Who We Are, What We Do, and Where to Find Us
Transition Pasadena is a community action group working to connect, inspire and support individuals and neighborhoods. We use the Transition Model to build resilient communities. Our members live in Pasadena, Altadena and nearby neighborhoods including Highland Park and Eagle Rock.
Founded in 2010, we advocate for a more resilient city and for living lighter on our Earth. We host talks, re-skilling workshops and other events. Our award-winning projects include Throop Learning Garden and
Repair Café Pasadena.
To get involved, please find us at one of our events, subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
If you are not familiar with the Transition Movement, you can learn more about it here.
Repair Café Pasadena
When something breaks, keep it out of the landfill and save money on a replacement by bringing it to Repair Café. Come on out and see your neighbors: everyone is welcome. It helps if attendees indicate that they plan to attend.
Questions or comments? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
General Info: Repair Café Pasadena
Mulch for the People
Mulch for the People is a space for gardeners, arborists and city planners to share ideas about conserving water while diverting resources from the waste-stream.
An irony is that most Pasadenans pay to remove mulch from their properties, and at the same time Pasadenans pay to bring mulch into the city. It is kind of ridiculous!
Private tree trimming companies pay approximately $50 a truckload to dump wood chip mulch at the landfill. And at the same time, gardeners are buying wood chip mulch by the bag at garden supply stores. We know there is a better way!
Keep up to date with our initiative to inform citizens and civil servants in Pasadena to stop throwing out good mulch and to make it available from the City for the people!
Good To-Go Campaign
Polystyrene Free Pasadena
The Good To-Go Team congratulates and thanks the Pasadena City Council
for adopting the Polystyrene Ban Ordinance!
7Polystyrene is toxic and a blight to our environment. It releases toxins into our food and drink, it does not biodegrade, it poisons our wildlife and waterways.
The City of Pasadena adopted the polystyrene ban on July 18, 2016, after Transition Pasadena and other local partners had joined forces to push for it with a Good To-Go campaign. It became effective August 22, 2017.
Want to save the date for upcoming Transition Pasadena and related events? Then check out our calendar page!
Check out this book by one of our Steering Committee members!
At the heart of Peter Kalmus' book "Being the Change — Live well and spark a climate revolution" lies a deeply optimistic message: Living without fossil fuels is not only possible, it can be better than a life dependent on them.
Kalmus himself, who made Grist magazine's 2018 list of 50 Fixers, has tried both life styles. A JPL climate scientist, Transition Pasadena member and suburban father of two, he felt so alarmed by drastic changes now occurring in the Earth's climate systems that he embarked on a journey to change his life and the world. He began by bicycling, growing food, meditating and making other simple, fulfilling changes. Ultimately, he slashed his climate impact to under a tenth of the U.S. average and became happier in the process.
Being the Change explores the connections between our individual daily actions and our collective predicament. It merges science, spirituality, and practical action to develop a satisfying and appropriate response to global warming.
Kalmus' book is widely available. The author has dedicated all profits from sales to Citizens' Climate Lobby.
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