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Emily Farrell's Discussions

Survey - Should Transition Whatcom advocate on policy and/or political issues?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emily Farrell Aug 18, 2013. 4 Replies

If you would like to share your thoughts about this question, please fill out the survey at:     http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CY8NWFHThe survey…Continue

Exploring the big picture of the Gateway Pacific terminal development. How does it impact Economics of Happiness?

Started Dec 2, 2012 0 Replies

 This discussion was inspired by Trish Knox of Transition Woodinville, who looked at the coal export/terminal development situation in terms of nine measures of community happiness. The Economics of…Continue

 

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Patricia Herlevi replied to Emily Farrell's discussion Looking for a spot to offer a weekend meditation/ecopsychology retreat in the group Community Asks and Offers
"The Tree Frog Night Inn 1727 Mt Baker Highway 676-2300 Also the Moon Dance Lodge (Geneva) 647-2997 1st option is the best one for your purpose."
Aug 18
Emily Farrell added a discussion to the group Community Asks and Offers
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Looking for a spot to offer a weekend meditation/ecopsychology retreat

HI,I'm looking for somewhere in a natural setting, not too expensive, to offer a weekend meditation/ecopsychology retreat for 6 - 12 people.The ideal place would have space for people to tent, and some indoor spaces for those who physically can't tolerate tenting. There would be room to ramble in nature, as well as an indoor possibility for cooking and group gathering in case of poor weather.  Located somewhere between the Canadian border and Seattle, west of the Cascades.Please let me know any…See More
Aug 18
Emily Farrell posted an event
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Winter Feast for the Soul - Jan 15 - Feb 23rd daily at Center for SACREd Change

January 18, 2015 at 6:45pm to February 23, 2015 at 7:30pm
40 minutes of contemplative practice every day for 40 daysImmerse yourself in 40 days of interspiritual meditations and prayers from around the world, including Buddhist, Sufi, Jewish, Christian, Hindu & more. Facilitated by skilled, knowledgeable teachers & spiritual/religious leaders from our diverse community, drawn together by the scent of the sacred. Come once, come everyday, come as often as you can…...              Contact: Emily Farrell    emilym.farrell@gmail.com    ph:…See More
Jan 18
Emily Farrell commented on Travis Linds's group Transition Whatcom ARC Group (formally EDAP)
"Last winter, when I was working with the TWOG, I put together a map of how TW, together with our local community, might begin to put together a community vision/EDAP. One thing that was key was to begin by discovering and engaging with other…"
Dec 16, 2014
Mark Thompson replied to Emily Farrell's discussion Looking for a place to offer a nature-oriented small group retreat in late August in the group Community Asks and Offers
"Try Camp Brotherhood, which is now Treacy Levine Center.  They have a picnic shelter in their camping area.  They are about 4o min from Bellingham.  They are 220 acres and I know WSU has used their undeveloped land for natural studies…"
Jul 14, 2014
Chris Wolf replied to Emily Farrell's discussion Looking for a place to offer a nature-oriented small group retreat in late August in the group Community Asks and Offers
"Do you know Bill Sterling? Maybe contact him about renting his place near Lake Whatcom. Tent spaces, surrounded by woods with caves :)"
Jul 13, 2014
Patricia Herlevi replied to Emily Farrell's discussion Looking for a place to offer a nature-oriented small group retreat in late August in the group Community Asks and Offers
"Tree Frog Night Inn on the Mount Baker Highway might be an option"
Jul 13, 2014
Emily Farrell added a discussion to the group Community Asks and Offers
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Looking for a place to offer a nature-oriented small group retreat in late August

Hi,I'm looking for somewhere to offer a retreat for 6-12 people (2 days and 2 nights). It needs to be fairly quiet, with some undeveloped land, have space for tents and also indoor space to meet and eat if the weather is terrible. Hopefully also not too far away or too expensive. Any ideas?Thanks, EmilySee More
Jul 13, 2014
Joseph Lebitz might attend Emily Farrell's event
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Awakening Passion, Purpose and Hope - a monthly circle based on Joanna Macy's work at Bellingham - not yet finalized

May 29, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
"What it comes down to is that we are here now. So the choice is how to live now...You are alive with all the others, in this present moment. And because the truth is speaking in the work, it unlocks the heart."       Joanna Macy, author of Active Hope    Our feelings about what is happening in our world, when minimized or silenced, create numbness, isolation and despair.  When shared, we experience our connection with each other, and arouse the passion and knowing we need to creatively engage…See More
May 24, 2014
Emily Farrell added a discussion to the group Community Asks and Offers
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1/2 yard of organic wood chips or gravel?

