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.
Learn More About Transition
These classes are offered free through Minneapolis Public Schools Community Ed. You can sign up online or just show up at the school.
- April 26, 6:30 - 8 pm, Pratt School, 66 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
- May 16, 6:30 - 8 pm, Washburn High School, 201 W 49th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419
- April 1, 9 am - 3 pm, City Community Conference
- April 8, 8 - 9 am, Food Freedom Radio, 950 am
- April 19, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm, MCTC Sustainability Fair
With a theme of Climate Chaos | Climate Rising, this year’s Northern Spark overnight art event is the place Transition needs to be! Transition artists will be creating an installation in Lowertown, and we invite the entire community to join us at the festival on June 10 and 11. Let your light shine with the message that the time to transition to a lower-carbon, more sustainable future is NOW! Learn more.
National Transition Gathering Coming to the Twin Cities
Transition US, the national network, will host the 1st National Transition Gathering July 27-31 at Macalester College in St. Paul. Transitioners 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 while still being part of this event.
Present at the Gathering: See the national website for themes of the gathering. Organizers are looking for one and two-hour presentations, as well as youth-oriented activities.
Volunteer to Help Behind the Scenes: There are many opportunities both before and during the gathering. You can fill out an interest form here.
Local Transition Classes
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.