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

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Plant data request

Started by Nick VanDyken in Food and Agriculture Sep 21. 0 Replies

Zoning and Permits?

Started by James Hagarty in General. Last reply by James Hagarty Jun 28. 2 Replies

Army Corps Halts Gateway Pacific Terminal Process

Started by David MacLeod in General. Last reply by J. C. Walker,Jr. May 10. 1 Reply

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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 0 Comments

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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Efficiency Without Sufficiency Is Insufficient

Posted by Rick Dubrow on June 2, 2016 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

I’ve spent my adult life reducing my ecological footprint, struggling with possible next steps because they are, frankly, enormous.  Giving up air travel, for instance.  Visiting my aged parents in Florida and accessing the wilderness in the southwest are particularly appealing.  [I can, and do, purchase carbon offsets for such travel – though offsets are an admitted distant second to actually hanging up my wings […

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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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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!

 

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)?

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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ginny Frye might attend Angela MacLeod's event
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Small Scale Paddock Pasturing System for Back Yard Chickens at The MacLeods

October 8, 2016 from 10am to 12pm
A Transition Whatcom mini workshop Saturday October 8th, 10 am to noon (rain or shine)Come see how I’ve created a small scale system of moveable fences and alternating paddocks around our chicken coop. Once set up it’s not a lot of work to keep it maintained and to continually give your chickens what they love – new fresh ground, greens and insects. They will be healthier and happier.Chickens love to eat fresh live greens and insects. In a permanent fenced in yard chickens will consume all the…See More
yesterday
Kevin Finnigan commented on Leslie Lekos's event Botany and Herbal First Aid Intensive with 7song
"I Would like to attend but don't have the books.  Is it too late?  Kevin"
Tuesday
Kevin Finnigan might attend Leslie Lekos's event
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Botany and Herbal First Aid Intensive with 7song at Bow, WA

September 28, 2016 at 10am to October 2, 2016 at 8:30pm
September 28th - October 2, 2016Wednesday-Sunday 10 am -1 pm >> (lunch) >> 2:30-5:30 pm >> (dinner) 7-8:30 pmJoin us in welcoming herbalist 7Song back to the Pacific Northwest! 7Song will be sharing his wealth of knowledge about plant identification and herbal first aid skills. Detailed class descriptions are below:PLANT IDENTIFICATION FOR THE HERBALIST The ability to identify plants is central to all wildcrafting herbalists. In this class we will look at the plants growing…See More
Tuesday
Angela MacLeod added a discussion to the group The Chicken Club (The Flock)
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Small Scale Paddock & Pasturing System for Backyard Chickens

 A mini workshop Saturday October 8th, 10 am to noon. RAIN or SHINE!Location: 3215 Cherrywood Ave. Bellingham (Birchwood Neighborhood).Come see how I’ve created a small scale system of moveable fences and alternating paddocks around our chicken coop. Once set up it’s not a lot of work to keep it maintained and to continually give your chickens what they love – new fresh ground, greens and insects. They will be healthier and happier.Chickens love to eat fresh live greens and insects. In a…See More
Monday
Laura Roys is attending Angela MacLeod's event
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Small Scale Paddock Pasturing System for Back Yard Chickens at The MacLeods

October 8, 2016 from 10am to 12pm
A Transition Whatcom mini workshop Saturday October 8th, 10 am to noon (rain or shine)Come see how I’ve created a small scale system of moveable fences and alternating paddocks around our chicken coop. Once set up it’s not a lot of work to keep it maintained and to continually give your chickens what they love – new fresh ground, greens and insects. They will be healthier and happier.Chickens love to eat fresh live greens and insects. In a permanent fenced in yard chickens will consume all the…See More
Sunday
Angela MacLeod's event was featured
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Small Scale Paddock Pasturing System for Back Yard Chickens at The MacLeods

October 8, 2016 from 10am to 12pm
A Transition Whatcom mini workshop Saturday October 8th, 10 am to noon (rain or shine)Come see how I’ve created a small scale system of moveable fences and alternating paddocks around our chicken coop. Once set up it’s not a lot of work to keep it maintained and to continually give your chickens what they love – new fresh ground, greens and insects. They will be healthier and happier.Chickens love to eat fresh live greens and insects. In a permanent fenced in yard chickens will consume all the…See More
Sunday
Angela MacLeod posted an event
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Small Scale Paddock Pasturing System for Back Yard Chickens at The MacLeods

October 8, 2016 from 10am to 12pm
A Transition Whatcom mini workshop Saturday October 8th, 10 am to noon (rain or shine)Come see how I’ve created a small scale system of moveable fences and alternating paddocks around our chicken coop. Once set up it’s not a lot of work to keep it maintained and to continually give your chickens what they love – new fresh ground, greens and insects. They will be healthier and happier.Chickens love to eat fresh live greens and insects. In a permanent fenced in yard chickens will consume all the…See More
Sunday
Nick VanDyken posted a discussion

Plant data request

Hello,I have been looking online to build a couple of spreadsheets for property planning at a garden level up to planning tree plantings. This will be used to aid design decisions. If anyone has excel worksheets that they could share I would very much appreciate the data. I will create a master workbook and share what I come up with to those who share their data. Thanks!See More
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