Transition Howard County is part of the international Transition movement that is focused on making communities more resilient. We look at all aspects of local sustainability. Click on the links in the navigation bar on the left to learn more about what we are doing in those areas and how you can be part of the solution. Learn more about Transition Howard County, including easy ways to live more sustainably, and check out the Infographic on Transition.
Come to the Miller Library, 9421 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, on July 28 from 7 to 8:30 pm to learn about Community Solar. Thanks to the new Community Solar law in Maryland, everybody can go solar! Community Solar allows you to sign up for solar power for your home, business or organization without installing any equipment on your roof. Learn how you and your neighbors can join together to build a local clean energy solar project that will let you save money and help the environment.
Sponsored by Transition Howard County, HoCo Climate Change, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Howard County Chapter, Neighborhood Sun and Groundswell
People Who Eat!
We have a number of events planned as part of our "People Who Eat" series.
On July 30 we will be visiting a farm in Elkridge that supplies food to the Elkridge Furnace Inn. This visit will be a combination potluck and farm tour.
On August 20 we will visit the owners of Real Food Real Close in Ellicott City to see their 9000 square foot vegetable and flower garden.
On September 17 we will visit the Green Farmacy in Fulton and learn about medicinal plants from international expert and author, Dr. Jim. Duke. Space is limited for all of these events so registration is required.
2016 Solar and Green Home Tour
The Howard County tour will be held in conjunction with the 26th Annual Metropolitan Washington DC tour on October 1-2. This will be the fourth time that Transition Howard County is organizing this event for our County.
On June 18 we visited a sustainable farm in Western Howard County. It was great meeting one of our local farmers who has been actively working to make his farm a wonderful example of what the transition to sustainability looks like.
Garden Planting Parties
On May 17 we partnered with Columbia Families in Nature (CFIN) to create a beautiful garden space and talk about how to encourage biodiversity in suburban yards. We will partner with CFIN again in the Fall for more leaf parties!