Categorized World Cafe Responses, 19 April 2012

Community Health

Make composting poop legal
Make sustainable living legal
Clean up Rayonier Superfund site
Get rid of biomass plants
Cellular damage
Rethink biomass, earthquake-prone waste water treatment
Rethink CSO
Rayonier
Biomass
Possible tsunami wave will destroy sewage treatment plant
Scared about biomass plants
Walking paths
Walkable paths/trails
Local water pollution – food safe?
Cleanup locally taking so long
Air quality
Fear of pollution from biomass
Biomass causing various respiratory problems
Fears: Climate change
Climate change: Forest fires burn our forests
Air pollution
Water pollution
Increase of illegal drug use
An increasingly feral society
Need communication clearinghouse
Permaculture

Economy

Gap in social classes
Those who feel they have nothing vs those who look down on them
Undoing growthism
Fear: lower budgets leading to less community activities
All of our “leaders” buy into the growth idea
Local timber industry – exporting raw logs. We should be finishing wood products.
Shuttered stores/depressed economy
Need for long-hauled goods
Hard to produce things locally
People trained in maritime trades
Forests/woods
Old technologies still exist
Natural resources: wood/fish/water/climate
Lots of existing skills will still be needed
Development has slowed down
Distorted sense of fair value for a product (Walmart vs local) opportunities
Bring together local hobbyists and crafts people to find out what they need to be successful in business, like Farmers in Jefferson
Mills ship out lumber. Make lumber for wood workers to build quality furniture
Textiles for clothing
Brewing
Organise groups of craftsmen/women. How to convert skills to local industries
Challenge: People embracing true cost of goods
Strength: Community Housing Land Trust
Developing local investing industries to serve our immediate needs
Hobbies – Work
Hope: Can sustain without going off the Peninsula
Sources aren’t necessarily cheaper
Gulf between have and have-nots widens (smaller middle)
More of what First Federal does
Expand collective community gardening
What is the tax cost point for mega stores vs local stores? Why does it matter?
Challenges: Dependence on external markets
Challenges: energy costs
We can be on the cutting edge of localising food sales and economic efforts
Conservation
Become a sustainable community
Nippon water rights
Privatization
How much electricity do you need?
Make natural building legal
Stop cronyism
Get the “good ole network” to stop wasting our time and resources
Food security
Corporate ownership of food
Genetically modified food
Privatised water
Corporate profiteering
Economy scale
Inspire City to invest in people instead of business
Hopes: Local businesses in buildings
Hopes: We can attract young people under 25!!
Have a season on deer! All over Clallam County – border to border
Where are the jobs?
Fears: Housing unaffordable
Social and economic system fragile – loss of trust, lack of ownership
Strength of First Federal
Good local stores – a clothing store with locally made clothing
Locally made furniture w/alder
Local meat butchered locally, and locally processed
Commercial kitchen
Challenge: Port Angeles too heavily invested in tourism
Farmland: Still here!
Business incubator – building an incubator a possibility
Fairview – Turn into working farm and teach students how to do farm business
Focus on the waterfront
Clean, working harbour
Climate impact on economy
Resilient
When the crash comes we gave resources
No long term professional opportunity
Fears: Consumerism of kids
Fears: Global economy impact on local economy
Fears: Transportation issues/no public transportation
Fears: Oil issues – transportation/travel limited
Local organic logos
Port Angeles logo for locally grown
We can meet our own local food needs!!
Local stores can seel local produce products
Good programme – encourage home owners to create a small garden – grow an apple tree and pear tree
City Council more responsive to citizens’ needs vs corporations
Mushroom growers
Port Angeles more a part of Victoria
Time bank
City bank
Geothermal retrofit for green
Farmers Market grow produce, buyers
More local businesses
Horizontal organisation
On-demand manufacturing
Mine PA landfill for recycling and environmental protection
More Farmers Market days, more hours
Local resiliency must improve to preserve the whole community
Dissatisfaction will lead people to break with system and bring chgange. Either incentivise change or increase dissatisfaction
Fear: Population +++!! Poverty & crime
Corporate dominance/power
Clallam County Sheriff Department has neighbourhood orgainisation programme for emergency citizen response. Might be model for neighbourhood cooperation, recycling, sharing, reducing consumptions, re-skilling
Share effort: Workers, brains, imagination, gardens, volunteers
Share $$$$ – Locavest!
Contrast consumption
Dependency on “outside” forces
Concern: cost of water (sewer fee) for home gardens
Vacant spaces in downtown PA
Pressure for bigbox economics in PA and Sequim: Don’t make Costco and Walmart family outing tradition
Too many people, too little resources
Bigger is better attitude
Permaculture

