Transitioning to a Sustainable Future
After the historic climate accord in Paris, people are looking for ways they can take action and make a difference. In Transition groups across the Twin Cities, neighbors and friends are coming together to create a more resilient, more sustainable future by:
- Reducing energy use and making the switch to more renewable energy sources
- Supporting a healthy, local food system
- Consuming differently and producing less waste
- Building a stronger local economy
- Increasing their transit choices
- Preparing for more extreme weather and a changing climate
- Helping people prepare for change while building a stronger, more cohesive community
Transition thinks global and acts local
Transition US and the global Transition network have engaged hundreds of thousands of people in community action across the planet — people of all ages, races, religions and income levels. The challenge of climate change will affect us all. By working together we can help to shape our shared future.
Learn more about this global, grassroots, volunteer-led movement by checking out the Twin Cities Transition groups listed on this website. Visit a meeting, participate in an activity, join a Facebook group.
Connect to a Transition group in your area
Connect with an existing group by visiting their webpage on this site and emailing them. If there is no group in your area, you can visit any group. Although they operate in certain geographic areas, everyone is welcome.
Better yet, start a group in your part of town. It’s easy. Email your contact info and your neighborhood and when there are others in your area who also want to start a group, we'll connect you together and provide resources to help you. You can use the form below.
Transition Training Starts Sunday, Sept 18
Transition Twin Cities will be hosting a 7-part series of trainings for people involved in active Transition groups and those who would like to start or restart a group. You can register for one or all trainings. See complete description on the Transition Training page.
Transition in the Community
Classes & Info Sessions About Transition
- October 17, 6:30 pm, Community Ed Class, Pratt School (Prospect Park),
Leslie MacKenzie (Transition Longfellow) will lead a class on Transition Towns
Sustainability Resource Fair: Wild Weather, Snug Homes, Quiet Streets
Saturday, November 12, 9 am until noon
Northwestern Hall, Luther Seminary 1501 Fulham St., Saint Paul
9:00 am doors open for visiting displays, settling in.
9:30 Program begins
- Mark Seeley, Climatologist and meteorologist, University of "Minnesota Changing Minnesota weather: Not whether, but by how much"
- Pat Huelman, Extension Service, University of Minnesota "Retrofitting Minnesota homes: Smart ways to shrink home energy use"
- Jukka Kukkonen, PlugInConnect and Fresh Energy "The quiet revolution: Drop your carbon ‘wheelprint’ with electric vehicles"
11:15 visit displays and enjoy refreshments