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Time for a wellness exam?

Posted by Rick Dubrow on January 14, 2016 at 5:04pm 0 Comments

No, not for you!  Nor your kid.  I’m talking about your house.

When was the last time someone knowledgeable was in your crawlspace or attic?  What… you don’t hang out there and know its current condition? C’mon now

That’s my point… for the same reason that annual wellness exams are recommended for you, someone experienced should periodically study your home’s health and well-being.

How often?  One obvious time is when you’re about to…

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Conditioned Space

Posted by Rick Dubrow on December 23, 2015 at 1:43pm 0 Comments

Feelin’ pretty cozy?  Chances are you’re reading this blog post while inside conditioned space whose air temperature is being controlled by you or some other human.  We typically move around from conditioned space to conditioned space:  our car, home or place of work.  We’ll go outside and travel through unconditioned space in order to gain access to our next managed, conditioned cocoon. Comfort zone to comfort zone, minimizing discomfort while in transition.

Comfort drives so…

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Passing the Baton

Posted by Rick Dubrow on November 27, 2015 at 1:10pm 0 Comments

If all goes well I must relinquish the throne here in about three months.  That’s the optimistic time frame when A-1 Builders will morph into a worker-owned cooperative (WOC).  I use the phrase ‘must relinquish the throne’ rather lightly given that I’m bringing it upon myself; this shift in power is voluntary. Instead of Presidential decisions, they will be made by 6 hopeful owners, myself included, each of whom has worked here at least 5 years, each person bearing one vote, 6…

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It Takes a Village...

Posted by Rick Dubrow on September 23, 2015 at 4:49pm 0 Comments

Have you seen the finished Community Bicycle Repair & Information Station, or C-BRIS, that we designed and built on our property on Northwest Avenue?  Better yet, have you used it?

It’s here for you; built for you… hoping to help you get on your bike more and more.  And with…

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Patterns for Navigating the Transition to a World in Energy Descent

Posted by David MacLeod on September 3, 2015 at 12:14pm 0 Comments



Integral Leadership Review Integral Leadership Review (ILR) has published the paper I presented to the recent Integral Theory…

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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

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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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Many, many thanks for your support!

 

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Transition Film Series

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

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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)

Latest Activity

Marlena Kellogg is now a member of Transition Whatcom
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Amy Vergillo posted events
May 19
Allen Stockbridge posted an event

"How to Let Go of the World " film National Tour at Pickford Film Center

May 22, 2016 from 4pm to 10pm
Tickets : LET GO AND LOVE Tour with Josh Fox May 22th in BellinghamIn HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD AND LOVE ALL THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN’T CHANGE Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no…See More
May 18
Brian Kerkvliet commented on Brian Kerkvliet's event Practical Permaculture Weekend
"We have 2 - 50% scholarships available for people in need.  This would allow you to attend both days for only $75! Call me for details, 398-7061 "
May 17
Jamie Weaver posted an event
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Bow-Making Workshop at Raven's Roots Naturalist School

June 17, 2016 to June 20, 2016
Learn the fine art of Bow-Making! Raven's Roots Naturalist School is hosting a Bow-Making Workshop June 17-20.This class will take you through the process of creating a traditional self bow from start to finish, from a seasoned stave to a completed bow.  You will learn basic wood-working skills and instinctive shooting techniques, and go home with your own hand-made bow.For more information and to register for the class please visit www.ravensroots.com See More
May 16
Jamie Weaver updated their profile
May 15
Jamie Weaver is now a member of Transition Whatcom
May 15
Roseanne might attend David MacLeod's event
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Cascadia SkillShare and Barter Faire- 2016 at Circus Arts Quarry Land in Alger

September 16, 2016 at 10am to September 18, 2016 at 6pm
5TH ANNUAL SKILLSHARE FAIRE Sept. 16-18, 2016 Circus Arts Quarry Land in AlgerYes, the Skillshare is happening and evolving.  We have decided to do the Whatcom Skillshare Faire this year as the Cascadia Skillshare and Barter Faire!  We are able to hold it at the Circus Arts Quarry Land in Alger, where we will be able to camp.  We have reserved the weekend of Sept. 16-18, 2016.  We will also be able to have full music and kombucha garden again.  And be in a beautiful and unique outdoor…See More
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