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Transition Howard County

Tran­si­tion Howard County is part of the inter­na­tional tran­si­tion move­ment that focuses on mak­ing com­mu­ni­ties more resilient. Tran­si­tion Howard County works toward cre­at­ing sus­tain­able com­mu­ni­ties in Howard County that embrace local­iza­tion and eth­i­cal stew­ard­ship of the envi­ron­ment. The mis­sion is to fos­ter resilient and engaged com­mu­ni­ties by: rais­ing aware­ness of cli­mate change, declin­ing resources and the need to adapt to future chal­lenges; focus­ing on the sus­tain­able devel­op­ment and use of local resources; pro­mot­ing the cru­cial impor­tance of a bio­di­verse ecosys­tem; encour­ag­ing life­long learn­ing; advo­cat­ing for solu­tions; and col­lab­o­rat­ing with com­mu­nity orga­ni­za­tions and government.

Tran­si­tion Howard County part­ners with other local orga­ni­za­tions includ­ing HoCo Cli­mate Change, Earth Forum of Howard County, and the Chesa­peake Cli­mate Action Net­work (CCAN).


Com­mit­tees and Activ­i­ties include

• The Energy Com­mit­tee plans sus­tain­able energy related events includ­ing co-sponsoring the annual Howard County Green Homes Now Tour with Ho Co Cli­mate Change.

• The Food Com­mit­tee spon­sors events on pro­mot­ing local healthy food includ­ing the Food and Film activ­i­ties at the Earth Forum.

• The Water Com­mit­tee informs peo­ple about clean water and con­ser­va­tion issues and col­lab­o­rates with other groups on stormwa­ter man­age­ment projects.

• The Ecosys­tem Land­scap­ing Com­mit­tee spon­sored a Bioblitz and is involved in pro­mot­ing the tran­si­tion to land­scapes that sup­port bio­log­i­cal diversity.

• The Health Com­mit­tee explores issues per­ti­nent to impacts of cli­mate change on health and par­tic­i­pates in Howard County’s Local Health Improve­ment Coali­tion (LHIC).

• The Out­reach Com­mit­tee par­tic­i­pates in and spon­sors edu­ca­tional events, such as Howard County Green­Fest, Cli­mate Real­ity pre­sen­ta­tions, movie nights, and dis­cus­sion circles.


Vol­un­teers can help with numer­ous activ­i­ties including:

• Par­tic­i­pat­ing in com­mit­tees and/or start­ing new committees.

• Shar­ing ideas on sus­tain­able-liv­ing lifestyles.

• Post­ing events to our Face­book page and web site.

• Pub­li­ciz­ing Tran­si­tion Howard County at envi­ron­men­tal events.

• Writ­ing announce­ments for our elec­tronic newsletters.



Green Tip

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