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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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Open Source Everything

Posted by J. C. Walker,Jr. on June 19, 2014 at 10:44pm 1 Comment

The man who trained more than 66 countries in open source methods calls for re-invention of intelligence to re-engineer Earth

Nafeez Ahmed

Thursday 19 June 2014

theguardian.com…

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New Energy Report from IEA Forecasts Decline in North American Oil Supply

Posted by David MacLeod on June 5, 2014 at 12:29pm 0 Comments

Reblogged from my Integral Permaculture site.

National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” reported this morning:

NPR’s Business News starts with the outlook for oil. This is a change of course – the International Energy Agency…

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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.

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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Permaculture living and learning seminars at inspiration Farm

August 25, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Announcing an opportunity not to be missed at Inspiration FarmIn conjunction with the Whatcom Sill Share Faire and the NorthWest Permaculture Convergence, Inspiration Farm would like to announce a two day bonus event. Plan to stay a little longer and take it all in!Monday August 25th 12 pm till duskTreat yourself to an extended Inspiration Farm tour tailored to Permaculture veterans and newcomers alike. Witness the advanced earthworks that allow nutrient and water to be passively harvested…See More
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Joseph Dragon joined Heather K's group
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Small Scale Grain & Beans: Grow, Process, & Save (Network)

Sharing methods & tools used for planting, harvesting, threshing, storing, & milling. Organic & Biodynamics. Swapping heirloom or locally-appropriate seeds & resisting introduction of GMO seeds into our Salish Sea bioregion watersheds
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Profile IconBrent Carey and Joseph Dragon joined Transition Whatcom
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Jean Kroll commented on David MacLeod's group Community Asks and Offers
"Anyone have eggs to sell?  I live on the southside and would love to buy eggs from healthy, happy chickens!  :)"
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Joanne MacKenzie is now a member of Transition Whatcom
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Patricia Herlevi commented on David MacLeod's group Community Asks and Offers
"I'm moving out of my apartment at the end of August and could use some help taking a few small things (not easily carried on a bus) to the Re-Store on the 29th or 30th.  And I'm looking for someone with a vacuum cleaner who can help…"
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Potluck Weed and Feed - TW Member Gathering at Center for Local Self Reliance (CLSR)

September 28, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm
This is our periodic TW membership gathering. We'll be meeting at CLSR and doing some weeding for them and then a potluck for us.1:00 Bring gloves and your favorite tool for weeding and general help. 2:30ish potluck: Bring your own plate, and utensils (Napkins, cup) and perhaps blankets, chairs, and other things to sit upon If anyone is interested in organizing face painting, a drum circle (leader needed), bartering... just let us know by leaving a comment below.Stay tuned for further…See More
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Patricia Bowden liked Joy Patterson's event Potluck Weed and Feed - TW Member Gathering
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Tar sands, trade rules and the gutting of human rights for corporate profit

A new report released today from IATP takes an in-depth look at how tar sands have developed from an unconventional, inefficient energy source to the spotlight of the corporate agenda as conventional oil supplies dwindle.

Giant Mats of Green Slime in Lake Erie Signal a Need for New Economic Approaches to Pollution

So, what is the link between this latest water pollution debacle, economic growth, and a true-cost economy?

Energy Crunch: [redacted]

The government’s case for shale looked increasingly shaky last week as a draft Defra report on the potential impact of fracking in rural areas was released with most crucial information simply removed.

An open letter to George Monbiot

Influenced by the ideas of Allan Savory and other advocates of holistic grazing, I have been introducing the basic principles of this approach into my grazing management over the last few years.

People's Climate March - I March for 2050 Kids

I'm marching for the kids of 2050.

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