The website subgroup of the Outreach and Education Action Group has been working on an updated website for Transition Houston for some time, and all that effort is paying off! We are going to concentrate our information share and move content to the new site: www.transitionhouston.org. Please bookmark that location and check with us often for news about Transition in the Houston region, Neighborhood Initiative and Action Group updates, calendar, newsletter archive, and more!
Once again, the new Transition Houston website:
There are several other options for connecting with us.
We are on Facebook.
We are on Twitter.
And you can subscribe to our Newsletter!
October was a busy month for Transition Houston, and November is showing signs of promise in this gorgeous weather to kick us off. It is no surprise that it is already time for our monthly meeting! We will meet Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at Urban Harvest (2311 Canal St.). We will start at 7PM and conclude with time for snacks and conversation before 9:00.
We will discuss Permablitz (date TBD), our work with the Rice Environmental Club and the CSES to hold a Transition Film Series, and Joe Icet will discuss ideas for a citywide food security project. We also look forward to hearing about the Solar Oven Build workshop, led by Megan Parks, which took place this past Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009.
Speaking of solar ovens, we had one at our booth at the Community Green Fest this last weekend that attracted lots of interest (and people hungering for the zero-carbon nachos!). Thanks to everyone who made it possible, and spread the word about Transition Houston.
We’ve had a number of other outreach and media activities during the last month to put our Transition initiative in the public eye (and ear). Mark and Mona were on KPFT’s Eco-ology show to talk about Transition and the Community Green Fest, Megan and Nancy were on Greenwatch on Houston Media Source (Comcast channel 17) to discuss the Transition response to the climate crisis. We were also recruiting for the Transition at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market on October 18th.
If you would like to learn about building a successful Transition Houston, please join us on Nov. 21 & 22 as Transition Houston hosts Training for Transition at Sheldon Lakes State Park. We have a few openings available for the course, which will be conducted by TransitionUS trainers. Information can be found at transitionus.org/event/training-houston-tx. Please consider attending, and please spread the word about the training!
Please contact us if you have questions.
We hope to see you at the meeting tonight and later this month at the training!
This Saturday, September 19, 2009, Transition Houston will be at the Bayou City Farmer’s Market, located in the parking lot behind 3000 Richmond at Eastside.
Urban Harvest’s Bayou City Farmers Market offers locally-produced vegetables, fruits and farm products. The market supports family farms and boosts the local economy. There’s something for everyone at this great market, including fresh seasonal produce, coffee, Gulf fish, Gulf shrimp, grass-fed meats, honey, baked goods and much more. The market is open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.
Transition Houston will be there on September 19, 2009 and October 17, 2009. Stop by and see us!
As of September 7, 2009, Transition Houston is accepted as the 40th officially recognized Transition Initiative in the United States! We are thrilled to support and strengthen the Transition Movement in the US.
Transition Houston is registered as a “Local Coordinating Hub,” which means that it provides a place where smaller, neighborhood level Transition groups can come to learn what others are doing, get inspired, build their skills, and collaborate on comprehensively supporting the local needs. We have several initiatives in the pipeline, among them a Transition Film Series at Rice University and the initiation of Permablitzes.
Our official recognition continues to fuel the growing talent and energy of Transition Houston. We are sure that good things will come from our work together!
We have secured our training dates, facilities and sent registration to Transition US. Please view our Training Tab for details to get signed up. Spacing is limited, so we suggest you register soon.
Our September Transition Houston meeting is on Monday, September 7 (that’s Labor Day), from 3-6PM. That is a change from our usual time, and we are also changing our venue for this one meeting.
We will be meeting at the home of one of our members in the Heights.
Our business agenda is short: we will give a status update on our many projects.
Then the fun begins: A meatless potluck (to support the Meatless Monday initiative) while Jim Ohmart tells us about his visit to Australia and several Australian Transition Initiatives!
Please visit http://transitiontexas.ning.com/events/transition-houston-monthly-2 for more information about the event (and to RSVP, if you wouldn’t mind).
So, to summarize:
Transition Houston September Meeting
Monday, September 7
We are looking forward to seeing you (and your potluck entry) on Labor Day!
Please submit your…ideas, suggestions and/or willingness to bring something on the ning site.
For more information: www.slowfoodusa.org/index.php/campaign/time_for_lunch/about/
To sign the petition: www.slowfoodusa.org/index.php/campaign/time_for_lunch/
For more info on Meatless Monday: www.meatlessmonday.com/
Transition Houston is a rapidly growing movement and we’re always looking for more people to learn from. So far, we have over 40 members, who you can begin getting to know by joining our collaborative forum. We look forward to meeting you.
Brazos Bookstore is offering a generous discount, and incentive to buy local, in purchasing The Transition Handbook. Let them know you are part of Transition Houston at your time of purchase to receive a 30% discounted price. You may want to call to be sure it’s in stock – if not, they are happy to order it for you.