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This Changes Everything at Pickford Film Center

October 20, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Presented by Echoes and RE Sources with a panel discussion to follow.Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of…See More
Oct 18
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"Save Our Sovereignty" Alliance Citizen Town Hall to discuss the TPP with our Reps. at Syre Center, WCC,

October 12, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
We the People would like to discuss the Tran-Pacific Partnership with our US Representatives Larsen and Del Bene.  We have a panel of experts on environmental, labor, consumer and indigenous rights related to leaked chapters of the TPP. Now is the time to have our voices heard, as we have 90 days before the Congressional vote.We have a panel of experts moderated by radio host Joe Teehan to address constituents and our representatives on the other side of the “free trade” issue from the one…See More
Oct 10
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October Climatefest: celebrating Local to Global Climate Action at WWU Performing Arts Center (PAC)

October 18, 2015 all day
Sunday, October 18thWWU Performing Arts Center - Mainstage Theatre10:30-12pm (Doors Open, Tabling, Action Stations and Story Booth)12-4pm (Speakers, Videos and Interactive Audience Activities)FREE TREATS @ Intermission4-5pm (Tabling) FREE admission - open to the publicCelebrating local to global climate action with speakers, interactive audience activities, music, and film. The event will be followed by "Climate Conversations" with the speakers located at various establishments around…See More
Oct 10
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Bellingham Repair Café at the old foundry

November 1, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm
Operation hours are the First Wednesday of each month from 6 PM to 9 PM and the First Sunday of each month from 3 PM to 6 PMThe Bellingham Repair Café is held at The Foundry ( 1515 N. Forest Street, Bellingham.The Bellingham Repair Café is a twice - a -…See More
Oct 9
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Northwest Mushroom Events at Bellingham & beyond

November 12, 2015 at 7pm to December 10, 2015 at 9pm
Meets 2nd Thursday spring & fallNorthwest Mushroom Club Meetings. also host Mushroom Show & Spring Campouts & Forays (Meetings in: April, May, June and Sept, Oct, Nov)7-pm-9pm B'ham Library – with great speakers! (Membership under $20 yr.)Our members contain scientists, mystics, & medicine makers! 2015:  April 9, May 14, June 11, Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12 Spring CampOut Events &…See More
Oct 9
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Horticulture Presentation with Birchwood Garden Club at Bellingham - Whatcom Museum

November 4, 2015 at 7pm to June 1, 2016 at 9pm
The Birchwood Garden Club- Members Meeting (open to guests) -Meets most 1st Weds of the month Sept-May.( No meetings in  June, July, August )7 pm - Whatcom Museum of History & Art.Monthly Presentation- check the website: garden tours during summer months - date & address mailed out to members!!)(Indoor Meetings in 2015: Jan 7, Feb 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, club tours June-Aug, Sept 2, Oct 7,…See More
Oct 9
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Whatcom County Voter Information Forums at Bellingham City Council Chambers

October 10, 2015 from 10am to 12pm
The Bellingham/Whatcom League of Women Voters and the City of Bellingham are hosting voter information forums on local candidates and measures. The Bellingham Herald is media sponsor of the events and encourages voters to attend.Charter propositions: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 10, Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St. Pro and con speakers for the proposed charter amendments will speak. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.Forums are telecast live on the City’s channel BTV10, available live at…See More
Oct 9
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Profile Information

How are you currently involved in the Transition?
I've taken the Transition Training workshop with Sophy and Naresh from the UK, and was a co-initiator of Transition Whatcom (TWIG), getting Transition Whatcom up and running.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I've been concerned about Peak Oil and climate change since seeing The End of Suburbia in 2004, and I have been following the Transition movement since it began in the UK in 2005. I initiated and on served on the local Energy Resource Scarcity/Peak Oil Task Force for the city of Bellingham and Whatcom County.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
I guess I'm a "community organizer." I have some skills in nonviolent communication, use the Acorn model for group organization, and modified dynamic facilitation. I can present on peak oil and Transition topics. I am a musician (trumpet). I have interest in Heart and Soul/Inner Transition issues and processes.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
The Birchwood Neighborhood
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
I heard about TW in my minds eye and I found the website when I created it!
Please note that you do not have to answer all of the above questions in order to join, and you can always come back later to edit your profile. If it's all too many questions for now, please provide a short answer below on why you'd like to join this site (or a summary of the above, if answered).
I'm here to see the creative genius of our community unleashed!

