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Keeping the Dream Alive! at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship

January 16, 2023 from 7pm to 9pm
MLK Jr. Day Event Bellingham, Washington | In honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., A Community celebration of MLK Jr. Day – Keeping the Dream Alive! On this evening, we will celebrate Dr. King’s notion of a “Beloved Community,” with ceremony, song, and special presentations. 7 p.m. Monday, January 16Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship  1207 Ellsworth Street BellinghamFree. Everyone welcome.Special Musical Guest:Checo Tohomaso (performing throughout the evening)Checo Tohomaso played keyboards…See More
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David MacLeod commented on David MacLeod's event Surviving the Future - A Deeper Dive
"More info and registration here: Surviving the Future: The Deeper Dive 2023 - Sterling College (neolms.com)"
Dec 12, 2022
David MacLeod commented on David MacLeod's event Surviving the Future - A Deeper Dive
"Steve, thanks for the question! I forgot to include the link to registration, which is now added.  The times for the live webinars are to be scheduled, but there is a lot of content available for each student to access at their…"
Dec 12, 2022
Steve Hansen commented on David MacLeod's event Surviving the Future - A Deeper Dive
"I see this is on January 9, but I don't see a time. How will this work?"
Dec 11, 2022
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Surviving the Future - A Deeper Dive at Online

January 9, 2023 to March 5, 2023
For those seeking insights and allies to help themselves and their localities through profound change.The annual Deeper Dive offers a long moment — an 8-week self-paced course — to slow down, pull back, and explore responses as part of a small global community, among and alongside some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers.Maybe you’ve taken our course A Path Through Tumultuous Times, or…See More
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Surviving the Future - A Deeper Dive at Online

January 9, 2023 to March 5, 2023
For those seeking insights and allies to help themselves and their localities through profound change.The annual Deeper Dive offers a long moment — an 8-week self-paced course — to slow down, pull back, and explore responses as part of a small global community, among and alongside some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers.Maybe you’ve taken our course A Path Through Tumultuous Times, or…See More
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Mutual Aid in the Great Unraveling at Online

November 17, 2022 from 11am to 12:15pm
The Post-Carbon Inst. will host a free, two-part online event series, "Mutual Aid in the Great Unraveling", on November 10 & 17, 11AM - 12:15. The series will explore:    -What kinds of disasters and challenges we should anticipate in this Age of Crisis    -Why social ties are so crucial in determining how well our families and communities fare    -Where mutual aid and other forms of solidarity have transformed the fate of communities across the US and abroad; and    -How you can help build…See More
Nov 12, 2022
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Transition Bellingham - Hands: Trash Club at Trash Club

November 6, 2022 from 1pm to 4pm
Transition Bellingham (formerly known as Forward Bellingham)Our next featured Hands Activity is Trash Club this Sunday, November 6th from 1:00-4:00pm at 110 Ohio St. This will be a family-friendly clean-up – kids are welcome! We’ll meet at 110 Ohio St and bike to Squalicum Beach to clean up*. Bring work gloves and good work shoes. Unless you plan to meet at the beach, please bring your bike! Yes, we bike and pick up trash in the rain. J *Please let Matt know at …See More
Nov 12, 2022

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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. I also manage this TW Ning site.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I've been concerned about energy and climate issues for many years, 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 energy 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

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…

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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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