This information came in around the year 2000...not here since 26,000 years ago when the last…Continue
In an effort to revitalize and grow TransitionPGH’s impact (because the news on climate change continues to look Not Good), we’d like to know more about you, our community. Primarily, we’d like to know what neighborhoods you spend time in, and…Continue
Posted by Alexander Dale on August 16, 2012 at 5:00pm
On Tuesday August 7th we had our first Neighborhood Walks event in Greenfield, a neighborhood on the southern tip of Pittsburgh’s East End. The goals were to give people (hopefully neighbors, but we weren’t restrictive) a chance to meet, to walk…Continue
Posted by Alexander Dale on August 13, 2012 at 9:30pm
We've moved to Meetup.com/TransitionPGH! See our newest events there, or suggest your own! Some of what we did in Spring 2013:
Transitioning away from fossil fuels to local economies should be fun, practical, and (extremely) profitable. We connect you to who's doing it that way in Pittsburgh. That means our sustainable business & grassroots scene--food, energy, super-insulative buildings, Social Entrepreneurship & more--through tours, networking, films, speakers, classes, etc. Join us & suggest a new Meetup! Or sign up for our email list, which has full event updates semi-biweekly. Or ask us stuff! Or catch us on Facebook!
Transition Initiatives try 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'ssalvaged building material warehouse, Stormworks' rain barrels, GTECH's vacant land reclamation,GrowPGH's urban farming, the Larimer 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... 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.
Some notes & guidelines:
An expanded "About Us" with further reading is here. Join in the conversations & grassroots work today! :)