Energy

Energy intensity to extract
Hope: Can sustain without going off the Peninsula
Leverage: Smart metering to learn and control own power use
Cost of living: Energy
Renewable energy
Sources aren’t necessarily cheaper
Solar power
Conservation
Become a sustainable community
How much electricity do you need?
Choice of power? Wind, solar, tides, microhydro
How do we return to the energy of the 60’s?
Need to control our gril
Potential of wave power
Could community do it rather than private interest?
Need options explored
Local energy
Geothermal retrofit for green
More renewable energy – active and passive
Solar power
Clallam County Sheriff Department has neighbourhood orgainisation programme for emergency citizen response. Might be model for neighbourhood cooperation, recycling, sharing, reducing consumptions, re-skilling
Permaculture

Food

Loss of farmland
There has already been a study conducted of the local food system and an effort to create a Food Policy Council (Led by the local League of Women Voters)
Hope: Can sustain without going off the Peninsula
Cost of living: Food
We can be on the cutting edge of localising food sales and economic efforts
Conservation
Become a sustainable community
Food security
Corporate ownership of food
Genetically modified food
Opportunities: Community gardens
Opportunities: local community gardens
Juvenile hall – juvenile gardeners
Hopes: Coop food
Local water pollution – food safe?
Food system – local food – Market is great
Secret garden supply – local organic farm supplies
Local meat butchered locally, and locally processed
Commercial kitchen
Farmland: Still here!
Fairview – Turn into working farm and teach students how to do farm business
Build strength of local farms
We have people moving here who want to learn or work as farmers
Local food
Climate impact on food crop
Sustainability! We can grow our own food
Local organic logos
Party with local food products
Community potluck meeting w/local food, wine, music
Port Angeles logo for locally grown
Eat local foods
Town 4th of July picnic
Mainstream people with sustainable food and teaching opportunities
Educate public/selves about food, the need “It doesn’t seem like a good deal” — How? Price comparisons
Farmers Market vs Safeway – Price comparisons
We can meet our own local food needs!!
Local stores can seel local produce products
Good programme – encourage home owners to create a small garden – grow an apple tree and pear tree
Neighbourhood community gardens
Climate change: Food supply
Community greenhouses
Mushroom growers
Farmers Market grow produce, buyers
Urban gardening
More Farmers Market days, more hours
Share effort: Workers, brains, imagination, gardens, volunteers
Need communication clearinghouse
Permaculture

Government

All of our “leaders” buy into the growth idea
Hope: People won’t feel left out.
Need a unifying vision for our town
We can be on the cutting edge of localising food sales and economic efforts
Replace City Council
Make composting poop legal
Make sustainable living legal
Make natural building legal
Hope for PA: Replace most of Council
Stop cronyism
Get the “good ole network” to stop wasting our time and resources
Rethink waterfront
Rethink CSO
Rayonier
Biomass
Codes: People are not concerned: Bad government
Discouragement – nothing happens
Inspire City to invest in people instead of business
People will forget that have the power to do this, and not let the Big Old Boys stop us from doing it
Have a season on deer! All over Clallam County – border to border
Business incubator – building an incubator a possibility
Focus on the waterfront
Lack of vision/cohesion
Collect our own rainwater!
Challenge: Lack of transparency in local government, what gets decided behind closed doors and what gets decided in the open? How does it happen? Maybe we can do without “them”
Short term thinking – or not thinking
Good programme – encourage home owners to create a small garden – grow an apple tree and pear tree
City Council more responsive to citizens’ needs vs corporations
Port Angeles more a part of Victoria
Horizontal organisation
Get kids involved in city plans
City government hold competition in local design. “What do you want your future to look like?” Emphasise youth
Dissatisfaction will lead people to break with system and bring chgange. Either incentivise change or increase dissatisfaction
Corporate dominance/power
Need communication clearinghouse
Concern: cost of water (sewer fee) for home gardens
Vacant spaces in downtown PA
Bigger is better attitude
Permaculture

