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Mount Hope-Mary Allen Neighbourhood Transition Group

Making our community more resilient

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Organization Mission

This mandate is informed by the Transition movement that started in the UK, and now exists around the world:

- raise awareness about peak oil and climate change

- define a boundary for our community

- get people together

- facilitate the creation of goals and principles

- facilitate the beginning action

- connect with existing organizations, businesses, schools, groups

Organization Description

We see this group as an opportunity for very local, neighbourhood-based action on food security and other issues. In 2012 we are holding monthly discussion groups on various topics. In February 2011 meeting we had 35-40 people discussing

Community Building Ideas

Community Gardens

Community Resource Mapping/Street Audit

Creating an Inclusive Process/Attracting More People to our Initiative

Meal Support Group

Neighbourhood Cafe

Road Salt

To join the mailing list, email transition-mt-hope-mary-allen@googlegroups.com

Areas of Involvement

  • Education/teaching - Education about local food security, peak oil and climate change
  • Farming - Supporting food system localization
  • Organic food - Supporting food system localization & organic agriculture
  • Urban agriculture - Supporting food system localization and urban agriculture

Organization Priorities

  • Connecting people to local food system
  • Community economic development