I'm also looking for some wood chips or gravel, if anyone has more than they need. I don't need much - I think about half a yard would be plenty to keep the weeds down between my garden and the wall of the house (my landlord is threatening weed killer so he doesn't have to mow there!!!!!!!!!!!). Thanks - emilym.farrell@gmail.comSee More
May 19, 2014
Emily Farrell added a discussion to the group Community Asks and Offers
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Looking for 12-20 old bricks

Does anyone have any old bricks they'd like to get rid of? I'm looking for something to put under pots on my deck garden, so that they don't heat up from below in the hot sun. You can email me at emilym.farrell@gmail.com Thanks! Happy Spring!See More
May 18, 2014
Laura Ann Smith might attend Emily Farrell's event
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Awakening Passion, Purpose and Hope - a monthly circle based on Joanna Macy's work at Bellingham - not yet finalized

May 29, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
"What it comes down to is that we are here now. So the choice is how to live now...You are alive with all the others, in this present moment. And because the truth is speaking in the work, it unlocks the heart."       Joanna Macy, author of Active Hope    Our feelings about what is happening in our world, when minimized or silenced, create numbness, isolation and despair.  When shared, we experience our connection with each other, and arouse the passion and knowing we need to creatively engage…See More
May 15, 2014
Emily Farrell's event was featured
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Awakening Passion, Purpose and Hope - a monthly circle based on Joanna Macy's work at Bellingham - not yet finalized

May 29, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
"What it comes down to is that we are here now. So the choice is how to live now...You are alive with all the others, in this present moment. And because the truth is speaking in the work, it unlocks the heart."       Joanna Macy, author of Active Hope    Our feelings about what is happening in our world, when minimized or silenced, create numbness, isolation and despair.  When shared, we experience our connection with each other, and arouse the passion and knowing we need to creatively engage…See More
May 14, 2014
David MacLeod might attend Emily Farrell's event
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Awakening Passion, Purpose and Hope - a monthly circle based on Joanna Macy's work at Bellingham - not yet finalized

May 29, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
"What it comes down to is that we are here now. So the choice is how to live now...You are alive with all the others, in this present moment. And because the truth is speaking in the work, it unlocks the heart."       Joanna Macy, author of Active Hope    Our feelings about what is happening in our world, when minimized or silenced, create numbness, isolation and despair.  When shared, we experience our connection with each other, and arouse the passion and knowing we need to creatively engage…See More
May 12, 2014
Emily Farrell posted an event
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Awakening Passion, Purpose and Hope - a monthly circle based on Joanna Macy's work at Bellingham - not yet finalized

May 29, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
"What it comes down to is that we are here now. So the choice is how to live now...You are alive with all the others, in this present moment. And because the truth is speaking in the work, it unlocks the heart."       Joanna Macy, author of Active Hope    Our feelings about what is happening in our world, when minimized or silenced, create numbness, isolation and despair.  When shared, we experience our connection with each other, and arouse the passion and knowing we need to creatively engage…See More
May 12, 2014
Emily Farrell's event was featured

Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence at Fairhaven College Auditorium

February 26, 2014 from 12pm to 1:30pm
A talk by Christian Parentii, professor at the School for International Training Graduate Institute, SIT. A part of Fairhaven's Winter 2014 World Issues Forum.Also will be given 7pm, Feb 26, Bellingham Public Library, sponsored by Mt. Baker Sierra ClubSee More
Feb 25, 2014

