Working together to rebuild resilience in Bellingham and all of Whatcom County.
All too often it can prove edgy to speak your mind. I get that. Your values surface to the tip of your tongue but you hold tight for fear that you’ll expose a part of yourself at odds with your co-workers; at odds with your spouse, church or employer.
“Do I dare speak up?”
How do you decide?
The answer requires a slight detour. Let’s focus on an unintended consequence of our military-industrial complex: the steady loss of…Continue
Just in time for your spring chickens!
Save material costs on your coop. We've invested over $600 in wood and hardware. Built with care and love. Extra safe from predation. Accommodates 8 full size chickens and 12 bantams. Grab it now before someone else does.
Asking $250. I'll help you dismantle. You haul.
Message me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Have a great week!
Cipriano, Monica, and Milagro…Continue
Hundreds of times a day you and I swim around our respective fish bowl interacting with the bait of our consumer society. Advertisements are everywhere we turn.
“Bite on this, won’t you?”
We’re shown the seductive characteristics of a product – the bait – but we’re not shown the underlying, hidden hook.
What do I mean by that? What hook?
Let’s open our eyes wider and explore the consequences…Continue
Many people wonder what is meant by open-pollination seeds, and the benefits of saving those seeds ,
verses hybrid seeds. (2013 post)…Continue
"It’s time to articulate the core assumptions and beliefs that empower THE HAMMER. Before I hammer them out, though, let’s get something straight: thousands of words, if not books, would be necessary to describe how I’ve arrived at these conclusions. This is a blog, however, and not a book. So brevity will prevail… for now. Want to [...] Read More…Continue
This is a community networking site for those interested in helping us achieve our vision of resilient and more self-reliant communities throughout Whatcom County with a local food supply, sustainable energy sources, a healthy local economy, and a growing sense of vitality and community well-being.
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We aim to unleash the collective genius of our community to find the answers to this momentous question:
For all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how do we...
Dramatically reduce carbon emissions (in response to climate change);
Significantly increase resilience (in response to peak oil);
Greatly strengthen our local economy (in response to economic instability)?
The goal of Transition Whatcom (and all Transition Initiatives) is to create a long term Energy Descent Action Pathway, a blueprint- by the community, for the community- of how to significantly reduce energy use and yet provide for our basic needs in times of energy scarcity.
Transition Initiativesmake no claim to have all the answers, but by building on the wisdom of the past and accessing the pool of ingenuity, skills and determination in our communities, the solutions can readily emerge. Now is the time for us to take stock and to start re-creating our future in ways that are not based on cheap, plentiful and polluting oil but on localized food, sustainable energy sources, resilient local economies and an enlivened sense of community well-being.