stakeholders to collaboratively create and implement a Climate Emergency Response Plan for our city and region.

We are part of the global Transition movement, which has over 1,500 Transition communities in 50 countries. The Transition movement brings people together to create sustainable and resilient communities that are prepared to thrive in the lower-energy, post-carbon world that is coming as we transition away from fossil fuels.

To learn more, please visit our website https://transitionnanaimo.ca or contact us at admin {at} transitionnanaimo {dot} ca.