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August 2011 Blog Posts (8)

What is your personal (E)nergy (D)escent (A)ction (P)lan? #2 in the series.

Here are some things I do to help with the energy descent problem:



Ride my bike, take the bus, walk, and skateboard.

Shop at thrift stores, and other second hand goods establishments.

Shop at local businesses.

Practice growing food naturally.…

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Added by Twog on August 25, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Recommended Reading on The Economy

As we watch the stock market gyrate up and down (mostly down) over the past several weeks, its easy to understand why more and more people are becoming anxious about the economy.  In fact, the last 4 years have been difficult for many.  At a recent meeting discussing Resilience Circles, we discussed how we've all either personally experienced an economic downturn, or have close friends and relatives who are struggling.

 

Transition co-founder Naresh Giangrande…

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Added by David MacLeod on August 23, 2011 at 7:06pm — 2 Comments

What is Your Personal Energy Descent Plan (EDAP)?

    As the TWOG continues to explore ways to spark and support Transition Whatcom's efforts, we have begun a discussion about our own personal efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and prepare for climate change. The next few TWOG blog posts will be about our individual efforts, questions and dilemmas. Hopefully this will become the beginning of a community-wide discussion, which can then help inform the creation of an EDAP/ARC for neighborhoods, and eventually for our county as a…

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Added by Twog on August 16, 2011 at 10:02am — No Comments

What is Your Personal Energy Descent Plan (EDAP)?

      As the TWOG continues to explore ways to spark and support Transition Whatcom's efforts, we have begun a discussion about our own personal efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and prepare for climate change. The next few TWOG blog posts will be about our individual efforts, questions and dilemmas. Hopefully this will become the beginning of a community-wide discussion, which can then help inform the creation of an EDAP/ARC for neighborhoods, and eventually for our county as a…

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Added by Emily Farrell on August 14, 2011 at 9:18pm — 2 Comments

Fight Gravel Mining over the Nooksack

An important message from

Friends of the Nooksack Samish Watershed


Acme farmers and residents need your help. 

Tuesday August 9th, County Council voted to approve a 280 acre mineral zoning designation (a gravel mine) in Acme.  The mining site is located on a steep slope just above the South Fork of the Nooksack and adjacent to several commercial organic family farms.  Our…

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Added by Christopher Keefe on August 12, 2011 at 12:16pm — 8 Comments

Transition Whatcom Needs You!

We are getting close to having 1,000 Transition Whatcom registered members on the ning site! This is a great achievement and it means it’s time for us to become more active and visible in the community. Some of the best ways for you to help out are to:

1) Become a member of the Transition Whatcom Operating Group (TWOG)

2) Become an active leader of one of the Working groups

3) Volunteer to either help support working group activities or to help spread the word about the…

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Added by Twog on August 10, 2011 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Recommended Reading, Watching, Listening, Aug. 7, 2011

Debt Tantrum On A Sinking Ship - by Richard Heinberg

Republicans say that more government debt is unsustainable. If we keep piling it on, we’ll eventually get to a point where all government revenues are eaten up by interest payments. We have to get off the deficit treadmill now; if we do—if we downsize government by shrinking the federal budget—we can…

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Added by David MacLeod on August 7, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Celt's Garden - Adventures in Microfarming

I have moved up from nano-farming. I am now learning micro-farming. Like all transitions, it has its moments. Eating snow peas off the vine was a good one. Breaking into the first row of potatoes and coming home with the best, freshest potatoes ever, that was great. Half a bucket of fresh snap beans to share with my family and friends, yah. Most of the moments so far have been intangible joys: Navajo Grey squash swelling on the vines, corn tasseling, soup peas in exuberant bloom, looking…

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Added by Celt M. Schira on August 5, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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