All posts by Shelby Stromerson

Capital Roots

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Capital Roots’ new Urban Grow Center (594 River Street, Troy, NY 12180), to better understand their mission of nourishing healthy communities by providing access to fresh food and green spaces for all.  Open and inviting, the building features a Volunteer Center where wonderful volunteers help Capital Roots in mailings and other important activities ; a Produce Market offering local fruits, veggies, honey, eggs, and other value-added products; and the Produce Hub featuring two spacious walk-in coolers and…

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Engineers for a Sustainable World

At universities across the country, classes and curricula are offered in conjunction with various clubs and activities that augment student experience and involvement.  For instance, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute here in Troy students have the awesome opportunity to become involved in Engineers for a Sustainable World, a student-led national program tackling local and global sustainability obstacles.  Using the skills they’ve gained in the classroom, Engineers for a Sustainable World are actively creating a better tomorrow for people not only in their community around Troy but also around the…

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Margination

Citizen-driven action has proven to be a key factor to making progress in sustainability of all kinds in communities all across the nation and the world.  At Transition Troy we want to recognize the efforts made by our own community members to build a more resilient Troy, so we’re hosting a Celebration! To build awareness for all the sustainability initiatives around Troy, attending local groups will have the opportunity to showcase who they are and what they’re working on! With several speakers, key presentations, children’s activities and…

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