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Mission Statement

    M-COR is a collaborative movement to build community resilience by engaging the wisdom
of individuals and organizations to meet economic, resource, and environmental challenges.
We aim to spark a sustainable re-localization renaissance to implement positive visions that nourish our communities, our local economies, our families, and our environment.

See About Us for more information or contact us at info@m-cor.org.

We're proud to announce that M-COR became the
-- 133rd Transition Initiative --
in the United States as of February 2013
List of US Transition Initiatives | The Global Transition Community

Looking north towards Anza from south of the Cahuilla Reservation. The mountain ranges in the background include Thomas Mountain in front and part of Idyllwild's San Jacinto Mountain behind.
Mountain Communities of Resilience. This group of forward-thinking, local citizens, uniting as a grassroots network, are developing local resources inspired by an evolving vision to benefit the region's communities in sustainable ways. It's Initiating Team is seriously considering the implementation of a Transition Town model to assist with its organization. M-COR sprung from the conversations of citizens from Anza, Aguanga, and Pinion, choosing Anza Valley as central to the many high country communities. Anza, aka Anza Valley, is located in the high desert community of Anza, along Highway 371, with downtown situated at 4000 ft. elevation and surrounded by three mountain ranges.

These high country communities are bordered by Temecula on the southwest, Hemet and San Jacinto on the northwest, Palm Desert and Indio to the northeast, Coachella Valley to the east, and North County San Diego to the south.

Cheerful disclaimer!
Affectionately quoted from


Just in case you were under the impression that Transition is a process defined by people who have all the answers, you need to be aware of a key fact.

We truly don't know if this will work. Transition is a social experiment on a massive scale.

What we are convinced of is this:

  • If we wait for the governments, it'll be too little, too late
  • If we act as individuals, it'll be too little
  • But if we act as communities, it might just be enough, just in time.

Everything that you read on this site is the result of real work undertaken in the real world with community engagement at its heart. This site, just like the transition model, is brought to you by people who are actively engaged in transition in a community. People who are learning by doing - and learning all the time. People who understand that we can't sit back and wait for someone else to do the work. People like you.

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Always room for more!

Alternative Energy
(Live Local )
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Fridays 2pm to 5pm at 56030 Us Highway 371, Anza

The M-COR Reference Library is at the corner of Highway 371 and Bahrman in the strip mall. The library is past Overland Realty's offices and Whittle's Office Supplies, across the breezeway and before you get to Janae's Hair Cottage.

For more information, see our Library page or contact M-COR by leaving a message at 951-708-0411 or emailing us at info@m-cor.org.

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