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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.

*  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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Transition Film Series

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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)?

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)

Latest Activity

Patricia Herlevi added a discussion to the group Community Asks and Offers
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House to live, work, practice yoga required now

Do you have a house that is clean and quiet enough for a contemplative lifestyle? Are you mindful and holistic wanting to share your home with a like-minded woman? Are you looking to earn extra money for a room in your house, but haven't met the right person and you don't feel like looking? A like-minded man age 35 to 52 could work too I'm clean, quiet, super conscientious, mature, responsible, and I would love to get back to practicing yoga and eat a healthier diet. I'm a metaphysical coach…See More
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Wendy Gail McLeod is now a member of Transition Whatcom
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Jeffrey James Howard and Leslie Lekos are now friends
Feb 3
Meghan Andruscavage is attending Leslie Lekos's event

Reading the Body with Margi Flint at Bow, WA

February 6, 2016 at 10am to February 7, 2016 at 4pm
Your face is an open book to your health. What does it mean if you have ridged nails?What does it mean if you have creased ear lobes?What are the lines on your face saying about you?Discover the secrets of the face with the nations leading body reading expert, herbalist Margi Flint.This two-day seminar will focus on various diagnostic techniques including facial signs, tissue color, elimination analysis, signs of hot, cold, damp and dry conditions. Reading what the body has to say, we can learn…See More
Feb 2
Profile IconRockyj and Sarah E might attend David MacLeod's event
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Introduction to Earth Repair and Restoration with Michael Pilarski at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (BUF)

February 19, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Presentation by Northwest Permaculture legend Michael "Skeeter" Pilarski: An introduction to earth repair and ecological restoration, and how the world would be transformed. February 19 Friday, 6:30-8:30 pm Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship Hall 1207 Ellsworth St, Bellingham, WA 98225Donations welcomedSponsored by Transition Whatcom…See More
Feb 2
Profile IconElli Harron, Heather K and Josh Eastlund are attending David MacLeod's event
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Workshop: Earth Repair & Restoration with Michael Pilarski at Inspiration Farm

February 20, 2016 from 9am to 4pm
On Saturday we will go into more detail including restoration, tools, techniques, and timing. The workshop will weave together a blend of permaculture, restoration ecology, ethno-ecology, forestry, agroforestry, myco-remediation, erosion control, bioengineering, and horticulture among other disciplines.We will look at how to apply earth repair to urban areas, farmland, forests, shrub steppes and other Northwest ecosystems. Seed collecting, earthworks, swales, nurseries, native plants, desired…See More
Feb 2
Heather K is attending David MacLeod's event
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Introduction to Earth Repair and Restoration with Michael Pilarski at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (BUF)

February 19, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Presentation by Northwest Permaculture legend Michael "Skeeter" Pilarski: An introduction to earth repair and ecological restoration, and how the world would be transformed. February 19 Friday, 6:30-8:30 pm Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship Hall 1207 Ellsworth St, Bellingham, WA 98225Donations welcomedSponsored by Transition Whatcom…See More
Feb 2
Heather K commented on Heather K's event Heirloom Seed Swap Bellingham!
"Heirloom Seed Swap event was excelent this year...Many diverse seeds and seeds people. I really missed some of our past Transition Whatcom volunteers this year, as our central seed table need Seed Stewards for the hour an half...Maybe more folks…"
Feb 2
 
 
 

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