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  • Sara Digby
  • Erica Kriss
  • Charles Kelm
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Cynthia Livingston might attend Rhys Faler's event

Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption at Bellingham Cohousing Common House

March 21, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Ma'ikwe Ludwig will be at Bellingham Cohousing on Tuesday March 21st to speak about her timely and powerful new book, "Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption", which will be released on Earth Day 2017.This is a free event to attend. However, we will be accepting donations to help defray the cost of Ma'ikwe's travel expenses to and from Cheyenne, Wyoming. As for tickets, it's very helpful if we can get a good idea of how many people to expect so that there will…See More
Mar 20
Rhys Faler posted an event

Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption at Bellingham Cohousing Common House

March 21, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Ma'ikwe Ludwig will be at Bellingham Cohousing on Tuesday March 21st to speak about her timely and powerful new book, "Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption", which will be released on Earth Day 2017.This is a free event to attend. However, we will be accepting donations to help defray the cost of Ma'ikwe's travel expenses to and from Cheyenne, Wyoming. As for tickets, it's very helpful if we can get a good idea of how many people to expect so that there will…See More
Mar 19
Rhys Faler is attending David MacLeod's event

Cascadia SkillShare and Barter Faire- 2016 at Circus Arts Quarry Land in Alger

September 16, 2016 at 10am to September 18, 2016 at 6pm
September 17-18 Lookout Arts Quarry just north of Alger on Old Hwy 99To offer more camping options and appeal to a wider region, Whatcom Skillshare Faire has moved south to the Lookout Arts Quarry just a few miles north of Alger and has renamed the event Cascadia Skillshare and Barter Faire.  Chuckanut Transition (CT) is a co-sponsor this…See More
Jun 9, 2016
Rhys Faler is attending Virginia Cleaveland's event

No Coal Community Celebration at Fairhaven Village Green

June 10, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm
RE Sources for Sustainable Communities is hosting a No Coal Community Celebration on June 10th in Fairhaven to commemorate the successful conclusion of our community’s fight against the proposed Gateway Pacific coal terminal project at Cherry Point. The project was rejected on May 9, 2016 after the Army Corps of Engineers upheld Lummi Nation’s treaty rights and denied permits for the terminal.The party is from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Friday, June 10th, at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th…See More
Jun 9, 2016
Bryan Krueger and Rhys Faler are now friends
Nov 20, 2015
Rhys Faler is attending David MacLeod's event

An Evening with Toby Hemenway at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (BUF)

September 14, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
FREE EVENT, sponsored by Transition Whatcom and Inspiration Farm:An Evening with Toby HemenwaySeptember 14th6:30pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St.6:30 PM: Book sale7PM – Presentation8:15 Q&A8:30 Book signing Join us for inspirational examples of ecological design in cities and towns across…See More
Aug 24, 2015
Rhys Faler is attending warren miller's event

Whatcom SkillShare Faire- 2015 at CLSR and Fairhaven Park

August 29, 2015 at 10am to August 30, 2015 at 6pm
4TH ANNUAL SKILLSHARE FAIRE AUGUST 29 AND 30, 2015 CENTER FOR SELF-RELIANCE AND FAIRHAVEN PARK, BELLINGHAM, WA10am-9pm Saturday August 29, and 10am-6pm, Sunday, August 30, 2015The Whatcom SkillShare Faire is a fun festival about teaching and learning all kinds of useful, handy, and practical skills. Years ago, lots of people knew how to repair and sharpen tools, make a braided rug, raise chickens, make soap, build a fence, make simple toys, and much more. The goal of the SkillShare Faire is to…See More
Aug 24, 2015
Rhys Faler joined Lia Ayley's group

Economic Evolution

We are the economic working group that formed at The Great Unleashing. Our purpose is to create a sustainable, healthy and universal alternative economy that serves the people of Whatcom County.See More
Aug 24, 2015
Rhys Faler might attend Jennifer Bernard's event

