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Garrett Snedaker's Discussions

Guilt off-setting in your spare time?

Started this discussion. Last reply by J. C. Walker,Jr. Aug 19, 2013. 1 Reply

I'm curious what folks think about this article:…Continue

Resource Library

Started this discussion. Last reply by Garrett Snedaker Mar 18, 2013. 3 Replies

After reading…Continue

Would anyone like to play catch?

Started Feb 17, 2013 0 Replies

I hope this isn't considered an inappropriate use of the forum, but I was hoping to find someone who might like to toss a football around from time to time. When I was young and played sports a lot,…Continue

Nonviolent Activism and (not versus) Lifestyle Changes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Garrett Snedaker Jan 13, 2013. 4 Replies

I hope this post isn't too terribly disjointed. I feel I should start off with some background, or context. I've read a good chunk of David Graeber's Debt. I find it fascinating. It led me to search…Continue


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Garrett Snedaker replied to David MacLeod's discussion Skillshare Photo Gallery: Bellingham Herald
"Cool photos. Thanks, David. I do wish the B'ham Herald didn't mention "water witching" in each caption. How did water witching get included anyway? Seriously, that sort of thing will not help TW's image. There might as well…"
Sep 23, 2013
Garrett Snedaker replied to David MacLeod's discussion Organic Farm: Incredible Opportunity for Mutual Support in the group Community Asks and Offers
"I've also written to Dave on behalf of Kendra and myself. We'd love to get more details."
Sep 15, 2013
Garrett Snedaker 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
Sep 15, 2013
J. C. Walker,Jr. replied to Garrett Snedaker's discussion Guilt off-setting in your spare time?
"I suppose none of us are spared myopic tendencies as we observe and fortify the various bell curves of reality we encounter throughout our allotment of time. That reality might be comprised of something beyond our adulterated vision is a lovely…"
Aug 19, 2013
Garrett Snedaker posted a discussion

Guilt off-setting in your spare time?

I'm curious what folks think about this article: this part: "So community transition initiatives, like the one in which I was heavily involved for several years in the Herefordshire village of Wigmore, are largely implemented — with major investments of time and effort — by volunteers, for no money, either in addition to…See More
Aug 18, 2013
Garrett Snedaker commented on warren miller's event Bidder 70: Monthly TW Movie
"Sarah, you could always engage in a bit of civil disobedience."
Aug 4, 2013
Garrett Snedaker might attend warren miller's event

Bidder 70: Monthly TW Movie at Limelight Theatre Bellingham

August 27, 2013 from 6:30pm to 8pm
The choice you are making today is what side are you on.-Tim DeChristopher​Bidder 70 centers on an extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability. In 2008, University of Utah economics student Tim DeChristopher committed an act which would redefine patriotism in our time, igniting a spirit of civil disobedience in the name of climate justice.​Follow Tim, Bidder 70, from college student to incarcerated felon. Redefine justice for…See More
Aug 4, 2013
Garrett Snedaker joined Cindi Landreth's group

Transition Southside

We are neighbors living in South Hill, Happy Valley, Fairhaven, South, and Chuckanut Bay.  We are interested in promoting Transition projects in our community, and we support the Center for Local Self Reliance in reaching its goals.See More
Aug 4, 2013
Garrett Snedaker replied to Emily Farrell's discussion Survey - Should Transition Whatcom advocate on policy and/or political issues?
"I completed the survey. A move toward centralization would be a serious mistake, in my opinion. Engaging the corrupt, hierarchical system known as the political arena would constitute such a move. I'm even wary of the phrase "as an…"
Aug 3, 2013
Garrett Snedaker commented on David MacLeod's blog post Occupy Love, Part 2: Charles Eisenstein and Sacred Economics
"The Eisenstein quote reminds me of the distinction Chris Hedges draws between revolution and rebellion. Revolution, he says, is about "establishing a new power structure." Rebellion is about "perpetual revolt and the permanent…"
May 18, 2013
Garrett Snedaker commented on Richard Chrappa's blog post My Personal Park
"Hi Richard, I'd be interested in learning more, and possibly getting a tour of your "park." Garrett"
May 2, 2013
Garrett Snedaker and J. C. Walker,Jr. are now friends
Apr 15, 2013
Garrett Snedaker replied to Garrett Snedaker's discussion Resource Library
"I wouldn't say that. It just seems like there ought to be one within this community of ours. Personally, I don't have the time to organize such a least not right now. "
Mar 18, 2013
David MacLeod replied to Garrett Snedaker's discussion Resource Library
"Garrett, see the Tool Libraries Working Group, maybe you could help revitalize it: "
Mar 18, 2013
Garrett Snedaker posted a discussion

Resource Library

After reading, I wondered if Transition Whatcom has a Resource Library. I can think of all sorts of things my wife and I would be willing to loan, from cloth napkins to tools to a karaoke machine to a large cooler.See More
Mar 17, 2013
Garrett Snedaker replied to Micah & Bonnie's discussion Seeking home to put down some roots
"I wish you luck in your search for new housing. I'm posting a reply, because I thought you might find this of interest: Kate is a relative (of sorts) of mine, and I'm hoping folks will donate to her…"
Mar 16, 2013

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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
I'm not, except in the sense that I've been working on being a conscientious consumer. I want "act locally and think globally" to be something I live, and not just something I say.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I feel passionately about living differently, living sustainably. I've been passionate about social and economic justice for a lot of years, and the transition movement is in large part about justice. My wife and I are in the process of moving to the Bellingham area, and we want to meet like-minded people.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
I've been reading works of Chris Hedges, Robert Jensen and David Korten. I have spent most of my life working with kids, so I'd like to think I have some skills in that regard. Aside from that, I bring an eagerness to learn. I'm somewhat of a city guy who is, shall we say, evolving.
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?
I found it through Sustainable Bellingham, which I found via an Internet search.
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 want to live "acting locally and thinking globally."

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At 3:07am on December 17, 2012, Behrouz said…

Hi Garrett.  Nice to see you. I am glad you are trying to grow intentionally. I wish more of us realized the necessity for this.  This is an urgent task for all of us, individually and as a species.  And it is best done collectively, since individually we are so blind and dum, both on relative and absolute terms with reference to our survival requirements.  I wish you much success in your journey, both for you individually and for our species sake.


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