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Randy Chatterjee
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Randy Chatterjee updated their profile
Oct 31, 2012
Randy Chatterjee is attending David MacLeod's event

Building Critical Mass for Sustainable Change at Sustainable Living Center

June 24, 2011 from 1pm to 5pm
Coalitions of Mutual Endeavor presents a Paradigm Shifting Seminar, hosted by RE Sources, and co-sponsored by Sustainable Bellingham.4 hours of rich, professional development for organizers and organizations:* seeking a true alternative, not mere reform;* eager to build coalitions among peace, justice, environmental, and democracy groups while bridging to the mainstream; and* who are aware that without critical mass, there won’t be critical change.What you will gain from the seminar:* A…See More
Jun 22, 2011
Randy Chatterjee commented on Travis Linds's event River Haven Community Farm POTLUCK
"CELDF's Democracy School is scheduled for Bellingham on the 24th and 25th, so this potluck is timely as a capstone and a breath of fresh air after that intense legal seminar.  I look forward to joining you."
Jun 17, 2011
Randy Chatterjee is attending Travis Linds's event

River Haven Community Farm POTLUCK at River Haven Farm

June 25, 2011 from 6pm to 11pm
Please join us for a potluck social at River Haven Community farm. Learn about this amazing farm, go on a tour, explore the property (incl. the shores of Nooksack River and Fishtrap Creek), meet some GREAT people, eat some excellent (mainly local) food and have a good time. There is also camping space if people want to spend the night. Prior to this potluck, we will have  workshop on converting diesel vehicles to run on waste vegetable oil. Attend this event too if you want to make a whole day…See More
Jun 17, 2011
Randy Chatterjee is attending warren miller's event

Film Showing- The Economics of Happiness at Pickford Film Center

June 13, 2011 from 6pm to 7:15pm
The promised showing of the magnificent film, “The Economics of Happiness”, is now scheduled for Monday June 13th at 6:00PM at the new Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225. The films message of localization and the growing efforts to create a more resilient and self reliant future speaks to the heart of the Transition Town movement. It’s a great way to spread the word about Transition, so make sure you invite your friends! Co-sponsored by Transition Whatcom and BALLE…See More
Jun 13, 2011
Randy Chatterjee updated their profile photo
Nov 26, 2010
Randy Chatterjee is now a member of Transition Whatcom
Nov 26, 2010

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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
I am a founder of Village Vancouver Transition Town Initiative just to your north. The Village has now over 2000 members and has patterned its growth on your hub, or mothership, model of encouraging local transition neighbourhoods within a larger area. Our "larger area" has also spilled beyond just city of Vancouver, and we are using walkable neighbourhoods as our local "transition villages."
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I am eager to reduce not just my petrochemical and non-renewable resource use to zero (or less), but also my entire ecological footprint. I have two children, and they are themselves the right reason for doing this.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
I am a filmmaker and experienced Passivhaus-trained residential remodeler. I mainly work with colleges and universities to deliver multi-media educational resources over the web, but also produce programming for broadcast television. I believe in renovating and rebuilding in wood, especially reclaimed lumber, using existing structures and foundations maximally, while adapting them to different uses and fully carbon-neutral operations. This is not only possible, but also affordable. Sadly, many cities forbid such environmental consciousness.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Bellingham, WA
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Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
Transition Whatcom leaders attended a Transition Training Workshop in Vancouver two years ago, and I attended your Great Unleashing, marching with a Village Vancouver banner. We also use Ning, and feel we have to work together across all boundaries and borders to extend the reach of Transition. I am also a member of Transition Cascadia and Transition California.
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 thought I had joined earlier, and I mean to learn and help to teach how to organize communities for Transition. I have also been effectively evicted from Vancouver as punishment for my activism and have taken up residence in Bellingham.

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