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Dawn Griffin
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  • Willits, CA
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Dawn Griffin's Friends

  • Travis Linds
  • lane parks
  • Heather K
  • Rev. Meredith Ann Murray
  • Cindi Landreth

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Dawn Griffin commented on David MacLeod's group Community Asks and Offers
"I am going to be house sitting on Whidbey beginning the last week of June, but prior to that I need to fill in a housing gap for 3 weeks in Bellingham. I am working to complete a film project and need a very short-term rental. I'm a…"
May 29, 2011
Dawn Griffin commented on Dawn Griffin's event WTA Board Meeting & Public Comment
"Thanks for the heads up on that Heather! I was only looking at what I put in the body of the post. Also, I don't know when it ends, but I know the public comment section is first."
Jul 4, 2010
Dawn Griffin posted an event

WTA Board Meeting & Public Comment at Whatcom County Council Chambers

July 4, 2010 from 6pm to 7pm
The WTA July 15th Board meeting is at the County Council Chambers. It starts at 8:00 AM and the public comment period, if you’d like to address the Board, is the very first thing.At the public comment session held Wednesday, June 30, I proposed enlisting the support of members of the community for an "out-of-the box" brainstorming session on alternative solutions to cuts. It would be good to have a consolidated contingent show up for this meeting to reiterate our willingness to participate in…See More
Jul 4, 2010
Dawn Griffin commented on David Waugh's group Sustainable Transportation
"Hi, My housemate has a bicycle I can use, but the gears aren't working so well and I'm wondering if one of you kind bicycle advocates could take a quick look at it to let me know what it would take to get it in good working order?"
Jul 4, 2010
Dawn Griffin commented on David Waugh's group Sustainable Transportation
"Here are the details from Rick Nicholson with the WTA on the upcoming Board Meeting. The July 15th Board meeting is at the same place as the public hearing (County Council Chambers). It starts at 8:00AM and the public comment period, if you’d…"
Jul 2, 2010
Dawn Griffin commented on David Waugh's group Sustainable Transportation
"I am new to Bellingham and Transition Whatcom. I was told about a public comment on proposed cuts to the WTA service, which I attended last night. Perhaps there were members of Transition Whatcom present, but I came in late to the meeting and…"
Jul 1, 2010
Dawn Griffin joined David Waugh's group

Sustainable Transportation

This sustainable transportation workgroup is forming with the collective energy and enthusiasm toward making transportation in and around Bellingham and Whatcom County more sustainable and friendly.
Jul 1, 2010
Dawn Griffin joined David MacLeod's group

Community Asks and Offers

Exchange goods & services. Post an offer or make a request. The value of the exchange is determined mutually by the people making the trade. Consider also  http://www.fourthcornerexchange.comSee More
Jul 1, 2010
Dawn Griffin joined Cindi Landreth's group

Take Back Your Health!

I invite to this group all those interested in talking about a post peak oil world and how it relates to the care of our bodies, emotions, and minds.
Jul 1, 2010
Dawn Griffin left a comment for lane parks
"Hi Lane, I'm happy to chat with you about my experience, and I have a sense you probably have more hands on knowledge than I do. You can either send me a message here, or call me at 360-312-3913."
Jun 29, 2010
Dawn Griffin and lane parks are now friends
Jun 29, 2010
Dawn Griffin is now friends with Cindi Landreth and Travis Linds
Jun 11, 2010
Suki Aufhauser replied to Dawn Griffin's discussion Urban homesteading in the group Community Living
"I saw this video a while back and's truely inspiring & empowering."
Jun 11, 2010
Dawn Griffin added a discussion to the group Community Living

Urban homesteading

This short youtube video is an inspiring model for amazing transformation that can happen beginning right where we are: Link to their website: More
Jun 11, 2010
Dawn Griffin and Rev. Meredith Ann Murray are now friends
Jun 10, 2010
Dawn Griffin is attending Travis Linds's event

Community Living Group Potluck at Travis' house

June 10, 2010 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Community Living Group Members Please join us at our frist potluck in order for us to get to know each other and hopefully make some connections. Please RSVP and let me know what you plan to bring. This will be a BBQ. Limited to 20-25 people. More
Jun 6, 2010

