Transition Longfellow is composed of neighbors in and friends of the greater Longfellow community in South Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our group formed in January 2011, shortly after Richard Heinberg of the Post-Carbon Institute came to speak at South High School. His talk connected the dots between climate change, increasingly costly fossil fuels, and economic instability in such a clear and compelling manner that the neighbors who heard him said, "We must act and we must do it now!"
Rather than presenting the challenges ahead as insurmountable, Heinberg talked about Transition Towns, a growing global movement that engages people in all walks of life to envision a positive future. By working together we can build more resilient individuals and families and more sustainable communities.
There are more than 400 Transition Towns in 35+ countries. In the U.S., Transition Longfellow is one of 130 "official" initiatives, but there are many more groups working together to build a more positive, hopeful future.
We provide information, connections, support and encouragement to people who are ready to move from energy dependence to independence or inter-dependence, from food system insecurity to local food security, from an economic system that takes wealth out of the community to one that builds local assets and employs local people. Learn more about:
We believe that our communities CAN make the transition to a more sustainable future. In fact, we must. We invite you to join us on the journey.
Instead of a movie night in February, Transition Longfellow will host a conversation about energy production, distribution and usage in our state, our city and our homes. Click here for more info.