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Transition Town

The transition town movement is focused on making communities more resilient.  Communities that are environmentally, economically and socially sustainable have smaller carbon footprints and are better able to deal with the challenges of peak oil and climate change.  

We have started a Transition Howard County (THC) initiative and are looking at all aspects of sustainability including economics, food, water, energy, transportation, and more. 
If you are interested in getting involved, we are having monthly meetings at private homes in Ellicott City and Columbia. 

Upcoming events are listed on the new THC web site at

For more information, please contact us at

If you would like to learn more about the Transition Town movement, here are some links:
A handout CCIHC prepared, explaining "Transition Town in 10 Steps".
Sustainability and Transition Towns  

Study on global governance and sustainability
Major reforms of global environmental governance are needed to avoid dangerous changes in the Earth system, according to
a group of social scientists and researchers from around the world. The scientists argued in the March 16 edition of the journal Science
that the time is now for a "constitutional moment" in world politics. Their conclusions are summarized in Science Daily.

Resilience Circles Support the Transition Town Movement

Tues, July 12, 2011 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT - Resilience Circles and Transition Initiatives  WEBCAST  archived here.
Webinar about how Resilience Circles and Transition initiatives are working together to increase security and resilience during these challenging times, and how they are   complementary and essential building blocks of social change.  Panelists:
Carolyne Stayton - Executive Director of Transition US
Chuck Collins - Senior Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies and member of the Resilience Circle Network
Conrad Willemon - Transition Newburyport leader and Common Security Club facilitator
Ralph Schmoldt - Transition PDX leader and Resilience Circle facilitator