Bainbridge Celebrates Earth Day 2008
Learn, play, celebrate and
get your hands dirty! Be a good steward of the Earth! Something for everyone! For a list of events visit the Sustainable Bainbridge/Earth Day link.
Rainwater Catchment Hands-on Workshop
Saturday April 5, 1:00- 5:00pm
Sponsored by Bainbridge Permaculture Guild, Bainbridge Island Watershed
Council, and DRIP (Demonstrating Rainwater Irrigation Possibilities)
Design & install a rainwater catchment system for your yard
& garden. Names will also be taken for people interested in
purchasing a 3000 gallon catchment tank at discount prices.
Advance registration required ($25) Space limited.
To register contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Citizen Climate Lobby
April 6, 3:00-6:00pm, Bainbridge Library
Do you want to make an impact on Climate Change beyond changing
light bulbs? A Citizens Climate Lobby is forming to network caring
citizens across the country to influence the Congress on Legislation
regarding Climate Change. This initiative uses a proven model that
takes only a few hours a month, yet uses that time to strategically
inform and create meaningful action. Join Marshall Saunders, Founder of
the Citizen Climate Lobby to talk about the Citizen Climate Lobby and
Contact: Peggi Erickson 206-842-2232
Sustainable First Mondays!
April 7, 7:00-9:00pm, The Commons, Bjune Drive
Sponsored by Sustainable Bainbridge
Theme: Sustainable Stories
What is more inspiring then hearing your neighbors tell stories about
what they are doing to live more sustainably and seeing those stories
come to life before your eyes? Join us this month as we forward the
Sustainable Stories Project. We will be sharing a couple of homemade
videos that present inspiring stores and have filmmakers on hand to
help capture some stories from the evening to be presented later to the
community. We will also be sharing tips on how you can capture your own
story on video at home to be shared with the larger community.Contact: email@example.com
Agriculture Code Meeting
8, 7:00 pm, Bainbridge
Island Grange Hall, 10340 N.Madison
If you have
questions or are interested in producing user-friendly agriculture and farming
codes, please attend this meeting and help shape local agricultural
regulations. If you cannot attend, please email any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360)
337-7171 X 23.Seattle Green Festival
April 12-13, 2008, Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place, Level 4 The Green Festival
is a joint project of Global Exchange
and Co-op America.
Enjoy 150 other visionary speakers and 300 green exhibits on a great
variety of topics-from sustainable food and strong local economies to
green building and youth in action.
The Bainbridge Permaculture Guild
April 16, 7:00-9:00pm
Holly Lane Gardens, Bainbridge Island
The topic of the evening is poultry - chickens, ducks, geese,
turkeys. Bring your favorite poultry raising methods and stories to
share with others. Consider how incorporating a few chickens in your
backyard permaculture site can fill niches and serve multiple needs. Of
course we'll also talk about whatever is on people's minds, as we
usually do at these informal monthly gatherings.
For More Info: Chuck Estin at email@example.com.
Bring Your Bag Day!
April 19, 2008
Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce,
Sustainable Bainbridge, Town & Country Markets, and other community
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 19th as "Bring Your Bag Day". We'll have reusable bags available
at a great price during the Earth Day events on April 19.
Americans consume 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).
For more information, contact Els Heyne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sustainable Garden Workshop
Saturday, April 26, 10:00am to 12:20pm
Sponsored by Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
Ann Lovejoy will offer a free slide-accompanied talk on
practical sustainable gardening for Bainbridge Islanders. Learn to
create and maintain gardens and landscapes easily and efficiently using
safe and sustainable techniques. Bring your notebooks and your
questions! Stay for a potluck lunch.
For more information, contact Madelyn Fox at 842-5360