St. Anthony Park Transition Town group awarded

St. Paul City Council president Russ Stark (left) and Mayor Chris Coleman (right) present the Sustainable Living Award to Transition Town-ASAP members Tim Wulling, Allie Rykken and Pat Thompson at a ceremony on April 20.

St. Paul City Council president Russ Stark (left) and Mayor Chris Coleman (right) present the Sustainable Living Award to Transition Town-ASAP members Tim Wulling, Allie Rykken and Pat Thompson at a ceremony on April 20.

Transition Town group wins St. Paul Sustainable Living Award Transition Town-All St. Anthony Park (ASAP) is one of 13 winners of the City of St. Paul’s 2016 Sustainable Living Award.

Each year awards are given to citizens working to protect and care for the urban environment. Members of the group attended a ceremony on April 20 at the City Hall Council Chambers to accept the award.

Transition Town-ASAP is a group of St. Anthony Park residents who formed in 2008 to help mitigate climate change and adapt to its effects. The group has three main goals:

• to reduce our carbon footprint, as individuals and as a neighborhood

• to better prepare for severe weather and possible economic instability

• to build our community’s resilience— and have fun while doing it

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