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What’s new with Transition Town Glassboro?

As the weather cools off we will no longer be able to meet outside at the park or the town square. For now we will be meeting in members’ homes.

Unlike many nearby towns, Glassboro has no Community Center in which residents can hold group meetings of organizations, clubs, and political groups. The Glassboro library has only one small meeting space and it is difficult to reserve it. Restaurants are too loud and don’t welcome groups unless everyone purchases food. Churches and the VFW charge for use of their spaces.

The residents of Glassboro need a facility with multiple meeting room spaces of various sizes, which can be reserved through the borough without payment of a fee or obtaining liability insurance which costs hundreds of dollars. It would not necessarily have to be a stand-alone building, but it would need to be a dedicated space that is open in the evenings and on weekends.

Look for us at outdoor events in the borough over the winter so you can sign our petition. When we have enough signatures we will present it at a council meeting.

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, and gave away the remaining 8 trees (a mixture of pine and redbud saplings) at the Earth Day celebration at Scotland Run Park on April 24, 2021.

How You Can Get Involved

Transition Town Glassboro meets on the third Saturday of the month at 3 pm. We are eager to meet Glassboro-area activists who have ideas for events and projects that can make a difference locally.

Join us and learn how the Transition movement’s positive, solutions-oriented approach helps communities prepare for a future shaped by climate change.

If Saturdays at 3 pm aren’t good for you but you’re still interested, send us an email using the form below, to be added to our mailing list.

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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