|SB Board News
On February 7th, SB will once again spend a day evaluating our programs and services in order to make plans for 2009.
You can help us by taking 10 minutes to fill out our survey. The first 100 responses will be considered in our planning.
Thank you! Your feedback is very important to us.
Link here to take the survey
Note: Once you complete the survey, you will be automatically sent to Survey Monkey.
White House Farmer
We usually don't go national for our recommendations, but we can't resist this...
Pierce County's Carrie Anne
Little is in the running, along with nineteen other farmers nationwide, in a
campaign called "Eat the View!", which will urge the development of
an organic Victory Garden on the First Lawn, and to appoint an official White
Carrie Little is the owner and proprietor of Mother
Earth Farm, located on 8 acres of farmland in Orting. In 2007, Mother Earth
Farm provided more than 162,000 pounds of organic, locally grown produce, herbs
and honey to our neighbors in need.
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The new year has ushered in a renewal of civic participation and grassroots engagement. If you participated in the National Day of Service on January 19th, congratulations! If not, we have plenty of opportunities to reawaken the spirit of service in the name of sustainability, right here on Bainbridge Island.
Check out our Get Involved section, and February's Sustainable First Monday which will focus on sustainable neighborhoods. Organizing your neighborhood is an unbeatable way to be of service closest to home.
And, many thanks for all you do!
Saturday, January 31
Awakening the Dreamer, Changing
the Dream Symposium
Eagle Harbor Congregational Church, 105 Winslow Way W.
The symposium is a unique, profound inquiry into a
bold vision: to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually
fulfilling and socially just human presence on Earth. It provides leading
edge information in an engaging format which combines live presentation and
facilitation, video clips and group interaction drawing on the wisdom of some
of the most respected global leaders of our time. A soup and bread lunch
is provided. Suggested donation $5. Register online at AwakeningTheDreamer.org or contact Julie
at the EHCC office - 206.842.4657.
Sunday, February 1
Neighborhoods: On The Big Screen
IslandWood, 7-9 p.m.
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. Co-sponsored by Sustainable Bainbridge. For More Information...
Monday, February 2
Sustainable First Monday: Neighborhood Sustainability and Preparedness.
7-9pm, Bainbridge Commons, (next to Senior Center on Brien Drive)
Join us for 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!
by Sustainable Bainbridge, The City of Bainbridge,
Association for Bainbridge Communities, and Health, Housing and Human Services
Council. Contact: email@example.com or 206-842-4439.
Friday, February 6
Island Moonlight Beachwalk
Ward State Park, Bainbridge Island
People For Puget Sound and local Kitsap beach naturalists help you discover the
strange shapes and fascinating colors of the sea creatures exposed during the
nighttime low tide.
Bring a flashlight, wading boots and warm clothing. This event is free and
family friendly. Advance reservation requested. Contact: Daoud
Miller at (206) 382-7007x217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media: How Do Bainbridge Islanders Get Their News?
Islanders are invited to meet the faces behind their local news providers and
to participate in an important community discussion on the role of and
challenges facing the Bainbridge news media. A panel including representatives
from the Bainbridge Review, Kitsap Sun, BITV, and the blogging
world will be moderated by former Seattle Weekly editor Knute Berger.
Co-sponsored by the Bainbridge Branch of the Kitsap Regional Library,
Association of Bainbridge Communities (ABC), and the Friends of the Library.
Info: www.krl.org or 206.842.4162.
Yes We Must!: An Environmental Film and Discussion Series
Congregational Church (Madison and Winslow Way) Fellowship Hall, Doors open at 6:45 PM; program begins at 7 PM. For more details
Feb. 13: Everything's
Cool - How can we (must we) create the political will to respond to the
urgent threat of climate change in time? Speakers: Dr. Gary Lagerloef,
Principal Investigator, NASA Aquarius Mission, Earth & Space Research
and Kerri Cechovic, organizer for Washington Environmental Council
Environmental Lobby Day.
Feb. 27: Liquid
Assets - With water quality and quantity in doubt, is our water
infrastructure up to the task? Speaker: Tom von Schrader, a Bainbridge resident
and Principal, SvR Design, with expertise in green infrastructure for
fresh water, waste water, and stormwater.
Bainbridge and the Lynwood Theatre are co-sponsoring a series of newly released
documentary films on sustainability issues
the last weekend of every month! Join us for our kick-off film...