Profile Information

How are you currently involved in the Transition?
Aside from using alternative transportation (that is feet, bike and bus), eating locally grown organic food, walking in peace and kindness as much as I can, I have recently joined the Transition Whatcom Operating Group.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Finally, a strong movement putting all the dimensions together! yay! I have wanted to be involved with people working socially, economically, politically, interpersonally and spiritually, toward sustainability, for a long time. Various life circumstances have made it difficult for me to actually get involved until now.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
writing ability, ecopsychology, gardening
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
right now I am living in Sudden Valley
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
http://www.emilyfarrell.org
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
I have been hearing about Transition Whatcom on and off for a long time, and finally got it together to connect with you.
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 have been interested in sustainability for all of my adult life. I have been interested in Joanna Macy's work, and David Kortten's work about the Great Turning. I have been hearing about Transition Whatcom on and off for a long time, and now am finally ready to become actively involved.

Emily Farrell's Blog

An interesting essay by David Korten about an emerging spiritual paradigm

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 11:25am 0 Comments

Food for thought for thinking about what fuels Transition on the broadest scale of our imagination:

http://www.nationofchange.org/religion-science-and-spirit-sacred-story-our-time-1358522881

A Way Home - Ecopsychology and the Renewal of Ourselves and Our World

Posted on September 30, 2012 at 12:36pm 1 Comment

I recently wrote an article for a publication that ended up not happening, so I thought I would post it here. I hope it provides some food for thought.

         ".....ecology needs psychology, psychology needs ecology.  The context for defining sanity in our time has reached planetary magnitude”.           

                              Theodore Roszak, in Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind

        We live in an…

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What is Your Personal Energy Descent Plan (EDAP)?

Posted on August 14, 2011 at 9:18pm 2 Comments

      As the TWOG continues to explore ways to spark and support Transition Whatcom's efforts, we have begun a discussion about our own personal efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and prepare for climate change. The next few TWOG blog posts will be about our individual efforts, questions and dilemmas. Hopefully this will become the beginning of a community-wide discussion, which can then help inform the creation of an EDAP/ARC for neighborhoods, and eventually for our county as a…

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At 8:58am on September 26, 2012, bill aal said…

hello Emilly,

  I wish I could come to your coming back to life group.   We are continuing to to a work that reconnects group in seattle that meets monthly.

At 11:22am on August 15, 2011, Heather K said…

Hi Emily, Thanks for helping with the Twog group! 

 Here is an invite to our TransitionWhatcom's "Earth Garden's" network....most of us are busy outside this time of year, but we share events, garden & permaculture advice, and medicine making.  Hope you'll connect in with us!  

 Here's the link- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/organic

At 4:30pm on July 12, 2010, thomas christopher hall said…
thanks, please count me [us?] in. I'll be out of town/busy for the next two weeks, though. Most evenings are ok, and pms after2pm. Thanks, Tom Hall
At 2:54pm on July 12, 2010, Ethan D'Onofrio said…
Hi Emily, good to meet you. Klara Weis and I were going to start working on some stuff out here in the SV. Klara recently stepped down as a board member and knows most of the inner workings of the SV system. An issue we were facing had to do with the covenants (as opposed to the SV guidelines). The issue is that to make a change we need a 2/3 of the residential vote (I doubt that many people have ever even turned out for a vote). Perhaps email Klara and get more details - she knows much more about this than I do. Her email is k.weis@comcast.net, you can tell her I gave it to you. My wife and I are about to embark on a new chapter of our life travelling the world so our role here will be greatly diminished but I'll certainly support any way I can. I hope this helps.

Best regards,
- Ethan
At 5:47pm on July 11, 2010, thomas christopher hall said…
thanks. Sudden Vazlley may have numbers of folk who would be interested. how to contact them? Material table @ Board and other Meetings? Leave info to be picked up at the HealthClub? Other? Tom Hall
At 1:21am on July 11, 2010, Anita Hanks said…
Yes, I would. I'm not sure how. I am committed to the Small Potatoes Gleaning Project, and I just heard a buzz that the Bellingham Foodbank will be somehow involved in 3 plots at the new community garden. I may be involved in that. I am currently replacing my "landscaping" with edible and medicinal plants. Would love to talk more.
 
 
 

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