Leslie MacKenzie

Leslie lives in the bungalow neighborhood of Longfellow, South Minneapolis, one block from the Midtown Greenway. She and her husband are organizers of a neighborhood sustainability group, Transition Longfellow, and Leslie also works with Transition Twin Cities. She blogs on energy, gardening, and sustainability topics at https://thinkofitasanadventure.com/.

community picnic

Community-County Collaboration for Neighborhood Preparedness

Port Townsend’s unique county-community neighborhood preparedness project, NPREP, grew from a big-hearted sister-city project that took volunteers from a coastal town in Washington State to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi (pop 9,260).

May 28, 2021

forest tea

Embodying and Releasing Climate Grief

What are the skills needed to witness grief and our deep relationality with the earth and other people? And how can these skills be woven into our community life?

March 24, 2021

Stories to Action

Bringing Community to the Table in Climate Adaptation

Transition Longfellow connected climate change to the things our neighbors love and care about the most – their children’s health, their chickens and vegetable gardens, their homes, and favorite businesses.

January 28, 2021

Stories to Action

Transitioning Our Money to Invest Local

People often ask, “So what do Transition Town groups do?” One answer to that question would be, “We take good ideas, bring them home, and make them real.”

December 11, 2020

Transition Streets

Transition Streets Gets an Update!

This 2019 revision of the Transition Streets handbook not only captures what’s new, it includes additional information to consider in how we think about the lives we lead and the changes we want to make. 

April 12, 2019