Minneapolis: Transition Northeast

Transition NE is a “mulling” group, which means it is a less formal group that is not registered with the national transition network. The group formed in 2011 as an offshoot of a study group that met weekly at the Blue Moon Cafe in south Minneapolis. Participants come from the Northeast area, primarily. The group focuses on residents.

Folks from Transition Northeast meet every month on the 1st Tuesday at 8:30 am at Diamond’s Coffee Shop, 1618 Central Ave., Mpls. During this meeting, events in the community are announced and activities are planned, as well as general conversation about issues related to transitioning.


The group's activities are primarily advertised through the Transition Twin Cities Meetup Group. Aside from the Tuesday meeting, they have no other regularly scheduled monthly activities.

  • In January 2016, the group will demonstrate the process for converting wood to biochar (a soil amendment).
  • Members participated in the walipini construction project at Northeast United Methodist Church in 2015
  • The group holds occasional movie / discussion events in conjunction with the Eastside Food Co-op
  • They engage in the study of permaculture and discuss gardening

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Below you will find blog posts for the group. To see ALL blog posts, click here.

Blog Posts & Minutes

Transition Day NE - May 6

Join Transition NE for a daylong series of skillshares and workshops, featuring speakers from Transition NE and other Transition groups across the Twin Cities. Learn to grow your own microgreens, how to create a multi-rain barrel setup for collecting water, how to extend the growing season and cook with the sun. See the complete list of activities at the Transition Day Event page.

Register to attend one or more workshops

Calendar: Transition NE

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Transition Natl Gathering, SATURDAY MORNING, July 29
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Rob Hopkins, founder of Intl Transition Movement: "Transition at 10 Years Old: Lessons, Insights, Disappointments, Exhilarations, and Delights"
Rob Hopkins reflects on the 10 years since Transition started as an optimistic project in a small Devon town, sparked by an opportune meeting in a thatched pub, which has been licensed to serve alcohol since 1321.

What has happened since? What has worked? What were the moments that were most surprising, intriguing, impactful or unsettling? What have we learned from this grand experiment? Illustrated with stories from around the world, this talk will be a celebration of what we have achieved and a herald of what may come next.

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Transition Gathering - Friday Night Keynote Address -July 28
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Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute - "Transition in the Age of Denial"
We face a species survival-level problem - the need to transition society away from our reliance on climate-changing fossil fuels. Yet national officials not only deny that this is a problem - they are determined to make it harder to solve. Political resistance is one path forward, but it is unlikely to succeed soon. Anotherresponse, the Transition response, is local, grassroots action to build resilience at the community level.

It is at this level where those most affected by government policy have the greatest ability to shape it. It’s also the place where it may still be possible to work around political stereotypes to identify common values and goals

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