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peak oil relevant?

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March Against Monsanto Bellingham 2014 at Sunset and Barkley - Lowe's side

May 24, 2014 from 10am to 11am
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May 22
David MacLeod replied to Peter Holcomb's discussion peak oil relevant?
"Hi Peter, Nice to see you here! I think peak oil is still relevant, in that I think we need to enact a response that addresses both climate change and peak oil together - no matter which one bites us first.  And that means we need to prioritize…"
Dec 12, 2013
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peak oil relevant?

If there is plenty of oil and coal already in the pipe to fry the world, why even worry about peak oil (or hope for peak oil to halt carbonization of the world}?  We need to address the carbon emissions, probably by banning them or pricing them high enough to change behavior.See More
Dec 12, 2013
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Bellingham Sustainability Jam - 48 hours to save the world! at BIG Idea Lab

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One weekend in November, creative, passionate people will meet, form teams & get to work in the name of sustainability and design. They'll have fun taking ideas to prototypes, creating brand-new real-world designs, projects and initiatives which might make a difference.Everyone is welcome - service designers, object designers, sustainability experts, professors, business people, teachers, hackers, makers, artists, students, kids, moms and grandpas - you will form teams and work together for…See More
Nov 21, 2013
Peter Holcomb commented on Tris Shirley's blog post Building on the work of David Holmgren
"No matter which of the scenarios you choose for your intellectual framework the EDAP or ARC has to result in concrete practical solutions to problems: How to make hay to feed draft animals, How to pull an absessed tooth, How to build a rocket stove…"
May 11, 2011
Peter Holcomb replied to Tris Shirley's discussion ARC Process in the group EDAP Group
"Tris, I hope your proposal goes through as you state it. The "lesson" idea will be especially valuable as people actually try to descend from dependence on commercial energy, not just discuss it. I hope to be able to contribute a lesson…"
May 11, 2011
Peter Holcomb and Richard Kauffman are now friends
May 3, 2011
Peter Holcomb replied to Tris Shirley's discussion Action Plan Purposes/Objectives in the group EDAP Group
"How about GOP, get off petroleum or GOPAC (get off petyroleum and coal) or STAFF (strategy to accept fewer frills), or STUFFIT (strategy to use fewer frivolous Items) or BLADD (buy less and don't drive). "
Apr 20, 2011
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EDAP Group

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Apr 10, 2011
Peter Holcomb posted a blog post

EDAP

I really appreciate the meeting notes and minutes from the EDAP group.  Every thing I read points to the need to accelerate the process of descent.  I would like you to consider the following:  What specific tools and materials need to be acquired and stored?  What do we do when the city water quits (or the electric pump on your well quits)?  What is your plan for when city sewage quits (or you home drain field lift pump quits)?  Thanks for all the work on food.  I think we might be in better…See More
Apr 10, 2011
David MacLeod replied to Peter Holcomb's discussion tools list in the group Tool Libraries
"Remember that the "Community Asks and Offers" Group was created for this purpose:  Requests and offers of goods, services, tools, etc. http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/communityasksandoffers"
Mar 4, 2011
Peter Holcomb replied to Laura J Sellens's discussion Transition Whatcom Monthly Roving Workparty in the group Transition Goshen
"Hi Laura, Peter here. I will inquire by phone to see what interest there might be (what specific projects). I have a few projects at my place that could use up quite a few people in a day. I will call you when I have somehting more specific. The…"
Nov 9, 2010
Peter Holcomb commented on Megan Westgate's group Community Food Co-op
"I think the coop idea can be very helpful. First it needs to forget about being another big yuppie super store and concentrate on bulk buying with lots of barrels from which customers can fill our own containers. The food coop could serve better if…"
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Jul 20, 2010
Peter Holcomb replied to Laura J Sellens's discussion In the House in the group Tool Libraries
"We have fencing equipment, rocket stove canner, rail splitting tools, and lots of stuff. Why not lend the person who knows how to use the tool and fix the tool? I'm willing to lend myself sometimes."
May 7, 2010

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Posted on April 10, 2011 at 11:14am 0 Comments

I really appreciate the meeting notes and minutes from the EDAP group.  Every thing I read points to the need to accelerate the process of descent.  I would like you to consider the following:  What specific tools and materials need to be acquired and stored?  What do we do when the city water quits (or the electric pump on your well quits)?  What is your plan for when city sewage quits (or you home drain field lift pump quits)?  Thanks for all the work on food.  I think we might be in better… Continue

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At 12:14pm on April 10, 2011, Tris Shirley said…

Hi Peter,

Thanks for your comment on the EDAP.  I agree that a lot of the EDAP - maybe most of it - should be oriented toward practical issues such as those you mention. If it is, we'll be relying on folks like yourself who have discovered what works and doesn't to share what they've learned.

Although the work group is still discussing objectives for the EDAP, I see it as basically a "What to" and "How to" resource for everyone when they finally recognize that they need to make some changes.  But this is qute a bit different than other EDAPs produced so far, so who knows what we'll end up with. 

At 6:56pm on November 16, 2009, Heather K said…
Hi again Peter! Thanks for your response & for your friend helping with the computer.
I will send you a TW friend request which will allow me to exchange my phone/email.
It would be a delight to be invited to a Goshen TW event .
One of my neighbors used to be part of TW and he also might be interested...he is a researcher and runs a nursery business.
Another neighbor is a beekeeper but not on the TW.
We're often behind on our emails & phone calls..prefering to connect for either shared meals, work-projects, or walks.
At 2:29pm on November 16, 2009, Heather K said…
Hi Peter! We may be rural neighbors as we both share the Steward Mt watershed lands. Our rural garden is about one watershed-creek south of yours.
I attended the "Walking our Walk' gathering but missed seeing there was a Goshen neighborhood group. Were you able to attend?
At 9:43pm on July 27, 2009, David MacLeod said…
Hi Peter! To participate in Alys' discussion, go here: http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/forum/topics/an-interesting-article-from

and scroll down until you find the empty box in which to place your reply. Type your comments, then hit 'Add Reply.'

Thanks for participating!
At 2:30pm on May 7, 2009, David MacLeod said…
Hey, you did it!! Welcome Peter!
 
 
 

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