6th Annual Lummi Island Edible Garden Tour & Workshops! at Lummi Island / Tickets and maps at the Lummi Island Saturday Market

August 16, 2014 from 10am to 5pm
Join us for an Educational and Fun day beginning with two morning workshops ( see details below) and then a 1-5pm Tour of Edible Gardens of Lummi Island.  $5 Individual, $15 family, includes the workshops! The Beautiful Tour T-shirt can also be your ticket! Purchase at the Lummi Island Saturday Market, any Saturday from 6/14/14 until day of the Tour, 8/16/14.Morning Workshops:  Kelle A. Rankin-Sunter, Mason Bees & Alternative Pollinators, Blaine CORE*   *Community Orchards for Resources…See More
Jun 15, 2014
Rhys Faler might attend Terry Maczuga's event

Summer Harvest Day at Cloud Mountain Farm Center

August 10, 2014 from 11am to 4pm
Come enjoy the summer bounty and the open house experience at Cloud Mountain Farm Center. Walk through the orchards and fields, taste a variety of fruits and vegetables, and learn about the many programs going on at Whatcom County's own nonprofit education farm center. Learn about the farm intern program, crop trials and the value of Integrated Pest Management. Experience rain garden demo and propagation demo. Taste honey made from local bees, and get ideas for how to shop and cook local fresh…See More
Jun 15, 2014
Rhys Faler might attend Amy Vergillo's event

Whatcom Wine and Spirits Fest at Bellewood Acres

July 20, 2014 from 1pm to 5pm
Sustainable Connections, in partnership with Whatcom Winery and Distillery Association, is holding the second annual Whatcom Wine & Spirits Fest on Sunday, July 20. This event, celebrating local wineries and distillers, will offer over 40 different local wine and spirit samples, live music and tasty local food, ...all with the backdrop of Mount Baker and apple orchards. Take home bottles for sale at reduced case prices and all are tax free! Enter to win bottles of wine and spirits and other…See More
Jun 15, 2014
Rhys Faler joined Cindi Landreth's group

Take Back Your Health!

I invite to this group all those interested in talking about a post peak oil world and how it relates to the care of our bodies, emotions, and minds.
Jun 15, 2014
Rhys Faler might attend Jean Rogers's event

Community Food Co-op at Downtown Co-op Connection Building

June 17, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8pm
The Northwest Farm Bill Action Group presents this introductory workshop on the largest piece of US food and farm policy. We’ll cover, the history of the Farm Bill and industrial agriculture, the impact of the bill on our lives and communities, and what you can do about it. Go to for more info. Free -- register online at (click on Co-op Calendar, then click on class…See More
Jun 15, 2014
Rhys Faler might attend warren miller's event

Escape from Affluenza- TW Movie Nite at Limelight Theatre Bellingham

March 18, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Escape from Affluenza shows how people can declare their independence from the epidemic of rampant consumerism and materialism ailing Americans and our environment by adopting the practices of simple living. This sequel to AFFLUENZA uses expert commentary, thought-provoking vignettes and humor to show how people can reduce their consumption and simplify their lives. With stories of real people from Seattle to the Netherlands who have altered their lifestyles and re-discovered the joy of living,…See More
Mar 8, 2014
Rhys Faler joined Renata Beata Kowalczyk's group

Coworking Community

We are a community of entrepreneurs, freelancers, consultants, telecommuters, and other location-independent workers who seek to brainstorm, collaborate, or simply hunker down and work alongside one another.
Jan 12, 2014
Rhys Faler and Dave Koshinz are now friends
Jan 12, 2014

Profile Information

How are you currently involved in the Transition?
I am working to establish sustainable community living options such as Cohousing, Housing Co-ops, and Ecovillages in Whatcom County.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I am actively involved with the creation of a community in whatcom county that is built from the ground up to be sustainable.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
Professionally, I make a living designing web pages. I also work for an organization called the neoTribal Network which can be viewed as a social permaculture and reskilling organization.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Happy Valley
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
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 enjoy networking with other sustainable-minded people in Whatcom County

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At 6:01pm on August 24, 2011, Behrouz said…

Hi Rhys,

I am glad you took an interest in me because it is mutual.  Nice to see you interested in experimenting with sustainable community living options especially with the ecological (or dialectic) concept of permaculture as a model.  Looking forward to working with you in research / planning / implementing  potentially viable projects in TW ecosociosphere.

