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Rick Dubrow's blog post - December 2014 - "Hammering Out My Manifesto"

"It’s time to articulate the core assumptions and beliefs that empower THE HAMMER. Before I hammer them out, though, let’s get something straight:  thousands of words, if not books, would be necessary to describe how I’ve arrived at these conclusions. This is a blog, however, and not a book.  So brevity will prevail… for now.   Want to [...] Read More…


Added by Rick Dubrow on January 7, 2015 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Rick Dubrow's December 2014 blog post "I'm Done Keeping Quiet!"

"I tried, damn it! When my efforts to prevent coal trains from passing through Bellingham failed, the wind in my sails went still. My activism went… inactive. Although we secured twice the necessary signatures to get it on the ballot, our very own progressive Bellingham City Council crushed Coal Free Bellingham’s ‘Community Bill of Rights’, [...]…


Added by Rick Dubrow on January 7, 2015 at 12:57pm — No Comments

An Empowering 3 Day Sustainabiltiy Event

What if I were to tell you that there was an empowering 3 Day sustainability event that would change your relationships with both the planet and the people around you?

That it would include a formidable number of presenters, with a wide diversity of workshops to choose from – everything from organic agriculture and wildcrafting to natural building and…


Added by David MacLeod on September 27, 2012 at 9:28pm — 1 Comment

Charles Eisenstein: Inspiring Occupy, Integral, and Transition Communities

Where do the worlds of Occupy, the Transition Towns movement, and the Integral community meet?  Perhaps in the work of Charles Eisenstein.

"I consider Charles Eisenstein one of the up-and-coming great minds of our time. Rarely have I met a person who combines such philosophical and spiritual depth with such practical insights into the cultural and institutional origins of…


Added by David MacLeod on August 21, 2012 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Responses to Bill McKibben

This is a continuation of Thursday’s post, “Global. Warming.” We left off discussing Bill McKibben’s phenomenally popular article for Rolling Stone, “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math.” A week ago it had already been viewed 450,000 times, and shared 100,000…


Added by David MacLeod on August 4, 2012 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

EDAP Planning Group, April 18, 2011 Meeting Minutes

Energy Descent Action Plan Team

Planning Group Meeting, Monday April 18, 2011

Synopsis Minutes

Location: at Travis’s house.


Attendees:  J.C. Walker, Jr. (new member), David MacLeod, Monica Sjursen, Kyler Royce (new member), Travis Linds, Linda Fels, Francis Ayley, Tris Shirley (Facilitator)



Added by Irene Hinkle on April 26, 2011 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

Recommended Reading, April 7, 2011

Joanne Poyourow (I still have to double check my spelling when I write her name), of Transition US and Transition LA has written an important article on Economic Contraction. She writes, "As the economy we now know crumbles, the far-reaching repercussions will sculpt every aspect of our future. In my opinion, any long-term plan -- Transition EDAPs included -- must anticipate that it will unfold amidst a world of…


Added by David MacLeod on April 7, 2011 at 10:16pm — No Comments

EDAP Planning Group, March 1, 2011 Meeting Minutes

Energy Descent Action Plan Team

Planning Group Meeting, Monday March 1, 2011

Synopsis Minutes


Attending:  Travis Linds, Gretchen Woody, Linda Fels, Cipriano Mauricio (Cip), Tris Shirley, Lia Ayley, Frances Ayley, Irene Hinkle, Adam Ward


Discussion on reaction to article on process in creating an EDAP (…


Added by Irene Hinkle on March 19, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Panel Discussion on Transition at Skagit Human Rights Festival

I had the priviledge last night to sit on a Transition panel at the Skagit County Human Rights Festival, which Chuckanut Transition did a great job of organizing.  There was an excellent slide show/movie they made (and included our Great Unleashing video), then a scenario for attendees to discuss, and then Q&A with the panel,…


Added by David MacLeod on March 11, 2011 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Rob Hopkins and Michael Brownlee: A Discussion about 'The Sacred' and 'Deep Transition'

There is an interesting situation currently in the Transition movement, revolving around Transition Trainer, Transition Colorado founder, and former Transition US board member Michael Brownlee, and his call for Transition US to embrace what he calls "Deep Transition," which includes putting "the Sacred at the very core of our work and at the center of all our… Continue

Added by David MacLeod on December 7, 2010 at 6:46pm — 2 Comments

Eco Shock Podcast well worth listening to

I'm glad I listened to this podcast. The first segment is with Shaun Chamberlin, author of "The Transition Timeline." He discusses the Transition Movement in Britain and does a great job summarizing the positive aspects of transition.

The promo for the podcast:

DARK OPTIMISM How do we handle Peak Oil AND climate change? Shaun Chamberlin from UK Transition Towns, energy writer Kurt Cobb, plus

Richard Heinberg on renewable hope, with Lester Brown.

You know we are…


Added by Rob Olason on March 29, 2010 at 2:36pm — 1 Comment

Speaking of Permaculture...

"Permaculture: Consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fiber and energy for provision of local needs. People, their buildings and the ways they organise themselves are central to permaculture. Thus the permaculture vision of permanent (sustainable) agriculture has evolved to one of permanent (sustainable) culture." - David Holmgren, Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond…

Added by David MacLeod on April 5, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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