Get Your Garden ON! Join Transition Houston for a Permablitz

Date: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 8:30am - 1:00pm

Come together with like minded people to learn how to learn about permaculture, live more sustainably and help build community! We have a beautiful palette in the Heights to work with and there are several projects to work on including:

  • Planting / seeding a garden
  • Adding a spiral garden bed
  • and more!

And you could be next! After participating in 3, you become eligible!

Bring yourself, gardening tools (shovels, gloves, etc.) 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!

PLEASE RSVP Online At:

http://evite.me/yFTdjTcr2Y or by sending email to info@transitionhouston.org to receive address details!!!!!

For more visit our website at: www.transitionhouston.org

Spiral Garden

Join Us at Houston's First Repair Cafe!

Date: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Repair Cafe logo
Children at Repair CafeWhat do you do with:

  • A CD player that doesn’t open?
  • A toaster or lamp that no longer works?
  • A sweater with a hole or clothing with a damaged seam?

We're Hosting Houston's First Repair Café and We Need You!

Saturday, October 28th from 1:00pm - 5:00pm
TX/RX Labs @ 205 Roberts Street, 77003

A Repair Cafe celebrates fixing through a fun, collaborative, hands-on, fix-n-learn, community event. People bring us their broken items for assessment, disassembly and repair. Bring your toolkit and join us to have fun and learn while helping others troubleshoot and fix their broken stuff! Volunteers assess, take apart, and hopefully -- REPAIR.

Transition Houston is partnering with TX/RX Labs, the City of Houston Green Building Resource Center, Houston Complete Communities, Citizens' Environmental Coalition, Texas Campaign for the Environment, and the Houston Peace and Justice Center in this effort!

Others participating in the Repair CafeDo you have an item in need of repair?

We invite you to bring in a broken item and meet local people who have offered to share their skills to help you make repairs. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table, by leafing through books on repairs and DIY.

Acceptable Items to Bring:
Clothing, Small Appliances, Tools/blades for sharpening


Can you volunteer to help with repair or the event?

Calling all handywomen, handymen, handy kids, handy teens and families, tinkerers, and sewers! Volunteer to have fun and learn through helping others troubleshoot and fix their broken stuff. Volunteers are also needed on the day of the event as guides and to assist with general coordination.

Sign Up to Participate!

Online at: https://repaircafehouston.eventbrite.com
use the QR code, or contact Steve Stelzer at 832.394.9050.

Why a Repair Cafe?

Our society revolves around consumption. Personal consumption of durable goods add up to 8% of GDP, and non-durable goods add up to 15%, totaling about $4 trillion dollars annually in the USA! The more we buy, the more we throw away, often during the first year! And... most people no longer know how to repair things. For more information, visit www.transitionhouston.org.

The Fixer’s Manifesto

  • If it’s broken, fix it!
  • Give your stuff a longer life
  • Enjoy hands-on, fix-n-learn, community based discovery
  • Nurture curiosity, share ideas and skills
  • Fixing is good for us and good for the planet
  • Disposability is a choice
  • Make fixing a way of life!

House Rules & Guidelines

Please take a moment to read the house rules outlining repair cafe and safety guidelines. Participation in the event requires all attendees to agree and abide by these rules. In general,

  • Local volunteers with a range of skills are available to give you ideas, suggestions or a helping hand if needed with a repair.
  • Visitors carry out the repairs themselves whenever possible, but repair experts are on site and can help as needed.
  • Please bring one broken or non-working item per person.*
  • Carry-in items only (No stoves, refrigerators, or other large items)
  • Volunteers offer no guarantee of items being repaired made by them or with their assistance, and are not liable if objects repaired do not work properly at home.
  • Volunteers are not obliged to reassemble disassembled appliances that cannot be repaired.
  • If you need replacement parts, such as plugs, fuses etc. you may need to pay for these or pop out and buy them from a local shop.
  • Visitors to Repair Café are solely responsible for the removal of broken objects that could not be repaired.
  • A voluntary donation for workshop tools and repair materials is greatly appreciated.

* Disclaimer - Please know you bring your items to be repaired at your own risk. Because repairs are made by unpaid volunteers there may be risks. Neither the facilitators of Repair Cafés nor the repair volunteers are liable for any loss or damage that may result from advice or instructions, for the loss of items handed over for repair, for indirect or consequential loss, or for any other kind of loss resulting from repairs made by Repair Café.

Our Sponsors

Repair Cafe Sponsors

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Holiday POTLUCK at Japhet Creek!

Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Exciting things are happening at Japhet Creek and the Transition Houston holiday potluck which 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 Summer Potluck!

Date: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Join Transition Houston for our summer potluck!

It's once again time for our summer social and potluck at Japhet Creek. We hope you'll join us for great food and fellowship as we celebrate and enjoy each other.

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

Location:

Japhet Creek is at 4646 Billy Street, Houston, 77020. The classroom is to the left in a modular building. Map to Location

We hope to see you there!

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Stump the Treehugger: Earth Day Environmental Trivia Contest

Date: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join CEC at Saint Arnold Brewing Company on Sunday, April 30, 2017, from 4 PM to 6 PM for the Earth Day Houston Environmental Trivia Contest. Sponsored by the Citizens' Environmental Coalition, this exciting new way to celebrate Earth Day will stimulate and challenge all area tree-huggers (as well as budding ones). Think & Drink for the Planet!

Teams of eight players each will compete in nine rounds of earthy trivia, answering eco-centric questions in the following categories:

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Clear Lake Transition Community Earth Day Celebration

Date: 
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Join the Clear Lake Transition Community for an Earth Day celebration on April 22nd from 9am - 1pm at Exploration Green! Bring your family and friends! Exploration Green has some fun activities planned for the day and this year CLTC is helping with kid crafts and games such as:

  • Crafts: wildflower seed balls, nature portraits, bird feeders
  • Activities: scavenger hunt, bean bag toss, kite flying, face painting

Enjoy good food, fun, and check out a beautiful community park.

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Join Transition Houston for our December Social and Potluck!

Date: 
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: POTLUCK at Japhet Creek!

Date: 
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 April Meeting

Date: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
We have a VERY important Transition Houston meeting on April 7. 
 
At this meeting we will discuss the future of Transition Houston, and how we all working together can make it bloom and grow. We need your ideas, your dreams, and your inspiration, but most of all we need YOU.
 
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Transition Houston March Meeting

Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Our March meeting will feature a presentation and Q&A by Jacob Genauer, from Citizens Climate Lobby.  Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) is a group that was formed in order to organize and empower citizens to push for a carbon fee and dividend – the preferred solution of former NASA climate scientist James Hansen.

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