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Be a Part of 2nd Annual SkillShare Faire!

Planning the 2nd Annual Whatcom SkillShare Faire- a really fabulous TRANSITION WHATCOM event!  We are now recruiting people with skills to share, and volunteers to help make this big event happen...held this year on September 21-22 at Hovander Park in Ferndale. It is great fun, all kinds of cool skillshares, food, amazing music, camping, and more- for the whole family.  Go to www.whatcomskillsharefaire.org to sign up! 

Added by Kate Clark on July 25, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Politics and Transition

I feel that TW is again moving towards a left-political agenda, and it is not necessary or good for the movement locally.  Again, IF we are to build true resilience, we must ALL work together- liberals and conservatives- to do so.  Just because most of the people involved in TW are liberal politically, this does not mean that we have to identify the larger group as such...there are so many other avenues in our community for expressing our political opinions, can we please have one group that…

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Added by Kate Clark on July 25, 2012 at 1:01pm — 22 Comments

I HATE the word Sustainability...

“We are environmentalists now,” he writes, “in order to promote something called ‘sustainability.’ What does this curious, plastic word mean? … It means sustaining human civilization at the comfort level that the world’s rich people — us — feel is their right, without destroying the ‘natural capital’ or the ‘resource base’ that is needed to do so.”

I cringe at the use of the word "sustainability" anymore, and this is why...from an article by Paul Kingsnorth, here:…

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Added by Kate Clark on July 25, 2012 at 12:50pm — No Comments

John Hammel blog post about POint Roberts

 ATTEMPTED TODAY TO DISSEMINATE THIS ALERT VIA THE "POINT INTERFACE" LISTSERVE IN POINT ROBERTS..... IT WAS REJECTED AND NOT ALLOWED TO BE POSTED- SO I'M POSTING IT HERE

 

Subject Line: Local & Outside Resources to Assist Point Roberts in Preparing for the Onrushing Economic Collapse





Thanks for this primer on Earthquake preparedness thatPREP just sent out via Point Interface.



In Addition to…

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Added by Kate Clark on March 26, 2011 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Great opportunity at BTC!

BTC receives grant to create anaerobic digester technician certificate

Read more: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/02/04/1851504/btc-receives-grant-to-create-anaerobic.html#ixzz1D450igT3

 

Added by Kate Clark on February 4, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Rockefeller Center paper on Economic Insecurity

Standing On Shaky Ground

AMERICANS' EXPERIENCES WITH ECONOMIC INSECURITY

 

Good paper...if a bit scary.

kate

 

Added by Kate Clark on December 21, 2010 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Need some good news for a change?

Hey-
If you are like me, after you read or watch the news, you are downright depressed. But there are actually some very positive and wonderful things happening in the world- the media just finds they don't garner the same attention and readership. I actually read the other day that reading some bad news makes our brain release a tiny bit of dopamine, so it can even be addictive!


I've decided to post some good news as often as I can, and if it brightens someone's…
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Added by Kate Clark on June 12, 2010 at 7:18pm — 14 Comments

GREAT article in Orion Magazine

I love this article, very well written. I printed a few copies out to pass out to people when asked about Transition...here's a short excerpt:



“MISTAKEN, APPALLING, AND DANGEROUS” is how the Transition Initiative has been described, which is the kind of criticism you covet, knowing that the speaker is an oil industry professional and author of The Myth of the Oil Crisis. Others have criticized it for being insufficiently confrontational. There are also criticisms from within: a… Continue

Added by Kate Clark on July 1, 2009 at 10:10pm — 4 Comments

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