The 2012 Transition Challenge!

What are you and your Transition group doing this May?

From coast to coast, in urban and rural communities, abandoned lots are being converted into green oases and school children are pulling weeds and planting tomato starts. Whole communities are signing up to pick up shovels and tools to help install rainwater harvesting systems, improve insulation, install solar panels, and bring homegrown produce to their friends and neighbors. On May 14 & 15 last year, thousands of seemingly average citizens from around the country worked together to create new gardens and green their homes. In all, over 1,500 actions were registered!  Just think what we can do in an entire month!For the month of May 2012, Transition US encourages any and all citizens interested in taking community resilience to the next level to get involved and take action! photo  Grow food, save water, conserve energy, all while educating and empowering community, and supporting local businesses. This is an opportunity to promote and increase participation in city and county programs for lawn removal, greywater and healthy food while creating innovative demonstration gardens in communities ranging from front yards to apartment patios, city landscapes, schools, churches, organizations and businesses.

In order to accurately and most powerfully tell that story we need you to do two things: 1) add your actions to the map and 2) simply challenge at least two friends to do the same – you can rsvp and invite them to the facebook event here. Stand up and be counted.You as an individual in your community can identify specific actions in one or more of the four challenge areas: food, water, energy and/or community or volunteer on a community project. Let’s show the world just how powerful we are as a movement then check out the Actions Map to see who else is taking on the challenge.  There may not be a lot of pins in the map yet but with your involvement there will be thousands by the end of May.  It starts with you!

Visit the Transition Challenge page on the TUS website for more information.

Thanks from all us at Transition US.

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