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Working together to rebuild resilience in Bellingham and all of Whatcom County.

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Watching the Watchdogs: 10 Years of the IEA World Energy Outlook

Posted by David MacLeod on November 14, 2014 at 6:21pm 0 Comments

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Weekly Newsletter Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Posted by Margo Terrill on August 19, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

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Check out this weekends schedule at the SkillShare Faire. Find skills and learn them from a local sharer!

http://whatcomskillsharefaire.org/2014-schedule/ 

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All the Peak Moment Videos Filmed at Inspiration Farm

Posted by David MacLeod on July 6, 2014 at 4:34pm 0 Comments

I'm starting to lose track of the Peak Moment episodes filmed at Inspiration Farm, so I thought it would be nice to see them in one place.  Visit peakmoment.tv and subscribe to see these consistently good series of interviews (and see if you can find the one filmed in my front yard).

I'm also hoping you will be inspired to consider attending the Permaculture Design course at Inspiration Farm coming up August 17-29th.…

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Survive and Thrive with Permaculture

Posted by David MacLeod on July 4, 2014 at 6:36pm 0 Comments

Reblogged from my Integral Permaculture site. Be sure to see the comment at the end related to the local opportunity of a Permaculture course at Inspiration Farm in August (which will include, btw, admission into the Whatcom Skillshare Faire/Northwest Permaculture Convergence).…

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Open Source Everything

Posted by J. C. Walker,Jr. on June 19, 2014 at 10:44pm 1 Comment

The man who trained more than 66 countries in open source methods calls for re-invention of intelligence to re-engineer Earth

Nafeez Ahmed

Thursday 19 June 2014

theguardian.com…

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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.

About Transition Whatcom

See Transition Whatcom sponsored events here.

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You can find other TW members in your neighborhood by typing your neighborhood into the search box on the Members page.

Transition Film Series

Provide your thoughts on what film TW should show next! Visit the group to add your comments.

Help the TWOG

Help with existing projects of the Transition Whatcom Organizing Group or suggest projects you are willing to help with! Join the discussion.

To learn more about Transition Whatcom, Start Here


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.

 

To learn more about the issues, start here

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

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David MacLeod is attending Jill Kiepura's event

Survey: Motivations to participate in transition at Online Survey

November 22, 2014 at 1pm to December 15, 2014 at 7pm
Hello, I am a graduate student studying Environmental Psychology at the University of Michigan. I am very interested in the Transition Network, and am currently researching what motivates people to become involved and remain active in Transition Initiatives.  I would like to invite you and your Transition Initiative's members to participate in a short online survey that will contribute to…See More
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Jill Kiepura's event was featured

Survey: Motivations to participate in transition at Online Survey

November 22, 2014 at 1pm to December 15, 2014 at 7pm
Hello, I am a graduate student studying Environmental Psychology at the University of Michigan. I am very interested in the Transition Network, and am currently researching what motivates people to become involved and remain active in Transition Initiatives.  I would like to invite you and your Transition Initiative's members to participate in a short online survey that will contribute to…See More
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Jill Kiepura posted an event

Survey: Motivations to participate in transition at Online Survey

November 22, 2014 at 1pm to December 15, 2014 at 7pm
Hello, I am a graduate student studying Environmental Psychology at the University of Michigan. I am very interested in the Transition Network, and am currently researching what motivates people to become involved and remain active in Transition Initiatives.  I would like to invite you and your Transition Initiative's members to participate in a short online survey that will contribute to…See More
6 hours ago
David MacLeod commented on Hank Kastner's event Natural Concerns reading group at Village Books
"Oops, this event was entered for Nov. 21st...I showed up, but actually the group next meets on Dec. 8th."
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Winter Solstice Collage Afternoon at Birchwood Neighborhood, Bellingham

December 21, 2014 from 1pm to 5pm
Spend a quiet afternoon in the company of kindred spirits to celebrate the return of the light and create a portrait of what you want to call into your new year.  Winter Solstice is the time when seeds nestled deep within the earth begin to dream about their journey up into the light of Spring, when they will sprout into new life and become the next year’s harvest. As the light returns with the Winter Solstice, it’s time to look inside to find which of your seeded dreams you’d like to bring…See More
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Anna Banashak is now a member of Transition Whatcom
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Margo Terrill liked Heather K's event Spring Fever! Whatcom Plant Sales & Swaps!
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Jill Kiepura posted a discussion

Research: Motivations to participate in transition

Hello, I am a graduate student studying Environmental Psychology at the University of Michigan. I am very interested in the Transition Network, and am currently researching what motivates people to become involved and remain active in Transition Initiatives.  I would like to invite you and your Transition Initiative's members to participate in a short online survey that will contribute to building a better…See More
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Renewable energy: does it need critically rare materials?

A recent study concludes that the problem of mineral availability for renewable energy technologies is not critical if we choose the right technologies and we are careful to recycle the materials used as much as possible.

Women of the Mexican food movement

In Mexican households, the role of women has traditionally involved caring for the children, controlling the family budget and preparing the food. Nowadays, however, they are expected to do more.

New Research Says Plant-based Diet Best for Planet and People

As cities grow and incomes rise around the world, more and more people are leaving gardens and traditional diets behind and eating refined sugars, refined fats, oils and resource- and land-intense agricultural products like beef.

Introducing "Natural Gas Exports: Washington's Revolving Door Fuels Climate Threat"

This report not only exposes the lobbying apparatus that has successfully opened the door for LNG exports, but also the PR professionals paid to sell them to the U.S. public.

Animal Welfare: Seeing the Forest for the Denizens

If you’re a Huffington Post reader, your love of animals has been nurtured by “Hedgehogs Being Adorable,” “Baby Hippo Has Won Our Hearts,” and other such gems.

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