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Permaculture-Inspired Community Engagement Fellows in Whatcom County

Started May 11 0 Replies

Dear Transition Whatcom Friends,I wanted to share an article I wrote about our local Community Engagement Fellows program (…Continue

 

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Permaculture-Inspired Community Engagement Fellows in Whatcom County

Dear Transition Whatcom Friends,I wanted to share an article I wrote about our local Community Engagement Fellows program (https://www.cefellows.org) as a permaculture project.It was published online in Permaculture Magazine:…See More
May 11

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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
I've been teaching university courses on sustainability and environmental history for the past several years, and recently took a permaculture design course. My family moved to Bellingham in January 2015, and I serve as the assistant director of the Center for Service-Learning at WWU. My family is eager to meet people and to get involved with interesting community projects, and I'm on the lookout for new partnerships that can be built between campus and the community to achieve a more beautiful and resilient Bellingham and Earth.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Climate change and soil erosion realities, depressed rich people, violence, etc. make us sure that a big change is needed.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
I have a PhD in Geography and have taught about sustainability, permaculture, environmental history, etc in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. I have decent construction and gardening skills, and love leading and participating in service projects. Through my work with the Center for Service-Learning, I have access to many people and programs on the Western Washington campus.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Happy Valley
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
http://travistennessen.net
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
Google
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).
Hope above is good for now

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