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.
On July 30, a flash flood decimated Ellicott City's Main Street. Many people have lost their homes or businesses. Recovery could take months or years. If you would like to help those affected by this disaster, you can volunteer to help with clean-up in the Historic District, when the go-ahead is given, by filling out a 'Ready to Serve' form. Donations are being accepted by the Ellicott City Partnership, and will be used to assist merchants and residents with their recovery. Click here to make a donation. The United Way of Central MD has established a fund for Ellicott City humanitarian relief. Click here to donate.
People Who Eat!
We have more events planned as part of our "People Who Eat" series.
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 July 28 we learned 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.
On July 30 we visited a farm in Elkridge that supplies food to the Elkridge Furnace Inn and on June 18 we visited a sustainable farm in Western Howard County. It has been great meeting local farmers who are actively working to make their farms sustainable.