Whose Talking Transition?
It’s easier to make big and small changes in your life when you’ve seen others do it. On this page you’ll find links to local bloggers, radio programs with Transition speakers, podcasts from organizations that take a Transition perspective, and videos of real people telling us how and why they made lifestyle changes to reduce their carbon footprint.
Share Your Story!
We’d like to get more of what we’re calling Role Model Videos — real people making real change. Please don’t be shy – the stakes are far too high.
What change did you make?
What did you learn? Share it and make a difference for others.
- Tech savvy souls – send us a cell phone video of 1 to 2 minutes. If we edit it, we’ll send you the edit for review before it goes online so you can approve it.
- Don’t have the technology to do it yourself? We’ll have a very nice person come out and interview you. Just email and tell us what you’d like to talk about.
- Want to nominate a role model? Tell us why they are wonderful and send us their email. We’ll see if they want to be in a video.
Transition Twin Cities has started a YouTube channel where you can see all of our videos to date. (It’s a work in progress.)
Podcasts (Local, National and International)
If you are a podcaster or know a podcast we should include here on a Transition topic, contact us.
- Way Over Our Heads (Minnesota weather and climate)
- Decarbonize: The Clean Energy Podcast, from Fresh Energy
- Strong Towns (local – economy)
- Crazy Town (national, from Transition partner Post Carbon Institute – energy, economy)
- Upstream (national/international, from Transition partner Shareables – a bit of everything!)
- Transition Culture Podcast (these are old podcasts from the global Transition Network)
- The Energy Transition Show (national – energy)
Local Transition and Sustainability Blogs
The Transition Movement and Faith
- Full Frontal Faith, by David Weiss, a weekly series looking at the intersection of Faith and the Transition
- Happy Dancing Turtle
- Our Urban Farm
- Think of it as an Adventure
- The Minnesota Project
- Seek United
Food and Gardening
- Notes from a Northern Gardener
- The Garden Buzz (master gardener Rhonda)
- Get Busy Gardening
- Minnesota Horticultural Society Blog
- Restoring the Landscape with Heather Holm
- Twin Cities Naturalist
- Central Minnesota Sustainability Project
Lower Consumption/Minimalism/Zero Waste
- Native Sustainability (recycling)
- Zero Waste St. Paul
Wide Ranging Ecological Subjects/Transition Thinking
- Growth Busters Blog (non local)
- Growth Bias Busted Blog (non local)
Our Great Outdoors / Environmental Education
- Greg Seitz – science, conservation and life
- University of St. Thomas Sustainability Blogs
- Environmental Initiative
- Project Stove Swap
- Kathleen Schuler, Twin Cities blogger on healthy kids and families, for Conservation Minnesota
- Julie Drennen, Twin Cities blogger for Conservation Minnesota
- Nels Paulson, blogger for Conservation Minnesota
- Anna Richey, Rochester blogger for Conservation Minnesota
- Avery Hildebrand, Taylor’s Falls blogger for Conservation Minnesota
- Dave Dempsey, a Rosemount resident and blogger for Conservation Minnesota
- John Anderson, Twin Cities blogger for Conservation Minnesota
- Clean Energy Economy Minnesota