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Cherry Point Coal/Dry Commodities Terminal Informational Event Video

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Jensen May 9, 2011. 3 Replies

Last week the Bellingham City Club hosted an event open for community members to hear and ask questions about the proposed coal/dry commodities terminal at Cherry Point.  The room was filled to…Continue

Wanted: Freegans of Bellingham

Started this discussion. Last reply by Heather K May 23, 2010. 5 Replies

My name is Eric and I am new to Bellingham within the past couple of weeks.  I am interested in freeganism (aka dumpster diving).  I don't know the policies of the stores around town, but I know that…Continue

Tags: Food, waste, Diving, Dumpster, Freeganism


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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
During my time at WWU studying physical geography at Huxley College, I have studied and facilitated courses in applied human ecology that provide opportunities for students to learn personal and community health building skills, and expose students to current problems and systems and structures that perpetuate them. My interest is primarily food systems right now and I'm enjoying working with Students for Sustainable Food and other students on resurrecting the idea of a student food co-op at WWU. This summer I will intern at Our Lady of the Rock Monastery where I intend to learn land management skills that satisfy ecological and human needs. Currently I am studying soils and sustainable ag systems and am absolutely loving it.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Because we just gotta d'it
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
Always a work in progress. Being in academia I know how to talk the talk, and I understand the need to transition pretty well. I am involved on campus and know many TWers off campus, and have a desire to bring WWU and the Bellingham community more together - especially student clubs and TW work groups that have overlapping interests. If you're a community member who has something to share with students, let me know and we'll use the resources available to create an event and promote it.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Lettered Streets
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
The Great Unleashing
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).
Sarah is just a little ridiculous

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Where have all of the Student Activists gone?

Posted on July 8, 2011 at 8:41pm 1 Comment

This is from a blog that I wrote a month or so ago at another space, thought I might share it here:


   Where is the activism from students these days?  This question has been itching me for a while, and it's due time I express it!  I haven't been around on this Earth for too long, but historically haven't universities been hotbeds for progressive thought and action? My generation is by-and-large dropping the ball and it is unprecedented and deeply troubling. My…

Sprog Blog: A Week at Grassroots Organizing Summer Camp

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 2:01pm 3 Comments

See original post at my personal blog:


     I want to write about my recent experience at Sprog, a grassroots organizing camp that I just returned home from. I'm at a loss for where to start, what to write, and how to write it. One of the norms that we established at the beginning of Sprog was to be raggedy when you don't know exactly how to communicate…


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At 8:01am on June 3, 2011, Heather K said…

Eric- Ah Now I know who Vandana Shiva is!!!  How ever did I miss not hearing her speak before...She speaks the truth in my language!

Let me know if you have any favorite talks by her.

I also have remembered the term you shared this week "Environmental Racism".

I shared the term & concept with a young professional while working in a community garden yesterday, and she 'got' the concept right away!   And she is interested in the Democracy School....she'll look me up on this TW community site.

I wanted to encourage you to consider writing a blog about what you're learning in regards to healing both the green & brown on the earth...sharing on the issues & actions needed to stop environment racism.

I'll be at diaglogue forum with community to community Fri before our seedgroup...I think you're in class then but give a call if you want directions/details.   thanks for all you do!   Heather

At 12:14pm on May 12, 2011, Sarah Robertson said…
Hey Eric!  I hope you are having the most wonderful day!
At 1:20pm on May 2, 2011, Heather K said…

Hi Eric!  Thanks for posting the video of the city coal meeting! Wish there was one for the meeting held out in Acme.  Thanks also for the events you post on the site and the networking you're doing!

You've got to try to come out here this week if you can get a ride or bike out.  There are flowers & trees blooming all over...It doesn't get any better than this!

At 10:33pm on April 15, 2011, Heather K said…
Hi Eric! Great to learn you're co-creating the event “Seed Sovereignty: Away to Food Security, Cultural Preservation & Environmental Stewardship”-

As its spring planting time, so I'm not sure I can attend the event at WWU. I'll pass the word to Max and see if he knows someone who can video & post it, unless you all have that covered.

Two other Transition Networks that might interest you:

GMO Action & Awarenes-

Seed-Savers: Preserving Our Ecological Heritage - (special interest group for serious seed-savers).

Would you like to invite Matia Jones to our Transition Whatcom network?

She might like an invite to either the Seed Saver network, or the Earth Gardens network, or the GMO network, or the Food Security group. 

At 4:16pm on March 10, 2011, Sarah Robertson said…
hey eric!  (I am responding to the comment you left me back in May!)
At 2:14pm on March 1, 2011, Heather K said…

Hi Eric, Re Walter's blogs that now longer show on TW- If you send him an email or comment, he can provide a link to to other sites where he will be posting.

Remember to consider looking into what ReSources is offering this year with classes & community garden.  I hope to contact them too for my Columbia/Birchwood urban 'home' & friends.

At 2:30pm on February 22, 2011, Heather K said…

Here's the link/info you requested:  Social Permaculture is the connections between people and how we make decisions & care for each other.

"View this 9" Democracy School Introductory Video-  

 This video tells about a weekend Democracy School weekend that enables residents to reclaim the original form of democracy, where residents make decisions on the best way to care for the earth's resources & each other. We can unite together and not allow corporations have any authority to make decisions on our homeland.  Seattle just held a deomocracy school and more weekend schools are being held all over the country."

At 1:18pm on May 17, 2010, Christie Cassel said…
Bellingham Gleaning Network! Email
At 12:01am on May 14, 2010, Erin Acker said…
Hi Eric, it was good to see you too. And I figured you added me while we in the computer lab- I had my email open, procrastinating as usual. Lab write ups are only so interesting... :) Anyway, hopefully I'll see you around campus sometime soon!
At 5:59pm on May 13, 2010, Juliet Thompson said…
Hey Eric,
It was so great to have you at the Ecological Restoration group meeting last week. I am wondering if you are interested in attending the scythe workshop on Saturday out at Inspiration Farm. It only costs $30. If you are interested, I can drive.
Please call if you think you can come. 738-2148.

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