Let's talk about Slow Sand Water Filters. I have basic knowledge of how they work and I am in process building my first one.They produce very clean water at about 10 gallons per day. The supply of raw water must be free of sediment for best results.I will have pics of my system in progress and I would like very much to talk to you about how they work.These filters have an active "Bio Layer" of microorganisms that grow in the top few inches of the sand in a 55 gallon barrel. This bio layer must…See More
Yes, We CAN! Canned Craft Beer FestivalFriday, July 4th, 20146:00 pm-10:00 pm (5:00 pm for VIP)Elizabeth Station block partyJ Street, between Holly & Astor, Bellinghamto benefit RE Sources & The RE Store $35 VIP advanced purchase only$20 General Admission advanced, $25 at the doorKids 14 and under FREE Spend this Independence Day with 30 of your favorite Northwest breweries, your neighbors, friends and family at the Pacific Northwest's first canned craft beer festival. Street food,…See More
Kicking off Hemp History Week with a lobby demonstrations, food samples, a panel conversation after the film, and more! Lobby demonstrations start at 5:30PM with loads of hemp products and information. Film at 6:30PM. Presented by Transition WhatcomA father’s search to find the healthiest building materials leads him to the completion of the nation’s first hemp house. Hemp with lime is a non-toxic, energy efficient, mildew, fire and pest…See More
No college or other affiliation needed. Artwork by Joanna Colbert and used with permission. This class will also run from 2:30-4:30 at Village Books. The cost is $15 general, $10 for students/low income, and $10 per additional friend/family member. Here's the itinerary for today from our website which you can also view at www.wolfcollege.com:Before Class: Please arrive early in order to complete any registration information, view recommended books, and…See More
Sustainable Change at Technology Development Center Conference Room & The Center for S.A.C.R.Ed Change
November 8, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7pm
The Center of S.A.C.R.Ed Change brings you SUSTAINABLE CHANGE A “conversation café” style series co-sponsored by: RE Sources for Sustainable Communities Please join us each month as we focus on the words and work of a leader in the sustainability movement. We will: Listen, Question, Discuss, Reach within, Take action, Change ourselves and our world NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2012:Please note......November meeting, 11/8, is at the F St. location and the December meeting, 12/6, it at the Sunset…See More
If you are interested in the impacts of climatechange from North America's largest proposed coalexport terminal, please join us.Jill MacIntyre Witt will share the latest Al Gorepresentation on this important issue.The Climate Reality Project founded and chaired by Vice President Al Gore is guided by one simple truth: The climate crisis is real and we know how to solve it. The Climate Reality Project brings the facts about climate change into the mainstream and engages the public in conversation…See More
The quarterly Transition Whatcom all member potluck and membership gathering (Sunday Oct 21st) is a chance for you to meet other members, find out about recent TW events and learn about what's being planned. IntroductionPotluck- Harvesty SnaxGratitude circleSkillShare Faire after partyUpcoming EventsDesign Grant process update- planned training classesWorkgroup updatesBrainstorming Exercise- What would you like Transition Whatcom to be doing in 1 year, in 5 years? What is most important?CloseSee More
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
All Reskilling (and Barter Faire) fanatics- arise! We need to get the ball rolling on a big, old fantastical, all-around resilience-building and hugely fun people’s faire to beat all faires. This will be the First Annual Whatcom Transition and Barter Festival, (or whatever we end up calling it)...so be a part of birthing this amazing community event! Just show up at the Bellingham Community Food Co-op Connections Building at 1220 North Forest, from 6-7:30 pm on March 15. Bring your ideas, your…See More
Cancelled but will reschedule if a minimum of 5 students enroll.That's right we all have totem animals. Come and find out who your totem animals are and how to get acquainted and work with them on a daily basis. You don't need to practice shamanism to glean the benefits of your totem.Meditation, visualization, and divination are part of this workshop.Best to register in-person at Michael's Books.See More
Please join us Friday Oct. 14th, for Transition Whatcom's first Election Forum.Location: Whatcom County Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, from 7:30-9:30pm. We will host candidates for Whatcom County Executive (Doug Ericksen and Jack Louws) and Mayor of Bellingham (Kelli Linville and Dan Pike). This will be an opportunity to ask questions of candidates that are important to Transitioners. TW is not a political organization and does not intend on endorsing any candidates.*TW sees a real need…See More
River Haven Community Farm is hosting a Threshing Party and Equinox Harvest Potluck. Come for both or just come for the potluck. Co-Sponsored by Transition Whatcom. From 2-5:30pm We'll teach folks how to thresh and winnow dry beans and grains as we process the harvest from the Backyard Beans and Grains Project 2011 farming season. Bring gloves and your best stomping boots. A fiddle or two wouldn't hurt, either! At 6-ish we will have an equinox harvest potluck, so bring your favorite dish made…See More
* Start time delayed to 7:30pm, and location changed to Bellingham High School Commons Big Coal wants to ship millions of tons of coal per year through Cherry Point Terminal in Bellingham to Asia -- spewing toxic coal dust, putting our safety at risk, clogging our railroads and ports, and stoking the climate crisis all the way. Join fellow community members at the Coal Hard Truth Forum and learn about the campaign to protect Bellingham and communities across Washington from the dirty and…See More
Whatcom Folk School Class #35. PRINCIPLES AND PATHWAYS BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY - SERIES. First class at Cordata Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Road, at Cordata Parkway (See map and directions) 6 sessions - June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 5, (a Tuesday), July 11; all Mondays except one; 7 – 9pm If you want to join us beginning with our second class, please…See More
I am a member of Transition Goshen. I believe we all need to live lighter on the earth & I am working to built a local community to be as independant as possiable.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
We have to stop trashing the earth!
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
I am learning to grow my own fruits & veggies. I have a fairly well equiped shop to maintain & repair vehicles & equiptment.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
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).
Living sustainably is the only way to go!
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Hi Jerry! Great to see a Goshen neighbor on our TW site! We also care for land in our shared 'Squalicum Mt. Watersheds', just south of Goshen's watershed of Anderson Creek.
Sometimes I think of our combined rural area's as being called the 'Harmony' area. We are somewhat connected with the Rome Grange. Have any of the Goshen neighbors connected with the Rome Grange, or are they going to the one on the other side of the river? (I've been hearing that some of the granges are closing down...in our area they are one of the only rural public gathering places, along with the fire-halls). Sure would be great to have a Goshen group on our TW site, and be able to connect in with some of our rural neighbors that are also working towards a reducing their dependence on fossil fuels! Let us know when there is a work-party or gathering, and we would join in the fun!
Hi Jerry - Great to see you here! I have been thinking about asking if I could be invited to the next Transition Goshen meeting. I am still pondering the Anderson Creek property and would like to meet the 'villagers' that live there already, share my ideas and see if there is any support for them. Do you think you could keep me in mind when you all set up your next shindig? Thanks! Hi to Virginia :-)