What are you transitioning to?

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 are coming together to create more resilient communities and a more sustainable future by:

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 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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Transition Goes to Northern Spark - June 10-11

With a theme of Climate Chaos | Climate Rising, this year’s Northern Spark overnight art event is the place Transition folks needs to be! Northern Spark takes place all along the Green Line, starting at 8:59 pm and ending at 5:26 am. Transition artists have created an installation called the Grove of Life that will be located in Lowertown, next to Golden's Deli (275 4th St E #102, St Paul, MN 55101). Join us throughout the evening. Let your light shine with the message that the time to transition to a lower-carbon, more sustainable future is NOW!

Join us throughout the evening. Let your light shine with the message that the time to transition to a lower-carbon, more sustainable future is NOW!

If you will be attending and you'd like a FREE TransitionNOW! t-shirt, contact Leslie to make arrangements to pick one up.

 

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National Transition Gathering Coming to the Twin Cities

Transition US, the national network, will host the 1st National Transition Gathering, July 27-30, at Macalester College in St. Paul.  Transitioners from all across the country - and across Minnesota - will gather to learn, to share and to build an unstoppable movement. Thursday and Friday feature 1 and 2-day intensive workshops. Saturday and Sunday feature concurrent workshops from more than 40 local and national speakers. Early Bird Registration ends June 1!

Volunteer to Help Behind the Scenes: There are many opportunities both before and during the gathering. You can fill out an interest form here.

  • Work-trade and scholarships will be available. Apply here

Local Transition Trainings

Transition Twin Cities offers a series of classes that look at the issues Transition groups with a focus on Minnesota. Learn more about the topics we cover. We do not have any classes scheduled at this time but if there is enough interest, we will schedule the series again. If you would like to be part of the next series, please fill out the interest form and we will contact you when 10 people have signed up.

*This is not the "official" Transition Town training and is not being presented by official Transition Town trainers. These classes have been developed by two members of local Transition groups and the information presented is not "sanctioned" by Transition US or the global Transition Network.