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.

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Upcoming Events!   

We are in the early planning stages for a series of events related to sustainable, local food. We plan to visit local farms and gardens to learn more about how local food is grown as well as have presentations on preserving and preparing delicious, healthy food.
If you are interested in helping to plan one or more of these events, please contact us at transitionhoco@gmail.com.  Stay tuned as we will post more details as the events are planned.

Recent Events!

Transition Howard County's Anniversary Party
Thank you to everyone who came to our Anniversary Party on January 10th.  Looking forward to another great year!

Healthy Eating Fest at Howard Community College:

We hope everyone enjoyed the Healthy Eating Fest on November 7th from 9am to 3pm. Thank you to the speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors who made the event a great success.   Learn more here.

Annual Howard County Green Homes Now Tour was on October 3 and 4  

As before, we partnered with the Maryland & DC Tour of Solar and Green Homes!  There were over 60 homes and buildings on the MD & DC tour including several new places in Howard County.   The tour features homes and buildings with numerous green features including many types of renewable energy, rain gardens, composting, and more.  It  is an excellent way to learn about how other people are going green. 

Check out our tour page for more details.  

Leaf Parties

Transition Howard County's Ecosystem Landscaping Committee, in partnership with Columbia Families in Nature (CFIN), hosted more leaf parties this Fall.  We had fun raking and playing in the lovely autumn leaves and using them to condition soil in future gardens in preparation for spring planting. In the spring we will go 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.  

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.