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Cherry Point Coal/Dry Commodities Terminal Informational Event Video

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Jensen May 9, 2011. 3 Replies

Last week the Bellingham City Club hosted an event open for community members to hear and ask questions about the proposed coal/dry commodities terminal at Cherry Point.  The room was filled to…Continue

Wanted: Freegans of Bellingham

Started this discussion. Last reply by Heather K May 23, 2010. 5 Replies

My name is Eric and I am new to Bellingham within the past couple of weeks.  I am interested in freeganism (aka dumpster diving).  I don't know the policies of the stores around town, but I know that…Continue

Tags: Food, waste, Diving, Dumpster, Freeganism

 

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Custer Community Conversation on Coal Trains on Whatcom Farmlands at Haynie Grange

March 22, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
These forums, featured at several rural Whatcom County granges, community halls, and schools during March and April, will focus on various risks to the communities along the alternate “Farmland-Coal Port Route” and will provide information on how residents can participate in the Environmental Impact Statement scoping process anticipated in June 2012.Doors at 6:45 with panel and discussion from 7-9:00 pm :March 8, Glen Echo Community Hall, 7694 Goodwin Rd, Everson, WAMarch 22, Haynie Grange,…See More
Mar 21, 2012
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Mar 5, 2012
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Artful Activism Workshop with the Whatcom Action Coalition at Co-op Connections Building

September 1, 2011 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Come one, Come All to the Whatcom Action Coalition's Artful Action Workshop!This coming Thursday the Whatcom Action Coalition will host a presentation and discussion on artful activism.  This presentation is absolutely free, free, free!  Having just returned from the Backbone Campaign's Localize This! Action Camp, we intend to incite conversation about what we learned, with the outcome of developing strategic, creative actions as part of the community resistance to the Gateway Pacific Coal…See More
Sep 2, 2011
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Benefit Dinner: Help Send Emerging Community Organizers to Action Camp at The Ground Floor

August 10, 2011 from 6pm to 8:30pm
The Whatcom Action Coalition (WAC) invites the active Bellingham community to the Ground Floor (1105 N State St - Next to the Masonic Hall) on Wednesday August 10 at 6:00 pm for a benefit dinner. The dinner is part of an ongoing fundraising campaign to raise money to send six emerging activists to participate in the Backbone Campaign's Localize This! Non-violent Action Camp. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to support passionate but poorly-funded organizers in the Bellingham community;…See More
Aug 9, 2011
J. C. Walker,Jr. commented on Eric Jensen's blog post Where have all of the Student Activists gone?
"Erik, Thanks for your work with the coal train issue and thanks for your honesty in this latest post. I was on FB the other day and clicked like to something Roots Action had posted when I came across a comment asking how clicking like was going to…"
Jul 13, 2011
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Where have all of the Student Activists gone?

This is from a blog that I wrote a month or so ago at another space, thought I might share it here:    Where is the activism from students these days?  This question has been itching me for a while, and it's due time I express it!  I haven't been around on this Earth for too long, but historically haven't universities been hotbeds for progressive thought and action? My generation is by-and-large dropping the ball and it is unprecedented and deeply troubling. My thoughts are echoed by some of my…See More
Jul 8, 2011
Eric Jensen commented on Eric Jensen's blog post Sprog Blog: A Week at Grassroots Organizing Summer Camp
"Thanks Heather, I might just give you a call and swing by one of these days if you're around, it will probably be spontaneous and unexpected.  I am out at Moondance this summer, and am living with Riley at a church out in Acme, give me a…"
Jul 8, 2011
Aron Standley commented on Eric Jensen's blog post Sprog Blog: A Week at Grassroots Organizing Summer Camp
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Jul 5, 2011
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Jul 5, 2011
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River Haven - Community Farm

Permaculture-based eco-homestead located on the Nooksack River in Lynden.See More
Jun 28, 2011
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Sprog Blog: A Week at Grassroots Organizing Summer Camp

