Transition Streets Helps City Residents Save Money & Save the Planet

July 15, 2015

Contact: Dana Tornabene,

Transition Charlottesville Albemarle announces the launch of Transition Streets, a neighborhood-based program to help households save money by practicing sustainable habits. Neighbors get together in small groups and share ideas about small changes they can make right here and now to increase energy efficiency, reduce waste, eat fresh and local, and build a stronger community. Each household can save up to $950 per year on utility bills. Transition Charlottesville Albemarle provides an experienced coordinator, facilitators’ guides, and an action-packed workbook to each new neighborhood group.

What: Program coordinators will introduce Transition Streets and explain how residents can get involved. The Green Grannies choir will sing environmental songs set to familiar tunes.

Who: Transition Charlottesville Albemarle, a local grassroots environmental group (

Where: Charlottesville City Market, 100 E Water St., Charlottesville, VA (planning on near the corner of 1st and Water).

When: Saturday, July 18, 2015, 9:30am

Visuals: The Green Grannies will perform in costume against the colorful backdrop of the weekly farmers market.