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SB Around Town
Stop by the BI Farmer's Market June 20th to say hello and share your sustainability concerns, ideas, and questions.
SB will also have a booth at this year's Grand Ole' Fourth. Hope to see you there!
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.
The Bainbridge Island Community Energy Challenge
A Community Energy Task Force (CETF) has been organized in response to the energy challenges we face as a community. Membership is open to all, and includes the island's electricity provider, Puget Sound Energy.
Link here for more information.
art projects throughout Seattle featuring artists and filmmakers creating a
series of temporary artworks and short films about water.
The projects reflect Seattle Public Utilities management of Seattle's water resources
from drinking water through drainage, and Restore Our Waters, the city's initiative to protect and restore Seattle's urban
This month, there are many ways to express your commitment to sustainable practices! Support our local food movement; conserve water; buy from local, independent businesses; help recycle at the Grand Ole' Fourth Celebration; and join us for a post-July 4th community potluck. Read more below...
County Weed Control Program
10:30am-1:00pm, Bainbridge Island Library, Bainbridge
Come learn how to spot and stop noxious weeds in our County. Find out about the most effective way to control these alien invaders
and when and where to use or not use herbicides. Bring plant samples
for identification and your curiosity about new invaders!
Build Your Own Rain Garden
6:00-8:30pm, Valley Nursery, Poulsbo
The rain runoff from your roof, driveway or patio has to go
somewhere. Why not use it to water a beautifully functional
low-maintenance landscape feature? Colorful, lush rain gardens reduce
flooding, recharge our drinking water supply, treat pollution, and
provide habitat for backyard wildlife. Sponsored by Washington Sea Grant, Kitsap County Surface and
Stormwater Management Program, WSU Kitsap County Extension and other
Link here or call 337-5777. Free. Register early as space is limited.
Low Energy Buildings and Sustainable Communities: Designing for the Zero Carbon Economy
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.; doors open at 5:00 p.m. Seattle Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium
Guy Battle, Director, Battle McCarthy Ltd. is a British environmental
and building engineer known for his work in low energy sustainable
buildings and urban environments. His consultancy engineering
practice has worked on a vast range of projects and has an
international reputation for its work in delivering cost effective,
No one will be denied entry based on ability to pay. Contact Angie Morgan (206) 223-2028 for scholarship opportunities.
June 27 & 28
Matinees that Matter
features... Food Fight with Homegrown Revolution
5:00pm, Historic Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Rd. NE, Bainbridge Island, $9.00 all seats
FOOD FIGHT: A fascinating look at how
American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th
century, and how the California food movement has created a
counter-revolution against big agribusiness. WINNER: Audience Award 2008 International Documentary Association; Best Documentary 2008 HD FEST Los Angeles; Best in Show-Documentary Indie Fest 2008
HOMEGROWN REVOLUTION: In the midst of a densely
urban setting in downtown Pasadena, radical change is taking root. For
over twenty years, the Dervaes family have transformed their home into
an urban homestead. They harvest nearly 3 tons of organic food from
their 1/10 acre garden. OFFICIAL SELECTION: Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival,
Green Lifestyle Film Festival, Earth Dance Environmental Film Festival,
and Eco Films Festival. Clips featured on "Oprah," April 2009.
Join us for the post-film discussion with special guests Lari
Seltzer, Owner, Real Foods (Saturday) and Annie Willhoit, Sound Food
June 27 & 28
Weekend Workshop with John Buck, author
of: We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy
10am-6pm each day,, Fremont
Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave N.
Governance, also known as Sociocracy, is a cutting-edge system of running
organizations that uses systems and chaos theories. Organizations using this
model are powerful, flexible, efficient and fun. Using old and new forms of
structure and decision-making means it is a hybrid of efficiency and equality.
Dynamic governance was developed in Holland, is beginning to be known in the
U.S. and Canada.
