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Apocalypse, Man: Michael C. Ruppert on World's End (Part 1)

"In Memoriam: Michael C. Rupert, Feb. 3, 1951-April 13, 2014"
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Spring of Sustainability Earth Day Telesummit at Online / phone

April 22, 2014 all day
Presenters include Rob Hopkins, Transition Founder; Trathen Heckman, Daily Acts & Transition US; Richard Heinberg of Post Carbon Institute and many moreRemember the words Lao Tzu wrote thousands of years ago? "The longest journey begins with a single step." That is still true today. We clearly have a long journey ahead of us to create a sustainable world. If we're going to leave a thriving world for future generations, we must make major changes in all areas of our lives. It begins with…See More
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Spring of Sustainability Earth Day Telesummit at Online / phone

April 22, 2014 all day
Presenters include Rob Hopkins, Transition Founder; Trathen Heckman, Daily Acts & Transition US; Richard Heinberg of Post Carbon Institute and many moreRemember the words Lao Tzu wrote thousands of years ago? "The longest journey begins with a single step." That is still true today. We clearly have a long journey ahead of us to create a sustainable world. If we're going to leave a thriving world for future generations, we must make major changes in all areas of our lives. It begins with…See More
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Spring of Sustainability Earth Day Telesummit at Online / phone

April 22, 2014 all day
Presenters include Rob Hopkins, Transition Founder; Trathen Heckman, Daily Acts & Transition US; Richard Heinberg of Post Carbon Institute and many moreRemember the words Lao Tzu wrote thousands of years ago? "The longest journey begins with a single step." That is still true today. We clearly have a long journey ahead of us to create a sustainable world. If we're going to leave a thriving world for future generations, we must make major changes in all areas of our lives. It begins with…See More
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Spring of Sustainability Earth Day Telesummit at Online / phone

April 22, 2014 all day
Presenters include Rob Hopkins, Transition Founder; Trathen Heckman, Daily Acts & Transition US; Richard Heinberg of Post Carbon Institute and many moreRemember the words Lao Tzu wrote thousands of years ago? "The longest journey begins with a single step." That is still true today. We clearly have a long journey ahead of us to create a sustainable world. If we're going to leave a thriving world for future generations, we must make major changes in all areas of our lives. It begins with…See More
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"Wanted: Someone who knows how to operate a Google Nexus 5 with the Android system. You don't have be an expert - we're just looking for basics. 733-3541"
Apr 9
David MacLeod replied to Hank Kastner's discussion Whatcom County food consumption
"FYI, from Shannon Maris' Garden E-News Food Gardening in the U.S. at the Highest Levels in More Than a Decade- 35% of all households in America, or 42 million households, are growing food at home or in a community garden, up 17% in five years-…"
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An Energy "Renaissance"?

Reposted from my Integral Permaculture blog.David – I thought we were entering an energy “renaissance” with new and easy ways to extract gas via fracking.  Obviously, I understand the downsides of fracking.  Can you elaborate?Ken Mann Whatcom County CouncilmemberYes Ken, I would love to elaborate. Thank you for the question. Councilmember Mann’s note above was in response to my last post:…See More
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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
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http://integralpermaculture.wordpress.com
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!
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An Energy "Renaissance"?

Posted on April 5, 2014 at 10:13am 0 Comments

Reposted from my Integral Permaculture blog.

David – I thought we were entering an energy “renaissance” with new and easy ways to extract gas via fracking.  Obviously, I understand the downsides of fracking.  Can you elaborate?

Ken Mann

Whatcom County Councilmember

Yes Ken, I…

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Oil Company Woes: This is What Energy Depletion Looks Like

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 12:34pm 0 Comments

The Bellingham Herald had a front page article Wednesday indicating the dismay being expressed by the County Council over the fact that the two largest corporate taxpayers are challenging their property tax assessments.  These would be BP Cherry Point refinery and the Phillips 66 refinery in Ferndale.

The…

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Nicole Foss on Deliberate Attempts to Cause System Failure

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

This post is a continuation of my series discussing David Holmgren’s Crash On Demand essay, and the multitude of responses that have popped up in the peak oil blogosphere.

One of those responses was by Nicole Foss, of The Automatic Earth. In fact her response was a…

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David Holmgren Responds to "Crash on Demand" Discussion

Posted on February 1, 2014 at 4:12pm 0 Comments

The blog post I wrote below is one of many circulating in the peak oil scene. I’m looking forward to hearing David Holmgren in his own words on this radio interview on Sunday, Feb. 2nd.  He’ll be answering  some of the questions raised in the recent debate on his essay “Crash on Demand.“ 8pm London time, I believe that’s Noon PST, here in Bellingham.

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What Is PatternDynamics?

Posted on January 25, 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

I'm excited for our workshop to begin tomorrow morning, and as I was waiting for Tim's arrival I was studying some of his material.  What follows are all Tim's words, but I've organized and put together various statements he's made to form another summary of what PatternDynamics is about.  There's still a little time…

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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- http://whatcomskillsharefaire.org/sponsors.html    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 http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/natural-farming-observations-with-larry-korn-at-inspiration-farm  and

Whatcom Skillshare http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/whatcom-skillshare-faire

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- https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFNPT1JiTWNvdjhsOGhKWEcyU3V1eEE6MQ

 

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 11:00pm on March 26, 2012, Justin Bartolini said…

Thanks David, glad to be here and can't wait to be more involved.  Currently I am overwhelmed yet extremely happy completing  my wilderness survival/ethnobotany/permaculture designs course, been helping create a small handful of gardens and soon off to AK until august.  Then you all should see a bit more of me as I hope to help be a vehicle of change.  Thanks for all your hard work

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!
Kate
 
 
 

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