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Transition Howard County is part of the international Transition movement that is focused on building better communities.
We look at all aspects of local sustainability and resilience. 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.

 
Check out our newsletters and sign up to join our mailing list here.  For more information about Transition Howard County or to add an item to the newsletter, please contact us at transitionhoco@gmail.com.

If you are already on our newsletter list and want MORE, you can subscribe to our THCInfo Google Group where we share additional events and articles related to sustainability.  If you have information you would like to share with the core members of Transition Howard County, this is the best place to do it.  Simply go to groups.google.com/group/thcinfo/subscribe 

Upcoming Events!  

Repair Cafe
Our next Repair Cafe will be on January 13, 10am - 1pm at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 10755 Scaggsville Rd, Laurel, MD.  There will be signs for the Cafe, including the famous giant screwdriver to mark the correct entrance to the building.  
Learn more about the Repair Cafe here.

If you plan to bring broken items to the Repair Cafe, please fill out our Broken Item Repair Form.  Note that there will be NO bicycle repair at the January Cafe.  Please bring your bikes to the one in April.  

If you would like to volunteer to fix things or help with registration, please fill out our Volunteer Form.

By promoting repairs, Transition Howard County wants to reduce waste and help people save money. And repairing things can be a lot of fun!  For information on the Repair Café Foundation, please visit Repaircafe.org. This foundation provides support to local groups around the world wishing to start their own Repair Café.  

Your Money or Your Life

Join Transition Howard County for a book discussion on the "the best book on money period" according to Grant of Millennial Money (as featured on CNBC Make It), who followed its advice and became a self-made millionaire entrepreneur in only five years.  We plan to start the discussion circle in January.  If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please email transitionhoco@gmail.com

In an age of great economic uncertainty when everyone is concerned about money and how they spend what they have, Your Money or Your Life is an essential read. Millennial Money's Grant explains: "The premise of it is that you exchange your time for money. And when you start thinking about how many hours of your life it took to save up the money to buy something, you really start thinking twice about your purchases."  In Your Money or Your Life, Vicki Robin shows readers how to gain control of their money and begin to make a life, rather than just make a living. With this book, you'll learn how to:

• Get out of debt and develop savings 
• Save money through mindfulness and good habits, not strict budgeting 
• Declutter your life and live well for less 
• Invest your savings and begin creating wealth 
• Save the planet while saving money 
• And much more!

Recent Events

On September 21 we showed the movie, Dirt!  It tells the story of Earth's most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility, from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation, and the mutually beneficial relationship we can have with soil.  The film brings together geographically diverse stories of soil restoration and connects the environmental, economic, social, and political importance of soil.  Everyone enjoyed the movie.  Thanks to everyone who came out and also filled out the survey.