"Most were constructed at the place I was living at the time. However, I now live in Lacey and I have not built any down here yet. I would be happy to brainstorm with fellow TW members who are considering rainwater collection, and I…"
"Very good Ehben, thank you for posting this.
Tangent: Reminds me of Ivan Illich, who said the average American travels at the speed of 5 mph when calculating all the time and energy that goes into attention to our cars. He didn't share his…"
I was wondering about the effectiveness of programs such as the one described at http://www.cashforclunkersny.com/ wherein "Customers can turn a $500 trade-in car into a $4,500 trade-in by getting up to $4500 from the governments automotive stimulus program the public has called "Cash for Clunkers" - a program that allows consumers with older, less fuel efficient vehicles to trade in their "clunker" for a voucher worth up to…See More
"As it turns out, "consideration of the embodied energy that would have to be replaced when you purchase new and recycle the old" is an important consideration. While the actual amount of energy embodied in a replacement item can be…"
"The good news, or the bad news, depending on how you look at it, is that it might be much easier to ask 'what tools don't we have yet?' From Tom's description of a conversation with Bellingham Public Library, what seems to be…"
Lights Out is a project to reduce light pollution, energy use and cost, & make Whatcom safer using less light, and to reclaim the night. The Energy Quantification group is about getting real info on how much energy we use and how we can change.See More
The neighborhood group for the Everson-Goshen area. We're gardening, raising animals, preserving food, working on energy and water independence and other projects for a more resiliant, self-reliant, sustainable way of life. Come join us!
I have joined in with the Lights Out - Energy Quantification group for a start, but I am interested in becoming involved with several other groups as well.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I realize that one way or another, the human race is in for some interesting changes, to say the least. It is never too soon to think about how we are going to deal with life in the future.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
I am excited about using my background in mechanical engineering, carpentry, and vehicle design to work with others in finding alternative methods for maintaining systems related to these fields. I am equally excited about the opportunity to learn more about the work of others in areas that I do not have expertise.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
Shannon Maris of Bellingham Solar
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).