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

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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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Justus Peterson’s Journey Towards ‘Greener Pastures’: a Mid-Course Correction

Posted by Rick Dubrow on June 29, 2016 at 9:24am 0 Comments

On January 15th, 2016 I went back to work for A-1 Builders after an interim period of 10 years of lucrative employment in the oil industry.

I turned my back on the oil industry for a number of reasons, but ultimately it was for my health, both physical and mental. But my journey goes deeper than being just about me; my journey sheds light upon our culture’s ‘jobs versus the environment’ debate; upon this region’s challenge to manage the explosive nature of oil by rail;…

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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

Donate to Support Transition Whatcom

* This donation will not be tax deductible

* 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.

*  PayPal takes a percentage of your donation - if you'd like to send us a check you may make it out to: Transition Whatcom and mail it to: 2416 Broadway, Bellingham, WA 98225

Many, many thanks for your support!

 

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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)?

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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Mary Alden might attend Zachary Robertson's event
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Grow Biointensive Sustainable Mini-Farming 1-Day Workshop at Bellingham Alternative Library

February 25, 2017 from 8am to 6pm
Biointensive mini-farming is the culmination of 40 years studying the most efficient gardening methods currently known to man. Justin Bartolini left Bellingham to study with the creator of Biointensive gardening, John Jeavons, and is briefly returning from California to teach this one day workshop. Learn to: Grow a complete diet, In the smallest area possible,  Using minimal resources, While building soil!! ​ For all skill levels!! The class is $35 however no one will be turned away.  Bring a…See More
12 hours ago
Sarai Stevens's event was featured

Medicinal Herb Gardening Class at Alger Community Hall (just east of Alger Exit)

February 25, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
Grow your own medicine chest. This class is an introduction to gardening with medicinal herbs. We will cover growing, propagation, seed saving, and uses of common medicinal herbs. The focus is on the "medicine chest" herbs, the ingredients for treating conditions that are typically treated with over the counter medications. Celt Schira wants to teach you how to take care of yourself and your loved ones using low energy, highly sophisticated, low tech folk knowledge. In Celt’s classes, she…See More
13 hours ago
Sarai Stevens posted an event

Medicinal Herb Gardening Class at Alger Community Hall (just east of Alger Exit)

February 25, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
Grow your own medicine chest. This class is an introduction to gardening with medicinal herbs. We will cover growing, propagation, seed saving, and uses of common medicinal herbs. The focus is on the "medicine chest" herbs, the ingredients for treating conditions that are typically treated with over the counter medications. Celt Schira wants to teach you how to take care of yourself and your loved ones using low energy, highly sophisticated, low tech folk knowledge. In Celt’s classes, she…See More
13 hours ago
Nellie Korn is attending Zachary Robertson's event
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Grow Biointensive Sustainable Mini-Farming 1-Day Workshop at Bellingham Alternative Library

February 25, 2017 from 8am to 6pm
Biointensive mini-farming is the culmination of 40 years studying the most efficient gardening methods currently known to man. Justin Bartolini left Bellingham to study with the creator of Biointensive gardening, John Jeavons, and is briefly returning from California to teach this one day workshop. Learn to: Grow a complete diet, In the smallest area possible,  Using minimal resources, While building soil!! ​ For all skill levels!! The class is $35 however no one will be turned away.  Bring a…See More
19 hours ago
Anna hunt is now a member of Transition Whatcom
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Josh Shupack posted an event
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Bellingham Repair Cafe at The Foundry

March 5, 2017 from 3pm to 6pm
The Bellingham Repair Cafe is a monthly get together where we help you fix your broken stuff for free.We make no guarantees but will work with you and do our best.In the past we've fixed lamps, jewelry, computers, power tools, small appliances, etc.Currently we meet on the First Sunday of each month from 3-6pm at the Foundry in Bellingham.See More
Feb 13
E.E. Hines might attend Leslie Lekos's event
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Reading the Body with Margi Flint at Bellingham, WA

March 25, 2017 at 10am to March 27, 2017 at 4pm
Reading the Bodywith Margi FlintPart 1, March 25 & 26: Part 2, March 27: 10-4Part 1, March 25 & 26: Each color, line and marking on the face, tongue & nails holds meaning of your internal health. Margi will be explaining and demonstrating diagnostic techniques taught to her by the late William Le Sassier. This two-day seminar will focus on various diagnostic techniques including facial signs, tissue color, elimination analysis, signs of hot, cold, damp, dry and wind conditions.…See More
Feb 13
Virginia Cleaveland updated an event
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Free educational series: "Marine Birds of the Salish Sea" at RE Sources for Sustainable Communities

February 22, 2017 at 6:30pm to February 23, 2017 at 9:30pm
Marine bird experts will host a free educational series “Marine Birds of the Salish Sea” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, February 22-23, at RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, 2309 Meridian St., Bellingham. The event is sponsored by North Cascades Audubon Society in collaboration with RE Sources for Sustainable Communities and the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committee. The two-part series — taught by Caanan Cowles, a biologist with more than a decace…See More
Feb 13
 
 
 

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