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Transition NOW! to a Sustainable Future

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.

Start a Transition group

If you'd like to get something going on your block, in your neighborhood, at your church, go ahead and start a group! It’s easy; it's free. Just find a few friends and do it! If you start a group, please Contact the Transition Twin Cities organizer and share your name, email and neighborhood. If we know of others in your area who want to be part of a group, we'll connect you together and provide resources to help you get started.

The global Transition Network provides resources on starting and growing a group. Transition US provides a variety of online and in-person trainings: Transition LAUNCH! Effective Groups, and The Art of Hosting are frequent offerings. They also regularly host topical webinars. And be sure to check out courses and webinars offered by Transition US partner organizations:

  • The Post Carbon Institute: Think Resilience is a 4-hour video course explaining hte challenges ahead and how we can act individually and in community to build our resilience. They also host blogs, podcasts and videos. You will get a good understanding of the issues here.
  • Shareables: This is the place to find "people-powered solutions for the common good."
  • New Stories: NewStories supports work that brings communities back to life.
  • The New Economy Coalition: Rising to the challenge of building a better world demands that we fundamentally transform our economic and political systems to meet human needs, enhance the quality of life, and allow us to live in balance with nature. This new economy is bursting forth through the cracks of the current system as people experiment with new forms of business, governance, and culture.

Transition Videos: Taking Action - Changing Lives

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Guest Speaker from the Global Transition Network

Meet Deborah Benham, from the Global Transition Network

Wed, Oct. 9, 7-9 pm at CoCreatz, 2388 University Avenue West First Floor, St Paul, MN 55114

Dr Deborah Benham is visiting Minnesota from Totnes, England where she started working for the global Transition Network in March 2019. Her background is in wildlife conservation, environmental education, sustainability, and community building. Deborah fulfills three roles at the Transition Network.

  1. Helping to develop a collaborative culture within the Transition Network as an organization, particularly Peacebuilding and Conflict Resilience agreements and processes, working consciously with conflict so it can build creative, relationship-building opportunities.
  2. Practice of Change work to enhance our understanding of what supports change and how we can make the work we do most helpful and effective.
  3. Recruitment of a Training Coordinator from within the wider movement, so this work comes more directly from the Transition community. She has set up a Training Support Circle with several Hubsters, and together they will recruit and support the new Training Coordinator.

The format of the evening is a Q&A style. Come and ask about how the global Transition Network operates and the projects it facilitates. Ask about the U.K. "pop-up tomorrow" project and Rob's new book! Learn about the latest research in theories of change, collaborative peace-making, and conflict resolution.

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Transition Trainings

Would you like to learn more about the issues that Transition covers? Are you interested in starting Transition group but don't know where to begin?

  • Transition US hosts a variety of online trainings. Watch their website for upcoming sessions. (If you are signing up for training because you want to start a Transition group or deepen your involvement in an existing group, contact Contact Leslie at Transition Twin Cities to find out about our matching funds program.

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: