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The Whatcom 2020 Initiative


The Whatcom 2020 Initiative

The purpose of the Whatom 2020 Initiative is to reduce Whatcom County's carbon emissions 80% by 2020 and to thereby become a sustainable template for the Northwest region of the United States.

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Transportation Issues

Started by David Waugh. Last reply by Heather K Oct 17, 2009. 3 Replies

If we want to reduce our carbon output 80% by 2020, one thing that needs to go soon are cars. I'm starting this discussion thread dedicated to ideas for future transportation options and improvements…Continue

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Comment by John Hammell on March 26, 2011 at 12:50pm
So you want to get rid of cars? Would you think this way if you lived in Point Roberts where we have no ferry to connect us to the rest of the state and county? Would you cycle all the way from Point Roberts to Bellingham every time you needed to get down there from here or not go at all? I thought about getting an old Diesel and running it on used vegetable oil til I found out I couldn't do it from here because all the fast food restaurants in the lower mainland around Vancouver sell their used oil to a company that won't sell small amounts to someone wanting to run a car off it. Not sure if people around Bellingham have this same problem or not, but would be interested to know. Are any of you running Diesel cars on used vegetable oil? Here is food for thought:
Comment by Jill MacIntyre Witt on May 29, 2010 at 10:31pm
Hi Everyone in the Whatcom 2020 group. I wanted to let you know of a global campaign to move people to action NOW, to get us to 80% reduction by 2020, it's called 10:10 ( I'm helping to bring it to the US, and we're having a launch party in Bellingham on Wed. June 2 from 5-7 at the Blue Horse Gallery. Wanted to be sure you all knew. Pass it on, bring a friend. The Mayor will be there speaking as well. Questions, please call me, 201-3093 Thanks, Jill
Comment by Juliet Thompson on December 22, 2009 at 11:12pm
I added an mp3 to the main Discussion page I thought this group might appreciate. It's a live report from Living on Earth's Steve Curwood from the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen. It's very moving, really helps to develop empathy and understanding of the effects happening now from climate change.
I hope you get a chance to listen to it.
Comment by David Waugh on December 13, 2009 at 5:25pm
I think there was going to be one on the I-5 overpass on Alabama. I was busy, so I couldn't go (I think it already happened at the same time as the others).
Comment by Cindi Landreth on December 13, 2009 at 5:07pm
Very inspiring and moving, Tristan. Tears are rolling freely. Thank you! I so appreciate opportunities to express my heart about the crisis' we are all facing - it strengthens my commitment and focus and builds a bridge between my heart and my words. Did you attend a vigil? Did I miss an opportunity?
Comment by Kate Clark on October 26, 2009 at 9:01am
Yes- my thoughts exactly, Renata. Thanks to the three of you (Tristan, Chris, AND Renata)- the rest of us have no idea the amount of work that went into the planning...but you pulled it off fabulously!
Comment by Renata Beata Kowalczyk on October 26, 2009 at 6:44am
Tristan, on behalf of all of us who had an awesome time on sunny Saturday planting trees, bushes and herbs, THANK YOU for your leadership in organizing our community for the 350 Perennial Planting Project. I was totally moved and proud of my new community. Thank you!
Comment by Kate Clark on October 20, 2009 at 10:48pm
The report will have more detail in the narrative too...I am officially done with my edits tonight! Yea!
Comment by Kate Clark on October 20, 2009 at 10:00pm
Whatcom County Energy Use 2005.docEnergy baseline 2005-2006- as close as we could get.
Comment by Kate Clark on October 17, 2009 at 11:19pm
Peak oil report hopefully out before the end of the year. We are ALMOST done...after more than a year of work.

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