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 and check out the Infographic on Transition.
As before, we are partnering with the Maryland & DC Tour of Solar and Green Homes, which have combined together this year! There are over 60 homes and buildings on the MD & DC tour including several new places in Howard County. Most homes are only on the tour on one of the days so please plan your visits accordingly.
Healthy Eating Fest at Howard Community College:
Transition Howard County is sponsoring a Healthy Eating Fest on November 7th from 9am to 3pm. Spend the day listening to speakers, visiting exhibits, enjoying food samples and participating in discussion groups. Learn how to choose healthier and more sustainable foods. Registration is recommended. Learn more here.
Transition Howard County's Ecosystem Landscaping Committee, in partnership with Columbia Families in Nature (CFIN), hosted two Re-Leaf Parties this spring. Last Fall we had the fun of raking and playing in the lovely autumn leaves and using them to condition soil in two future gardens in preparation for spring planting. In the spring we went back to help plant a native pollinator garden.
Transition Howard County sponsored GreenFest this year. We hope you enjoyed our presentation on "Gardening for Butterflies and Pollinators: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly." We hope to see you at next year's event.
We showed the movie, Cowspiracy, at the Miller Library on Saturday March 14th. This documentary discusses the impact of large-scale factory farming on the environment. For more information, please click here.
Save Money, Reduce Consumption, Build Community, and Repeat.
That is what Transition Streets is all about. This FREE program provides practical advice for reducing your household costs, while having fun and getting to know your neighbors. Participants have cut their household bills by an average of $900/year! Stay tuned for future offerings of this program.
Transition Howard County (Transition HoCo) became the 144th officially recognized Transition Initiative in the United States and is the first official Transition Initiative in Maryland.
Transition HoCo is now part of the national Transition US movement that provides inspiration, encouragement, support, and networking, committed to building resilience across a wide range of social needs such as food, water, health, economics, and energy. The national Transition movement is in close partnership with the Transition Network, a United Kingdom based organization, that supports the international Transition movement as a whole. The international Transition Network provides a global platform for expressing and exchanging ideas and projects that demonstrate Transition principles.