At 10:24pm on January 1, 2011, Jean Kroll said…

Hi Rhys,

Heather K referred me to you, as we were talking about a film series I'm coordinating for the Center for Local Self-Reliance ( We're hosting a series of 4 films for this winter/spring at RE-Sources learning center.  I'm looking for people who have some expertise on the topics of the films to be available for questions at these films; specifically on soils (for the movie "Dirt"), water (for the movie "Blue Gold"), or an update on Cuba (for "Power of Community).  She said you might be able to identify people if you, yourself, would not be able to attend.  So, thanks in advance in you can help!  Jean

At 12:45am on November 16, 2010, Juliet Thompson said…
Hi Rhys,
Would you like to come to a website infrastructure meeting? We have a Doodle poll set up - If you could mark the times and dates you're available that'd be great. We'll talk about software upgrade, limitations of current software, how to make decisions, who's doing what in terms of admin. Thanks, Juliet
At 8:57pm on September 12, 2010, Charles Kelm said…
Hey Rhys, it was great meeting you this weekend (I was the one who brought his own chair, ha ha). I wish you luck with your work with Cascadia NeoTribalism. Be sure to update the board here with any interesting events which are coming up (and Perm 101 & 201 classes in October).
At 10:56pm on August 23, 2010, Heather K said…
Hi Rhys! Great to read of the two Permaculture events being held at the Outback Farm! Will these events be held regardless of how many folks sign up?
The last time I referred some of my Earthcare Garden Design clients to this class series, the class was cancelled just a few days before the weekend.
Once this September class is a sure thing, let me know, as I have some folks I would like to refer, and I can help promote once its a sure go.
( If I'm in town I'd be willing to help out also. )
I attended the Outback event at the stage but came late.
It would be great if Western would count this class towards students credits! Someday Western may actually offer Permaculture Design & Application classes that include a Permaculture Design Certification (PDC).
At 10:08pm on August 19, 2010, Laura J Sellens said…
Oh, I forgot: you mentioned NVC as a skill you might want to have workshops on--you're aware that Alan Seid teaches an intro to NVC the first Saturday of every month at Explorations Academy (same building as Sustainable Connections)? Sliding scale and well worth it, I took it earlier this month. David and Angela MacLeod handle registration, I believe. As far as piggybacking on what other groups are already doing, that one's a slam dunk. Cheers, Laura jean
At 11:19am on March 25, 2010, Heather K said…
Rhys - Great to see you again at planning time for Great Unleashing! We would welcome you & Oasis friends to come out to the Heartsong Garden Sanctuary again and enjoy a lakeside fire & potluck. We're still planting more trees & shrubs!
At 11:17am on January 7, 2010, Rick Dubrow said…
Hi Rhys,

Thanks for offering to volunteer for the Great Unleashing planning group. Please email me at with your email address so that I can send you an invite with further info. Thanks.
At 10:28pm on December 4, 2009, Chris Wolf said…
Hi Rhys,
If you know anyone who is currently looking for a semi-communal living situation, my partner and I have the upstairs of our house available for rent (bedroom plus living space) and we are friendly and into sustainable community living. We have lots of garden space and knowledge to share if someone is into that. They can email me at chrisandbella at yahoo dot com or call me at 961 9028. Thanks!
At 1:06am on November 26, 2009, Heather K said…
Hey Rys, I like the mission on the nTN! Keep me in the loop. If you have an email list I can send you mine to add me on.

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