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Ten Weeks In

Posted by Rick Dubrow on September 22, 2017 at 4:07pm 0 Comments

Succession came to pass on July 1st, ten weeks ago. A-1 Builders, Inc. is now A-1 Builders, A Design/Build, Worker-Owned Cooperative!  My former employees are now my bosses! For the time being I’m helping the new team deal with marketing on a part time basis; my hours worked per week since July 1st has been on the order of working 1/4 hour a week!  Can’t really call this ‘part time’; I think I’ll call it ‘microscopic time’.

Perhaps in other…

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Let's Change the Tune for Housing in Bellingham

Posted by Patricia Herlevi on January 17, 2017 at 4:16pm 0 Comments

Your $10 donation to my Go Fund Me campaign helps me to end a 2+ year housing journey and land in my own home. https://www.gofundme.com/patriciaherlevirelocation

Slow Sand Fresh Water Filter

Posted by David Culver on November 22, 2016 at 6:54pm 1 Comment

I live in an all-electric home and when the power grid is out we have nothing. No water, no sewer, lights, cooking or anything else. I will have a generator to run sparingly to keep the freezer and the refrigerator going. Our home is a passive solar home with great insulation.

If the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake happens, the grid could be out for a year. During that time, with the well pump not working, we will need a source of clean fresh water.

A slow sand filter, made…

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Second Aid: Lessons Learned From Past Adventures

Posted by Rick Dubrow on November 3, 2016 at 11:51am 0 Comments

All too often I’ll run into another hiker and the following conversation ensues:

“How many nights are you staying out?”

“None… I hope. We’re on a day hike.”

“Then why are you carrying so large a pack?

Allow me to unpack my answer… an answer that addresses situations well beyond wilderness travel. An answer that extends into my settled, civilized life as well.  Why, at home, are Cindi and I prepared for a major natural or…

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Company Day Hike To Mt. Pilchuck Led To Team-Affirming Helicopter Rescue

Posted by Rick Dubrow on September 12, 2016 at 6:10pm 1 Comment

Sunday, September 4th, 2016.  Hikers from our company: Rick Dubrow, Cindi Landreth, Cathie Bertola, Shawn Serdahl, Justus Peterson.

typical-ankle-buster-trail Injuries usually happen upon descent.  So it was on Sunday, 9/4/16 at the 4,420 foot level of Mt. Pilchuck.  Five of us, all co-workers at A-1 Builders and Adaptations Design Studio, on a company dayhike, heard someone screaming in pain from above; close by.  In moments we reached Patricia, a fit 59 year old Peruvian child…

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Welcome to Transition Whatcom's Community Networking Site!

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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* These funds will be used to keep this website up and running. They may also be used to support our various activities, i.e. Transition Film Series at the Limelight, design grants, the Skilshare Faire. Please email twog@gmail.com if you have questions.

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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)?

Transition Initiatives make 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.

 

To learn more about the issues, start here

(Why Transition, Peak Oil, Climate Change, Economy, Peak Everything)

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Whatcom Housing Week at kick off: Eleanor Apartments

November 6, 2017 at 10am to November 9, 2017 at 8pm
With presentations from national experts, deep-dive workshops, and tours, Whatcom Housing Week builds awareness of innovative housing options as a means to create diverse, vibrant, healthy places for everyone. Whatcom Housing Week activities take place November 6-9 and are open to the public, industry professionals, and civic leaders. Some events require advance registration, and many events are free. For details, please visit…See More
Oct 30
Steve Wilson posted an event
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Making Raw Seed/Veggie Crackers & Kale Chips (everything is Gluten Free) at Chuckanut Center

November 4, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
Presenter:  Suki AufhauserCome learn how easy it is to make raw crackers from seeds & veggies, as well as how to make raw kale chips with all the extra kale you have in your garden.Suggested donation $20.  Kids under 14 free with adult.  Pre-registration required.See More
Oct 30
Roseanne might attend Amy Vergillo's event

Whatcom Food Network's Fall Forum: The State of Farmland at Ferndale Public Library

November 9, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm
Please join us for our second and final Forum of 2017! We will be learning about the state of farmland here in Whatcom County, networking, digging into the new update of the Whatcom Community Food Assessment and debuting our new website.Our keynote speaker will be Hannah Clark, the Executive Director of the Washington Association of Land Trusts. She currently works to provide a unified voice for Washington's 28 local land trusts in policy and advocacy and to strengthen private voluntary land…See More
Oct 20
Lisa Citron is now a member of Transition Whatcom
Oct 12
Steve Wilson posted an event

Fresh Hops Block Party at Stones Throw Brewery

October 8, 2017 from 12pm to 8pm
Save the date for this upcoming Block Party being hosted by Stones Throw Brewery, our local southside watering hole.  They have taken some of the hops grown at the Center, and are making a special batch of beer with them.  Proceeds from beer sales will benefit Chuckanut Center.We'll also be pressing cider and hosting a garden produce exchange table.This should be a fun time and hope you can stop by.See More
Oct 8
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Herbal Immersion Program at Bellingaham, WA

October 21, 2017 at 10am to October 22, 2017 at 4pm
Herbal Immersion Program 2017DATES & TIMES 10-4 each dayMar. 11 & 12 * Apr. 1 & 2 * May 6 & 7 * June 24 & 25 July 8 & 9 * Aug. 5 & 6 * Sept. 16 & 17 * Oct. 21 & 22Herbal Immersion Course Topics:Plant Medicine Energetics -Six tissue states  -Understanding plant actions through taste -Plant spirit medicineHerbal Medicine-Foundations & Origins -Past & Current Practices -Acute vs. Chronic Disease -Constitutions: The Doshas & Humors -Community…See More
Oct 8
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Oct 4
Jayne is now a member of Transition Whatcom
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