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 now hitting home, 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 educate and inspire others. We try to think globally and act locally.  We support others in related projects, since the climate crisis intertwines with other issues: 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 have ties with the national Transition US, and we helped host its first-ever National Gathering in 2017 at Macalester College. The global Transition Network is a 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.

Canning workshop, summer 2013
Canning workshop, summer 2013

Yield: New skills—new friends—and many quarts of tomatoes, applesauce, and jam

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Make that an exclamation point!
Make that an exclamation point!

Sharing views at a 2013 community meeting

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Many hands made this rug!
Many hands made this rug!

We wave the banner of upcycling

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Canning workshop, summer 2013
Canning workshop, summer 2013

Yield: New skills—new friends—and many quarts of tomatoes, applesauce, and jam

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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 local economy. Other projects include sustainable food and land, transportationemergency preparedness,

community solar power, home energy, and housing options. A new Going Home Green group explores eco-friendly end-of-life choices. A monthly Transition Tap meets seasonally  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 second Wednesday at 7:00 pm. All are welcome! See the listing on our home page