Transition Cheltenham is a group of neighbors working together intent on building a strong, healthy, sustainable community using renewable, non-polluting resources. Our goal is creating a commonly held vision for a sustainable future.
After 21 months and 21 presentations - and a lot of fun meeting new neighbors - we're ready for our "Launch".... and you're invited to join the party !
Calendar | Green Pages | Action Groups | News & Resources | Friends & Partners |
Arts & Artisans | Economy | Education | Energy | Health | Heart & Soul | Food, Gardens, Greenspace |
Government | Trails and Transit | Zero Waste | Site Map | Contact Us
See our Events and Activities page Trip to a local sustainable community Our Flood Resource Guide
Our Greening Guide Our Movie Guide Our Book Guide and Sign up for our news
Transition Cheltenham's Launch Party!!!
March 13, 2011 - 4 to 8 PM
in the Cheltenham High School Cafeteria
500 Rice's Mill Rd, Wyncote, Pa
"In Partnership with the CHS Students Environmental Awareness"
Transition Cheltenham Launch Party A Rousing Success by Beverly Milestone Maisey
On Sunday March 13, 2011, Transition Cheltenham kicked off its status as the 78th official Transition Town in the US with a fun-filled potluck bash. Attendees from all over the township, as well as from as far away as Vermont, brought dishes to share, listened to music and learned about the transition movement. The movement began in Ireland in 2005 and asks participants to envision their towns post-fossil fuels with a focus on localization. Since that time, it has spread throughout the world with more than 700 towns and counting.
Transition Cheltenham Initiating Team member Bill Mettler introduced the concept of the Transition towns. “It’s all about powering down, getting off our fossil fuel addiction and following our passion to create a sustainable, resilient community.” In addition to the food, music and fun, there were tables for each of the Action Groups that make up Transition Cheltenham. The ten Action Groups represented at the banquet werre Arts & Artisans, Economy, Education, Energy, Food, Gardens & Greenspace, Government, Health, Heart & Soul, Transit & Trails, and Zero Waste & Recycling.
The guests visited the tables learned what each group has already accomplished and what they are in the process of developing. For example, everyone at the Health table was taught the first several movements of Golden Breath Tai Chi because Transition Cheltenham offers classes. At the Local Government table, they could sign up for information about the Marcellus Shale, or about our local on-line newspaper, Citizens Call. At the Economy table, they learned about local currency and found out that a local time bank is getting off the ground here in Cheltenham township. Each table also featured a sign-up board for suggestions as to where to go from here.
The groups will be meeting to work on projects and on a vision of what Cheltenham might look like in the future, with less dependence on fossil fuels and an energized community working together on all things sustainable .
Pot Luck Banquet
with Musical Entertainment , Fun Activities and Learning Activities
for the Whole Family
There will be opportunities to share and grow your knowledge in
Art ~ Education ~ Health ~ Heart & Soul ~ Energy ~ Economy ~ Food & Gardens
Government ~ Transportation ~ Zero Waste
Come and share your passion for a better community
To help with zero waste - bring your own plate, mug and cutlery !!!
For last minute emergencies or weather related questions call 215-913-2767 or 267-266-2244
Volunteers are needed ~ share the gifts of your time ~ please contact us
www.transitioncheltenham.orgs ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
"These activities are not sponsored nor endorsed by the School District of Cheltenham Township
or any of its schools. The district assumes no responsibility for the conduct during or safety of the activities.
The School District of Cheltenham Township shall be held harmless from any cause of action,
claim, or petition filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of
these materials including attorney's fees and judgments or awards."