City Recognizes ‘Transition South Pasadena’ | Group Promotes Environmental Consciousness

The South Pasadena City Council has honored the organization with a certificate of recognition for their willingness to address environmental issues in the city

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com News | The South Pasadena City Council honored members of Transition South Pasadena with a certificate of recognition last Wednesday for their willingness to address environmental issues in the city

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.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Resident Madeline Digiorgi, has been an active member in the community regarding climate change issues

“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.

Transition South Pasadena recently Collaborated with South Pasadena Beautiful during a Repair Cafe.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | Citizens brought their broken items to the experts at the Repair Café earlier this year

“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.

 

 

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