Water

Port/Ocean: small-scale shipping possible
Hope: Can sustain without going off the Peninsula
Conservation
Become a sustainable community
Nippon water rights
Privatised water
Local water pollution – food safe?
Potential of wave power
Local water
Collect our own rainwater!
Water pollution
Need communication clearinghouse
Concern: cost of water (sewer fee) for home gardens
Permaculture

Public Safety

Possibility of social disintegration
Militarization of our borders
Scared that things will get worse due to scarcity of resources, and “survivalist” instincts will prevail
Fear that the increased militarisation of the Peninsula as characterized by the expansion of Border Patrol will impact personal liberties
Neighbourhood Emergency Preparadness
Guns, drugs
The poor who cannot be self-supporting
Rethink biomass, earthquake-prone waste water treatment
Possible tsunami wave will destroy sewage treatment plant
Sea level rise
Isolated, vulnerable
Neighbourhood emergency cooperatives
Fears: Climate change
Climate change: Forest fires burn our forests
Climate change: Landslide over highway
Emergency preparedness is very difficult in PA
Far from anywhere except one ferry to Victoria
Fear: Population +++!! Poverty & crime
Increase of illegal drug use
Theft to support (drug use)
An increasingly feral society
Clallam County Sheriff Department has neighbourhood orgainisation programme for emergency citizen response. Might be model for neighbourhood cooperation, recycling, sharing, reducing consumptions, re-skilling
Need communication clearinghouse
Permaculture

