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J. C. Walker,Jr. replied to David MacLeod's discussion Community Support for Coronavirus Pandemic in the group Community Asks and Offers
"It's Showtime..."
Mar 19
David MacLeod replied to David MacLeod's discussion Community Support for Coronavirus Pandemic in the group Community Asks and Offers
"from another thread , by Tirrania Suhood we can think of social distancing as spacious connecting as Maryla Rose suggests, filling the space with the warmth of our human hearts.SOCIAL DISTANCING - SPACIOUS CONNECTION?How can we play with the space…"
Mar 15
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Community Support for Coronavirus Pandemic

Perhaps this Community Asks and Offers Group could be a place that members will find useful again? Janaki Kilgore wrote to me the following after receiving this morning's TW Newsletter addressing the Coronavirus.  She writes:"Yes, definitely we need to take the Coronavirus seriously and stay home whenever possible. Perhaps now we can move beyond fear and  gather the wisdom of our community to figure out what to do next. Here are some thoughts I had:Learn more about how the virus works:The New…See More
Mar 15
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Resilient Relating: "We-Space" Practice Group at The Glad Stone

March 23, 2020 from 6:45pm to 8:45pm
Join  Creative Catalyst Helen Lowe for a Monday evening drop-in offering that she's  calling Resilient Relating. Together we'll create a richly relational environment in which we can support each other to let go of what is decaying and bring forth what is new. ​Monday EveningsJanuary 13 & 27, February 10 & 24, and…See More
Mar 15
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Foundations Herbal Medicine Program at Bellingham, WA

March 14, 2020 from 9am to 5:30pm
One Saturday per from March to November 2020, 9-5:30March 14, April 18, May 16, June 13, July 25-26*, August 22, Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 14. *The July class will be in the Methow Valley for the full weekend.Foraging ExcursionsPlant Identification SkillsEthical Wildcrafting TechniquesWays to Increase Plant PopulationsDrying & Processing our HarvestsHands-on Medicine Making SkillsEach class students will prepare their own herbal medicines to take home to build their home apothecariesTea Making…See More
Mar 15
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Dennis Kucinich: Climate Change & Public Power at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (BUF)

February 6, 2020 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Former U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich will speak about the importance of publicly owned electric utilities. Kucinich got his start in politics fighting — and winning — a battle to protect the Cleveland municipal electric company, which was on the verge of being privatized. Rep. Kucinich continues to advocate for public ownership of utilities to provide clean and affordable energy for people, not for profit.Thousands of communities in the U.S. already receive their power from a not-for-profit,…See More
Feb 3
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The Sequel: What will follow our troubled civilization? at Pickford Film Center

February 10, 2020 from 5:45pm to 8pm
Community Film Screening: Pickford Film CenterMonday, February 10th, 5:45pm One-hour film, followed by a discussion with producer/co-writer, Shaun Chamberlin (via Skype from the UK) “The Sequel” explores the work of environmental economist David Fleming(1940 – 2010) a visionary thinker and writer who played significant roles in the genesis of the UK Green Party, the Transition Towns movement, and the New Economics Foundation. Opening with a powerful 'deep time' perspective, from the beginning…See More
Feb 3
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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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Patterns for Navigating the Transition to a World in Energy Descent

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

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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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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 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
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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