|SB Board News
Sustainable Bainbridge will have a booth at the Farmer's Market on Saturday, September 27th. This
is the first time we will be at the Market and we are excited to meet
folks and talk about all of the work we are doing and including the
great line up of events for Green October. See you there!
Consumer Consequences is an interactive game designed to
illustrate the impact of our lifestyles on the Earth. The game asks a series of questions about your lifestyle, and as you play, it will show you how many "Earths" of natural resources it would take to sustain all 6.6 billion humans if everyone lived like you.
The Seattle Bioneers
Conference returns to Seattle on
October 17-19, 2008 at the
WA State Convention
& Trade Center.
The Seattle Bioneers Conference includes a
mix of live satellite
broadcasts and local speakers discussing
practical solutions to
environmental and social challenges.
Link here for more information.
Summer may be over, but at Sustainable Bainbridge "green" is a year round commitment!
We are excited to tell you about Green October, a series of four events that offer an inspiring array of sustainable practices here on Bainbridge and in the greater Puget Sound region. See full details below.
And don't forget, there are still two great events in September: "Business Adaptation in the Face of
Peak Oil, Climate Change and our Shifting Energy Future" on September 25, 7-9pm
at Hyla Middle School and the Harvest Fair at Johnson Farm on Sunday, September 28,
11:00am-4:00pm. Visit the SB website for more information.
We hope you'll join us for one or more of these events in an effort to create a more sustainable Bainbridge.
Monday, October 6
7-9pm, The Commons, Bjune Drive
Sustainable First Monday Presents...
Sustainability Initiatives in Action: The Best of Puget Sound
Join Sustainable Bainbridge and special guests from all over Puget Sound
bringing news of innovative, successful sustainability practices from their
communities. Initiatives such as "Undriving"
from Sustainable Ballard, Puget Sound Community Change Card from Interra Project, and Solid Ground's Lettuce Link Program from King County.
This inspiring, hopeful evening will also include time for everyone who
wants to share their best practices, from personal lifestyle changes, to
business practices, to systems change agents!
Thursday, October 9th
What Bainbridge Can Learn from Seattle's Green City Initiatives
Speaker: Seattle City Council President Richard Conlin
Richard Conlin, Seattle City Council President, Board Member of YES! Magazine,
and a founder of Sustainable Seattle will talk about his city's innovative
green initiatives, promoting vibrant neighborhoods, sustainable community,
fighting climate change and protecting the environment. Learn about: his
groundbreaking Zero Waste Program; the effort to eliminate disposable bags that
the chemical industry is fighting; the city's bicycling and pedestrian
projects; current work to promote local food; and Seattle's support for green
building, and sustaining our urban forest. Following the presentation, there
will be ample time for Q&A.
Saturday October 18th
9:00am-1:00pm, Woodward Middle School
Electronic Recycling (and CFL's!)
Co-sponsored with Kitsap County Solid Waste Division
Clean out your garage! This is a great opportunity to dispose of computers,
TV's, cell phones, stereos, and more in an environmentally sound way. Download
the form from the SB website to see a full list of items we are accepting. Proceeds benefit
For more information, contact Els Heyne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 18th & 19th
5 pm matinee each day, Historic Lynwood Theatre
Film: Good Food- Sustainable Food & Farming in the Pacific NW
With Filmmakers Melissa Young and mark Dworkin!
Co-sponosred with Sound Food (a project of SB), Bainbridge Island Farmer's
Market, Green Sanctuary Program of Cedars UU Church, Grace Episcopal Church,
and Trust for Working Landscapes
Something remarkable is happening in the Pacific Northwest; family farms are
making a comeback, and food--where it comes from, how it is grown and how it is
processed--is becoming more important for everyone.
Good Food, which premiered at the Seattle International Film
Festival June 4th and 7th to enthusiastic audiences in sold out theaters.,
introduces us to the local farmers and ranchers, stores and restaurants that
are building a sustainable food system.
Visit the website: www.goodfoodthemovie.org
Sustainable Bainbridge Action News
Tasting succulent fresh figs and warm vine-ripened tomatoes
were two delicious perks at the Ferry Farm Stand on twelve consecutive
Wednesdays this summer. Our pilot
program to bring the farm to the ferry commuters was a rousing success judging
by the smiles and support of the friendly, fast-moving commuters. We sold almost $11,000 worth of fresh produce
grown by local farmers who received 100% of the sales money.
This project was possible because of generous community
collaboration. In addition to our local
farmers, we're grateful to the Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce and Kitsap
Transit for allowing us to stage the farm stand at the kiosk area by the ferry
terminal. Our appreciation also goes to
Bainbridge Community Foundation for a grant to pay for expenses, including the
bright yellow aprons that added extra sunshine to each farm stand day. And, finally, we had wonderful volunteers who
did a terrific job of selling the fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers.
We're making plans
for next summer, so stay in touch at www.soundfood.org!
Community Asset Inventory
Bainbridge took another step forward in our plan to provide Island
residents with a comprehensive tool for accessing BI organizations,
initiatives, and know-how in the broad areas of sustainability. We are
working on the finishing touches with Justin Tillman of Bainbridge
Graduate Institute and then will convene a team of ten islanders to
help us train, collect and show data. Stay tuned for more details!
One Call For All
Sustainable Bainbridge is a proud partner organization and beneficiary of the
Island-wide One Call For All annual fundraising drive. Look for the One Call
For All red envelope which will arrive in your mail box in October and
consider a generous donation to Sustainable Bainbridge. Help One Call for All reach One Million in 2008! We get 100 percent of all donations made to
Sustainable Bainbridge is looking for a few volunteers to help take in electronic goods at Woodward Middle School on October 18th. Contact: Els at email@example.com
Sustainable First Monday (SFM)Monitor Salmon in BI Streams
Do you have a sustainable "best practice" from your business, organization, volunteer work, or personal life? October's SFM will feature "best practices" from around the Puget Sound and you are welcome to present your proven practice. Contact: Neva at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join members of the Bainbridge Island Watershed Council in their 4th annual program to monitor spawning salmon. From mid-October through the end of the year, volunteers walk in teams once a week to access conditions. Volunteers must attend the mandatory training, Saturday, September 27th, 10am-1pm, at City Hall. For more information or to register, call 780-3797.
Sustainable Living Tips
It's back to
school time! Back to school means back to the sometimes arduous chore of
packing school lunches. Save yourself (and the environment) repeated trips to
the store in search of plastic baggies, "snack size" convenience foods, and
water bottles. Think zero-waste lunches instead. Have a variety of reusable
storage containers on hand for sandwiches, fruits, and veggies.
If you find
a plastic baggie to be necessary, then keep in mind they may be washed and
reused many times. By following these general guidelines, you are single-handedly
helping to reduce the average of 67 pounds of packaging thrown away by American
school aged children each year.
waste producers come in the form of plastic water bottles, juice boxes,
sandwich baggies, yoghurt and fruit cup containers, and foil-type packaging of
"snack size" convenience foods.
of your child's culinary delights in an insulated, (lead and mercury-free)
reusable lunch bag paired with an eco-friendly (BPA-free) water bottle and
cloth napkin. The good old-fashioned thermos and reusable ice pack should be
used for keeping foods hot or cold. No need to pack unnecessary utensils, as
those are usually made available by the school cafeteria.
in bulk, not only avoids the excess packaging of convenience type foods, but
also will save you money in the long run.
was written by Lori Alford from The Treehugger's Party Guide.