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
- Making wiser, lower-impact 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.
Exciting News! National Gathering in the Twin Cities in 2017
Transition US, the national network, will be holding a national gathering in the summer of 2017 (end of July or early August). Transition members from all across the country -- and across Minnesota - will gather to learn, to share and to get re-energized. There will also be ways for people to participate online, for those who want to minimize their carbon footprint but still want to be part of this event.
Transition US has received a matching grant to support the gathering. They want to raise $10K by December 31st. See the crowdfunding campaign & video. Please check out the campaign, make a contribution and share with your network. Remember that every dollar will be doubled until the end of the month.
Transition Training in 2017
Leslie MacKenzie (Transition Longfellow) and Rachel Hefte (Corcoran Grows) hosted a series of trainings in the fall of 2016. That series will be repeated twice in 2017; dates to be announced. See complete description on the Transition Training page.