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Transition to a Sustainable Future Now

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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National Transition Trainings

Transition Twin Cities will be hosting a free public screening of the 10th Anniversary Transition US Summit, Saturday, Oct 27, 11:30 am to 4 pm at Walker Community Methodist Church, 3100 16th Ave S., Minneapolis.

Keynote speaker Meg Wheatley will talk about creating islands of sanity in turbulent times. Transition co-founder Rob Hopkins, Sarah McAdam of the global Transition Network, and Don Hall, co-director of Transition US will be part of a panel discussion looking at how Transition operates in practice in the U.S. and internationally - successful strategies and common challenges. And panelists from active Transition groups will talk about replicable practices and wider movement building.

Transition Launch Training Now Available Online

Are you interested in starting Transition group but don't know where to begin? The  Transition US network is hosting an online Launch training, beginning Thursday, Sept. 20, and running through Nov 8, from 1-2:30 pm. REGISTER HERE. If you are taking the training because you would like to start a local Transition group in your school, church or neighborhood, contact local organizer Leslie MacKenzie about getting a full or partial scholarship to attend the training. Contact her!

Can't make it on those dates? Get on the Transition US mailing list. They are hosting regular online trainings. (Trainings take place during daytime hours in order to accommodate students in multiple time zones. Online trainings may also include students from other countries in the Americas.)

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:

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:

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