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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
drug there by Rick DuBrow
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
the End is near, that is to the political economy as we have known it, it's time for a change.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
I like to think that I am a thoughtful caring guy. I also like to organize and listen, all seemingly good skills for this sort of thing.
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Chuckanut Village
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Childhood deaths, often preventable, US improving much slower than other wealthy nations

Posted on May 25, 2010 at 12:21am 3 Comments

Nothing is sadder than and child's death, for a parent or for a society. So why is it that they are so invisible to us in the US?

A recent review of childhood deaths shows that the number of deaths among children less than 5 will drop below 8 million for the first time in 2010. In 1990 there were 11.9 million deaths in this group. The decline in the US is slower than all other wealthy nations, it is on a par with Kazakhstan and Angola (really and literally) with 6.7… Continue

Transition movement too little too late according to Peter Goodchild on Culture Change

Posted on January 31, 2010 at 9:32am 0 Comments

Editor's note: The author presents a definitive essay. Learn why:

• "Those who expect to get by with 'victory gardens' are unaware of the arithmetic involved."

• "There are already too many people to be supported by non-mechanized agriculture."

• "To meet… Continue

Art in Action photos of energy generation politically transforming: Mitch Epstein's photographs

Posted on October 10, 2009 at 6:44am 1 Comment

“I mean, I’m not much of an environmentalist,” he said. “But as I worked and traveled, I came away troubled by the implications of what I was seeing and what happened to me.”

What he saw — during the first and second administrations of George W. Bush, years deep in the shadows of 9/11 — was a country that could be both largely ignorant of the immense environmental and political costs of its energy consumption and profoundly suspicious of anyone paying too much attention to the… Continue

Direct action on trial in Utah

Posted on October 10, 2009 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Tim DeChristopher became convinced last year that global warming’s potential effects were so urgent and dire that direct action was needed. The niceties of debate and environmental lobbying were not getting the job done, he said.

link to todays NYTs article

The details of how a defense works or does not work when one takes direct action. A very useful and informative read.

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At 6:43pm on August 7, 2009, Alison Kutz-Troutman said…
Frank! It was great to see your pictures of Mayne Island... Heading up the BC coast on Tuesday and it is LONG overdue!!! Now you have me jazzed to head out to Mayne as well. What kind of community is out there on that rock, any how???
At 10:58pm on April 23, 2009, Kate Clark said…
Welcome to TW, Frank. I LOVE Your photo!
At 9:26am on April 13, 2009, Cindi Landreth said…
Welcome, Frank! And welcome home! I hear you have been in China lately. Any interesting perspective from that trip to bring forward here?

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