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David Montgomery is the keynote speaker for the upcoming 9th Annual Environmental Conference on Bainbridge Island.
"Dirt: the Erosion of Civilizations" by author David R. Montgomery
Download the book review by SB board member, Jon
Quitslund, from the SB website. (Scroll down under the What's New section.)
Read more about the conference under our Events section.
Make a GIANT 350 to be seen
October 24, at 3:00 pm thousands of Puget Sound citizens will form the numbers
3, 5 and 0 on the
Fountain Lawn of the Seattle Center.
For more information on this event and the
educational opportunities to follow visit: 350 International Day of Climate Action at Seattle Center
REMEMBER TO VOTE!
is always a wonderful time to settle back into community activities after a
summer perhaps spent doing things farther afield. Below you'll find many local events and
opportunities, perfect for these chilly days of Autumn.
Sustainable Bainbridge (SB) Board of Directors also invites you to consider a
one- or two-year term of service with SB, beginning January, 2010. The Board meets monthly for two hours,
currently on the second Monday of each month.
Most Board members become involved with a specific project of personal
interest, such as Sound Food, the Community Energy Challenge, or water
conservation, to name a few areas.
Others serve as officers of the Board.
If you are interested, or would like more information, please call
Maradel Gale at 842-5133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Film- Time To Heal
The Bainbridge Island Watershed Council invites the community to view "Time to Heal," a 28 minute documentary celebrating two decades of stream restoration activism on Bainbridge Island. The showing, will be followed by a discussion of active stream restoration and salmon protection projects on Bainbridge Island and information on how anyone interested can help.
The documentary, produced by Island resident Michael Sciacca, features panoramas of island streams, rare historical photos, and close-ups of salmon thrashing their way through island streams, including Taylor, Issei, Manzanita and Cooper Creeks. About ten island residents and volunteers, including Wayne Daley and Al Cooper, are shown in action at the streams they championed. The sound track includes haunting Native American chanting from the opening of the estuary at Lynwood Center; original musical by Sciacca; and a stirring summary by activist Sally Metcalf.
October 24 & 25
Matinees That Matter: CRUDE: The Real Price of Oil
5:00pm both days, Historic Lynwood Theatre, $9.00 all seats
Three years in the making, this cinéma-vérité feature from acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Brother's Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of
Monster) is the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial
legal cases on the planet. An inside look at the infamous $27 billion
"Amazon Chernobyl" case, Crude is a real-life high stakes legal drama
set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics,
celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational
corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures.
Presenting a complex situation from multiple viewpoints, this
award-winning film subverts the conventions of advocacy filmmaking as
it examines a complicated situation from all angles while bringing an
important story of environmental peril and human suffering into focus.
350 for 350: Community Energy Task Force - Day of Climate Action
9:00am - 1:00pm, Bainbridge Island Farmer's Market
Be one of the first 350 Island residents
to take action by signing up for the Bainbridge Island Energy
Challenge! By taking part in the Challenge, organized by the Community
Energy Task Force, we can all help reduce the Island's peak energy load
and increase energy efficiency, both of which help contain global
warming by reducing CO2 emissions and create a clean energy community.
Residents will have the opportunity to
learn about and sign up for Puget Sound Energy's Island Demand Response
Program, home energy efficiency audits and home solar assessments, and
learn about small changes you can make in your home to save energy and
And, bring the whole family to meet the Bainbridge Island
Energy Challenge Polar Bear and listen to him talk about how climate
change may affect the habitat of his Pacific NW friends!
Plant Park Project: Community Meeting
-2:00pm, Bainbridge Island City Council Chambers
City of Bainbridge Island is holding a community meeting on the Strawberry
Plant Park to gather ideas for the
City Council on ways to meet the community's interests in the development of
the park. This will be a facilitated
meeting, with desired outcomes to include an understanding of the constraints
involved with park development, the various key interests regarding the park
and an action plan for the next steps for the Strawberry Plant Park.
November 7 & 8
MYTHIC JOURNEYS Weekend
Every Life is a Story and a Story Can
Change the World- Join
in a community exploration and celebration of the role of myth and storytelling
in our lives, a weekend engagement of
movies, workshops, a reception and more. Proceeds benefit Youth and Arts
programming in our community.
November 7- Mythic Journeys movie screening and Q&A
with Filmmakers, 5pm, The Historic Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road NE, immediately followed by a benefit reception with filmmakers, Steven and Whitney Boe, at KiDiMu, 150 Madrone Lane, Bainbridge Island
November 8- Engagement
Forum - Explore your relationship to Myth and Story
with guest speakers and in mini-workshops. Glen Slater, of Pacifica Graduate Institute,
explores the importance of myth in our lives, with many other guest-speakers and thought leaders from the
Held at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Avenue North
For more information visit the Mythic Journeys website or contact Judy Whitehead at 206-842-0521.
