What’s new with Transition Town Glassboro?
We’ve formed a partnership with our friends at the Bullock Garden Project! We are also strengthening our ties with the Sustainable Jersey network.
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.
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.https://www.njmap2.com/landuse/
We donated 26 redbud saplings to the borough of Glassboro in early November. We are still tending 10 evergreen saplings which will be available next spring. Contact us using the email form below if you are interested in receiving one.
How You Can Get Involved
Our December meeting will be at 3:00 pm on Saturday 12/19. Our meetings will be online only through the winter. Join us and learn what Transition Towns are all about!
Recently we’ve been talking about our vision for what we want Glassboro to look like in 2035. We are hoping to help bring about a more walkable, safe, vibrant, and environmentally sustainable community that people will want to live in and move to.
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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