Time: April 10, 2010 at 9am to April 11, 2010 at 5pm
Location: Bellingham High School
Street: 2020 Cornwall Avenue
City/Town: Bellingham, WA
Website or Map: http://transitionwhatcom.ning…
Event Type: unleashing
Organized By: Kate Clark
Latest Activity: Apr 9, 2010
Because of the inevitable problems we’ll experience as a result of energy issues, we’re going to be challenged profoundly in the ways we live. As a community, we have two choices: we can sit back and wait, or we can respond proactively and begin making real changes that will lead to a more resilient community. The GREAT UNLEASHING is an event that will engage Whatcom County in a collective and committed response, and will kick-off the process of creating a 10-20 year energy descent action plan.
THE GREAT UNLEASHING will be a two-day celebration and extravaganza that will motivate, excite, educate and engage our community in coming together to envision a vibrant, resilient, and dramatically less energy-dependent Whatcom County, and will unleash our collective genius as we start working towards a tangible and compelling plan to get us there.
Day 1 will have many activities, including a recorded greeting from Rob Hopkins, and keynote talks by the noted author and Transition U.S. board member, Vicki Robin, author Frances Moore Lappe (Diet for a Small Planet), and Transition U.S. board member, Permaculturist, and Executive Director of Daily Acts, Trathen Heckman. You can also expect a parade, exhibits, breakout sessions on numerous themes, and more.
Day 2: Based on our visioning, we’ll begin to form project groups that will address critical issues our community is facing and start the process of articulating an Energy Descent Action Pathway. This will be our roadmap to a future of greater freedom from oil-dependency, much greater local resilience, and a more satisfying personal and community life, and will celebrate and expand on the many positive actions already happening in our community.
Join us for the PEOPLE POWERED PARADE to the Great Unleashing. At 8:45 am on April 10th, we will leave the La Fiamma parking lot on bikes, unicycles, stilts, rollerskates, feet, and all forms of human transportation, and parade 6 blocks to Bellingham High. Costumes, musical instruments, banners, flags, and kids of all ages are encouraged! Even better-- bike to La Fiamma with your neighborhood and then join the big parade!
For all the details about the Unleashing, please see "The Great Unleashing" tab on this website: