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David MacLeod
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David MacLeod replied to Michael Weaver's discussion Bellingham City Council hearing tonight on Initiative 1631
"Thanks Michael, I hope it went well?"
Oct 23
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2018 General Election at Whatcom County, WA

November 6, 2018 all day
General Election ballots are being mailed Wednesday, October 17, and the Voters’ Pamphlet should arrive within a few days of receiving your ballot. You will be receiving one Voters’ Pamphlet that combines the Whatcom County Local Voters’ Pamphlet with the State, Auditor Debbie Adelstein said.If you decide to return your ballot by mail, the State has agreed to pay the postage in an effort to increase voter participation. Remember that your ballot envelope still needs a postmark no later than…See More
Oct 17
David MacLeod might attend Kara Shepard-Poat's event
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Introduction to Nonviolent Communication at "The Ambiguary"

August 29, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm
Local CNVC certified trainer, Alan Seid, is here to give us an introduction to Nonviolent Communication, a powerful process for exceptional personal and professional relationships. Nonviolent Communication (NVC), is a process that helps us improve the quality of connection with others — and ourselves — in any setting or situation. When we have a high quality of connection, conflicts are fully resolved or prevented, people are free to be more productive, and everybody has more fun! In this…See More
Aug 22
David MacLeod replied to Travis Tennessen's discussion Permaculture-Inspired Community Engagement Fellows in Whatcom County
"This is great! I love the application of permaculture principles to issues of community engagement.  The Transition movement began as exactly that.  Here is an early article by Rob Hopkins on "Powerdown and Permaculture - at the Cusp…"
Jun 9
David MacLeod liked Travis Tennessen's discussion Permaculture-Inspired Community Engagement Fellows in Whatcom County
Jun 9
David MacLeod updated an event

B-Ham Naked Bike Ride, 10th Annual!! at Hub Community Bike shop

June 1, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Bellingham residents will join their peers, in over 70 cities and 20 countries around the world, as they participate in their 10th annual Naked Bike Ride on June 1st 2018.   Participants ride to protest our "indecent exposure" to fossil fuels, highlight bicyclist vulnerability, and redefine our cultural body image.Riders have the option to begin with body painting, starting at 3 pm at The Hub Community Bike Shop, 903 1/2 N. State St.  At 6 pm the ride will embark from this location. For the…See More
May 31
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Repair Cafe at The Foundry

June 3, 2018 from 3pm to 5pm
The Bellingham Repair Cafe is a monthly get together where volunteers help you fix your broken stuff.We now have the ability to repair clothing and textiles!We make no guarantees but will work with you and do our best.In the past we've fixed lamps, jewelry, computers, power tools, small appliances, etc.Currently we meet on the First Sunday of each month from 3-5pm at the Foundry in Bellingham.By donation.  Nobody turned away.  This is a kid friendly event.See More
May 8
David MacLeod replied to Dick McManus's discussion How Israel stole our nuke bomb technology and enriched uranium in the group Community Asks and Offers
"Hi Dick.  Interesting stuff.  Did you intend to post this in "Community Asks and Offers," which was designed for gifts and trade exchanges?  It looks more appropriate for a blog or forum post. David"
Mar 26

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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
I've taken the Transition Training workshop with Sophy and Naresh from the UK, and was a co-initiator of Transition Whatcom (TWIG), getting Transition Whatcom up and running.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I've been concerned about Peak Oil and climate change since seeing The End of Suburbia in 2004, and I have been following the Transition movement since it began in the UK in 2005. I initiated and on served on the local Energy Resource Scarcity/Peak Oil Task Force for the city of Bellingham and Whatcom County.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
I guess I'm a "community organizer." I have some skills in nonviolent communication, use the Acorn model for group organization, and modified dynamic facilitation. I can present on peak oil and Transition topics. I am a musician (trumpet). I have interest in Heart and Soul/Inner Transition issues and processes.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
The Birchwood Neighborhood
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
http://integralpermaculture.wordpress.com
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
I heard about TW in my minds eye and I found the website when I created it!
Please note that you do not have to answer all of the above questions in order to join, and you can always come back later to edit your profile. If it's all too many questions for now, please provide a short answer below on why you'd like to join this site (or a summary of the above, if answered).
I'm here to see the creative genius of our community unleashed!

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Patterns for Navigating the Transition to a World in Energy Descent

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Integral Leadership Review Integral Leadership Review (ILR) has published the paper I presented to the recent Integral Theory…

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Fossil Fueled Republicans and The Six Myths About Climate Change that Liberals Rarely Question

Posted on November 30, 2014 at 2:32pm 0 Comments

  

In my final post in the Holiday Smorgasbord series, I want to share two articles that are each directed at (and finding fault with) different ends of the political spectrum. I don’t think the point of either of these articles is to demonize individuals who embrace either conservatism or liberalism, but rather to point out that in general we are not being served by the mainstream political discourse from either perspective. I find these articles…

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Responding to Limits to Growth: Embrace Life and Locate Your Values

Posted on November 29, 2014 at 4:43pm 0 Comments

In today’s installment of our Holiday Smorgasbord, I bring you two voices that I have been following off and on for the last decade, and who have both been warning about limits to growth, and more importantly what we as individuals can do about it.

