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Transition to a Sustainable Future Now

Please Join Us for a FREE Local Screening of the Transition US 10th Anniversary Online Summit!

Saturday, October 27, 11 am to 4 pm - NEW START TIME
Walker Community Church, 3104 16th Avenue S., Minneapolis
Light lunch will be served

Featuring keynote speakers Rob Hopkins (founder of Transition Towns), Don Hall (co-director of Transition US), and Meg Wheatley (author of “Who Do We Choose to Be? Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity.”) Panel presentations of replicable projects you can do in your own community (Repair Cafe, Gleaning Project and Eat Local Week, Transition Streets and Local Entrepreneur Forum), and how we connect the broader movement.

For more info, see Transition US. (But don't register at the Transition US website unless you will be watching from home. Transition Twin Cities has paid for a local screening so you can attend for free.)


In Transition groups across the Twin Cities, across the U.S., and across the globe, neighbors come together to create more socially connected and resilient communities for a more sustainable future by taking immediate action to:

Transition thinks globally and acts locally

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 and provide support for one another as we face the changes ahead.

Connect to a Transition group in your area

Check out the Twin Cities Transition groups listed on this website. Find the one nearest you, visit a meeting, participate in an activity, join their Facebook group.

If there is no group in your neighborhood, feel free to attend one in another community. Most Transition group activities are open to the public.

Better yet, start a group in your part of town. It’s easy. Contact the Transition Twin Cities organizer and share your name, email and neighborhood. When there are four people in your area who also want to start a group,  we'll connect you together and provide resources to help you get started.

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Citywide Drawdown Discussion & Action Plan

Transition Twin Cities is hosting a different kind of book group. People from each of the Transition groups in the city - and anyone who is interested - will be reading one or a few of the very brief chapters in the book "Drawdown." The book offers a set of solutions to climate change identified by a group of scientists looking at available technologies, greenhouse gas impacts and cost. These solutions are wide-ranging, and may not be what you expect!

Not every solution can be done by an individual or in every part of the world, but let's look at what we can do here - together - on a practical level. We'll meet up Saturday, Nov 10, 9 am to 11:30 and each reader will give a very brief (5 min or less) presentation on their chapter. We'll follow with a discussion on possible action steps. SIGN UP TO READ A CHAPTER AND JOIN THE CONVERSATION! (If your favorite chapter isn't on the list, someone else may have chosen it already.)

TMUP Movie - Nov 8

Reluctant RadicalTransition MacGroveland/Union Park will be showing the film The Reluctant Radical on Thursday, Nov. 8, 6-8pm at Macalester College, DeWitt Wallace Library (1600 Grand Ave, St Paul). Go to the rear of the 2nd floor. Directions to campus as well as a map for parking and to the library.
Dr. James Hansen says of the film: "He was told he was crazy, but crazy is sitting idly by as disaster for young people is knowingly locked in." Food and community provided - please join in!


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Local Transition Trainings

Would you like to learn more about the issues that Transition covers from a Minnesota perspective? Are you interested in starting Transition group but don't know where to begin?

  • The national Transition US network is hosting an online Transition Launch training starting Thursday, Sept. 20, and running through Nov 8, from 1-2:30 pm. REGISTER HERE. If you are interested in launching a local Transition group in your school, church or neighborhood, contact local Transition organizer Leslie MacKenzie about getting a full or partial scholarship to attend the training. Contact her!
  • Local Transitioners Leslie MacKenzie and Rachel Hefte have developed a series of workshops to help people get up to speed on energy, climate, transit, food, waste, and economy right here in Minnesota. You'll also learn about Transition principles and practices and how you can start and run a successful Transition group. If you would like to be part of the next series (we need a minimum of 10 people), fill out the interest form and we will contact you.

Transition National Gathering Videos

There are several videos available online with speakers from the 1st US National Transition Gathering, held in St. Paul in July, 2017. Speakers with * are active in Transition; the other speakers are relevant to Transition. See the videos here: