May 15, 2012
-- The second annual Transition Home & Garden Challenge, for the month of May, returns, encouraging thousands to transform homes and gardens by taking practical actions to save water and energy, increase local food production, and reduce greenhouse gases. Last year, the challenge inspired 1,503 home and garden actions in 37 states and 4 countries! Projects included installing 21 grey water systems and transforming over 500 lawns, erecting clotheslines and teaching gardening or energy efficiency skills. Residents and organizations register their actions online at Transition US where there are additional resources on creating food or water-wise landscapes; installing rain barrels; hosting a community potluck; planting fruit trees, and more!
The Transition Home & Garden Challenge has taken its “call to action” national for the second year running, in collaboration with dozens of other community groups and businesses. The Challenge will strengthen existing initiatives and encourage new and renewed participation in efforts to save water and energy, unite neighbors around projects, and strengthen local food movements. Individuals and groups are encouraged to build partnerships and alliances in their locales and tackle some home and garden projects together.
About Transition US:
Transition US is a national nonprofit that fosters community well-being and local solutions in response to climate change, resource depletion and economic vulnerability. Since 2009, Transition US has built a network of 115 U.S. Transition towns and cities across 32 states with over 300 others in formation. Its ultimate purpose is to create an interlocking national network of sustainable, resilient communities where consumption and conservation are balanced and innovative solutions that improve people’s lives become the new norm. In other words: a fully Transitioned United States.
This year's Challenge is sponsored by Nutiva, an innovative leader in the health food industry. Their watchwords—nutritious superfoods, healthier people, and a sustainable planet - make them a perfect Transition Challenge sponsor. Enjoy their foods and join the Challenge!