Joanne Poyourow directs the Environmental Change-Makers, a community group in her Westchester neighborhood. She is widely regarded as the “initiator” who brought the ideas of the international Transition movement to Los Angeles.

Joanne blogs at Transition US and Energy Bulletin ( and is the author of several books. She has designed two community gardens in her local neighborhood.

She teaches classes in food gardening, hosts circles in alternative economics, and speaks at venues throughout Southern California.