& 22 ~ 4:30 p.m. both days, $8.75 all
Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Rd. NE, BI
Speakers to be announced.
Oscar contender FUEL
is an insightful portrait of America's addiction to oil and an uplifting
testament to the immediacy of new energy solutions. Director Josh Tickell, a
young activist, shuttles us on a whirlwind journey to track the rising
domination of the petrochemical industry - from Rockefeller's strategy to halt
Ford's first ethanol cars to Vice President Cheney's petrochemical company
sponsored energy legislation - and reveals a gamut of available solutions to
"repower America," from vertical farms that occupy skyscrapers to
algae facilities that turn wastewater into fuel.
Saturday and Sunday March 7 & 8
BI Chamber of Commerce presents: Home & Garden Show - Going Green; ECO Elvis Concert; ECO Tour - Green
Buildings and Sustainable Gardens; and ECO Village - Free trade show featuring
Green Products and Services!
For complete schedule of events, visit www.BainbridgeChamber.com.
Vendor and sponsorship opportunities available, for more info,call Liz at (206)
For More Regional Events visit our Website!
Sustainable Bainbridge Action News
Community Shellfish Farms-- New!
The Puget Sound Restoration Fund, Bainbridge Watershed Council, Bloedel
Reserve and Sustainable Bainbridge are working together to connect community members
directly with the benefits of a healthy watershed by growing, harvesting and
eating clam and oysters from Community Shellfish Farms. Growing shellfish has
many environmental benefits including improved water quality, species diversity
and eelgrass growth. In fact, a single clam can filter 50 gallons of water a
day. Shellfish can be part of the solution to cleaning up Puget Sound.
The CSF will involve many volunteers to help survey beaches, plant clams and
oysters, maintain the garden, and eventually - harvest and deliver shellfish to
local restaurants, community events and farmers markets! Learn more about
the project at: www.restorationfund.org.
One Call For All
Thank you to all of our fellow community members who donated to Sustainable Bainbridge through One Call For All. If you are still considering a donation, you can do so through One Call For year-round! We get 100 percent of all donations made to us! For More Information...
Get Involved! Sustainable Bainbridge is committed to supporting
citizen engagement and fostering collaborations on behalf of the environmental, social and economic
health of our community. Please contact us with your ideas and needs at email@example.com
is ready for you! We are looking for a team of volunteers to help us
with the first two phases of development. Tasks include research,
training development, contact/scheduling, and training. We are also
looking for tech wizards who are ready for a new challenge! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Underwater Neighbor Road Trip with John F. Williams
Volunteers are needed for a one night event at IslandWood,
from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, February 1st, 2009. This event will be
a whirlwind video tour of our underwater neighborhood and include community
discussion. Volunteers are needed to help unload and hang framed photographs
and help exhibitors with tables and display materials before the event
(from 6 to 6:45), to help with other logistic details during the program
(e.g. helping arrivals find their way around), and to help pack up at the end
of the evening (9-10). Contact: John F. Williams at jw@StillHopeProductions.com
or (360) 598-4152.
Sustainable Bainbridge is
supporting the BI Chamber of Commerce in their upcoming ECO Tour event, March 8 (11am-4pm). Two volunteers are needed to help at Sakai
School as well as one volunteer at each of the destinations on the
ECO Tour. The destinations include the Inn at Vineyard
Lane, Bloedel Reserve, Matthew Coates LEED
Construction site, Molly McCabe Residence, Grace Episcopal Church and
Contact: Liz Gadbois at the Chamber of Commerce,
2009 Community Earth Day - 10-Year Celebration!
Be part of organizing and spreading the word about the most
exciting Earth Day celebration on Bainbridge Island yet! Started 10
years ago by Town & Country, our Community Earth Day activities
have expanded to include dozens of events organized by local groups -
T&C's Festival, interactive exhibits, work parties, plant sales,
presentations, a parade, and much more, over the course of a week. The
planning committee is looking for great ideas and helping hands to work
together to make this 10-year milestone extra-special!
us at email@example.com
Sustainable Living Tips
TV Transition, Keep it Green!
18, television broadcasters will transition completely from analog to digital
broadcasting, meaning that any TV not equipped to receive digital broadcasts will
no longer pick up a signal. Co-Op America's Real Green article helps you navigate the
shift, showing you how
to keep old TVs functional, telling you which models are the most
energy-efficient and least-toxic when you need to purchase a
new TV, and giving you the low-down on responsible
Read "Green and Climate-friendly Televisions" ...