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All Blog Posts Tagged 'sustainability' (5)

Principles and Pathways, Class #2: Rob Hopkins, and Transition

This post is primarily for the folks taking my WFS class on Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability, but everyone is welcome to follow along at home. Notes for Class #1 are here.

In Class #2, we will cover the following material:

1) Discussion around topics of class #1: the Five Axioms of Sustainability and Introduction to Permaculture…


Added by David MacLeod on June 8, 2011 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability

This Blog Post is in regards to the Class I will be teaching through the Whatcom Folk School, beginning June 6th.  More info about the class here.


Primary Text for class:

The Essence of Permaculture E-Book by David…


Added by David MacLeod on May 17, 2011 at 9:37pm — 4 Comments

Local Issues

There are lots of local issues right now that converge with Transition concerns.  The biggest issue in my mind is the condition of the drinking water we get from Lake Whatcom.  Accessible clean water is the number 1 necessity for us to have any resilience at all.


Other current issues include the proposed coal export terminal at Cherry Point, a proposal for banning plastic bags in the city of Bellingham, and the proposed development of Governor's Point.  All of the recommended…


Added by David MacLeod on March 27, 2011 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Are We Listening to Egypt's Warning?

Chris Martenson has the ability to discuss things very clearly and logically and without excess verbiage.  I recommend his latest post. 


Egypt's Warning: Are You Listening?

by Chris Martenson


One day, a fruit and vegetable seller was arrested in Tunisia, sparking social unrest, and a few weeks later the government of Egypt was set to topple. 

Such is the nature of complex, chaotic, and unpredictable systems. The stresses…


Added by David MacLeod on February 10, 2011 at 9:43pm — No Comments

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