Our mission: Transition Kamloops is a volunteer-driven, registered not-for-profit society focused on increasing local resilience and self-sufficiency in food, water, energy, culture and wellness. We emphasize a local economy, healthy ecosystems, and grassroots community building, while reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. We believe in a better way: a community that sustains life in all its diversity, strives for equality and justice and invests in the future.
Transition Kamloops recognizes that we are living on Secwépemcul’ecw—land that was never ceded to settlers, and continues to be home to vibrant Indigenous cultures, languages, and traditions. We acknowledge the impact of colonization, forced displacement, and ongoing struggles faced by Indigenous peoples. We commit to listening, learning, and building positive relationships with Indigenous communities as we work towards reconciliation.
What do we do? Everything from organizing events such as Repair Cafes, Climate Cafes, and election forums on the environment, to offering courses on topics as diverse as sustainable investing and dealing climate anxiety, to advocacy on topics like active transportation and the Kamloops Community Climate Action Plan.
Two of our mottos at Transition Kamloops are “Go where the energy is” and “If it ain’t fun, it ain’t sustainable!” Our projects are largely driven by the passions of our volunteers. Since our mission covers social, economic, and environmental resilience, we have a pretty broad umbrella to work under.
Are you willing to lead a sustainability-building project that you think would resonate with others? Get in touch!
How to get involved:
- Subscribe to the newsletter, which will keep you informed about upcoming projects and events. Just click on the Newsletter button at the top of your screen. Newsletters usually come out monthly.
- Use the network to share your news! Send us an article for the website about your group or project. Anyone is welcome to share news and events relevant to sustainability and social justice in the Kamloops area. We are happy to act as an information hub for all things sustainable!
- Groups and clubs are welcome to add their information to the Group Directory, so that others might find you. Help build partnerships — together, we’re better!
- Would you like to join our organizing team? Send us a note!