Film: Texas Gold
Environmental Center, 26059 Barber Cut Off Road, Kingston
TEXAS GOLD is an award winning
short film that profiles the brave actions that have earned Diane
Wilson the title of "unreasonable woman": waging multiple hunger strikes,
starting up a business bottling toxic water taken from a superfund site -
chaining herself to a DOW chemical tower. Diane believes that "...putting your
life at risk is where change happens."
Please RSVP to Stillwaters, 297-2876 or email@example.com
The 9th Annual Environmental Conference- The Truth About Dirt: Caring for our Island's Soil
1:00-5:30pm - Conference, 6:00-7:30pm - Optional Supper at IslandWood
Keynote Speaker - David Montgomery author of "Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations." Workshops and a showing of the just released movie "DIRT"
To register or for more information, call the Bainbridge Island Land Trust 842-1216
"Loving the Recession" Workshop with Steve Motenko
4:00-7:00pm, Location to be announced
Sponsored by the Sustainable Business Network
business slow and revenues down? Are clients and customers more
conservative with their spending? "Loving the Recession" is
a workshop about pursuing possibility and opportunity in these
challenging times. Steve Motenko's highly acclaimed workshop, which
was inspired by his top-featured article for Biznik,
is designed to help people in all types of business - shop
owners, professionals, artists, consultants, etc. - who want to
position themselves, when the recession ends, to "ride the wave to
success." Steve is a Harvard-educated leadership trainer, certified personal coach, and author and lives on Whidbey Island.
Cost for SBN Members - $20; non-members - $30. For information and to register: SBN@sustainablebainbridge.net.
Sustainable Bainbridge Action News
Sustainable Business Network of Bainbridge Island (SBN)
SBN, SB's new project partner, is now an official chapter member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. After two "get to know us" events, SBN is proud to say they are 32 members strong... and growing!
One Call For All
Please consider Sustainable Bainbridge in your One Call for All red envelope donation. SBN receives 100% of all donations made to us.
|Sustainable First Monday
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
Have a great topic idea or expertise you would like to share with the community? Sustainable First Monday may be the right venue for you. Contact us!
WSU Extension and Washington Sea Grant - Beach Watcher Program
October 23 - November 20, Module 1 (of 3) - Fridays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Beach Watcher
Program is a volunteer educator course to educate and empower volunteers who
will then select, with direction from WSU Extension and Washington Sea
Grant, where they feel their talents can best be utilized to: preserve,
protect and enhance our Kitsap County Eco Systems, Riparian Zones and
Shorelines. Volunteers will become leaders in this program and will work
closely with staff from WSU Extension Kitsap and Washington Sea Grant. The course is $40 to cover the cost of
materials. Please register for the class on or before October 16.
Please contact Peg
360-337-7224 with questions and/or to sign up.
Sustainable Living Tips
Winterize Your Home
Did you know the average family spends $1,400 a year on energy bills,
with nearly half of that spent on heating and cooling? Energy-efficient
heating and cooling equipment sized and installed correctly, with
properly sealed ducts, can save homeowners as much as 20 percent on
their annual energy costs.
Change Furnace Filters: Before cranking up the heat
be sure to replace or clean furnace filters as dirty ones can restrict airflow
and increase energy use. It's very important to replace them once month
when in use. Next time you go to change it or go to the hardware sortie,
consider purchasing an electronic filter. These filters are much better
at controlling the bacteria, mold, viruses and pollen that causes illness and
irritation. Another good choice is a genuine HEPA filter, which can remove at least 99.97% of airborne particles. HEPA filters
are based on Department of Energy standards. But avoid "HEPA-like" filters,
which can be vastly less effective.
Run Fans in Reverse: Switching your ceiling fan to
clockwise pulls warmer air trapped at the top down to the living space.
Many ceiling units come with a handy switch that reverses the direction of the
blades. This can cut your heating costs as much as 10 percent.
Install storm doors and windows: Installing storm doors can
increase energy efficiency by 45 percent as it seals off drafts and reduces air
flow. Equally as important is to install storm windows as they make a huge
difference as well. If you have old storm combination windows, further
seal up air leaks by installing film between the storm and window to give your
home an extra layer of protection against the cold.
Caulking and weather-stripping: Along the same lines
of installing storm doors and windows be sure to seal off gaps that can sap
home energy efficiency by 5 to 30% a year, according to the U.S. Department of
Energy. Some key places to eye are corners, around chimneys, where pipes or
wires exit and along the foundation.