Transition Streets

Starting Thursday, December 13th from 1 to 2pm, we're featuring the award-winning program Transition Streets on our show "Here Comes the Sun" at 91.3 FM and streaming at Transition Streets brings neighbors together to implement simple household changes, turning concern into action and building community street-by-street. Participating households typically save about $900 per year on expenses and reduce carbon emissions by about 2600 lbs per year. Transition Streets provides a curated guidebook to make changes, empowering neighbors with proven actions to conserve energy and save money. The actions are mostly no-cost or low-cost, so anyone can play. Each show will feature two neighbors in the studio. We'll also have a call-in expert, who can answer any questions that arise. Follow along with us as we go through the handbook's chapters on Energy, Food, Water, Waste and Transportation. At the end of each section, we'll each commit to one or two actions we can take to save money and reduce carbon, and we urge you to do the same.  Here's the schedule for December thru May on our every-other-Thursday 1-2 pm time slot: December 13th:  GETTING STARTED Carolyne Stayton from Transition US in Sebastopol, CA, joins us to introduce the Transition Streets program. Kirk Ritchey from Woodstock Transition will weigh in on the Transition movement and what's happening in their group. January 10th & 24th: ENERGY  Using less electricity, oil or gas in your home will save you money and reduce carbon emissions. Often we can waste a lot of energy without realizing it. This section of the workbook offers a dozen ideas to start saving $$ right away. February 7th & 21st:  FOOD Having a strong local food system is essential if our communities [...]