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Welcome to Transition Earth

Transition Earth works to increase awareness of the effects of population growth and unsustainable resource use on people and the planet.

Healthy People


Healthy People

​Empowering people to make the best decisions for themselves and their families.

Vibrant Planet


Vibrant Planet

​Successful solutions to protecting the environment recognize that nature has rights and humans are part of the web of life.

Living Economy


Living Economy

​Shifting from an economy predicated on finite resources and population growth to a system that operates within planetary boundaries and promotes healthy communities.

Our Mission



Transition Earth promotes human rights and nature's rights in a world of unsustainable population and economic growth and advocates for global systems change to enable the shift to a sustainable planet for all.

Advocating for the Rights of Women and Girls

Addressing the need for voluntary family planning, raising awareness on the links between gender and climate, and promoting the population-health-environment (PHE) development model.

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Youth Education

Foster youth education and activism on issues of population growth, human rights and the environment.

Global Systems Change

Redefining economic growth and enabling transition to new economies and supporting rights of nature to protect the planet.

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Promoting human rights and nature's rights

Help us move to a healthy, resilient world grounded in holistic, rights-based approaches to global problems

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Climate Change and the Threat to the Rights of Girls - By Suzanne York

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News and Events


Join us at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Eugene, Oregon

Our March 7th panel – Women's Rights, Population, & the Environment: How to Support Empowerment and Sustainability in the Face of Climate Chaos – will address the links between population, climate change, reproductive health and consumption, highlighting successful on-the-ground solutions, and share experiences of how linking women’s rights and health with conservation can lead to empowered lives and thriving ecosystems. Register here.

Speakers:
• Hannah Evans, Population Connection
• Stephanie Feldstein, Center for Biological Diversity
• Suzanne York, Transition Earth

When: March 7th (panel at 2:30pm-3:45pm, room TBD)
Where: University of Oregon, School of Law, Eugene, OR



On the Conservation Frontline in Uganda

Wild Hope magazine (a fellow Earth Island Institute project) has an article written by Transition Earth director Suzanne York, on the work of Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka and Conservation Through Public Health.

Read here about how linking population, health & environment issues is changing lives and protecting nature in Uganda.


Transition Earth is now a member of Nature Needs Half

Transition Earth is now a member of Nature Needs Half

The goal of Nature Needs Half, an international coalition of scientists, conservationists, nonprofits, and public officials, is to protect 50% of the planet by 2030 by "turning the tide in favor of Earth's life support systems and transforming society's relationship with nature, one ecoregion and country at a time."

Visit Nature Needs Half at https://natureneedshalf.org

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