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Bringing neighbors together to build a more sustainable, resilient
future for 
Berkeley. We envision a strong, diverse local economy,
with a greatly reduced 
dependence on fossil fuels, 
and a cooperative, rewarding, community life.

Our Fiscal Sponsor


Transition Berkeley is please to be fiscally sponsored by the non-profit Bay Area-based organization Empowerment Works.

 About their Approach

  • Humanity's most pressing challenges of Climate Change, AIDS and Poverty are inextricably linked and require whole-system solutions.
  • The status quo of top down philanthropy is failing.
  • Funding is cut just when & where it is needed most.
  • Those most affected have the least opportunities to influence global decisions affecting them.
  • Real change requires a dramatically new approach.
  • Real change requires all of us.
  • Real change requires collaboration.
  • Empowerment WORKS engages the best that each sector--Artists in Action, Social Entrepreneurs, For-Profit Businesses, Voluntary Organizations, Educational Centers and Responsible Media Groups--has to offer.

The Seven Stages to Sustainability

At the foundation of Empowerment WORKS is a collaboration road map called "7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS)" - empowering communities to build sustainable futures from the ground up.

EW's, 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) framework for community development  models the way nature creates - tapping into the creative force in us all:
1. Engage
2. Assess

3. Plan
4. Learn
5. Build
6. Expand
7. Sustain

By expanding this collaborative framework within and beyond its global community of Partners in Empowerment, EW unites the most powerful & grass-roots citizens for a better world. Read  more about them here.


Upcoming Events

Saturday, Apr 7 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday, Apr 9 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, May 5 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday, May 14 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Winter Swaps will be held monthly at Ohlone Park:

Swaps will take place the first Saturday of the month, starting;

Saturday, November 5th, 10:30am-11:30am at Ohlone Park in North Berkeley

Bring your crops, homemade yummies, clothing, books, ideas. Be part of this wonderful sharing economy! Could you lend a hand to keep the Swaps going? Contact Linda at the link below. Clothing, books, prepared food and other items to swap are welcome. Music and neighborhood free fun for all!

Info: contact i[email protected]

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