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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
I live a very alternative lifestyle. Never drove a car in my life. Bicycle to most destinations including travel across USA by bicycle. Live in a rented room near downtown Bellingham. Have no kids or pets. Put a lot of mental energy into my web site. Interested in how a lot of issues interrelate. Economics, personal lifestyles, health, urban planning.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Saw the email.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
Sharing my experiences. Photos of bike paths and other things from my trips. Being part of the dialog. Thinking. Basically just contemplation about issues that are brought up.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
They say York in Bellingham, but it feels downtown. West side of Ellis
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How being a locavore might add to global warming

Posted on February 5, 2011 at 3:00am 2 Comments

Being a locavore means trying to eat foods grown locally, say within 100 miles from home, but in much of USA, local agriculture is cattle ranching.  Beef cattle.


Cattle grazing is much of what one sees within 100 miles of towns in places like eastern Montana.  Not the best place to grow tomatoes, but cattle can graze.  Problem is, cattle create methane which is a greenhouse gas.  One recommendation for reducing greenhouse gas emission is to eat less beef.  That might mean being…


Food shortages never seem to materialize here at least

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 9:51pm 1 Comment

Seems like food is a bargain compared to the rent or mortgage costs that most people have to pay.  I'm lucky because my rent is fairly reasonable, but folks I know are nearly broke just writing out their rent checks.


As oil gets more expensive, it seems like food is what people think about first.  They say it's going to make food, which uses fossil fuel in its production, scarce.  Strategies for dealing with this situation revolve around growing more of our own food and even…


After open house gathering on May 8

Posted on May 14, 2009 at 2:50am 1 Comment

There was sure a lot of interesting threads of conversation started at that meeting. As someone who came for the first time, I was impressed.

Of many questions and topics which came up, I remember someone commenting that he thought there needed to be more motivation for people to make changes than just peek oil. Well, here is another motivation. Health. I think about this a lot using the bicycle as my means of transportation. Even if one person's action is just a drop in the bucket… Continue

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At 9:52pm on October 10, 2009, Chris Wolf said…
Hi Robert,
I see that you live int he York neighborhood, and wanted to let you know that I am working to start a Transition York. I set up a "Group" for us on this website. If you are interested in being involved, you can call me at 961 9028, or sign up for the Transition York group, or come to the workshop on Oct 18 about starting a Transition in your neighborhood. There will be several of us there from York. Details on the "Events" page. Hope to see you soon!
At 8:17pm on May 11, 2009, David MacLeod said…
Hi Robert, nice to see you at our meeting, and thanks for joining us here!

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