Sustainable Ballard. Cost: $100-200
with lunch. For more info and to register visit Next Step Together. Nobody turned away for lack of funds. Contact Tim Anderson - 206.604.8284 to
Monday, July 6
Sustainable First Monday: Community Potluck
7-9 pm, Bainbridge Commons, 402 Bjune Drive SE
Sponsored by Sustainable Bainbridge.
lieu of our regular SFM programming, Sustainable
Bainbridge will host an ole' fashioned community "Sustainable Potluck." Please
bring your own plates, utensils and beverages along with a dish to share. In
sticking with SB's mission, participants are encouraged
to bring a dish featuring local ingredients from local farmers or culinary
artisans (or leftovers from your 4th of July festivities!). If
you are musically inclined, please bring your instruments and talents for
Contact: info@SustainableBainbridge.net or 842-4439.
The Great Peninsula Future Festival
10:00am-6:00pm, Saturday; 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday, Port Gamble
This second annual festival
will host scores of green exhibits, hand-made crafts by local artists,
delicious food, informative speakers and practical workshops on such topics as
alternative energy, beekeeping, weaving, sustainable gardening," buy local"
opportunities and heritage trees. There
will also be a trash art contest and science fair open to all ages. The festival will offer lots of fun stuff for
kids, including FIN, a walk-in mobile salmon.
is $7.00 for adults. Children 12 and
under are free. Youth 13 to 18 - $5.00. Parking is free.
you would like to participate as a sponsor, exhibitor, vendor or volunteer
or call 425-788-7496.
For More Regional Events visit our Website!
Sustainable Bainbridge Action News
Ferry Farm Stand opens for the season
on Wednesday, June 24, 4:15 - 6:15 p.m.
at the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal. Stop by and purchase a wide variety of
fresh produce from farmers on Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap, all of which
use organic methods and sustainable farm practices. Everything is sold in $5
increments to make transactions quick and easy! The Ferry Farm Stand will be open Wednesdays, June 24 - September 30, 4:15 - 6:15 p.m.
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.
The 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.
Contact SBN@sustainablebainbridge.net for more information.
Sustainable First Monday (June Report)
engaged group of citizens heard Dave Peters, Kitsap County Recycling
Coordinator, describe the chemical process for making the ubiquitous
"clamshell' plastic containers and explain why they cannot be recycled.
It was just one fascinating piece of information in a lively evening focused on
Zero Waste. Link here for Zero Waste resources. We're also
planning a follow-up meeting with interested individuals who signed up that evening.
Please let us know if you'd like to be included in this community effort to
reduce, reuse and recycle. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Shellfish Farm
The City of Bainbridge Island has made a final decision to approve the
Shoreline Conditional Use Permit as of June 9th, 2009. The CSF project now
moves to Ecology who will send COBI a letter approving
the project or requesting additional info. Link here for more updates about this exciting initiative.
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!
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
Volunteer Opportunity with the Earth Service Corp
and July 4th
Help the Earth Service Corp manage the recycling effort for
Bainbridge Island's Grand Ole Fourth Celebration! Have fun and help provide
this invaluable community service. For more information contact Sharon Negri at 206-780-9718 or Tucker at 206-842-3102.
WiserBainbridge, an online directory and networking forum for sustainability work on Bainbridge Island, needs your help to get launched. We are looking for two or more programmers who are experienced in php coding. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sustainable Living Tips
Conserve Water in your Garden
From May through September, water
use in our region nearly doubles, primarily for lawns and gardens. Experts
estimate that 50% or more of this water goes to waste, due to evaporation,
runoff, or simply over watering.
your yard with native, drought-tolerant plants that reduce water use. Link here for
a list of plants that thrive in a variety of NW conditions.
Build better soil with
compost and mulch. Good soil absorbs water easily, drains well and retains
moisture. Mix compost into the soil when planting, and mulch established
beds with organic material each year to improve your soil.
Water early in the
morning to avoid excessive evaporation from the midday sun.
- Link here for more ideas on conserving water throughout your home.