posted Jan 3, 2015, 8:54 AM by Margo Duesterhaus
Transition Howard County continues to grow and change the world through local action! In this past year we have accomplished the following:
- We had our 3rd successful Green Homes Now Tour with visitors from all over Maryland, DC and Virginia.
- Our Changing Landscapes forum with Howard Community College and NASA featured fantastic speakers on topics including
- Climate, Ecosystems, and Food
- Monitoring Ecosystems from Space: from global deforestation to local urbanization
- Urban Growth and Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
- We co-sponsored Howard County’s first BioBlitz with Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum, the Maryland Biodiversity Project and the Howard County Bird Club. We had 13 teams specializing in birds, fish, amphibians, butterflies, dragonflies, ants, wetland plants, herbaceous plants, trees, and fungi!
- We co-sponsored a gluten free food event with the Columbia Community Exchange, Howard County’s Time Bank which filled the Barn at the Oakland Mills Village Center.
- We hosted the Food in Film group at the Earth Forum of Howard County, where we showed several documentaries on food including Nourish and Dirt! The Movie.
- We showed the film "Bringing Nature Home" at the Miller Library, which features a one-hour lecture by Douglas Tallamy on the critical need for Ecosystem Landscaping as a method for preserving biodiversity.
- We continue to partner with HoCo Climate Change, Howard County's Local Health Improvement Coalition (LHIC), and the Legacy Leadership Environmental Institute.
- We now have an active Inner Transition group that meets twice per month.
- We joined the Mid-Atlantic Regional Transition Hub (MATH), which brings together transition groups in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia.
- We continued our outreach at events like Greenfest and the 50+ Expo.
- Our email list continues to grow and now has over 550 people.
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