A positive, local response
to climate change
Neighbors addressing climate change
Transition Town — All St. Anthony Park
Smaller Footprint, Stronger Community
We’re neighbors linking up to live responsibly on the Earth. We bring diverse skills— what we accomplish reflects who shows up. Our ideas are as many as the challenges we all face. But they may not yet include yours.
Come, think, work, and celebrate with us!
Our purpose is to raise our neighborhood's understanding of climate change and the limits of fossil fuels, and to foster a positive, community-wide transition to more sustainable ways of life... ASAP. ASAP reminds us that climate change calls for our best efforts, right now. All Saint Anthony Park means South and North; renters and homeowners; newcomers and long-timers; businesses and nonprofits, students and seniors; faith groups, youth groups... all are needed.
FB page: Facebook.com/TransitionASAP
FB group: Transition ASAP
Take the first step: Sign up for our e-news and join the 500 neighbors who keep informed and join in when they can. Email
Do you have time to do more? Send us a note — we’ll connect. Feel free to propose a project or event we can support. Contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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to Transition Town ASAP
on our page at GiveMN.
We'll use your dollars to
raise local awareness
of our climate emergency
and the solutions at hand.
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To understand your ecosystem,
get to know your watershed
In early spring we see the flow of water around us. Our area straddles three local watersheds that feed into the Mississippi. Read Ranae Hanson's article "How Does Your Watershed Flow?" in the March Park Bugle, then explore the resources linked here.
Consider some history. Bridal Veil Falls once flowed free (right: an 1860 photo); today it enters the river through a pipe at the Franklin Avenue Bridge. Learn more about the Historic Waters of the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization.
Compare it to today. Check out the historic and present-day waterbodies of the Capitol Region Watershed District (interactive map).
For more events, see the listings on our Facebook page.
Transition Town ASAP's
Ideas & Planning Group
Thursday, Aug. 27, 7–8:30 p.m. via Zoom
Newcomers, send an email in advance to info@TransitionASAP.org. Help plan projects for a smaller footprint and a stronger community.
Transition Your Money
(after a summer break)
Wed. Sept.16, 7–8:30 p.m. via Zoom
Newcomers, send an email in advance to Russelle@umn.edu. All welcome to seek a more local, sustainable economy. Info.
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What the pandemic can teach us
In the August Park Bugle, read "Environmental lessons from a pandemic in progress." Thanks to our guest writer for our Transition Town column, Jessica Hellmann, who directs the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment.
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We can "bee the change"
Also in the Park Bugle, read Margot Monson's "Supporting pollinators, the little things that run the world" Margot is an entomologist, beekeeper, and SAP neighbor. See her pollinator slide show.
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Wanted: News editor
Help us share the news: together, we can build a more sustainable world. Does this sound like you?
You believe in a community approach to our climate crisis
You identify with the St. Anthony Park neighborhood
You want to join an inspiring team of volunteers