Many thanks to all who helped make Earth Day on Bainbridge Island a memorable event! While there are many definitions of sustainability, we believe community-building is one of the most important things we can do to strengthen our local ecology and economy.
To that end, here are several suggestions for getting green with community:
See details for these (and more) below and have a great month!
- Join us May 5th for the film, The Power of Community
- Engage in one of the suggestions from our Sustainability Tips
- Apply for the Creative Grounds community arts grant
Creative Grounds: Communities Building Neighborhood Projects
May 1, 7:30pm, Island Center Hall
Learn more about Creative Grounds, a program funded by the Public
Art Committee that seeks to inspire communities to generate project
ideas that will enhance or transform a public space within their
neighborhood. The awarded community will be eligible for reimbursement
up to $8,000.00 for applicable costs as the project is built.
Contact: Kelly Davidson (Kellyfirstname.lastname@example.org) or Klass Hesselink (email@example.com)
10th Annual Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival
May 1-4, Johnson Hall,
University of Washington.
Fifty-seven films and shorts. Notable filmmakers and speakers.
detailed film schedule, go to http://www.hazelfilm.org
Renewable Energy Expo
May 4, 10:00am-5:00pm, Seattle Center Pavilion
The region's premier renewable fuel
event, complete with
Renewable Energy Expo, vehicles, demonstrations, kids'
activities, and interactive biodiesel discussion panels.
For more Info: www.nwbiodiesel.org
Sustainable First Mondays!
Film: The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil May 5, 7:00-9:00pm, The Commons,
Sponsored by Sustainable Bainbridge
If you haven't seen this inspiring film yet, don't miss this opportunity! When the
Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With
imports of oil cut by more than half - and food by 80 percent - people were
desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the
community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans
share how they transformed from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural
system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. A
story of hope and resilience. Discussion and networking follows.
For more Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Energy Solutions: An Evening with Kathleen O'Brien
Sponsored by Sustainable Bainbridge
Mark your calendars! Award-winning sustainable design and
building consultant and teacher Kathleen O'Brien will talk about refitting your home with green options. More details to follow in the coming weeks.
|Sustainable Bainbridge Action News
Sound Food, a new project of Sustainable Bainbridge, is live!
Check out the Sound Food Local Farms Map,
your one-stop resource for knowing where to get the freshest locally
grown food on Bainbridge Island and in the Puget Sound area!
Sound Food also encourages you to share stories, resources and ideas about eating
locally and seasonally. You can contribute an article to the community
blogs, participate in a discussion forum, sign up for the newsletter,
or just visit the site to learn more about how to find food grown and harvested closer to home.
Paper and Plastic Bag
The Earth Day Bag campaign was a huge success. Safeway gave away free reusable bags for every customer that
came in and report a large increase in people bringing
in their own bags since Earthday. Ace handed out 1000 free bags. Town
and Country reported that reusable bag usage after the event has gone up from
15% to 25% .
Many other stores participated in the
"Bring your Bag Day" event as well: Walt groceries, Rite
Aid, Eagle Harbor Books, Paper Products, Bay Hay and Feed, Classic
Cycle, The Traveler Store, Port Madison Homes, Town and Country, Safeway, Ace,
Hockett and Olsen, Law Off. of Lynda McMaken and Vern's Pharmacy.
you for making it a great success and remember to use your bags everyday!
Bainbridge Communications Outreach Volunteer
Have a knack for public
relations? Sustainable Bainbridge is looking for someone who can work about 8 hours per month helping us get the word out about all of the exciting things happening with the organization.