The discussion at our first EVER virtual conference turned to transition towns - a concept that was new to most of the group. Even though the impetus behind the NE Iowa Food & Fitness Project was childhood obesity data, the health of the environment is closely connected. Improving our health and reducing our dependance on petroleum for transportation and food systems are benefits from community activities like Safe Routes to School http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/ , Farm to School lunch programs and Walkable/Bikable Community mapping.
Transition towns (my definition) are communities that consciously choose to create local economies and social support to improve human and envrionmental health. Learn more about the movement across the US http://www.transitionus.org/about-us and the world http://www.transitionnetwork.org/
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