Place Based Grass Roots Groups Political Action Web

The Transition C-CH Neighborhoods Group is one of many Transition C-CH Action Groups and seeks to implement transition action on the neighborhood level in Carrboro and Chapel Hill. We are a subgroup of Transition Carrboro and Chapel Hill. Our actions will eventually be integrated within a comprehensive Energy descent Action Plan that encompasses all sectors of the economy. The ultimate goal is to implement actions so that we may achieve the transition necessary if we are to have a livable future. This group was identified as a needed action group during the Carrboro and Chapel Hill Great Unleashing xx/xx/xxxx. The group was convened for the first time by Sammy Slade on 1/8/2011. More than 25 people came to the first meeting at the Open Eye Cafe.

See Also:


Help identify the Jan-Feb meeting date here.


Transition Carrboro and Chapel Hill[]

  • website
  • Calendar
  • Transition C-Ch announcements General Listserve. No discussion permitted on the list. It is only for announcements so that members receive a very limited number of emails. Posts in reply to other posts will be deleted. Please just reply to the originator of the posts if you have comments.

Neighborhoods Action Group[]

Neighborhoods represented[]


  • Hillsborough St. (Sammy)
  • Historic Carrboro (Anthony)
  • Jones Ferry (Tracey)
  • Town Hall Carrboro (Peggy)
  • Old Fayetteville (Devin, Linda, Joaquin, Ken Moore)
  • S. Main Street (Daniel)

Chapel Hill[]

(Seth, Kathie, Julie)


(Claudia, Tom, Susan, )




L.A. (Mathew) Minnesota (Sara)

Projects already happening in neighborhoods[]

  • Rogesrs Rd
  • dog poo can
  • skill sharing, list service
  • turning a garden into a community garden, equuipment sharing (durham)
  • bicycle
  • facebook for local issues, block parties
  • open spaces, building a greenhouse
  • urban community support agriculture
  • rain gardens to collect water
  • communication email

Projects there is energy to initiate in neighborhoods[]

  • farm stand, neighborhood composting bins
  • community garden in an open space
  • urban help sharing. People work helping their neighbors
  • community movies, pick nicks
  • block parties
  • facilitation of local communication, online? with a kiosk?

How can we facilitate and augment these efforts?[]

  • Map "Know your neighborhood"
  • spread out suburban challenges/opportunity
  • transition infrastructure online
  • website connection with gardeners
  • communication door to door, fliers, listservs

Other transition groups and community efforts to synergize with?[]

  • Rogers Rd. Community
  • Other Transition Towns groups
  • Neighbors for a Sustainable Future

Moving forward[]

  • maintain communication
  • scale of neighborhood groups?
  • develop replicable models
  • per project as group facilitate existing or proposed
  • transition towns linking through listserv, wiki
  • define space projects
  • rogers rd, next meeting
  • establishing transition benchmarks
  • establishing the social foundation for energy transition
  • local competitions about garbage, energy usage, biking

Other Resources/Tools[]

Online Tools[]