Transition Stories

Transition Town Charlotte, VT: From Small Potatoes to an Edible Community

Inspired by Transition Town Charlotte’s (TTC) response to a challenge from Transition US, three demonstration vegetable plots at the Charlotte Library, Charlotte Central School, and the Charlotte Congregational Church are nurturing a growing interest among adults and children in local food production as part of a sustainable, resilient future.

Community-Based Drought Response

There’s a lot of attention on the drought in California, which produces much of the country’s produce, nuts, and dairy. Last month, California Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order with emergency regulations for water conservation, calling for a 25% reduction of water use among households and some businesses.

Soil Sisters: The Power of a Potluck

There’s power in a community potluck. 

Transition US Keynote at CSU Chico "This Way to Sustainability" Conference

"Let us use all the knowledge we have about the state of the world, and all the power we hold as young people inheriting an uncertain future, to make decisions that align our actions with our hearts."

Last month Transition US staff Marissa Mommaerts gave the closing keynote presentation at CSU Chico's “This Way to Sustainability” Conference, one of the largest student-run sustainability conferences in the country.

Now in its 10th year, this year's conference theme was “Building Resilient Communities.”

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