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

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An Energy "Renaissance"?

Posted by David MacLeod on April 5, 2014 at 10:13am 0 Comments

Reposted from my Integral Permaculture blog.

David – I thought we were entering an energy “renaissance” with new and easy ways to extract gas via fracking.  Obviously, I understand the downsides of fracking.  Can you elaborate?

Ken Mann

Whatcom County Councilmember

Yes Ken, I…

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Wise Man, just learned of him

Posted by Margo Terrill on March 25, 2014 at 10:46pm 0 Comments

Sounds like a rebel to me - I like rebels.

"There is now a single issue before us: survival.
Not merely physical survival, but survival in a world of fulfillment, survival in a living world, where the violets bloom in the springtime, where the stars shine down in all their mystery, survival in a world of meaning."
—Thomas Berry

Oil Company Woes: This is What Energy Depletion Looks Like

Posted by David MacLeod on March 14, 2014 at 12:34pm 0 Comments

The Bellingham Herald had a front page article Wednesday indicating the dismay being expressed by the County Council over the fact that the two largest corporate taxpayers are challenging their property tax assessments.  These would be BP Cherry Point refinery and the Phillips 66 refinery in Ferndale.

The…

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Compost Islands for New York

Posted by Margo Terrill on March 14, 2014 at 11:13am 0 Comments

An architectural designer has proposed a series of compost islands for New York City. Not only does it look nice but, of course, solves a huge problem for New York. Good for them! I like all the good, creative energy going into sustainable practices all over the globe. I don't know if this would work - but it is my 'feel good and hopeful' news for the day.…

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Celt's Garden - California Dreaming in a Drought

Posted by Celt M. Schira on February 24, 2014 at 7:10pm 2 Comments

It's time to pull out the seed starting trays. Onions, scallions, tomatoes, and perennial herbs first, then as March gets on, Asian green stuff, salad greens, brassicas and flowers. Some delicious green stuff, such as spinach, is essentially water. Water that is becoming expensive and possibly unavailable to California farmers. Even the cute plastic bags of organic salad greens are water piped hundreds of miles from rivers, sprayed on 10,000 acre lettuce patches in the desert and then…

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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.


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)

Events

Latest Activity

Celt M. Schira replied to Hank Kastner's discussion Whatcom County food consumption
"Less than two percent of the food consumed in Whatcom County is produced in Whatcom County, and adding in Skagit doesn't change the answer. Less than two percent of Whatcom County's farm gate stays in the Fourth Corner, and that includes…"
13 hours ago
Brian Kerkvliet and Thomas Beeler are now friends
yesterday
Margo Terrill posted a video

In Transition 2.0: a story of resilience and hope in extraordinary times

You can now order the DVD of this film, in a deluxe or a budget version, from http://www.transitionnetwork.org/transition-2. It features the following subtit...
yesterday
David MacLeod's event was featured

Webinar: Vicki Robin, Charles Eisenstein, Katie Teague at online

April 21, 2014 from 4:30pm to 6pm
Today, 4:30-6 PM PST!Katie Teague interviews Charles Eisenstein and myself (Vicki Robin) today as a follow up to her interviews with us years ago for the Money and Life film. Charles and I are now being paired in interviews and I love the combination of his lucid vision of…See More
yesterday
David MacLeod posted an event

Webinar: Vicki Robin, Charles Eisenstein, Katie Teague at online

April 21, 2014 from 4:30pm to 6pm
Today, 4:30-6 PM PST!Katie Teague interviews Charles Eisenstein and myself (Vicki Robin) today as a follow up to her interviews with us years ago for the Money and Life film. Charles and I are now being paired in interviews and I love the combination of his lucid vision of…See More
yesterday
Patricia Herlevi posted a status
"Looking for ride share to Seattle on May 10, preferably late morning or early afternoon. Teaching a workshop in Seattle."
yesterday
Mary Alden is now a member of Transition Whatcom
yesterday
Jean Kroll commented on Jean Kroll's event SB Roving Garden Party 4/29
"If you would like to carpool call me at (360) 920-9628! "
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