|SB Board News
Sustainable Bainbridge is proud to
announce our new office at the Marge Williams Center, 221
Winslow Way, alongside
some of Bainbridge Island's most notable nonprofit organizations!
The City of Bainbridge Island, with the help of Ed Call, are working diligently to create neighborhoods that work together to handle a myriad of emergencies. Is your neighborhood prepared? Check out the COBI Emergency Preparedness web pages for more information on how to organize your neighborhood.
Practices in School
Local Bainbridge school, Voyager
Montessori Elementary is committed to sustainable practices both inside and
outside the classroom every school day.
Living our Cooperative Values: Sustainable
Alternatives to a Culture in Crisis
Sunday November 2
1:00-3:00pm, Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue in Seattle
includes farmers, activists, organizers, business and political leaders creating
ways to live that meet human needs, strengthen our local food economy, and
sustain the Earth: Richard
Conlin, Seattle City Council; Lottie Cross, Black Dollar Days Task Force; Heather
Day, Community Alliance for Global Justice; Diane Dempster, Charlie's Produce; Derek
Hoshiko, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies; Dan Hulse, Tacoma Food
Co-op; Sue McGann, Marra Farm; Mark McIntyre, Cascade Harvest Coalition; Laura
Niemi, Seattle Tilth Association; Viki Sonntag, EcoPraxis; 21 Acres Center for
Local Food and Sustainable Living.
more information call Madison Market 206.329.1545 or e-mail email@example.com
Sustainable Bainbridge sends our sincerest thanks to everyone who made Green October a success! From partnering organizations to speakers, volunteers, and participants, we are reminded once again that we live in an amazing community of engaged, caring people who are making their lives and Bainbridge Island more sustainable. In this approaching season of gratitude, we are indeed thankful for all you do.
Monday, November 3
7-9pm, The Commons, Bjune Drive
Sustainable First Monday Presents...
What's your Vote for Actions
to Achieve a More Sustainable City?
Join us for presentations by
Bainbridge residents who have ideas for a more sustainable City of Bainbridge
Island. There will be time for spontaneous suggestions from the audience and
at the end of the evening, everyone attending gets to vote on the ideas that
show greatest promise. Presenters include:
Tom Von Schrader: An expert on green
infrastructure and low impact development -- will talk about the importance of
surface water to our city, and what we could be doing with rainwater.
Hilary Franz: An environmental
attorney and City Council member -- will talk about City action steps to
achieve a smaller carbon footprint.
Charlie Wenzlau: A local
architect -- will show how "small can be beautiful", with a slide show
on cottage housing and sustainability in home design.
Barry Peters: A Sustainable
Bainbridge co-founder and City Council member -- will show slides on recycling
treated and purified water back onto the land and into our aquifers, for a more
sustainable supply of fresh water.
Saturday, November 1
10:00am - 5:00pm, Suquamish United Church of Christ, 18732 Division
and Global Holiday Faire
green and healthy practices into the holiday season. Local and global
nonprofit organizations will show their products and have donation
certificates and memberships available for you to purchase and give as gifts. Faire shoppers can buy
recycled garden art, jewelry, new & gently used items, delicious organic
products, tree seedlings, silent auction items from local businesses and more.
Guest speaker topics will include solar energy, habitat protection
wildlife preservation, global warming and green holiday ideas.
Entertainment for the entire family will include the "Haute Trash
Fashion" show, and performances for children by "The Frog Chorus" and a
visit from WestSound Wildlife Shelter's owl.
more info contact: Susan Hancock at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360)
|Sustainable Bainbridge Action News
As you make plans to gather with family and friends,
consider adding at least one locally grown edible to your celebration.
The harvest is ready-sugar pumpkins for pie,
multi-colored squashes, earthy potatoes, fresh onions, robust garlic
and lots more. Let this bounty of locally-grown vegetables add
fresh flair and flavor to your Thanksgiving feast. It's a wonderful
way to eat well, honor our
local farmers and preserve the productive farmland we cherish. We'll be
recipes and more information about local food at www.soundfood.org
lively Bainbridge Farmers' Market has taken leave of its summer location, but
will reappear at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church for five consecutive
Saturdays beginning November 22,
10am-3pm-- just in time for Thanksgiving!
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
Carbon Neutral Bainbridge
There has been much activity on the Island lately on the issue of
Energy, Carbon Footprint and Climate Change. This year's Bainbridge
Island Environmental Conference in September focused on Positive Energy: Practical Ways to Generate, Use and Conserve Energy. The conference
assembled a large group of people on and around Bainbridge Island who wish to
help address global warming and solve our current energy crisis. More recently, Community Energy Solutions sponsored the
Kitsap County Solar Tour showcasing seven cutting edge examples of energy
conservation and renewable energy on Bainbridge and Kitsap County. Last
week, Puget Sound Energy met with Island citizens to seek ways to delay or
prevent a 3rd electrical substation on Bainbridge. Efforts
continue on several fronts to reduce Bainbridge Island's carbon
footprint. One of these is a new initiative called Carbon Neutral
Bainbridge, which is intended to help Bainbridge Island achieve carbon
neutrality by putting in place goals, strategies and campaigns for reducing
carbon emissions in our community. If you are interested in helping
Bainbridge become carbon neutral, please contact email@example.com
Suquamish Tribe has formed a committee to work to make the 2009 canoe
journey hosting "waste-free." They are
expecting 10,000 people the first day, and the event lasts five days!
tribe is looking for volunteers who can help with the practical side of
figuring out how to do this event without generating waste, and then
perhaps helping during the event next summer to implement the plan. If
you are interested in helping out, please contact Kelly Gemmell (firstname.lastname@example.org).