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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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Justus Peterson’s Journey Towards ‘Greener Pastures’: a Mid-Course Correction

Posted by Rick Dubrow on June 29, 2016 at 9:24am 0 Comments

On January 15th, 2016 I went back to work for A-1 Builders after an interim period of 10 years of lucrative employment in the oil industry.

I turned my back on the oil industry for a number of reasons, but ultimately it was for my health, both physical and mental. But my journey goes deeper than being just about me; my journey sheds light upon our culture’s ‘jobs versus the environment’ debate; upon this region’s challenge to manage the explosive nature of oil by rail;…

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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

Donate to Support Transition Whatcom

* This donation will not be tax deductible

* 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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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)?

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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Finding Community: Cohousing Opportunities In Bellingham at Bellingham Cohousing Common House

July 29, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
The typical lifestyle in North America is both isolating and environmentally harmful. Cohousing addresses these problems by bringing people together to share resources as well as providing opportunities for enriching social interaction. In addition to an abundance of shared space, the cohousing model also offers privacy to its members, as each household is a private residence. Cohousing began in Denmark and made it's way to the U.S. in the early 90's. …See More
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Rhys Faler posted an event
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Finding Community: Cohousing Opportunities In Bellingham at Bellingham Cohousing Common House

July 29, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
The typical lifestyle in North America is both isolating and environmentally harmful. Cohousing addresses these problems by bringing people together to share resources as well as providing opportunities for enriching social interaction. In addition to an abundance of shared space, the cohousing model also offers privacy to its members, as each household is a private residence. Cohousing began in Denmark and made it's way to the U.S. in the early 90's. …See More
Jul 20
David MacLeod's event was featured
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NVC Series: Powerful Personal and Professional Relationships at To Be Disclosed

September 9, 2017 from 10am to 5pm
This is a 7-session class in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) with Certified Trainer, Alan Seid.This 7-session course:
- is live, in-person, 
- is open to all levels, - has limited space, - will be held in or near Bellingham, WA (the location will be sent to you after you register).     The 7 sessions will take place in or near Bellingham, Washington, USA, on the following dates:
Saturday, September 9 (2017), 10a-5p
 
+ 6 consecutive Tuesdays, 6-9pm: 

September 12, 19, 26, 
October 3, 10, 17
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Jul 20
David MacLeod posted an event
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Open Space: Intentional Community at Anderson Creek Lodge

July 23, 2017 from 2pm to 5pm
How does an intentional community look to you? What do you want to see or create? Just looking for more information or have some to share? Let's get intentional and let the journey begin!We'll start at 2pm this Sunday with a grounding exercise around your ideal intentional community and/or offering you'd like to see and be part of. Please arrive earlier to enjoy some time to get acquainted with the space and meet the host, Jenni Clara. This is an organic process that is meant to feed your…See More
Jul 20
David MacLeod posted an event
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NVC Series: Powerful Personal and Professional Relationships at To Be Disclosed

September 9, 2017 from 10am to 5pm
This is a 7-session class in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) with Certified Trainer, Alan Seid.This 7-session course:
- is live, in-person, 
- is open to all levels, - has limited space, - will be held in or near Bellingham, WA (the location will be sent to you after you register).     The 7 sessions will take place in or near Bellingham, Washington, USA, on the following dates:
Saturday, September 9 (2017), 10a-5p
 
+ 6 consecutive Tuesdays, 6-9pm: 

September 12, 19, 26, 
October 3, 10, 17
…See More
Jul 18
Virginia Cleaveland posted an event
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RE Sources Doorbell Day: Get Out the Vote! at RE Sources for Sustainable Communities

July 22, 2017 from 10am to 1pm
Join us as we hit the streets to talk to voters door to door about the local primary election (ballots are due August 1). During local election years, only half of Whatcom County's registered voters return ballots, compared to over 80% during presidential election years. Even less people turn out for the primary election. The officials you vote for in local elections make decisions that impact you directly – from keeping our drinking water clean to providing our community with renewable energy…See More
Jul 18
 
 
 

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