I live in Washington state and consider myself a social permaculturist (exploring “invisible structures”), and am involved with the Transition Initiative movement as a co-initiator of Transition Whatcom. Transition Training in 2008 from the original UK Trainers Sophy Banks and Naresh Giangrande, and Permaculture Design Certificate earned at Inspiration Farm (where I lived for about a year and a half), 2009. Introduction to Integral and Integral Sustainability from Alan Seid, of Cascadia Workshops. I have a particular interest in what I call Integral Permaculture, as well as PatternDynamics (TM) (informed by both Integral theory and Permaculture). In January of 2014 I became the first person in the PatternDynamics Community of Practice to receive Level II (b) Accreditation, certifying me as a facilitator of the PatternDynamics workshop.
I am also known to be a “peak oil activist,” and am an occasional contributor to Resilience.org (formerly Energy Bulletin), and have been a panelist at Seattle’s Green Fest. In 2009 I was named an “Environmental Hero” by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities. I initiated and served on a local city and county appointed Energy Resource Scarcity/Peak Oil Task Force, and I facilitate a “Beyond Sustainability” class at Whatcom Folk School using David Holmgren’s Permaculture Ethics and Design Principles Teaching Kit. Finally (I just remembered), I compiled (with help from others) the compendium of Sustainability articles called The Sustainability Documentation Project for Sustainable Bellingham.
In my workplace I have helped initiate involvement with the Community Energy Challenge, prodded involvement with a Workplace CSA program, and overseen our Toward Zero Waste program to get us recycling a majority of our solid waste.