Transition Houston Meeting: Resilience and Hope in Extraordinary Times

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

We invite you to our first gathering of 2017 on Tuesday, February 7th.

We'll be viewing a short film focused on inspiring ways to find and create resilience and hope in extraordinary times. During our follow-up discussion, we'll be asking for your input to guide our activities for the coming year.

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Join Us for 2017's First Permablitz! @ the Don Greene Nature Park

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Happy New Year Everyone!

Start off the new year by joining us for our first permablitz in 2017 on Saturday, January 21st from 9am - 12pm, 6009 Cypress Street, Map to Location.

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Welcome to Transition Houston!

Permablitz collage of activities and images

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.

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Plant a pocket prairie at the Don Greene Nature Park

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

We're putting down deep roots in the Don Greene Nature Park by planting a pocket prairie this Spring.

Join us Saturday, March 18 from 9-Noon as we plant seeds and native grasses on the footprint of Don's old home, headquarters to his Whitewater Experience. This is one of the many pocket prairies dotting Houston, and we're happy to have the help and expertise of Katy Prairie Conservancy's Lan Shen in the process.

Bring your hands, heart, shovel, rake and a friend. See you then!   Like and follow us on Facebook!

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Join Transition Houston for our December Social and Potluck!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come and Celebrate with Us!

Another year has passed and it's once again time for our holiday social and potluck at Japhet Creek. We hope you'll join us for great food and fellowship as we celebrate and enjoy each other.

Japhet Creek will also be hosting December's full moon bonfire for the year as well!

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Transition Houston Meeting: It's All About Water

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Water is Limited! Save Some Today!

Q: How much water do you think playing with the garden hose for 15 minutes uses?
A: 94 gallons!

Q: How much water does it take to wash 1 load of clothes?
A: 27 - 41 gallons!

Q: How much water does it take to water your lawn?

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Transition Houston: Fall Permablitz!

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 8:30am - 12:00pm

Join us for a fall permablitz!

Please RVSP!

We'll have several projects including:

  • Water reclamation
  • Garden bed
  • Building a compost bin
  • and more!

Bring yourself and a friend! Morning refreshments will be provided and we'll have a potluck lunch. Please bring something to share!

We hope to see you there!



Transition Houston Meeting: POTLUCK at Japhet Creek!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Exciting things are happening at Japhet Creek and our next Transition Houston meeting on Wednesday, June 29th will be both a social and informative event!

We'll enjoy a potluck dinner, so bring yourselves and your favorite food to share!

We'll take a tour and enjoy the benefits of our recent permablitz at Japhet Creek. We recently installed a cistern. Previous efforts of Transitioners included grading the walkway, installing solar lighting, performing cleanup, and planting a garden directly outside the classroom facility.

We'll meet at the classroom and find out about other exciting plans for the community.

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Transition Houston Fall Permablitz!

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 8:30am - 2:00pm

Join Transition Houston for our first fall permablitz!

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Planned activities are listed below. Don't miss this FUN and INFORMATIVE, family friendly activity!

Bring yourselves, tools if you've got 'em, and a little something to share during our potluck lunch.

Gonzales Garden Fall 2015

It's our favorite time of year to begin planning and planting our fall garden. This fall we're planting

  • Bok Choy
  • Chard
  • Cabbages - Chinese cabbage and round head cabbage
  • Collard Greens
  • Kale
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Garlic
  • Dill