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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.  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 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, youth, students, and seniors; faith groups, people of all ethnicities... all are needed. (See a map of our area of St. Paul, Minnesota.)  

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The 100 Trees Initiative is greening the streets of South St. Anthony Park. We're among the partners in this collaboration with the Creative Enterprise Zone.

Sign up for our newsletter and join the 400-plus neighbors who stay informed and join in when they can: email Got time to do more? Send us a note and we’ll connect.  Feel free to propose a project or event we can support: email Mike at

During the pandemic, we reflected, grieved, and dreamed of a better world. We also learned new habits, some worth keeping! Keepers is a zine by neighbor and book artist Regula Russelle. Read it here, then print copies to share (instructions)

Smaller footprint,
stronger community.

Help raise local awareness of our climate emergency and the solutions at hand. Give to Transition Town - ASAP. 


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Eco-Fair hosted by Donate Good Stuff
Sat. June 15, 9:00 am–1:00 pm 
Como Picnic Pavilions, 1199 Midway Parkway
(Off Como Ave west of Lexington)


Visit our booth to learn about eco-friendly ways to reimagine golf courses. How could the U of M's Les Bolstad course be transformed in climate-friendly ways? Other exhibitors include the MN Tool Library (bring garden tools to swap) and the Native Seed Project. Before the Fair there's a fun run around Lake Como. Details here.

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Changing Times Book Group

Sat. June 22, 3:00–4:30 pm
SAP Library, 2245 Como Ave

Author Naomi Kritzer will join us to discuss The Year without Sunshine, a near-future novella about a Minneapolis neighborhood successfully responding to a crisis. Read this Nebula Award-winning piece online for free at Uncanny Magazine  (enter Naomi Kritzer and Uncanny Magazine into your search engine).


Kritzer writes speculative fiction for all ages (CatNet, Liberty's Daughter) and has won both the Hugo Award and Minnesota Book Award. Changing Times Book Group is open to all, one title at a time, co-hosted by Transition Town ASAP and the St. Paul Public Library.

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Walk & talk around Highway 280
Tues. June 25, 6:30–8:00 pm
Meet at corner of Territorial Rd & Cromwell Ave.

Join the SAPCC Transportation Committee for a walk around the south end of Highway 280. Learn the history of this area and the highway's effects today. As MnDOT rethinks I-94, should this part of Highway 280 be part of the rethinking as well?

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Join us to plan projects for a smaller footprint and a stronger community. Social time at 6:30, meeting at 7:00. For Zoom link, email

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Transition Town ASAP's

Ideas & Planning Group

Wed. July 10, 7:00–8:30 pm 

Outdoors at Alden Square Gazebo
Gibbs Avenue & Brewster Street

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