Thursday, February 7 & 21, 1 to 2 pm on www.wioxradio.org or 91.3 FM

We’re taking Transition Streets to the airwaves! Transition Streets is an award-winning program designed to support you, and the people you live with, to make simple, practical changes to your home and to your habits.

Households that participate in the program typically save about $900/year on expenses and reduce carbon emissions by 1.3 tons.

The workbook covers five areas: Energy, Food, Water, Waste and Transportation.

In February, we’re covering the Food chapter over the course of two sessions on our radio show, Here Comes the Sun (where we explore the sunnier side of sustainability.)

Having a strong local food system is essential if our communities are to be more self-reliant, less fossil fuel-dependent, and less exposed to the global weather and price fluctuations that affect how much we pay for our food. In times of global shortage or local supply disruption, it’s important that we are able to feed ourselves sufficient, nutritious food at a reasonable cost.

The Transition Streets workbook suggests actions that can give you tasty, fresh food for less, cut CO2 emissions and other environmental and social impacts, and/or help build a strong local food system. On the show, we’ll discuss these actions:

• Buy local, seasonal foods
• Reduce food packaging
• Minimize food waste
• Try organic
• Grow your own
• Eat lower on the food chain

We’ll have a brief discussion about each item. Listen in and then decide which ones you want to tackle. We urge our listeners to make an action plan to increase your household’s resilience and self-sufficiency.

If you’d like to have your very own copy of the workbook, you can get one from Transition US here.

And if you’d like to try the program on your street, contact our coordinator,
kz at transitioncatskills.org and we’ll set you up with workbooks and even facilitate your first meeting.

We hope you’ll join us as we explore ways of saving energy, street by street.