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.
Learn more about Transition Towns
Who We Are
Transition Town Glassboro Steering Committee:
Kelly Tamburello, President
Denise Brush, Treasurer
Beth Whitehead, Secretary
Bill Reitter, Communications Director
What We Do
During 2019-2020 Transition Town Glassboro is promoting planting more shade trees in the borough in various ways.
Trees are a carbon sink that helps ameliorate global warming.
Glassboro has lost almost 300 acres of forested land to development since 1986.https://www.njmap2.com/landuse/
Transition Town Glassboro wants to work towards replenishing our shade tree cover in Glassboro.
We will be proposing the formation of a Shade Tree Commission to the borough in early 2020. If you are interested in serving on it, contact us!
How to get involved
Our regular meetings are the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble cafe on Rowan Boulevard.
Come out and learn what Transition Towns are all about!
Instead of our regular January 21 meeting at B&N, we are attending the community meeting about the Neighborhood Preservation Program at the Marriott Courtyard from 6 to 8 pm.
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According to Eric Klinenberg’s 2018 book Palaces for the People, public libraries are a key part of local social infrastructure.
Support the campaign for a new Glassboro library!
Want to read what your local Transition Town librarian is reading? Check out my blog to read my reviews.
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