|Businesses Leading the Way! A New E-News Feature!
Each month SB Board member
Jon Quitslund will write about exemplary Bainbridge business people who are committed to sustainable
practices. This series of feature articles begins with a visit to the Real Foods Market and Café.Read More...
|SB Board News
Great news! You can now access old Sustainable Bainbridge e-newsletters--still chock full of good information--on our website!
Link here to read copies starting from January 2009.
Interested in water or energy? Looking for resources on alternative fuel or rain gardens? We have just added a "search" feature to our Sustainable Bainbridge website. We hope this makes it easier to access all of the great resources within the site!
The Bainbridge Island Community Energy Challenge
In response to the energy challenges we face as a community, a Community Energy Task Force (CETF) was organized by islanders on May 5, 2009. Membership is open to all, and includes the island's electricity provider, Puget Sound Energy.
Link here for more information.
for the Climate, Green Jobs and Clean Air
Thursday, May 21st at noon, Bell Harbor International Conference
Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66 Seattle.
The EPA is holding two public hearings
nationwide to seek public input on global warming pollution, and one of them is in
Seattle. Help show the EPA that the public is counting on them to recognize
global warming as a threat to public health that needs to be dealt with now!
This month, Sustainable Bainbridge is proud to announce two new developments that further our goals to help foster a local living economy: a series of on local business people who are sincerely committed to sustainable practices; and the formation of the Sustainable Business Network of Bainbridge.
Read all about it below...
5-7pm, Madrone Lane (across from Mora Iced Creamery)
friends and neighbors for free soup, entertainment and camaraderie. There
will be bands on hand along with the Island's Community Singers, and children
are welcome. The soup, bread, and drinks will be provided by local chefs and
You can read more about the event at the Soup Kitchen blog.
Invitation to New
Energy for Kitsap County Summit
9:30am-1:30pm, Evergreen Room, Silverdale Community Center, at 9729 Silverdale
Kitsap business, community, and government leaders to discuss how we can step up to the challenges
and opportunities for a Kitsap-centered new energy economy. Discussion will center around
how we can position ourselves for this unprecedented opportunity,
to create family-waged jobs, provide business opportunities for
contractors, reduce our utility costs, and cut greenhouse gases
and sponsors of this Summit include Senator Phil Rockefeller, Representative
Larry Seaquist, and Commissioner Charlotte Garrido. Cost of the event is $20 including lunch.
Register by May 22 at 206-261-5259 or email@example.com.
Neighborhoods: On the Big Screen
6-8 p.m, Poulsbo Marine Science Center, 18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo
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.
information: Still Hope Productions
30 & 31
Matinees that Matter
features... Addicted To Plastic: The Rise and Demise of a Modern Miracle
5:00pm, Historic Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Rd. NE, Bainbridge Island, $9.00 all seats
PLASTIC is an award-wining, feature-length documentary about solutions to
plastic pollution. The point-of-view style documentary encompasses three years
of filming in 12 countries on 5 continents, including two trips to the middle
of the Pacific Ocean where plastic debris accumulates. The film details
plastic's path over the last 100 years and provides a wealth of expert
interviews on practical and cutting edge solutions in recycling and
International Film Festival, Runner-Up for the Audience Award for
Most Popular Documentary Film, NFB Most Popular Canadian Documentary
Award, and Environmental Film Audience Award.
After the film on
Sunday, please join us for our post-film discussion with Heather Trim, Urban Bays and Toxics
Program Manager for People For Puget Sound.
Monday, June 1
Sustainable First Monday: Are You Ready for Zero Waste?
7-9 pm, Bainbridge Commons, 402 Bjune Drive SE
Sponsored by Sustainable Bainbridge. Free.
Join Sustainable Bainbridge to explore the possibilities of moving
toward "zero waste" as individuals and in our community. Hear directly
from Bainbridge Disposal and from local businesses that are reducing
waste. Learn what's happening at the City and County level as well as
efforts in the Puget Sound region. Share your ideas for mobilizing our
community to reduce waste! Bring a friend and you own cup for tea!
Contact: info@SustainableBainbridge.net or 842-4439.
For More Regional Events visit our Website!
Sustainable Bainbridge Action News
Sustainable Business Network of Bainbridge Island
Sustainable Bainbridge is proud to partner with the business
community to explore and promote ways in which local businesses and our
economy can flourish, while supporting the health and well-being of our
community and acting as good stewards of our natural systems.
Sustainable Business Network of Bainbridge (SBN) will focus on
education, communication, networking, and the promotion of business
practices and policies that are socially, environmentally and
economically responsible, with the best interests of the network and
the whole community in mind.
The intention of SBN is to
work in a spirit of partnership and collaboration with local businesses
(retail, professional services, food, manufacturing, etc.),
entrepreneurs, existing organizations, the City and individuals, to
accelerate the adoption of living economy concepts, practices, and
SBN is guided by the vision and principles of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE)
and is in the process of becoming an official chapter.
Sustainable First Monday (May Report)
Water Conservation was the theme, and once again the Bainbridge community turned out (even in the pouring rain) to find out the latest information on local water issues and solutions. Great comments and discussions took place at the end of
the event, including a suggestion that
we find ways to centralize more of our information on water conservation information; link and collaborate with the momentum that is getting under way with the Bainbridge Island
Energy Challenge; and an announcement about the recently formed Water Resources
Action Committee chaired by Charles
Schmidt of ABC.
Link here to find resources and information about water conservation.
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!
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Sustainable Living Tips
Yard trimmings and food residuals together
constitute 24 percent of the U.S. municipal solid waste stream. That's a lot of
waste to send to landfills when it could become useful and environmentally
beneficial compost instead! Composting offers obvious benefits of resource
efficiency and helps
improve soil so it holds more water and plants grow better.
clippings to stay on the lawn, instead of bagging them. The cut grass will
decompose and return to the soil naturally.
and kitchen waste also make good compost, and you save money on fertilizers or
other additives. Start a worm bin or utilize Bainbridge Disposal's food and yard waste program.