Island Resilience

An Islander’s Response To “Our Electric Vehicle Future”
Island Resilience

An Islander’s Response To “Our Electric Vehicle Future”

By Nellie Bly In re Marc Elzenbeck’s “Our Electric Vehicle Future,” a persistently unasked question is, “How does the life cycle impact of a new electric vehicle compare to keeping and maintaining an existing internal combustion vehicle?” Humans have aspired to unsustainable lifestyles, once reserved for kings and nobles, through a series of unsustainable means:…

Freedom Cells
Island Resilience

Freedom Cells

By Blaz FremontSick of the global hybrid war waged against humanity by shiny, smiling suit-puppets spouting identically scripted, caring, altruistic psyop blather designed to weaponize your own altruism and empathy against you? Tired of being a terrified experimental pincushion for occult Dark Lords hell-bent on trans-humanizing you into a supine Smart City-dwelling slave-soul enveloped in a genetically…

Keep It on the Island, Using What We Have
Island Resilience

Keep It on the Island, Using What We Have

Did you know that compost is not only good for your plants, but also a powerful tool to fight climate change? Turning our yard and food waste into compost, instead of sending it to the landfill, reduces greenhouse gasses in several ways. Food scraps that are put in the garbage get sent to the landfill….

Better Together – Collective Reliance
Island Resilience

Better Together – Collective Reliance

If we go back in time, we will find stories of working collectively on projects, tending to the land, harvesting and storing food. Not long ago, before moving to Vashon in 2010, I lived for 11 years in a community where 12 of us collectively owned and maintained the property. We came together one Saturday…

Island Resilience

Self-Sufficiency and Money, Money, Money …

As we know, money challenges for an individual or a family are a great cause of stress, and are a contributor to divorce or separation. If money is a challenge for you, there are 4 steps you can take to become more self-sufficient and feel less stress with finances. Step 1:  Keep a $1,000 emergency…

A Field of Plastic
Gardening, Island Resilience

A Field of Plastic

Photos accompanying this article are by Julian Dahl. Used with permission. It’s the beginning of February, and winter storms have passed, blowing a tarp into one of our pastures. I jump the fence to retrieve it. As I walk across the field, with small green sprouts of fresh grass coming up, I notice a color…

Self-Sufficiency for You and Your Family
Island Resilience

Self-Sufficiency for You and Your Family

Self-Sufficiency is a broad topic that is sometimes misunderstood. Being self-sufficient means being able to provide for one’s needs, current and future, and for emergencies without needing to be reliant upon others for support. In some circles, the topic of self-sufficiency may elicit visions of selfishness and self-centeredness. Self-sufficiency may be perceived this way because…

Minglement – Celebrating Community
Island Resilience

Minglement – Celebrating Community

Annual Roots Light Celebration Winter root soup … delicious organic bread with butter … hot cider … a warm fire … Gifts of the abundant earth from Islanders gardens, beautifully displayed on the porch, featuring herbs, seeds, mushrooms, dried flowers, gourds, and carved pumpkins. We are always amazed by the generosity of this community, and…

ACA Health Insurance Open Enrollment
Announcements, Island Resilience

ACA Health Insurance Open Enrollment

By Hilary Emmer ACA Health Insurance Open EnrollmentSign-Up       Re-NewKing County Public Health is Here to Help!! Dates:   Wednesday: November 16th     1pm – 3pm               Saturday:     December 3rd       Noon – 3pm               Wednesday: December 21st      1pm – 3pm               Saturday:     January 7th           Noon – 3pm               Wednesday: January 18th          1pm – 3pm        All Dates are at the Vashon Library (inside…

1 2 3 4 5