Welcome to Transition Houston!

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Transition Houston is an optimistic and energetic response to the dual challenges of climate change and peak oil at the local level. The Transition Movement supports the transition from oil dependency to local resilience by equipping communities with creative adaptations in areas such as food, energy, health, education, spirit and economy to generate a road map towards sustainable living.

Transition Houston serves to build on the wisdom of the existing resources in Houston’s diverse community to inspire, network and train localized communities to consider and adapt Rob Hopkins’ transition model. Together we can unite pools of ingenuity and skills to unleash the collective genius of our own people in finding self-determined solutions.

 Transition takes action by:

  • Raising awareness of peak oil and climate change and related issues.
  • Building resilience across a wide range of areas and scales, and doing all we can to ensure general environmental resilience.
  • Providing access to good information in ways which are playful, articulate, accessible and engaging, and which will enable people to feel enthused and empowered rather than powerless.
  • Empowering communities with tools to relocalize its resources and reskill its members.

Transition Houston meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. Please check the calendar for the location of the meeting.

For more information, please email us at transitionhouston@gmail.com.

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Awakening in a Time of Climate Change

Date: 
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Awakening in a Time of Climate Change

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Action Workshops with Featured Speaker
Stephanie Thomas, Ph.D.

Talk at 1:30 p.m., Workshops at 3 p.m.

Free Admission — Community networking & refreshments between talk and workshops

Dr. Thomas will open with a survey of global cooling and warming past and present, the driving force of greenhouse gases, and other challenges for life on Earth. She will offer perspectives for moving from blame towards action that nourishes our personal and collective lives.

Selection of workshops:

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May 8th Heart and Soul Action Group Meeting

Date: 
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

What is the Heart & Soul Action Group?

The purpose of our group is to support each other in taking concrete actions in our personal private lives to move ourselves away from consumerism and towards simplicity, service, and respect for all forms of life.

We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 6:30pm.

For exact address, email Nell or Megan.

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Water! Transition Houston May Meeting

Date: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Water!

We've been exploring the themes of the Transition Streets program at our meetings this year, leading up to a potential pilot roll-out in several of our Houston Transition neighborhoods in the fall.

In May we are extremely fortunate to have Nell Wheeler speaking to us about rainwater harvesting, which aligns nicely with the Transition Streets theme around water.

Nell is a Master Plumber and builds metal rain tanks in Houston (one of only two such manufacturers in Texas). She also installs the tanks and systems. You can find out more about her business at metalraintanks.com.

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Local Economy Action Group Meeting

Date: 
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The second monthly meeting of the Local Economy Action Group will be held on Sunday, April 27, 3:00 to 5:00pm, at a home in the Heights. It is anticipated that the meetings will be held every fourth Sunday of the month, with the same hours and location.

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Joyce Almaguer-Reisdorf featured in Rob Hopkins' Transition Culture Blog

Joyce Almaguer-Reisdorf was recently featured in Rob Hopkins' Transition Culture Blog, discussing how--and why--she became involved with Transition Houston.  The theme for the February blog posts was "Step Up Moments," and in the article Joyce related her growing awareness of how public policy and action had not kept up with science:

Transition Houston "Operating Manual"

Transition Houston needs a constitution, a written document that provides the intent and protocols that guide our decision making and organizational structure.  We have been largely operating on an oral tradition that has evolved over the several years that we have been together.  While that seems to have worked okay so far, having a document that spells everything out can help everyone to a common level of understanding about who we are and how we do things.