It came together when a group of concerned residents chose to step up and to do something to address environmental issues in need of immediate attention.
Welcome one of the city’s newest organizations in town – Transition South Pasadena.
According to the group’s president, Madeline DiGiorgi, Transition South Pasadena is a movement that focuses on building community through environmental and sustainability projects.
“It began when a group of concerned citizens chose to step up and do something to address environmental issues that they thought needed immediate attention,” explained DiGiorgi in an email, noting that projects aim to encourage South Pasadena citizens to live a more environmentally conscious lifestyle which will ultimately lead to a healthier, more livable city.
In addition, the organization focuses on community collaboration, innovation, inclusivity and kindness.
“The focus of the workshop was to join the reduce and reuse movement by repairing bikes, small appliances, jewelry, clothing, and other household items that would normally end up in the landfill,” said DiGiorgi. “We had about 75 people in attendance this year and are hoping to expand.”
Members of Transition South Pasadena have set up a table at the city’s farmer’s market to educate the public on how they can change their habits to rid of single use plastics. In addition, the group has been working on zero waste initiatives at citywide events “by joining community leaders to eliminate the disposable culture,” said DiGiorgi.
The organization meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5p.m. at Munch Company, 1028 Mission Street. Meetings are open to the public. The group can be found on Slack or Facebook under Transition South Pasadena.