|SB Board News
The office of Sustainable Bainbridge at the Marge Williams Center will now be "open" on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00am-1:00pm. We hope you'll come by and visit!
Can't make it to our Matinees that Matter kick off film, Fuel ? You can still learn more about the issues and take action by visiting the Sustainable Bainbridge website the weekend of the film. You'll find lots action tips and links to relevant organizations, books, and articles.
Environmental Lobby Day, Thursday,
The 4 priorities this year are: Moving
cap and trade legislation forward; improving
energy efficiency of buildings through incentives, energy use labeling, and
assistance for low income consumers; revising the state's transportation and
land use planning frameworks to favor building affordable, livable,
transit-oriented communities; and taxing oil and coal coming into the state to
create a fund for water cleanup.
Registration is required. Link here to
register or get more info.
Sustainable Bainbridge is excited to bring another great program to our community--Matinees that Matter. Join us the last weekend of every month at the Historic Lynwood Theatre for newly released documentary films, starting with the 2008 Sundance Award winner Fuel.
Due to the timing of Matinees that Matter, we will now deliver this e-newsletter on the third week of every month so you'll have a great reminder of both Matinees that Matter and Sustainable First Monday.
We hope to see you at the movies!
Friday, February 27
Yes We Must!: An Environmental Film and Discussion Series featuring "Liquid
open 6:45pm; program begins 7pm, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church (Madison
and Winslow Way)
"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.
For more details visit: www.tinyurl.com/Yes-We-Must
that Matter: FUEL (2008 Sundance Film Festival- Audience Award for Best Documentary)
Saturday and Sunday February 21
& 22 ~ 4:30 p.m. both days, $9 all
Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Rd. NE, BI
U.S. Representative Jay Inslee will join us for the Sunday screening for a post-film Q&A.
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.
FUEL has been honored with the Environmental Media Association's Green
Seal of Approval, as well as the Dove Foundation's Family Seal of
Approval for kids ages 12 and up.
Saturday, February 21
Greening Your Home
10am - 12pm, Stillwaters Environmental Center (26059 Barber Cut Off Road, Kingston)
Local Eco-Designer, Bruce Glenn of Terra Sol EcoHomes in Pt.
Townsend, will present information on greening your new or existing
home, especially in relation to solar heating and energy efficiency.
Bob Dickey will also speak about solar thermal hot water panels, and
there will be plenty of time for questions from the participants. COST:
$20 suggested donation.
For this workshop and other great "green" events from Stillwaters Environmental Center contact: 360-297-2876
Monday, March 2
Sustainable First Monday: Community Gardens, Pea Patches and Backyard Gardens
7-9pm, Bainbridge Commons, (next to Senior Center on Brien Drive)
thinking about growing food this summer, join us for an inspiring presentation
and discussion on community gardens, pea patches and backyard gardens.
Ann Lovejoy and others will share their gardening expertise, and
we'll have a map to help connect gardeners with available land. Learn about the Trust for Working Landscape's new public pea
patches, Helpline's Grow- a -Row program and more. It's an exciting
opportunity to shake off the winter cold and make connections that will nourish
you and the community!
Bring your neighbors and a cup for tea!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-842-4439.
Tuesday, March 3
Sustainable Energy Community Forum
6:30-8:00pm, BI High School auditorium, 9330 High School
Learn about the pros and
cons of developing energy resources and what you can do to help support the
most promising ones. Speakers include Will Einstein of Puget Sound Energy, Rick Lovely of Grays Harbor PUD, and Dave Warren from the Washington PUD Association.
Info: Anna Kaminski at email@example.com
Saturday, March 7
Home & Garden Show: Going Green
9am - 5pm, Woodward Middle School, 9125 Sportsman Club Road, Bainbridge Island
Speakers, workshops and demos. For more information visit www.bichamberevents.com
Sunday, March 8
11am - 4pm, Starts at Sakai Intermediate School, Sportsman Club Road, Bainbridge Island
View private and public buildings designed by renowned architects,
including Matthew Coates, AIA,LEED AP, James Cutler, AIA, Peter
O'Connor, AIA and Miles Yanick, AIA, LEED AP & Molly McCabe, AKBD.
Also included on the tour is Bloedel Reserve. Presentations by
architects and designers at each location. For complete schedule of
events and tour destinations, visit www.BainbridgeChamber.com
Sunday, March 8
11am - 4pm, Sakai Intermediate School, Sportsman Club Road, Bainbridge Island
The first ever interactive trade show, featuring Green Products and
Services, is free to the public, and full of family friendly activities
and fun events.
For more information, contact Liz@bainbridgechamber.com or visit www.bichamberevents.com
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
is ready for you! We are looking for a team of volunteers to help us
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer for the Seattle Green Festival, March 28-29
. Co-produced by Global
Exchange and Green America, this 2nd annual event features over 300
socially and environmentally responsible enterprises, over 125 leading
speakers, live music, and delicious organic food and drink. Sign up for at here
receive free admission to the festival for the full weekend and access to the
Sustainable Living Tips
Greener Refrigerator Habits
Even if you can't go out and purchase a new Energy Star appliance, you can substantially
reduce the energy your refrigerator uses with these simple tips:
Set the refrigerator
temperature between 35-38 degrees Fahrenheit and the freezer temperature at
0 degrees. Temperatures any colder can use 25% or more
energy and are not necessary for keeping food cool.
- Choose your grub before
opening the door. If you think about what you want to eat
or drink prior to opening the door, you can shut the door faster and release
less cold air.
- Keep your refrigerator full
but not overstuffed. Full refrigerators help the refrigerator
recover more easily from opening the door. If you do not have much food in your
refrigerator, place containers full of water inside in
order to have the same efficiency as a full
- Keep the coils clear of
collected dirt to keep your refrigerator running efficiently. Make
sure you un-plug your refrigerator before you remove the
cover panel at the bottom of the refrigerator to reveal the coils and vacuum.
- Prevent your
refrigerator door from leaking valuable cold air. To test,
close the door on a dollar bill, then see how easy it is to remove the
bill. If easy, replace seals to maximize insulation of the
- Maximize air circulation
around your refrigerator. Keep a few inches of space
between the refrigerator, cabinets and counter tops.