See original post at my personal blog: http://experimentsinappliedhumanecology.blogspot.com/      I want to write about my recent experience at Sprog, a grassroots organizing camp that I just returned home from. I'm at a loss for where to start, what to write, and how to write it. One of the norms that we established at the beginning of Sprog was to be raggedy when you don't know exactly how to communicate your thoughts, or…See More
Jun 28, 2011
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Living Democracy

Working group formed at the Great Unleashing. Mission Statement under revision.  Stay tuned!
Jun 16, 2011
Eric Jensen replied to David MacLeod's discussion Coal Trains Proposal Update
"David, thanks for the update.  Following the talk this evening there was mention of a rally at 5:30 pm planned to start on State Street, I think near Rudy's Pizzeria.  Did you or anyone else catch where exactly it will be?"
Jun 1, 2011
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Bellingham Mayor Invites Shipping Terminal Comments at Bellingham Municipal Court

June 1, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm
Bellingham Mayor Dan Pike invites members of the Bellingham community to help local officials identify the scope of environmental review for SSA Marine’s proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point.  Pike said his aim is to continue community dialogue and prepare for formal environmental review, which will be conducted by Whatcom County officials once SSA applies for permits.A meeting hosted by Pike is planned for 6 p.m. June 1 in the large courtroom at Bellingham Municipal Court (2014 C…See More
Jun 1, 2011
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Yes! Magazine Birthday Party with Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben and Van Jones at Town Hall

June 1, 2011 all day
Celebrate with us in Seattle on June 1st!Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Van, Vandana, and Bill speak about opportunities for deep change and our important role as change makers. It starts at 7 p.m. at Town Hall in Seattle. A reception will follow with live music, local drinks, and decadent desserts.Buy your tickets now, they’re going fast. And tell your friends! Tickets are $25, or $15 dollars if you have a subscription.Can’t…See More
May 26, 2011
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RE Sources Brings Bill McKibben to Bellingham at The Fairhaven Village Green

May 31, 2011 from 5pm to 9pm
RE Sources for Sustainable Communities will host an event on Tuesday, May 31st at the Fairhaven Village Green featuring New York Times bestselling author and 350.org founder, Bill McKibben.  The event starts at 5 pm, with a concert by local favorites Millie and the Mentshn.  Bill will begin his talk on coal, climate change, and activism at 7 pm.  There will also be an information fair from 5pm-9pm, which will feature local organizations (including Transition Whatcom and its…See More
May 17, 2011

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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
During my time at WWU studying physical geography at Huxley College, I have studied and facilitated courses in applied human ecology that provide opportunities for students to learn personal and community health building skills, and expose students to current problems and systems and structures that perpetuate them. My interest is primarily food systems right now and I'm enjoying working with Students for Sustainable Food and other students on resurrecting the idea of a student food co-op at WWU. This summer I will intern at Our Lady of the Rock Monastery where I intend to learn land management skills that satisfy ecological and human needs. Currently I am studying soils and sustainable ag systems and am absolutely loving it.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Because we just gotta d'it
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
Always a work in progress. Being in academia I know how to talk the talk, and I understand the need to transition pretty well. I am involved on campus and know many TWers off campus, and have a desire to bring WWU and the Bellingham community more together - especially student clubs and TW work groups that have overlapping interests. If you're a community member who has something to share with students, let me know and we'll use the resources available to create an event and promote it.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Lettered Streets
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
The Great Unleashing
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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Where have all of the Student Activists gone?

Posted on July 8, 2011 at 8:41pm 1 Comment

This is from a blog that I wrote a month or so ago at another space, thought I might share it here:

 

   Where is the activism from students these days?  This question has been itching me for a while, and it's due time I express it!  I haven't been around on this Earth for too long, but historically haven't universities been hotbeds for progressive thought and action? My generation is by-and-large dropping the ball and it is unprecedented and deeply troubling. My…
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Sprog Blog: A Week at Grassroots Organizing Summer Camp

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 2:01pm 3 Comments

See original post at my personal blog: http://experimentsinappliedhumanecology.blogspot.com/

 

     I want to write about my recent experience at Sprog, a grassroots organizing camp that I just returned home from. I'm at a loss for where to start, what to write, and how to write it. One of the norms that we established at the beginning of Sprog was to be raggedy when you don't know exactly how to communicate…

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At 8:01am on June 3, 2011, Heather K said…

Eric- Ah Now I know who Vandana Shiva is!!!  How ever did I miss not hearing her speak before...She speaks the truth in my language!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz5mjkxua3w&feature=youtu.be

Let me know if you have any favorite talks by her.

