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

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A Holiday Smorgasbord Part 1: Climate Change and Pacific Northwest Glaciers

Posted by David MacLeod on November 26, 2014 at 3:37pm 0 Comments

I’m giving thanks that there are so many good sources of information available on the current state of affairs regarding climate, energy, and the environment. Unfortunately most are not showing up in the mainstream media, so we have to search them out.

On a long Thanksgiving weekend, many of us tend to eat a lot, shop a lot, and then veg out in front of ball games or other distractions.

For the next few days I’ll be providing an alternative to how you spend some of your holiday…

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Watching the Watchdogs: 10 Years of the IEA World Energy Outlook

Posted by David MacLeod on November 14, 2014 at 6:21pm 0 Comments

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Weekly Newsletter Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Posted by Margo Terrill on August 19, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Get Involved!

Check out this weekends schedule at the SkillShare Faire. Find skills and learn them from a local sharer!

http://whatcomskillsharefaire.org/2014-schedule/ 

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All the Peak Moment Videos Filmed at Inspiration Farm

Posted by David MacLeod on July 6, 2014 at 4:34pm 0 Comments

I'm starting to lose track of the Peak Moment episodes filmed at Inspiration Farm, so I thought it would be nice to see them in one place.  Visit peakmoment.tv and subscribe to see these consistently good series of interviews (and see if you can find the one filmed in my front yard).

I'm also hoping you will be inspired to consider attending the Permaculture Design course at Inspiration Farm coming up August 17-29th.…

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Survive and Thrive with Permaculture

Posted by David MacLeod on July 4, 2014 at 6:36pm 0 Comments

Reblogged from my Integral Permaculture site. Be sure to see the comment at the end related to the local opportunity of a Permaculture course at Inspiration Farm in August (which will include, btw, admission into the Whatcom Skillshare Faire/Northwest Permaculture Convergence).…

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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

TW Operating Group

would appreciate it if members would take this survey

Did you know??

You can find other TW members in your neighborhood by typing your neighborhood into the search box on the Members page.

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)

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David MacLeod posted a blog post

A Holiday Smorgasbord Part 1: Climate Change and Pacific Northwest Glaciers

I’m giving thanks that there are so many good sources of information available on the current state of affairs regarding climate, energy, and the environment. Unfortunately most are not showing up in the mainstream media, so we have to search them out.On a long Thanksgiving weekend, many of us tend to eat a lot, shop a lot, and then veg out in front of ball games or other distractions.For the next few days I’ll be providing an alternative to how you spend some of your holiday weekend with a…See More
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Heather K commented on Kate Clark's group Transition Film Series
"Margo, re “Open Sesame-the Story of Seeds” by Gathr Films & your question : Donations towards the cost of this seed film can be made through the Sustainble B'ham website at: http://www.sustainablebellingham.org/ (Scroll down for…"
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David MacLeod liked Jill Kiepura's discussion Research: Motivations to participate in transition
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Conscious Kids Emotional Mastery Group at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship

December 4, 2014 at 9am to February 10, 2015 at 5:30pm
This is a four part series for children ages 5 - 12. The group is designed to enrich emotional well-being; children might, but do not need to have, an identified emotional or behavioural issue in order to attend.  Please note an in-home interview is required prior to attending the group. This group will be fun! It includes a drum circle format; coloring mandalas; expressive movement; breathing, relaxation and mindfulness techniques; and role play. How to Register: Referrals can be accepted…See More
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7th Annual COMMUNITY SEED SWAP & Fundraiser - 2015 at The Majestic- 1027 N. Forest St -Bellingham, WA

January 25, 2015 from 2:30am to 5pm
"Putting Seeds Into the Hands of the People” -7th Annual COMMUNITY SEED SWAP & Fundraiser!Volunteers Welcomed!Let us know how you can help. Sunday, January 25, 2015 Doors Open to Public -2:30-5pmSwap & Fundraiser by DonationWho Should Attend:     - Seed-savers & people donating heirloom seeds, or edible tubers or seed-potatoes (Label your envelopes with plant strain & date).    - People without seeds welcomed who commit to plant seeds, share their garden's abundance & learn…See More
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Heather K commented on Heather K's event 7th Annual COMMUNITY SEED SWAP & Fundraiser - 2015
"Seed swap Time Table; Swap open to public 2:30 – 5pm at Majestic Sunday Jan 25. Volunteers will arrive early to assist with set up - 1:15pm. I'll be there early to set out seeds & assist visiting seed-growers. We will need help with…"
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7th Annual COMMUNITY SEED SWAP & Fundraiser - 2015 at The Majestic- 1027 N. Forest St -Bellingham, WA

January 25, 2015 from 2:30am to 5pm
"Putting Seeds Into the Hands of the People” -7th Annual COMMUNITY SEED SWAP & Fundraiser!Volunteers Welcomed!Let us know how you can help. Sunday, January 25, 2015 Doors Open to Public -2:30-5pmSwap & Fundraiser by DonationWho Should Attend:     - Seed-savers & people donating heirloom seeds, or edible tubers or seed-potatoes (Label your envelopes with plant strain & date).    - People without seeds welcomed who commit to plant seeds, share their garden's abundance & learn…See More
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Heather K commented on Jill Kiepura's event Survey: Motivations to participate in transition
"Michigan Jill, We look forward to reading the future results of your survey! TW folks- easy to take and interesting online survey - please take the survey- https://umich.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7Wf3rfEqx9sPkjj"
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