Working together to rebuild resilience in Bellingham and all of Whatcom County.
I’ve heard this term ‘happy chapter’ used to refer to so many a documentary or news report that, although terribly depressing, ends on a happy note. So, for example, a piece about global warming might end with a description of what’s being done about it. ‘There’s work being done’, implies the happy chapter; ‘others are on top of it. Not to worry all that much.’
Yes, there’s a compelling motivation for me, or any author or news reporter, to leave you upbeat. …Continue
Some of our favorite readerboard quotations are submitted by our friends and neighbors, and one of these recent gems suggests that ‘one must break down before you can break through’. This adage surely rings true as it relates to making lifestyle changes seemingly necessary as our environment deteriorates. Human nature appears to require pain in order to spark change. And the greater the urgency for change, or the more immense the needed change, the more intense must…Continue
When I was born in 1951 new homes averaged about 300 square feet per person. Compare this to about 900 square feet per person in 2003… a tripling in size in just 50 years. With this super-sizing comes the inherent fact that our homes generate more pollution and global warming gases than our cars! Our homes demand more energy consumption (12.2 barrels per person per year) than the food we eat (10 barrels per year) and the cars we drive (9 barrels per year).
My daughters and I hatched out 26 chicks in our old-fashioned turn it yourself incubator.
We live on a city lot and need to sell them before the neighbors find out :-)!
These are a Rhode Island Red/Leghorn cross, so as one buyer said, "They will lay out the wazzoo"
Hatched date April 7
I’m 64 years old now. Beyond 60, the youth of old age. Approaching retirement; defining retirement; exploring succession planning.
What will A-1 Builders and Adaptations Design Studio look like during, and after, Cindi and I extract ourselves from the helm. Will this extraction be slow or sudden? Will we reduce our hours along a descending, straight line, or along a series of steps leading from fulltime to zero? Great questions, ones we’re discussing daily. But this…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.