Profile Information

How are you currently involved in the Transition?
I have a degree in environmental policy and planning and before relocating was working with Ecology Action in Willits, CA. Ecology Action (John Jeavons) has spent the last 38 years researching how to grow the most food in the smallest areas with a focus on regrowing fertile topsoil, which is rapidly being lost.
I have been involved with the Co-Housing movement and am currently working on a business/feasibility plan for a model community center for revitalizing community. The plan also proposes a new economic model based on enrichment rather than consumption.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I've been working on these questions in various ways all of my adult life.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
In addition to what I shared above, I spent 3 months on a small island in the South Pacific exploring a proposal I had written for their government on creating an ecovillage and learning center incorporating their traditional knowledge.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
I have just been here 2 weeks and I have short-term housing in the Whatcom Falls Park neighborhood
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
Renata Kowalczyk
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).
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At 2:15pm on June 3, 2010, Heather K said…
Hi Dawn! I'll print out your Vision Statement draft of Community Supported Centers to read. I'm familiar with CSA's and your vision on first read resonates strongly with me. I'm excited you're connecting with both Renatta & Cindi & you will meet others too!

You're welcome to click the 'Join' on any of the WT groups that interest you and network that way, or just leave a comment or send a TW friend request to anyone you'd like to network with.
I'll send you an invite to at least two of our TW groups, the Community Living one and one of the Finance one...By 'joining' and clicking 'follow' you just receive emails when anyone posts a comment or discussion, which can also be read by just going to these groups when you're online. I think it would be great if you felt led to introduce yourself and post your link to your vision statement drafts to the Community Supported Centers to at least one of the groups. If I think of an event or group you might resonate with, I'll forward it on, and you can go your own pace for getting connected.

You might also want to connect in with Harmony and the other folks who are developing their space & vision currently located dowtown at both The Ground Floor and The Old Foundry.
If you'd like an email to their weekly events let me know.
At 1:15pm on June 3, 2010, Cindi Landreth said…
Yes, Renata and I spoke after I sent you this message and she told me - and then I remembered reading it on your profile.

I will check out your website and see you at the potluck! would be nice to have tea. My phone number is 360-319-9092.
At 11:16am on June 3, 2010, Cindi Landreth said…
I assume you have checked out the Groups tab to see who might be interested in the topic you described. Perhaps we could get together for tea sometime so I can get just a bit more clear about ideas. Check out Renata Kowalczyk's profile - I think she might be someone with a shared interest. Maybe the three of us for tea? A lovely place to meet is Adagios on Railroad and Champion.
At 11:13am on June 3, 2010, Heather K said…
Hi Dawn,If you are interested in sharing your knowledge & ideas of your "vision statement for a model to revitalize community and shift the ecomonic base", one idea you might consider is creating a blog on this TW site where interested people can dialogue. If you are new to the region, you might find there are already many individuals & organizations that are working towards a vision.
If you need any help navigating this TW site, you can ask for help. There is at least one TW group where specific questions are posted in a seperate discussion:
We are all volunteers here and take turns helping each other as we are able.
Under the "Group's' tab you might find a few groups that resonate with you, and there are also 'Events' to consider under the 'Events' tab, thought many of these are mailed out with David M. email newsletter 'Sustainable Bellingham Community Newsletter' that I would recommend you receive. One of the groups here that might interest you is the 'Community Living' group:

Where you able to attend the TW meeting Weds pm on our process of creating a new leadership team? We meet again in 2 weeks to continue the process and anyone who missed it can be caught up on what was discussed & proposed.
(Everything we all write on this TW ning site is transparent to all. The exception is when 'TW friends' send a message to each other, or just swap emails. Its useful to set up all your privacy options on your personal page that suit your preferences.)
At 11:09am on June 3, 2010, Heather K said…
Dawn, I appreciate the seeds of truth you planted with the peoples of Niue. May those that understand help lead the people towards restoration of their lands, and teaching their children the work of caring for the earth. I can imagine if the schools started an exchange program with some of the other islands that do have organic agriculture & edible forest gardens, that their eyes of understanding would be open.
I'll look forward to meeting you in person, and you're welcome to come visit me in one of the gardens I care for.
At 5:17pm on June 2, 2010, Heather K said…
Welcome Dawn to the lands & peoples of the Salish Sea Watershed!
I'm a long time supporter of Ecology Action since the 70's!
I'd be interested in how your south pacific ecoproject is developing with the local government, and any regional projects you are working on.
I'm more familiar with the lands/people in the north pacific.
At 9:57pm on June 1, 2010, Cindi Landreth said…
Hello Dawn - welcome to Transition Whatcom! I traveled through Willits on my way to my Transition training in San Francisco and stopped at a sweet little cafe for lunch! I don't remember the name of it, however. Just the warm memory.

What brought you up this way?

I hope you are planning on attending tomorrow night's meeting on creating the next leadership of Transition Whatcom (check the Events tab). It is likely to be a great time!

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