The trailer for ‘In Transition 2.0,’ a documentary screening at Red Bank Public Library Thursday evening.

If you’re the sort of person who’s been looking for a hyper-local way to address some of the truly game-changing issues of the day, the volunteers at Transition Monmouth (aka the Greater Red Bank Transition Mullers) have an illuminating and informative way to spend your Thursday evening.

An independently organized part of a global initiative known as the Transition Network, the Red Bank-based nonprofit is dedicated to the creation of “local, self sufficient, and sustainable communities” — a collection of “re-localized” neighborhoods that respond to the global challenges of climate change, economic hardships and dwindling supplies with attention to renewable energy, locally sourced food supplies, and availability of resources.

Headed by Little Silver resident Sarah Klepner — a community activist who helps program the monthly Social Action Film Series at Lincroft’s Unitarian Meeting House — Transition Monmouth is actively seeking interested neighbors who’d like to learn more about this grass-roots effort, and how it all fits in with the planetary big picture. On July 31, Klepner and company invite all residents of the greater Green to the Red Bank Public Library, for a free screening of the documentary featurette In Transition 2.0.

A sequel of sorts to the two-part doc Challenges and Solutions, the hour-long film by producer-director Emma Goude travels the globe, vignetting portraits of people who are implementing Transition initiatives — whether through survival-and-sustenance necessity, or as an alternative to the influence of corporate control and rampant consumerism — in settings of every conceivable economical and political climate. The 6:30 pm screening in the downstairs community room will be followed by a discussion on how the Transition movement is taking root in Monmouth County — and how those who’d like to be part of it can join up.

More information on the event, including public transportation to the Library, can be obtained by emailing, or by calling (312)388-2011. Take it here for more about Transition Monmouth, or visit Greater Red Bank Transition Mullers on Facebook.