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.

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

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Creation Care Fest/Environmental Extravaganza

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

On Saturday, Aug. 16th, from 10 a. m. – 4 p.m., Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a free Creation Care Fest/Environmental Extravaganza.  Come learn from practical talks on topics such as energy conservation, water conservation, toxin-free home/lawn maintenance, and waste reduction while your children enjoy activities that teach them about nature.  Or, stroll the informational booths from area environmental non-profits and learn how you can get involved. 

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Garden Gonzales 2014

We were so fortunate, thanks to my brother Charlie, Mark Juedeman and all the other GREAT folks, to get involved with Transition Houston in 2009. At the first meeting, a drawing was held and the lucky winner would host the first Permablitz in Houston. Charles won, but at the time, could not take on the project. So... he went in search of another to host it. After checking with his church and I then offered the option to the University of Houston Downtown who was just starting up a community garden, alas, neither were able to host.

Long and short, we decided to start our first garden and get involved with the Transition movement.

Transition Houston July Potluck and Tiny Movie Screening

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Come join Transition Houston as we celebrate our independence and inTERdependence, with a potluck on Tuesday, July 1!

This is one of our occasional holiday potlucks that we organize in lieu of our monthly meetings. If you can, please bring food to share (labeled if it might contain allergens). It would also be helpful if you are able to bring your own non-disposable utensils, plate, etc.

We'll also be showing the film Tiny, a documentary about the tiny house movement.

So come, grab some food, and settle in for a movie with us as we celebrate our Transition Houston community!

The location is a home in the Rice U. area.

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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.