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David MacLeod's Blog – March 2011 Archive (3)

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…

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

Planning for Failure?

I recommend all of the below linked articles.  I highly recommend the first one one by Sharon Astyk (also an "Editor's Choice" at Energy Bulletin. Last week I was having dinner with Phil Damon. Remember his Dancing On the Edge columns that were run first in Cascadia Weekly, and then Organic Press?  Phil told me of a column he had intended to write, which he would call Murphy's Law Meets The Peter Principle.  Most of us know about Murphy's Law: that anything thing…

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Added by David MacLeod on March 21, 2011 at 10:24pm — 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,…

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

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