Who is who? Local groups

More than a dozen groups are working toward a more sustainable Pasadena. Who they are, what they do and where to find them on the web — here's an overview.

Promoting community and healthy minds, bodies and spirits through gardening
Working to open a cooperative grocery store at 494 N. Wilson Avenue in Pasadena
A network of local time banks
Working to preserve and promote the Arroyo Seco, one of Southern California's greatest natural treasures
BikeSGV's mission is to make the San Gabriel Valley a safer, healthier and more enjoyable place for cycling
Local chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby, a nonprofit, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies and legislation to address climate change. Train and supports volunteers to engage elected officials and the media to generate the political will for solutions that will stabilize the Earth’s climate.
A Film Series From Sustainable World in Association with the Armory Center for the Arts
Promoting a walkable urban lifestyle in a city that is vibrant with thriving businesses, excellent arts, good government and active public spaces; advocating for urban parks, wider sidewalks, pedestrian-biased street design, bike lanes, trees & shrubbery, mixed-use & transit-oriented development, enduring architecture, a streetcar and other amenities that improve life for residents of an urban city center
Part of a national campaign; dedicated to the principles of Fair Trade; committed to raising awareness among citizens that where they spend their money has ramifications that echo across communities, countries and continents.
Dedicated to creating an earth-friendly lifestyle and culture
Dedicated to developing community gardens in Pasadena so residents can plant vegetables, fruits and flowers; transform abandoned, vacant properties into attractive and beneficial edible community gardens; learn about the benefits of sustainable, eco-friendly gardening and preservation of these gardens for generations to come; participate in educational opportunities that promote health and well-being
Working to improve the safety of vulnerable road users in the city
Resourcing communities to create a healthier more sustainable future
Promotes the growing and sharing of local, seasonal, organic food by trading, selling or giving away members' crops and by organizing classes and workshops on jam making, cheese making cheese, fruit tree grafting etc
A community garden in Northwest Pasadena that grows healthy food, encourages children to explore nature through art and science and promotes issues of common concern in a 12-block service area
A community action group working to connect, inspire and support individuals and neighborhoods using the Transition Model to build resilient communities

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    Descriptions from the website of each organization; edits by -chs