Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (All day) - Friday, June 30, 2017 (All day)

Grow Food ♦ Save Water ♦ Conserve Energy ♦ Build Community ♦ Reduce Waste

This Spring (April, May & June), thousands of people across the country will take coordinated, grassroots action to build resilience in their communities. Together, we'll show the world what's possible when communities come together to get things done. Will you join us?

Last year, our partners and Transition US collectively registered 17,339 actions as part of the Community Resilience Challenge! That’s 77,265 over 7 years! Way to stand up and be counted!!

The Community Resilience Challenge is organized around five themes: Save Water, Grow Food, Conserve Energy, Reduce Waste and Build Community. During the Challenge participants committed to undertake specific actions that fall under each theme such as installing a greywater system, planting a garden, weatherizing their home and/or coordinating a community project. The Challenge is a great reason to take care of home and garden improvements, to organize a work party in your neighborhood, or to plan a community visioning event. By registering our actions through a shared online portal, we can count our collective impact and demonstrate the strength of our movement. Now's the time to start thinking about what kind of project you'd like to organize for this year's Challenge!

Here are a few ideas:

  • A work party to do much-needed maintenance on a school or community garden, vacant lot, or a neighbor's yard
  • Launch Transition Streets in your neighborhood (If you register to launch a Transition Streets group in your neighborhood by the end of May you can receive a free download of the Transition Streets handbook and extra help to get started! To participate in this excellent opportunity sign up here, take a look at our support resources, and start your own Transition Streets group this spring!)
  • Install a greywater, rainwater catchment, or composting system
  • Host an event or community discussion around building local resilience
  • Get creative!

NEED SOME INSPIRATION GETTING STARTED? Ideas, suggestions, downloadable materials abound here on our Community Resilience Challenge webpage.

Grow Food ♦ Save Water ♦ Conserve Energy ♦ Build Community ♦ Reduce Waste

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