|SB Board News
Newly Elected 2008 SB Board Officers
Maradel Gale: President
Sallie Maron: Vice-President
Els Heyne: Treasurer
SB RecommendsImagine the Future
No one knows what our city will look like in 2108. But why not have fun imagining?
By John King (San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 29, 2008)
until March 15, 2008. Marine Critical Areas on BI
A petition was filed with the Central Puget
Sound Growth Management Hearings Board challenging the legality of the
City's revised Critical Areas ordinance (CAO). The primary issue raised
in the petition is whether the protections afforded by the City's CAO
and the Shoreline Management Master Program provide adequate protection
to the marine critical areas of Bainbridge Island.
COBI is currently accepting
Coming in March, the Board of Sustainable Bainbridge will engage in our yearly assessment of our mission, goals, and policies. If you've had ideas or comments, yet unexpressed, please email us at: email@example.com and let us know how we're doing and what else we can be doing to promote sustainability on Bainbridge. Many thanks!
Sustainable First Mondays!
March 3, 7:00-9:00pm, The Commons, Bjune Drive
Would you like to know where to find local food that's seasonal and fresh? Please join us to preview the new local food map, meet the farmers, and talk about creative ways to connect producers and consumers.We're eager to hear your ideas about how to grow a vibrant and sustainable local food economy.We'll also share information about our upcoming local food newsletter and about plans for a terrific tasting event with Islandwood Chef Jim White on March 20. Whether you're interested in growing, buying, cooking or eating good food, this will be a great evening for making connections.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sallie at 206.842.5306
Cooking with Local Foods
Thursday, March 20th from 7:00-9:00pm,
Islandwood Chef Jim White has accepted the challenge of showing what can be
done with local foods in March - a month notorious for the paucity of its
Contact: email@example.com or call Sallie at 206.842.5306
The Bainbridge Permaculture Guild
Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop
Saturday, March 15,1:00-5:00pm, Holly Lane Gardens.
We'll learn several techniques for grafting, provide ample opportunity to
practice, and how to graft onto existing trees. Purchase your own baby grafted
trees ($5 each) to take home with you. All materials and tools provided.
Grafting knives available for purchase as well. If you have collected
scionwood, you may bring it to the scionwood exchange. If you want to
purchase scionwood, it will be available at $.25/stick. Workshop cost: $25.
Please RSVP to Chuck Estin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bainbridge Permaculture Guild
For More Info: Chuck Estin at email@example.com.
Wednesday, March 12, 7:00-9:00pm, Holly Lane Gardens
Bring your open pollinated seeds for a seed exchange, if you have any.
Open pollinated seeds will be available for purchase so you can save your own
seeds for a fall seed exchange. We'll also share information and discuss seed
saving and how to save different varieties of plant seed. It would be great to
create our own community seed exchange-each of us taking different seeds to
grow out for the others. Hope to see you there.
Saturday October 18, 2008, Woodward Middle School
Mark you Calendars and save
your electronics! Electronics recycling is scheduled for Saturday October 18 2008
from 9 to 1 pm at the
Woodward middle school. For more
information, contact Els Heyne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Great Peninsula Future Festival
August 2-3, 2008, Port Gamble
The first annual Great Peninsula Future Festival, August 2-3 in Port Gamble, will feature world-class entertainment, hand-made crafts, delectable food, interactive displays and educational booths organized around the theme of sustainable living. Planners expect between 5,000 and 8,000 to "come for the entertainment and stay for the message."
For detailed information on how you can become a sponsor, exhibitor or supporter, visit the GPFF website at www.greatpeninsulafuturefestival.org. Or you can contact Sandra Bauer at 425-788-7496.
|Sustainable Bainbridge Action News
Sustainable First Mondays and Asset-Mapping
From Bainbridge Graduate
Institute Students: We would like to all those who participated in the
January Sustainable First Mondays. We sincerely thank you for welcoming us to
your meeting and for sharing valuable insights about your visions and reflections
of Bainbridge Island. As mentioned in the Monday meeting, our Team developed
several surveys that will help us gather data and determine relevant fields for
the website tool we plan to develop. We believe this tool is an essential part
of helping Bainbridge Island foster sustainability through collecting and
sharing local information to network and engage the community.
would like to ask you for your expertise, as a resident, community member and
professional to please fill out one of these surveys. Select the survey that best describes where
your interests and expertise lie. Also,
feel free to send it along to friends to fill out!
and Farm Survey is for those who produce and/or consume local food.
Organization, and Institution Survey is for anyone on
Bainbridge Island who works in a business, organization, or
institution. It is intended to collect
information about their relationship to the BI community.
Sustainability Survey is for any citizen of Bainbridge Island who is interested in a thorough evaluation of their
Energy Solutions Survey is for anyone on Bainbridge Island who has
experience or interest in sustainable energy solutions.
Building Survey is intended for anyone who provides or contributes to the
creation of green building or low impact development on Bainbridge
Island. The survey also pertains to consumers or future consumers that
are personally interested in green building or low impact development practices
within the community.
more information contact: SustainableBainbridgeBGI@gmail.com
Paper and Plastic Bag
Bring Your Bag Day! We want to help our
fellow islanders get into the habit of using reusable bags when they shop-- not
just in the grocery stores, but for all their shopping. We're ready to launch a community-wide
initiative on Earth Day, and we're asking the Bainbridge City Council to declare
April 19, 2008as "Bring Your Bag Day". We'll also have
reusable bags available at a great price during the Earth Day events on April
more than 10 billion paper bags each year. Some 14 million trees are cut down
annually for paper bag production.
The U.S. uses 100
billion plastic bags annually, made from an estimated 12 million barrels of
oil. (Washington Post, 2007)
This initiative is a
partnership between the Chamber of Commerce, Sustainable Bainbridge, Town &
Country Markets, and other community members.
For more information, contact Els Heyne
Earth Day Planning
Only three months until Earth Day!
Get in on the ground floor of planning one of the most family-friendly events
on Bainbridge Island.
Here are the
ways you can participate:Contribute your own story! Make a
film! Share a resource! Volunteer! Currently, we are searching for professional or amateur
filmmakers to get us started.
Bainbridge Organizational Needs
Have a knack for outreach, public
relations, or volunteer coordination? We need you!
For all three volunteer requests, please contact: email@example.com
Trust for Working Landscapes
If you have any
questions, please contact Beth Balas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
needed In the fields Saturday, March 1 to finish an
irrigation project- - piping and
filling in Brian McWorters area, Akio's new raspberry field, and Karen's
corn patch. The pump house project needs an extra oomph to transport premanufactured
shed components to the pond and to do a real shed-raising! Wear boots, jeans, gloves -
stuff for dirt work. Not a bad idea to bring a shovel but there are tools there
too. Park by the PUMPKIN PATCH/ Berry stand area.
|Sustainable Living Tips
Reduce In-Home Catalogue Delivery
You can save trees and reduce green house gasses by decreasing
the amount of catalogues you receive at home. Catalogchoice.org,
was launched by a coalition of environmental groups, including the National
Resources Defense Council and the National Wildlife Federation. Already, more than half a million people have become members
and have opted out of more than 6 million catalogs.