In This Issue
Action News
Sustainable Living Tips
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!


We like Buy Nothing Day, an annual campaign sponsored by AdBusters. Staged on November 28, the busiest shopping day of the year, we think it's a good way to take stock of the deeper ramifications of over-consumption and rethink our gift-giving choices.

We suggest using our Sustainable Holiday Guide (online December 1st) to find creative gift ideas that are environmentally friendly, community-minded, and supports our local economy-after Buy Nothing Day that is!

Regional Actions
Sustainable Bainbridge Board member Neva Welton was recently recognized as one of the most influential people in Seattle for co-founding SCALLOPS, a regional network of sustainability groups like Sustainable Bainbridge.


Everything is coming up green this holiday season--from eating more locally harvested foods to thoughtful, sustaining choices for gift-giving and activities.  We're grateful for the good we've all shared,  and send you our best wishes for a season filled with joy and light!

December Events

Monday, December 1
7-9pm, Bainbridge  Commons, (next to Senior Center on Brien Drive)
Sustainable First Monday Presents...
"Between Grace and Fear: The Role of the Arts in a Time of Change," with Bill Cleveland

Join us for an inspiring evening with Bill Cleveland, Bainbridge resident, author of Art and Upheaval, and Director of the Center for the Study of Art and Community. Bill will share stories and lead discussion about the vital role of creativity, story-telling and art-making in the formation of our world views, the growth of community culture and the development of local sustainability. Co-sponsored by Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council and Bainbridge Island Creativity Center.  Please bring your personal cup for tea.

Holiday Events
Please visit our website starting December 1st to see a list of holiday events from our Sustainable Holiday Guide!

Coming in 2009

Sustainable Bainbridge Co-Hosts "Salmonpeople", a one-man show written and performed by Peter Donaldson                          Reserve your seats early!                                
Two Shows:  Saturday, January 10, 7:30 pm and Sunday, January 11, 3:00 pm                          Bainbridge Performing Arts

"Salmonpeople" is a one-man theatrical performance  about the interdependence of salmon and people in the Pacific Northwest.  The story, richly staged and told through the eyes of Cyrus Jackson, unfolds a delightfully disturbing history of the Pacifice Northwest and a lesson on the ultimate economics of mother nature.  The  show is a homespun tapestry of character insight, good science, good humor, and astounding freehand cartography. (Recommended for family audiences; best for ages 10 and up.  January 5-8, Peter will be leading sessions in Bainbridge Island schools.)        
Tickets: $25 Adult, $10 Youth, College & Seniors (Group discounts for 20-50 tickets)
Tickets online at:  As you buy your tickets online, check "Sustainable Bainbridge" on the list of co-hosts, and 50% of the ticket price will go to support our community programs and projects.
Sustainable Bainbridge Action News

Sound Food
Looking for some local food inspiration?  BITV is cooking up a Thanksgiving special featuring an entire meal made from Island-raised food. They've visited local farms to gather all the fixings, and IslandWood chef Jim White has turned it into a mouthwatering feast. The show will air beginnng Wednesday, November 26, and will be repeated on the following schedule:  on Comcast Channel 12, it will show on Thursday at 9 am, 12 noon, 1:30, 3, 5, 10 pm, 7 pm; on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9 am, noon, 3, 5, 7, and 10; on Monday - Thursday at 9 am, noon, 5 pm and 10 pm.  You can see it on Channel 22 Thursday - Thursday at 8:30 am, 6 pm, and 11 pm.  The show can also be accessed via the internet beginning November 26 at 

Sustainable Bainbridge Holiday Guide
Many thanks to everyone who responded to our request for local, green gift-giving ideas! We were overjoyed with the quality and quantity of your suggestions. Please help spread the word...

This holiday season, give sustainably! Use the online guide, compiled by Sustainable Bainbridge, to find creative gift ideas that are environmentally friendly, community-minded, and supports our local economy. Included you'll find information on arts and crafts sales, do-it-yourself gift workshops, charitable giving options, local events and experiences available as gift certificates, Bainbridge stores and businesses that sell locally-made or "green" gifts, and ideas for home-made and recycled holiday decorations. You can view the guide starting December 1st online at

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 us!
Volunteer Opportunities

Do you love documentary films? Would you like to bring compelling, educational films on sustainability to Bainbridge Island? Sustainable Bainbridge is looking for someone to coordinate our newest project Matinees that Matter, in partnership with the Historic Lynwood Theatre. Films will be shown once a month starting in Feb. 2009. For more information contact us at:

West Sound Academy High School student Jake Yearous needs your help! Jake is doing a Long-Term Independent Project focused on the transition to sustainable energy, and he wants to learn what people would need in order to be willing to commit to renewable energy. Jake would appreciate any feedback and is interested in the community's opinions.  If you are interested in helping Jake with his project, please email: and reference Jake in the subject line.
Sustainable Living Tips

Starting December 1st, visit the Sustainable Bainbridge website for our Sustainable Holiday Guide.  Here's a preview to get your green gift-giving ideas flowing...

At the Interfaith Council Gift Exchange you can bring your gently used toys or other gift items for re-gifting in exchange for "Giving Bucks" that you can use to purchase other donated gift items. Drop off gifts on Friday, December 5, between 4 - 9 pm. Shop Saturday, December 6, 9 am - noon. Location: Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, 8677 Madison Ave. N.