I also have remembered the term you shared this week "Environmental Racism".

I shared the term & concept with a young professional while working in a community garden yesterday, and she 'got' the concept right away!   And she is interested in the Democracy School....she'll look me up on this TW community site.

I wanted to encourage you to consider writing a blog about what you're learning in regards to healing both the green & brown on the earth...sharing on the issues & actions needed to stop environment racism.

I'll be at diaglogue forum with community to community Fri before our seedgroup...I think you're in class then but give a call if you want directions/details.   thanks for all you do!   Heather

At 12:14pm on May 12, 2011, Sarah Robertson said…
Hey Eric!  I hope you are having the most wonderful day!
At 1:20pm on May 2, 2011, Heather K said…

Hi Eric!  Thanks for posting the video of the city coal meeting! Wish there was one for the meeting held out in Acme.  Thanks also for the events you post on the site and the networking you're doing!

You've got to try to come out here this week if you can get a ride or bike out.  There are flowers & trees blooming all over...It doesn't get any better than this!

At 10:33pm on April 15, 2011, Heather K said…
Hi Eric! Great to learn you're co-creating the event “Seed Sovereignty: Away to Food Security, Cultural Preservation & Environmental Stewardship”- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/seed-sovereignty-a-way-to-food

As its spring planting time, so I'm not sure I can attend the event at WWU. I'll pass the word to Max and see if he knows someone who can video & post it, unless you all have that covered.

Two other Transition Networks that might interest you:

GMO Action & Awarenes- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/gmoaction

Seed-Savers: Preserving Our Ecological Heritage - http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/seedsavers (special interest group for serious seed-savers).

Would you like to invite Matia Jones to our Transition Whatcom network?

She might like an invite to either the Seed Saver network, or the Earth Gardens network, or the GMO network, or the Food Security group. 

At 4:16pm on March 10, 2011, Sarah Robertson said…
hey eric!  (I am responding to the comment you left me back in May!)
At 2:14pm on March 1, 2011, Heather K said…

Hi Eric, Re Walter's blogs that now longer show on TW- If you send him an email or comment, he can provide a link to to other sites where he will be posting.

Remember to consider looking into what ReSources is offering this year with classes & community garden.  I hope to contact them too for my Columbia/Birchwood urban 'home' & friends.

At 2:30pm on February 22, 2011, Heather K said…

Here's the link/info you requested:  Social Permaculture is the connections between people and how we make decisions & care for each other.

"View this 9" Democracy School Introductory Video-   http://www.celdf.org/section.php?id=35  

 This video tells about a weekend Democracy School weekend that enables residents to reclaim the original form of democracy, where residents make decisions on the best way to care for the earth's resources & each other. We can unite together and not allow corporations have any authority to make decisions on our homeland.  Seattle just held a deomocracy school and more weekend schools are being held all over the country."

At 1:18pm on May 17, 2010, Christie Cassel said…
Bellingham Gleaning Network! Email bhamglean@gmail.com
At 12:01am on May 14, 2010, Erin Acker said…
Hi Eric, it was good to see you too. And I figured you added me while we in the computer lab- I had my email open, procrastinating as usual. Lab write ups are only so interesting... :) Anyway, hopefully I'll see you around campus sometime soon!
At 5:59pm on May 13, 2010, Juliet Thompson said…
Hey Eric,
It was so great to have you at the Ecological Restoration group meeting last week. I am wondering if you are interested in attending the scythe workshop on Saturday out at Inspiration Farm. It only costs $30. If you are interested, I can drive.
Please call if you think you can come. 738-2148.
Juliet
 
 
 

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