Welcome, and How to Find Us
Welcome to a clearinghouse of information about to Transition Initiatives and related resources in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. If you’d like to connect with a specific neighborhood or the collection of Transition-minded people overall, the best ways are to:
- send an email to the neighborhood group
- send an email to our central address
- join and introduce yourself to the Transition Twin Cities Google group
Please also see our calendar of Transition activities and events sponsored by various other allied groups in the Twin Cities.
Revitalized Communities: Building a New Society as We Approach Environmental Limits
October 25, 2013, 7 – 9:00 pm, reception following
Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Auditorium 2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Free Admission, Donation Requested
Economic growth has been the sole driver of development for millennia, but as we come face to face with the reality of resource depletion and climate change, it is clear that we cannot continue along this unsustainable path. We have reached the limits of growth. Recent events in Europe demonstrate the fragility of the global financial system.
The challenges we face today are unprecedented in history. We must be prepared to navigate a period of rapid economic contraction while still doing the work needed to restructure society, build resilient communities, and develop human capacity. Only by revitalizing our communities can our financial recovery rest on a solid foundation.
Nicole Foss, senior editor of The Automatic Earth website, will provide insights into how global financial and social systems operate, how and why they are vulnerable, and what we can do about it. Using different countries to illustrate points in the cycle of expansion and contraction, Foss will highlight the critical factors needed for change.
Author and green business developer Laurence Boomert will give working examples of communities across the globe that have already begun to shift, using sophisticated and simple social innovations and decentralized, networked solutions to meet human needs.