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Ten Weeks In

Posted by Rick Dubrow on September 22, 2017 at 4:07pm 0 Comments

Succession came to pass on July 1st, ten weeks ago. A-1 Builders, Inc. is now A-1 Builders, A Design/Build, Worker-Owned Cooperative!  My former employees are now my bosses! For the time being I’m helping the new team deal with marketing on a part time basis; my hours worked per week since July 1st has been on the order of working 1/4 hour a week!  Can’t really call this ‘part time’; I think I’ll call it ‘microscopic time’.

Perhaps in other…

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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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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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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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Renae Keep posted an event
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Insect Safari benefit for Common Threads at Boundary Bay Brewery Beer Garden

July 11, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm
Kid-friendly entomologist and science educator Don Ehlen will present his astounding collection of live and preserved specimens, and Common Threads Americorps Food Education team will be on hand at the beer garden play area with bug-themed crafts. Come celebrate the school year!Admission is FREE for kids ~ and Boundary Bay's Beer Garden has a delightful play area! $10 suggested donation benefits Common Threads seed-to-table school gardening programs!See More
May 21
Travis Tennessen posted a discussion

Permaculture-Inspired Community Engagement Fellows in Whatcom County

Dear Transition Whatcom Friends,I wanted to share an article I wrote about our local Community Engagement Fellows program (https://www.cefellows.org) as a permaculture project.It was published online in Permaculture Magazine:…See More
May 11
Amy Vergillo posted an event
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16th Annual Imagine This! Home & Landscape Tour at Green Building Headquarters

June 23, 2018 from 10am to 5pm
The longest running and most comprehensive green building and garden tour north of Seattle!From passive house design to active solar, community gardens to a commercial farm, sustainable and swanky to tiny and tantalizing – this year’s eight stops are innovative, diverse, and educational! Attendees can choose the self-guided option for $10, a casual way to view the stops in any order. For those looking to get a little more out of the tour, a guided bus option is also available. Fully loaded with…See More
May 10
Josh Shupack's event was featured
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Repair Cafe at The Foundry

June 3, 2018 from 3pm to 5pm
The Bellingham Repair Cafe is a monthly get together where volunteers help you fix your broken stuff.We now have the ability to repair clothing and textiles!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 3-5pm at the Foundry in Bellingham.By donation.  Nobody turned away.  This is a kid friendly event.See More
May 8
David MacLeod might attend Josh Shupack's event
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Repair Cafe at The Foundry

June 3, 2018 from 3pm to 5pm
The Bellingham Repair Cafe is a monthly get together where volunteers help you fix your broken stuff.We now have the ability to repair clothing and textiles!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 3-5pm at the Foundry in Bellingham.By donation.  Nobody turned away.  This is a kid friendly event.See More
May 8
Josh Shupack posted an event
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Repair Cafe at The Foundry

June 3, 2018 from 3pm to 5pm
The Bellingham Repair Cafe is a monthly get together where volunteers help you fix your broken stuff.We now have the ability to repair clothing and textiles!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 3-5pm at the Foundry in Bellingham.By donation.  Nobody turned away.  This is a kid friendly event.See More
May 8
Zachary Robertson posted an event

B-Ham Naked Bike Ride, 10th Annual!! at Hub Community Bike shop

April 28, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Bellingham residents will join their peers, in over 70 cities and 20 countries around the world, as they participate in their 10th annual Naked Bike Ride on June 1st 2018.  Participants ride to protest our "indecent exposure" to fossil fuels, highlight bicyclist vulnerability, and redefine our cultural body image.Riders have the option to begin with body painting, starting at 3 pm at The Hub Community Bike Shop, 903 1/2 N. State St.  At 6 pm the ride will embark from this location. For the…See More
May 8
Profile IconVanessa Redford and Corey Havens joined Transition Whatcom
May 2
 
 
 

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