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Transition US Newsletter, Feb 2015

Here is the latest Transition US newsletter.  If you see something that inspires you to want to be involved with locally here with Transition Whatcom, please email twog at transitionwhatcom dot org. …See More
Feb 24
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Transition US Newsletter, Feb 2015

Here is the latest Transition US newsletter.  If you see something that inspires you to want to be involved with locally here with Transition Whatcom, please email twog at transitionwhatcom dot org. …See More
Feb 24
Patricia Herlevi commented on David MacLeod's group Community Asks and Offers
"Metaphysical video collaborators? Are you a video maker or illustrator looking for a fun way to promote yourself? I'm looking for a video maker and an illustrator to collaborate with me on astrology and metaphysical videos for YouTube. Also…"
Feb 21
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The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism, and Community at Pickford Film Center

February 19, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The 15th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival supports independent flimmakers, fosters dialogue, and encourages the community to explore and engage with critical issues.All films are free. The festival kicks off on Thursday, February 19at the Pickford Film Center "…See More
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The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism, and Community at Pickford Film Center

February 19, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The 15th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival supports independent flimmakers, fosters dialogue, and encourages the community to explore and engage with critical issues.All films are free. The festival kicks off on Thursday, February 19at the Pickford Film Center "…See More
Feb 16
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Energy & Climate: the defining issue of our time at RE Sources Sustainable Living Center

January 22, 2015 at 6:30pm to February 26, 2015 at 8pm
Energy is all around us, lighting our homes, getting us to work, and providing virtually every modern necessity. Although energy is an essential part of our daily lives, we rarely think about where it comes from, how much we use, or where our energy future is heading. Join us for a six-part series to learn about the single most defining issue of our time: energy and climate. Get an overview of the geology, history, and physics of these complex systems. Each topic may be attended as a…See More
Jan 16
David MacLeod is attending Heather Harmony's event
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Sacred Space Sound Circle at Our cosy home

January 17, 2015 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Come out and honor your spirit in a sound circle with intent to go deeply into the experience of authentic being. We will take time to create sacred intentions, breathe deeply, and just BE in a meditative state; either sitting meditation or quiet moving meditation of your choice.  Please call or email your intent to attend, and for clear directions. This event is free. …See More
Jan 8
David MacLeod is attending Heather Harmony's event
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Sacred Space Sound Circle at Our cosy home

January 29, 2015 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Come out and honor your spirit in a sound circle with intent to go deeply into the experience of authentic being. We will take time to create sacred intentions, breathe deeply, and just BE in a meditative state; either sitting meditation or quiet moving meditation of your choice.  Please call or email your intent to attend, and for clear directions. This event is free. …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
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
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!
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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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…

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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 …

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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

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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…

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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

Yves Cochet…

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A Holiday Smorgasbord Part 1: Climate Change and Pacific Northwest Glaciers

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:37pm 0 Comments

I’m giving thanks that there are so many good sources of information available on the current state of affairs regarding climate, energy, and the environment. Unfortunately most are not showing up in the mainstream media, so we have to search them out.

On a long Thanksgiving weekend, many of us tend to eat a lot, shop a lot, and then veg out in front of ball games or other distractions.

For the next few days I’ll be providing an alternative to how you spend some of your holiday…

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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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