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What’s new with Transition Town Glassboro?

If you’re interested in learning more about us, look for our table at Scotland Run Park‘s Earth Day Celebration, Saturday April 24 from noon – 4 pm.

We’re working with the Bullock Garden Project! The Bullock Garden Project, in partnership with the borough and Rowan University, is leading a community program called Glassboro Grows. The goal of this program is to teach Glassboro residents how to grow healthy food at home. For details visit the Glassboro Grows page.

WHAT IS A TRANSITION TOWN?

Transition Towns are a global movement to transform our local communities by making them more sustainable, more interconnected, and more resilient to change.  It was started in response to anxiety over future challenges the world is facing, and has spread from one town in England to become a global phenomenon.  By coming together, local communities are able to crowd-source solutions. They seek to nurture a caring culture, one focused on supporting each other, both as groups or as wider communities.

Transition Town Glassboro, a 501c4 non-profit organization, is part of this larger movement.  It is made up of local community residents who want to bring about a more resilient future for Glassboro. Working with other community organizations and the Borough, we would like to invite every resident to our meetings, or just to share your ideas with us, attend our events, or join one of our working groups and start a project of your own.  We seek to include everyone from all parts of Glassboro, regardless of race, income, gender, or sexual orientation.  By coming together, we are stronger than when we are alone.

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What We’re Doing

During the past year Transition Town Glassboro worked on replenishing Glassboro’s shade tree cover by planting more trees in our community to replace those lost over the years.

Trees are a carbon sink that helps ameliorate global warming. One tree will absorb one ton of CO2 in its lifetime!

Glassboro has lost almost 300 acres of forested land to development since 1986.

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We donated 26 redbud saplings to the borough of Glassboro in early November, 2020. We are still tending 10 evergreen saplings which will be available this spring. Contact us using the email form below if you are interested in receiving one.

How You Can Get Involved

Transition Town Glassboro has changed our regular meeting day and time to the third Saturday of the month at 3 pm. Our meetings are online due to the pandemic – if you’d like to join us, please email us using the form below and we’ll send you connection information.

Our April meeting will be at 3:00 pm on Saturday April 17. Join us and learn how the Transition movement’s positive, solutions-oriented approach helps communities prepare for a future shaped by climate change.

Who We Are

Transition Town Glassboro Steering Committee:

Kelly Tamburello, President

Denise Brush, Treasurer

Beth Whitehead, Secretary

Bill Reitter, Communications Director


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