Our Projects, an Overview
Transition Pasadena projects include Pasadena 100, Repair Cafe, Green Circle, Mulch for the People, Beautiful Swales, and the gardens at Throop Church and the Post Office on Catalina Ave. Issues range from water waste to climate crisis.
Pasadena 100 is a group focused on climate crisis and how the City of Pasadena can become a leader in reducing fossil fuel consumption. Pasadena 100 promotes two concepts:
1) no new long-term fossil fuel contracts and
2) save citizens dollars by getting to 100% renewable energy (0% coal or gas) by 2035.
Our efforts to strengthen the city’s Climate Action Plan began in Spring 2016 and were successful. Pasadena is blessed with engineers and academics who are a respected resource to our City Council members, city planners and to Pasadena Water and Power directors.
Our current focus is to raise consciousness in local citizens and city staff who are creating the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for our city. The IRP is our city’s commitment to a 20-year plan for exactly how we will be resourcing power for our electricity: fossil fuels, solar, wind, and hydroelectric. In terms of both climate impact and financial savings, it makes most sense to join the 65 other cities across our nation (as of May 2018) who have committed to 100% renewable energy.
To stay current with Pasadena 100 visit the group's Facebook page.
Beautiful Swales celebrates water capturing by turning stormwater runoff into irrigation for gardens. Learn more about this project by visiting the Beautiful Swales Facebook page.
In the spirit of moving toward zero waste, Repair Café Pasadena links local handypeople to folks needing repairs of clothing, appliances, bikes, furniture, electronics etc. One repair at a time, it is also about creating a more vibrant local community. To stay current with Repair Cafe visit the website.
Post Office Garden
Throop Learning Garden
Mulch for the People
AltaPasa Green Circle
Working toward a zero waste community, AltaPasa Green Circle is a collaborative place-making project at the Altadena Farmers Market. AltaPasa Green Circle promotes an eco-conscious, zero waste philosophy while responding to the crisis of plastic pollution at the local level.
AltaPasa Green Circle began as Zero Waste Booth at the Altadena Farmers Market and evolved to Green Circle when local green groups, individuals and businesses joined in January 2017.
Green Circle activities include Plastic-Free VIP Dining Service, Zero-Waste Station and Take a Bag Leave a Bag Program.
In addition to Altadena Farmers Market, Green Circle has visited local organizations such as Altadena Town Council, Altadena Library District and Repair Café Pasadena for community engagement.
In 2018, Green Circle is planning to team up with Day One to work further towards a zero-waste community and to launching a BYOE—Bring Your Own Everything campaign soon.
To stay current with AltaPasa Green Circle visit the group's Facebook page.