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Patterns for Navigating the Transition to a World in Energy Descent

Posted on September 3, 2015 at 12:14pm 0 Comments

Integral Leadership Review Integral Leadership Review (ILR) has published the paper I presented to the recent Integral Theory…


Fossil Fueled Republicans and The Six Myths About Climate Change that Liberals Rarely Question

Posted on November 30, 2014 at 2:32pm 0 Comments


In my final post in the Holiday Smorgasbord series, I want to share two articles that are each directed at (and finding fault with) different ends of the political spectrum. I don’t think the point of either of these articles is to demonize individuals who embrace either conservatism or liberalism, but rather to point out that in general we are not being served by the mainstream political discourse from either perspective. I find these articles…


Responding to Limits to Growth: Embrace Life and Locate Your Values

Posted on November 29, 2014 at 4:43pm 0 Comments

In today’s installment of our Holiday Smorgasbord, I bring you two voices that I have been following off and on for the last decade, and who have both been warning about limits to growth, and more importantly what we as individuals can do about it.

Nate Hagens on Limits to Growth: Where We Are and What to Do About It

Nate Hagens, a former “wolf of Wall Street” stock trader/money manager, and then a …


What’s Going on with Low Gas Prices, Shale Oil, American Energy Independence, and OPEC?

Posted on November 28, 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Orlin Wagner/AP (image source: Orlin Wagner/AP)

There’s a lot of confusion going on right now – as the price of gasoline in the U.S. is declining, we are becoming ever more complacent. Today we saw another steep drop in the price of oil…


A Holiday Smorgasbord Part 2: Permaculture, A Vision of a Post-Oil World

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 2:10pm 0 Comments

Today’s installment of our holiday smorgasbord features an approach to the environmental crisis and the energy crisis and the economic crisis that I’m very thankful for…Permaculture.

Permaculture, A vision of a post-oil world

Yves Cochet

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At 11:24am on December 13, 2012, Ira Carter said…

I joined in part to stay in touch with you, in part to stay in touch with the good work. My old e-mail died and I forgot to copy you over to the new one. Please send your snail mail address to theiman52 at yahoo dot com so I can send you Christmas/New Years propaganda. Life is good here, I hope it is for you as well.

At 12:36am on July 19, 2012, Heather K said…

Hi David, Would you be willing to send out an invitation to your TW friends list, for the Skillshare Event – When you think the event page is ready to go broader.   Its only 2 months before the faire date.

If I understood correctly, you will also post Larry Korns talk at Village Books.  That is so helpful and I know Larry would appreciate it.


Re the Skillshare event posting on our TW site.....There is a small volunteer team that has worked hard on the website....On my posting on TW, I've tried to keep it simple and to direct people to the main website-    I've now added a line on the TW event page that states its a TW sponsored event. 

I'm not sure who is taking the lead on seeking sponsors – check with Tom, my guess is we could really use your volunteer support with this, and with seeking skillshare presentors!


I'm waiting for an updated picture to add to the TW skillshare page ...I've requested  Brian K to look in his files, and am also waiting to hear back from webteam for a link.

I will be traveling for a week and return late July. ...It would be great to have your backup on this event page while I'm traveling (or offline)...please be sure any changes made are in near consensus with the planning team, as we're working hard to be a functioning collective. 

At 11:16pm on July 18, 2012, Heather K said…

Hi David, I need some help.  Would you request TW admin team to sponsor these two events?   Natural-farming  and

Whatcom Skillshare

I recall you sharing in the past that TW wants an online form filled out Before they will sponsor an event.

It would be so helpful if you or another computer person would fill out that TW form for these two events, all the info needed should be right on the event page or website.

Link  possibly here-


I believe both events would welcome sponsorship by Transition Whatcom. 

If the TW team is interested in this, sponsorship could be as simple as providing a donation (USD) towards the event (whatever amount team decide would be appreciated), and to also help with promotion by placing the events as featured events. 

The Skillshare event is looking for more volunteers, if there is an aspect of being involved in event preparation or at the event that you are especially called to, we would so welcome you! 

At this point, phoning Tom may be the best way to plug in, and asking to be on the planning team email list.

At 8:26am on April 3, 2012, Charles Kelm said…

Hey David - hope you have a great birthday tomorrow!

At 2:34pm on October 14, 2011, Heather K said…

Transition Whatcom now has 1,000 members! 

Thanks for your vision & work David!

At 10:22am on April 7, 2011, Cipriano Mauricio said…
Good Morning David! Juliet and I are meeting tonight to work on the Group Organization. We'll give you an update post our meeting. Have a good one!
At 1:47pm on March 28, 2011, nancy clark said…
thank you! i am aware of them.
At 8:32pm on December 27, 2010, Heather K said…

Hi David, I just posted my response to Juliet's Twog Blog.  I did not see your response as I was writing it...I'll read over what you've written later.

Thanks for all you do!

At 10:18pm on June 17, 2010, Kate Clark said…
Hi David
Yes the Boulevard park event is a TW OA event, so if you could "feature" it that would be great- thanks!
At 10:47pm on April 15, 2010, David Pike said…
Hi David,

Thanks for the recommendation on maintaining the formatting on the blog posts...unfortunately I still can't get it to work...I've saved the articles using google docs as html files and copied the html source into the blog entry - but to no avail. If any further advice or solutions come to mind I would be interested in trying them.

David Pike

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