About Transition Town – All St. Anthony Park
We live in transitional times. As neighbors, we're joining hands to seek a positive, local response to climate change: actions that will both shrink our carbon footprint and strengthen our community. With global warming and new weather patterns already a reality, we aim to help mitigate climate change and also adapt to its effects.
We keep these three goals in mind, working together:
to reduce our carbon footprint, as individuals and as a neighborhood
to prepare for severe weather and possible economic instability
to build our community's resilience—and have fun while doing it.
Along with practical action, we week to educate and inspire others. We try to think global and act local. And we support others in related projects, since climate issues intertwine with many others social and economic justice, environmental stewardship, and political will.
From our beginnings in 2008 (see our History page), we've grown into an official Transition Town neighborhood, one of several under the Transition Twin Cities umbrella. We also have ties with the national Transition US: in fact, we helped host its first-ever National Gathering in 2017 at Macalester College. The overarching Transition Network is a worldwide movement of communities reimagining and rebuilding our world: diverse groups of thinkers, doers, and creators gathering locally to build resilience, raise awareness of climate change, and transition to an ecologically sustainable, socially just, fulfilling life on Earth.
The many faces of Transition in St. Anthony Park
Here in St. Anthony Park, our projects are varied. The Transition Your Money group is finding ways to invest in a regenerative economy. Other projects include sustainable food and land, transportation, emergency preparedness,
community solar power, home energy, housing options, local school projects, and zero waste. A monthly Transition Tap meets seasonally (except in 2020!) to welcome newcomers over a local brew, and in the Reflective Circle we seek an "inner transition."
We're guided by a core planning group that meets every fourth Thursday at 7:00 pm. All are welcome! See the listing on our home page.