Nate Hagens on Limits to Growth: Where We Are and What to Do About It

Nate Hagens, a former “wolf of Wall Street” stock trader/money manager, and then a …

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What’s Going on with Low Gas Prices, Shale Oil, American Energy Independence, and OPEC?

Posted on November 28, 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

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There’s a lot of confusion going on right now – as the price of gasoline in the U.S. is declining, we are becoming ever more complacent. Today we saw another steep drop in the price of oil…

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A Holiday Smorgasbord Part 2: Permaculture, A Vision of a Post-Oil World

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 2:10pm 0 Comments

Today’s installment of our holiday smorgasbord features an approach to the environmental crisis and the energy crisis and the economic crisis that I’m very thankful for…Permaculture.

Permaculture, A vision of a post-oil world

Yves Cochet

Yves Cochet…

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At 11:24am on December 13, 2012, Ira Carter said…

I joined in part to stay in touch with you, in part to stay in touch with the good work. My old e-mail died and I forgot to copy you over to the new one. Please send your snail mail address to theiman52 at yahoo dot com so I can send you Christmas/New Years propaganda. Life is good here, I hope it is for you as well.

At 12:36am on July 19, 2012, Heather K said…

Hi David, Would you be willing to send out an invitation to your TW friends list, for the Skillshare Event – When you think the event page is ready to go broader.   Its only 2 months before the faire date.

If I understood correctly, you will also post Larry Korns talk at Village Books.  That is so helpful and I know Larry would appreciate it.

 

Re the Skillshare event posting on our TW site.....There is a small volunteer team that has worked hard on the website....On my posting on TW, I've tried to keep it simple and to direct people to the main website- http://whatcomskillsharefaire.org/sponsors.html    I've now added a line on the TW event page that states its a TW sponsored event. 

I'm not sure who is taking the lead on seeking sponsors – check with Tom, my guess is we could really use your volunteer support with this, and with seeking skillshare presentors!

 

I'm waiting for an updated picture to add to the TW skillshare page ...I've requested  Brian K to look in his files, and am also waiting to hear back from webteam for a link.

I will be traveling for a week and return late July. ...It would be great to have your backup on this event page while I'm traveling (or offline)...please be sure any changes made are in near consensus with the planning team, as we're working hard to be a functioning collective. 

At 11:16pm on July 18, 2012, Heather K said…

Hi David, I need some help.  Would you request TW admin team to sponsor these two events?   Natural-farming http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/natural-farming-observations-with-larry-korn-at-inspiration-farm  and

Whatcom Skillshare http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/whatcom-skillshare-faire

I recall you sharing in the past that TW wants an online form filled out Before they will sponsor an event.

It would be so helpful if you or another computer person would fill out that TW form for these two events, all the info needed should be right on the event page or website.

Link  possibly here- https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFNPT1JiTWNvdjhsOGhKWEcyU3V1eEE6MQ

 

I believe both events would welcome sponsorship by Transition Whatcom. 

If the TW team is interested in this, sponsorship could be as simple as providing a donation (USD) towards the event (whatever amount team decide would be appreciated), and to also help with promotion by placing the events as featured events. 

The Skillshare event is looking for more volunteers, if there is an aspect of being involved in event preparation or at the event that you are especially called to, we would so welcome you! 

At this point, phoning Tom may be the best way to plug in, and asking to be on the planning team email list.

At 8:26am on April 3, 2012, Charles Kelm said…

Hey David - hope you have a great birthday tomorrow!

At 2:34pm on October 14, 2011, Heather K said…

Transition Whatcom now has 1,000 members! 

Thanks for your vision & work David!

At 10:22am on April 7, 2011, Cipriano Mauricio said…
Good Morning David! Juliet and I are meeting tonight to work on the Group Organization. We'll give you an update post our meeting. Have a good one!
At 1:47pm on March 28, 2011, nancy clark said…
thank you! i am aware of them.
At 8:32pm on December 27, 2010, Heather K said…

Hi David, I just posted my response to Juliet's Twog Blog.  I did not see your response as I was writing it...I'll read over what you've written later.

Thanks for all you do!

At 10:18pm on June 17, 2010, Kate Clark said…
Hi David
Yes the Boulevard park event is a TW OA event, so if you could "feature" it that would be great- thanks!
Kate
At 10:47pm on April 15, 2010, David Pike said…
Hi David,

Thanks for the recommendation on maintaining the formatting on the blog posts...unfortunately I still can't get it to work...I've saved the articles using google docs as html files and copied the html source into the blog entry - but to no avail. If any further advice or solutions come to mind I would be interested in trying them.

David Pike
 
 
 

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