Society & Community

Gap in social classes
Those who feel they have nothing vs those who look down on them
Undoing growthism
Move somewhat toward society we had 100 years ago
Hope: People won’t feel left out.
Possibility of social disintegration
Old technologies still exist
Need to establish community ties
If the green and organic movement can finally have cought fire, sustainability can catch fire too
Opportunity for new thoughts and ideas for young minds to address solutions
Scared that things will get worse due to scarcity of resources, and “survivalist” instincts will prevail
Strength: Community Housing Land Trust
How do we build good neighbours and neighbourhoods
Hope: Can sustain without going off the Peninsula
Concerned that community doesn’t come together
Gulf between have and have-nots widens (smaller middle)
Neighbourhood Emergency Preparadness
Expand collective community gardening
Community hubs
Change the world… one pedal stroke at a time
Opportunities: Neighbourhood watch
Need a unifying vision for our town
Conservation
Become a sustainable community
Guns, drugs
The poor who cannot be self-supporting
Role models for youth
Privatization
How much electricity do you need?
Would like to see: People helping people
Would like to see: Behave more sustainably
Conscious living
Conscious behaviour
Make composting poop legal
Make sustainable living legal
Conservation behaviour not being enough
Conservation is critical – make them care
Stop cronyism
Get the “good ole network” to stop wasting our time and resources
Hopelessness
Insecurity behaviour
Privatised water
Rethink waterfront
Rethink CSO
Rayonier
Biomass
Codes: People are not concerned: Bad government
Discouragement – nothing happens
People want privacy
Homeless people
Keeping people inspired
Inspire City to invest in people instead of business
Opportunities: Positive people
Juvenile hall – juvenile gardeners
Lots of volunteers – retirees
People will forget that have the power to do this, and not let the Big Old Boys stop us from doing it
Apathy developed and ill-informed people in society
Consumer attitude
Generation attitude
Hopes: People come together
Hopes: We can attract young people under 25!!
Every child deserves a quality education to prepare them for the future
Walking paths
Family
Walkable paths/trails
Take creeks out of culverts
Access trails over gullies and creeks
Make trails more accessable
Fears: Homelessness
Time to change – loss/life possible?
Public education not adapting fast enough
Social and economic system fragile – loss of trust, lack of ownership
Waterfront can bring us together
Community organised neighbourhoods
We have good public art downtown, symphony, art museum
Sustainable together
Challenges or Opportunities?
Collaborate
Hope: Authentic for Port Angeles
Focus on the waterfront
Clean, working harbour
Lack of vision/cohesion
Sea level rise
Resilient
Becoming Port Townsend
Family centre for gathering for fun and learning
Neighbourhood emergency cooperatives
Fears: Consumerism of kids
Fears: Excessive growth of rural populations
Fears: Isolation as a community – Unsustainability! Crisis!
Community potlucks
Get to know people
Celebrate!
Town 4th of July picnic
Mainstream people with sustainable food and teaching opportunities
Educate public/selves about food, the need “It doesn’t seem like a good deal” — How? Price comparisons
Farmers Market vs Safeway – Price comparisons
Short term thinking – or not thinking
Good programme – encourage home owners to create a small garden – grow an apple tree and pear tree
Neighbourhood community gardens
Port Angeles downhill path – living in the past
Port Angeles more a part of Victoria
Horizontal organisation
Make it EASY
Getting people engaged – start with youth
Getting people engaged – on the ground education and alternate
Apathy
Tie the city together
Urban gardening
Don’t teach consumerism!
Far from anywhere except one ferry to Victoria
Local resiliency must improve to preserve the whole community
Get kids involved in city plans
Educate the youth
Face challenges
Be a living example
City government hold competition in local design. “What do you want your future to look like?” Emphasise youth
Acculturated passivity
Dissatisfaction will lead people to break with system and bring chgange. Either incentivise change or increase dissatisfaction
Fear: Population +++!! Poverty & crime
Corporate dominance/power
Increase of illegal drug use
Theft to support (drug use)
An increasingly feral society
Clallam County Sheriff Department has neighbourhood orgainisation programme for emergency citizen response. Might be model for neighbourhood cooperation, recycling, sharing, reducing consumptions, re-skilling
Share effort: Workers, brains, imagination, gardens, volunteers
Share $$$$ – Locavest!
Contrast consumption
Need communication clearinghouse
Vacant spaces in downtown PA
Hope: an appreciation of our place in the natural world
Pressure for bigbox economics in PA and Sequim: Don’t make Costco and Walmart family outing tradition
Too many people, too little resources
Permaculture
Hope: Creating our own values rather than from outside forces
Better connections with neighbours

Transportation

Port/Ocean: small-scale shipping possible
Sustainable transport for aging/physically limited populations
Hopefully to have transportation from further reaches of town into main parts without driving one person per car
Carpools, conveyer belts, gondolas
More public transportation, running more often, on more extensive routes, using electic or solar-powered transport vehicles
How does our transportation system move people more effectively?
Sustainable transport for aging/physically limited populations
Hope: Can sustain without going off the Peninsula
Sources aren’t necessarily cheaper
Change the world… one pedal stroke at a time
Conservation
Become a sustainable community
Hopes: traffic circles
We have local bicyclist org to build on – need education for public; need barriers
Need alternative transportation for those who can’t bike, better buses, small units for rural – Many moved out of town intentionally
Challenge: Port Angeles too heavily invested in tourism
Transportation cooperative
Green transportation/neighbours to be more community-oriented (nurture friendships)
Bicycles, walk; educate the young (our students and their parents)
Fears: Oil issues – transportation/travel limited
More, accessible public transportation
Climate change: Bridge closure
Climate change: Landslide over highway
Port Angeles more a part of Victoria
Tie the city together
Far from anywhere except one ferry to Victoria
Walkable, cycleable, golf cartable
Dependency on “outside” forces
Permaculture

Waste

How do we handle our waste stream?
Hope that we could generate energy or new uses for our waste!
Hope: Can sustain without going off the Peninsula
Conservation
Become a sustainable community
Make composting poop legal
Make sustainable living legal
Local water pollution – food safe?
Clean, working harbour
Air pollution
Water pollution
Mine PA landfill for recycling and environmental protection
Clallam County Sheriff Department has neighbourhood orgainisation programme for emergency citizen response. Might be model for neighbourhood cooperation, recycling, sharing, reducing consumptions, re-skilling
Permaculture

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