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Transition Pittsburgh Pages

We connect you to local business, local food, sustainable buildings & design, local energy production, Social Entrepreneurship & grassroots organizing--through tours, networking, films, speakers, classes, and more.

Transition Initiativestry to make communities more fun and connected while preparing them for troubled times ahead. Transition Pittsburgh draws people to businesses, nonprofits,& neighborhood initiatives already doing this.

There's so much already here in PGH to see that's just a bus ride or click away: Construction Junction's salvaged building material warehouse, Stormworks' rain barrels, GTECH'svacant land reclamation, GrowPGH'surban farming, theLarimer neighborhood's bid for $30-million-plus in federal and local grants, theEnvironmental Finance Collaborative’s 4-organization split CFO, etc.

Our aim as a Hub for local Transition Initiatives is to have an initiative in every neighborhood & town across Pittsburgh, each making their participants lives more rewarding and fun while also truly building grassroots change. I.e., building businesses and initiatives that're trying to relocalize their economy as much as possible--with more local food, local building materials, local energy (solar, wind)--transitioning away from fossil fuel use.We also do the practical work ourselves, if we see gaps we can fill and people who'll help fill them.

There's a global, ~450-initiative-strong network of these initiatives, in at least 34 countries,~120 in the U.S.

Some notes & guidelines:

  • Like other Meetups, RSVP "No" only if you planned on going and had to cancel. And know that the RSVP count never really accurately displays how many people actually have come since...
  • ...We're also on Facebook & Twitter. Spread the word there. :)
  • For questions, thoughts, requests, or questions about "how do I get further involved?" consider messaging Justin Thakar, who's one of the current organizers. There's always new ways to plug in.

    Join in the conversations & grassroots work today. :D

    Books & Literature:

    The Transition Companion details what's going on globally in many initiatives circa 2011, with case studies and models, and the general patterns that've come up.

    Natural CapitalismandCradle to Cradlemake the case that we're at the start of a new Industrial Revolution, where those who stand to make the most bottom-line profit are those who act like they're terrified of climate change & ecological collapse.

    Cheerful Disclaimer:No one knows for sure if this will work. But we believe this:
    • If we wait for government to act, it will be too little, too late.
    • If we act as individuals, it will be too little
    • If we act as communities, it might be just enough, just in time.

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