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.
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 Mindy,
Do you have time to do more? Send us a note — we’ll connect. Feel free to propose a project or event we can help support. Contact Mike at email@example.com.
Our Facebook page:
Facebook group: Transition ASAP
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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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Making winter travel plans?
Your choices matter to the planet.
Michael Russelle shows how to compare the carbon costs of plane,
train, bus, and car travel. We can all shrink our impact by finding ways to offset that carbon debt: by changing our purchasing, eating, and other habits. If we ask buddies to help us, that's a teachable and learnable moment! For source info, see Michael's reference list.
For more events, see listings in the current Transition Times e-news.
Coffee, waffles & democracy
Thursday, December 5, 8–10 am
Black Coffee & Waffle Bar
2180 Marshall Ave. (at Cretin), St. Paul
Join us as we drop in on
Ward 4 councilmember
Mitra Jalali Nelson's
office hours. We're
supporting St. Paul 350's
work to uphold the city's clean-energy goals and stand up to Xcel Energy. Learn more here.
Youth strike for climate
Friday, December 6, 3–5 p.m.
Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda
Supporters welcome to come and go. Teach-in: let's divest MN's state pension funds from fossil fuels. Info.
Transition Town ASAP's
Ideas & Planning Group
Thursday, December 19, 7–8:30 p.m.
Come at 6:30 for social time.
CoCreatz, 2388 University Ave, St. Paul
Help plan projects for a positive local response to climate change.
Transition Your Money
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
(third Wednesdays) at Lori's Coffee, 1441 Cleveland Ave North in St. Paul.
All welcome: help build a more sustainable, localized economy: Info. (No meeting in December.)
Climate action: Say it with art!
At the St. Anthony Park Arts Festival last June, visitors to our booth made postcards showing ideas for a healthier climate. We photographed them, then mailed them to our elected reps. Make and send your own, or use the email links here. Two ideas:
1. Ask our leaders in US Congress to support a Green New Deal.
Where to send your card:
St Paul, MN 55107-1820
661 Lasalle St., Suite 110
St. Paul, MN 55114
What you might say:
"Support a Green New Deal!" (That means governmental
measures for green capitalism, energy transition, and sustainable agriculture. Choose from these ideas for picture and message.)
The Green New Deal's eco-goals include
achieve neutral CO2 emissions levels by 2050 (some emissions to be offset by carbon sequestration “by recognized low-tech means,” i.e., planting trees)
supply all energy by zero-emission renewables and smart grids, upgrading buildings to max energy efficiency
prioritize the clean industry sector and deeply decarbonize the rest
support sustainable family farming, improving soil and food quality while reducing greenhouse gas emissions
cut transportation emissions "to the extent possible” with zero-emission vehicles & public transit
restore damaged ecosystems
Its political goals include
Green New Deal grants
resources and training for all communities
federal direct investment in new clean technologies
revitalization of regional economies; local decision-making
well-paid union jobs
protection of public lands
a universal health care system
guaranteed access to drinking water
economic security for all citizens
The community-made cards
last summer at CoCreatz
2. Ask Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to sign a Climate Action Executive Order.
Where to send your card:
Governor Tim Walz & Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan
130 State Capitol - 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
What you might say:
"Sign a Climate Action Executive Order—
immediately!" (That means directing each state
agency to develop and carry out a plan to meet our
Minnesota climate goals and UN climate goals on time.)
What would an effective
executive order look like?
be both broad and specific
cover all pollution sources: electricity generation, buildings, transportation, agriculture
adopt California’s Clean Car and Zero Emissions Vehicle Standards for MN (MPCA)
include priority actions for cities and communities
ensure racial & geographic equity, in sync with the One MN Council on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
Or reach the governor by email or at 651-201-3400.