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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

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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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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)

Latest Activity

Dawn Clara DeVries added a discussion to the group Community Asks and Offers
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Ewes with lambs

Get your fences ready! We have ewes and their sweet little lambs ready to move into a new home! Just in time to mow your pastures this spring. They are mostly CVM Romeldale crossed with Icelandic and Romney. Very nice wool and yummy meat. One of my fleeces won Overall Grand Reserve at Fiber Fusion last fall. I am flexible about pricing. Looking for a good home for my girls. $250 for ewe/lamb group.…See More
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Dawn Clara DeVries joined David MacLeod's group
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Community Asks and Offers

Exchange goods & services. Post an offer or make a request. The value of the exchange is determined mutually by the people making the trade. Consider also  http://www.fourthcornerexchange.comSee More
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Dawn Clara DeVries is now a member of Transition Whatcom
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Bonne Broadway is attending Zachary Robertson's event
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Grow Biointensive Sustainable Mini-Farming 1-Day Workshop at Bellingham Alternative Library

February 25, 2017 from 8am to 6pm
Biointensive mini-farming is the culmination of 40 years studying the most efficient gardening methods currently known to man. Justin Bartolini left Bellingham to study with the creator of Biointensive gardening, John Jeavons, and is briefly returning from California to teach this one day workshop. Learn to: Grow a complete diet, In the smallest area possible,  Using minimal resources, While building soil!! ​ For all skill levels!! The class is $35 however no one will be turned away.  Bring a…See More
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Mary Alden might attend Zachary Robertson's event
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Grow Biointensive Sustainable Mini-Farming 1-Day Workshop at Bellingham Alternative Library

February 25, 2017 from 8am to 6pm
Biointensive mini-farming is the culmination of 40 years studying the most efficient gardening methods currently known to man. Justin Bartolini left Bellingham to study with the creator of Biointensive gardening, John Jeavons, and is briefly returning from California to teach this one day workshop. Learn to: Grow a complete diet, In the smallest area possible,  Using minimal resources, While building soil!! ​ For all skill levels!! The class is $35 however no one will be turned away.  Bring a…See More
Feb 20
Sarai Stevens's event was featured

Medicinal Herb Gardening Class at Alger Community Hall (just east of Alger Exit)

February 25, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
Grow your own medicine chest. This class is an introduction to gardening with medicinal herbs. We will cover growing, propagation, seed saving, and uses of common medicinal herbs. The focus is on the "medicine chest" herbs, the ingredients for treating conditions that are typically treated with over the counter medications. Celt Schira wants to teach you how to take care of yourself and your loved ones using low energy, highly sophisticated, low tech folk knowledge. In Celt’s classes, she…See More
Feb 20
Sarai Stevens posted an event

Medicinal Herb Gardening Class at Alger Community Hall (just east of Alger Exit)

February 25, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
Grow your own medicine chest. This class is an introduction to gardening with medicinal herbs. We will cover growing, propagation, seed saving, and uses of common medicinal herbs. The focus is on the "medicine chest" herbs, the ingredients for treating conditions that are typically treated with over the counter medications. Celt Schira wants to teach you how to take care of yourself and your loved ones using low energy, highly sophisticated, low tech folk knowledge. In Celt’s classes, she…See More
Feb 20
Nellie Korn is attending Zachary Robertson's event
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Grow Biointensive Sustainable Mini-Farming 1-Day Workshop at Bellingham Alternative Library

February 25, 2017 from 8am to 6pm
Biointensive mini-farming is the culmination of 40 years studying the most efficient gardening methods currently known to man. Justin Bartolini left Bellingham to study with the creator of Biointensive gardening, John Jeavons, and is briefly returning from California to teach this one day workshop. Learn to: Grow a complete diet, In the smallest area possible,  Using minimal resources, While building soil!! ​ For all skill levels!! The class is $35 however no one will be turned away.  Bring a…See More
Feb 20
 
 
 

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