In This Issue
Action News
Sustainable Living Tips
SB Board News

Are you interested in serving on the Board of
Sustainable Bainbridge? We are currently taking names for future openings. Drop us a line and let us what skills and interests you would bring to our hard working Board.



Congratulations to Kathleen Thorne for being this years Island Treasure. The Island Treasure awards, established in 1999, honor those who have made outstanding community contributions in the area of the arts or humanities on Bainbridge Island.

Kathleen has been serving as the Publicity Coordinator for Sustainable Bainbridge since September, and we can say firsthand that she is a treasure, indeed!


Regional Actions
Become a Climate Postcard Captain with the Environmental Priorities Coalition

Their goal is to get at least 3,000 postcards signed from across the state by February 19th. That's the day that hundreds of folks will head to Olympia for Environmental Lobby Day to meet with their legislators face-to-face. What a perfect opportunity to send a strong message and deliver the postcards to every single legislator in the state!  

Sign up today!

Happy New Year from Sustainable Bainbridge!!!

Thank you for all of your support in 2008. We are excited about our new and continuing programs and initiatives for 2009. We hope to see you at January's Sustainable First Monday to talk about the upcoming year.


Monday, January 5
Sustainable First Monday
7-9pm, Bainbridge Commons, (next to Senior Center on Brien Drive)

Join Sustainable Bainbridge and fellow citizens for a lively conversation about the effect of current events on our community and our lives.  We'll share stories about our experiences and our hopes for a new chapter in our nation's history, and think out loud together about how to keep the energy flowing right here in our community!  
Questions to spark our thinking -
ˇ   What effects have current events (election of a new President, our economy, world affairs, etc.) had on your lives and our community?
ˇ   What issue or need for change are you most concerned or passionate about, and what gives you hope?
ˇ   How do you see your life changing, and what adjustments do you want/need to make?  How do you see yourself contributing to the change? 
For our conversations, we'll use the Conversation Café process, which asks us to respect all viewpoints, seek to understand rather than persuade and look for new insights.
Bring your own cup for a spot of tea!

Salmonpeople: A one-man show written and performed by Peter Donaldson 
Saturday, January 10, 7:30 pm and Sunday, January 11, 3:00 pm

A 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.)

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.

Yes We Must!: An Environmental Film and Discussion Series (January-March)
Harbor Congregational Church (Madison and Winslow Way) Fellowship Hall, Doors open at 6:45 PM; program begins at 7 PM

This film series will examine moral issues and practical solutions related to urgent environmental challenges. The series is sponsored by Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church Green Sanctuary committee, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church (EHCC), Grace Episcopal Church Earth and Spirit committee, and IslandWood. Refreshments will be provided; please bring your own beverage mug and your own chair cushion. There is no admission charge; donations are always appreciated.

Jan. 16:  "Renewal - What are people of faith doing to protect our environment?"
Jan. 23:  "The Greening of Southie - What does green building mean to those who build and live in it?"

For more details visit:

Underwater Neighborhoods: On The Big Screen
Bainbridge Island: February 1, 2009 at IslandWood, 7-9 p.m.
Co-sponsored by Sustainable Bainbridge

A stone's throw from shore is a world that very few get to see, yet it is a major part of our neighborhood.  Join underwater videographer John Williams for a breathtaking journey through our water wilderness and a discussion about how art, science, education, and recreation are involved in protecting and preserving the health of Puget Sound.

John will be showing excerpts from SEA-Inside: Pacific Northwest -- the Northwest's only TV series about what's below the surface.  DVDs of the TV series as well as a documentary about the seasons underwater around Bainbridge Island ("Return of the Plankton") will be available for purchase at some venues. 

For More Information...

Monday, February 2, 2009
Sustainable First Monday

7- 9pm, Bainbridge Commons, 402 Brien Dr. SE (Waterfront Park). Free.
Sustainable First Monday: Neighborhood Sustainability/Preparedness. Join Sustainable Bainbridge in a discussion on emergency preparedness and strategies for defining and enhancing your neighborhood relationships. We will focus on building relationships, planning for short term situations, and preparing for long-term sustainable neighborhoods. Bring your neighbors and a cup for tea! Contact: or 206-842-4439.

Sustainable Bainbridge Action News

Sustainable First Monday-December
Notes from Arts and Sustainable Community: About 35 people attended December SFM, many from our local arts community.  (If you have ideas and/or are interested in participating in follow-up conversations about possible collaborative arts-and-community projects/programs, please send an e-mail to    In partnership with the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council (Zon Estes and Ellen Bush) and the Bainbridge Island Creativity Center (Pam Christiansen), Sustainable Bainbridge hosted Bill Cleveland, local author and pioneer in the community arts movement, who presented  "Between Grace and Fear:  The Role of the Arts in a Time of Change." 


Matinees that Matter!

New in 2009! Sustainable Bainbridge, in partnership with the historic Lynwood Theatre, will be screening a documentary film on sustainability issues the last Sunday of every month. The first film will begin in February. Stay tuned! If you have any film suggestions please contact us 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

Volunteer at the Salmonpeople performance

This is a request from our fellow Salmonpeople "hosts" for more volunteers to help at performances - Saturday, Jan 10 at 7:30pm and Sunday, Jan 11 at 3:00pm.  If  you can help, please send e-mail to Wayne Daley at
Sustainable Living Tips

Recycle your Holiday Tree!

Kitsap County makes it easy. Trees are accepted for recycling at most facilities until at least January 15, 2008.

Remove all ornaments, lights, tinsel, etc. from the tree. Only clean trees will be accepted for recycling. Flocked trees are not accepted, and neither are garlands or wreaths.

Bainbridge Island Recycling And Garbage Facility
7215 Don Palmer Avenue
Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm