Resilience thinking means decentralizing our basic systems - food, energy, and water. It’s backup against the inevitable failure of centralized, too-big-NOT-to-fail systems. At this point in history it is imperative to overcome the nemesis of resilience - the hyper-individualism of America’s consumer culture - and rebuild a strong social fabric. The goal of “Transition U.S.” is to connect and support neighborhoods, towns, and cities to become more sustainable and self-reliant – together. Let’s grow flourishing, locally-scaled, green economies and step into a future that nourishes both people and planet.