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 5-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
Stop by Our Table
- August 27, 8:30 am- 12:30 pm, West Side St. Paul Farmer's Market, 63 George St, N., with Leslie MacKenzie and Angie Pabon
- September 4, 10 am, Eco Building at the State Fair, with Dani Cloutier
- Sept 10, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, West Side St. Paul Farmer's Market, 63 George St, N
- Sept 10, 2-6 pm, Mac Groveland Festival with Kathryn Wegner and Leslie MacKenzie
Classes & Info Sessions About Transition
- September 11, 1-2:30 pm, Desnoyer Park, St. Paul (542 Pelham Blvd)
- Sept 15, 6:30 - 8 pm, St. Paul West Side, Cherokee United Church, 371 Baker St W
- September 20, 6:30 - 8 pm, Merriam Park, Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave, St Paul
- October 17, 6:30 pm, Community Ed Class, Pratt School (Prospect Park),
Leslie MacKenzie (Transition Longfellow) will give a presentation on Transition Towns