About Us


Thursday JULY 10, 6pm

Where: The Cohen Residence @ 20 Collingswood Drive in Sag Harbor, NY

Who: Everyone is welcome, no advance registration needed.

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Hamptons in Transition (HiT) is a group of people on the eastern end of Long Island, NY, working to build a local community network that sustains a resilient future.

We are a local network of people and organizations that together are finding ways for our community to adapt to environmental and economic challenges. We are connected to an international movement called the Transition Network, which is spreading throughout the US and the world.

Our area is fortunate to have many groups that seek to protect our environment, preserve our history and help our community thrive.

Sea Scout Ship 908 is one of the local groups we partner with.

Guiding Principles:

  • Positive Visioning
  • Help people access good information; trust them to make good decisions
  • Inclusion and openness
  • Enable sharing and networking
  • Build resilience
  • Inner and outer transition
  • Self-organization and decision making at the appropriate level

Who’s involved or playing a part in making Hamptons in Transition a reality?

  • We are a community of farmers, fishers, baymen, builders, and business owners who share the goal of economic prosperity in the face of diminishing resources, spiraling costs, and environmental challenges.
  • We are a community of historians, preservationists, and environmentalists who strive to maintain our historic integrity, protect our natural resources, and preserve a sustainable and healthy existence for ourselves and future generations.
  • We are teachers, parents, and families who want to preserve a way of life that is enriching and satisfying. We envision our children growing up in this beautiful place, knowing how to care for it, and having the financial ability to remain here as adults if they choose.
  • We are writers, artists, and performers who want a culturally rich environment where our work is valued and the surroundings are inspiring.
  • We are residents and visitors who enjoy the local businesses, protected beaches, and the rural quality of life.



Join us for INHABIT!

Documentary “Inhabit” to be shown at Provisions, Tuesday, May 12th at 7:00 pm Groundbreaking Permaculture Film Offers Bold New Solution in Regenerative Agriculture “When walking through nature we are asked to leave only our footprints behind. That’s a noble approach, but is it possible? The fact is that humans have a much bigger impact than what we see …

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Hugelkultur bed

Join HiT in Creating Our First Hugelkultur bed!

Learn how to grow a fantastic garden without tilling, irrigation, or fertilizer. What: HiT Hugelkultur When: Thursday, June 19 at 4:00pm Where: The Cohen Residence Hugelkultur is german for “buried wood” and can be slightly more work to install than a typical garden so it makes for a perfect community project. After the first year, …

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Josh Belury

Hand in the Hamptons, Plus a Bird Haven

Source: The Wall Street Journal | June 15, 2014 SAGAPONACK—Though the Hamptons are probably best known for their beaches and even more so now for their McMansions, the area does have its fair share of quirks. A short list of them might include: sculpture gardens; comically expensive iced coffee; the Montauk movie theater that is …

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Conscience Point Shellfish Hatchery Fundraiser – Friday 13th, 2014

We’re going to the Hatchery party, we’re dying to see you there! Charles Addams House Benefit Cocktail Party Friday June 13th – from 5:13 to 8:13pm At the home and studio of Charles and Tee Addams, Sagaponack, NY. Tour the house and studio where Charles Addams created his delightful and ghoulish characters Enjoy music, great …

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