|SB Board News
Each year we say goodbye to some board members, and welcome
new faces around our table. Leaving us
this year are Matt Keller, Molly McCabe, Neva Welton and Chuck Estin. Sustainable Bainbridge sincerely appreciates
the time and energy these concerned citizens have devoted to the organization
and the broader community.
We're excited about our new board members who
will be joining us in January, and look forward to introducing them in next
|Business Leads the Way! SB Board member
Jon Quitslund writes about exemplary Bainbridge business people committed to sustainable
practices. Read More...
This can be counted as a year of advances in sustainability
of our island, our state and our country, as well as the world.
On our island, Sound Food is continuing to support the
growth of a local food system. The
Community Energy Task Force has made strides in raising awareness about energy
conservation. Local businesses are
gaining strength through alliance with the Sustainable Business Network. Our monthly Matinees That Matter have brought
important issues to the big screen at Lynwood Theater. And our Sustainable First Monday programs
have involved people in a variety of issues leading toward personal and
societal responsibility for topics as diverse as local shellfish farms to zero
waste. Our latest initiative, the Zero
Waste group, launches its program at the Nov. 27 and 28 screening of "No Impact
As always, we welcome your involvement! Email us if you'd like to be connected with
an ongoing initiative or have an idea you'd like to share.
Amy Goodman, Host of Democracy Now
3:30pm, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
Amy Goodman, independent journalist and host of Democracy Now, introduces her new book, "Breaking the Sound Barrier." A book signing will follow at Eagle Harbor Books.
November 28 & 29
Matinees That Matter: NO IMPACT MAN
5:00pm both days, Historic Lynwood Theatre, $9.00 all seats
newly self-proclaimed environmentalist who could no long avoid pointing the finger at himself, author Colin Beavan,
leaves behind his liberal complacency for a vow to make as little environmental impact as possible for
one year. No more automated transportation, no more electricity, no more non-local food, no more
material consumption...no problem. That is, until his espresso-guzzling, retail-worshipping wife Michelle
and their two year-old daughter are dragged into the fray. What began as one man's environmental
experiment quickly becomes an experiment in how much one woman is willing to sacrifice for her
husband's dreams. Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein's film provides both a front row seat into the
experiment that became a national fascination and media sensation, and a behind the scenes look at the
marital challenges that result from Colin's and Michelle's radical lifestyle change.
The People's Summit
Seattle University, New Hope Baptist Church & Town Hall, Seattle
WTO+10: Global Justice Forward! On Nov 30th the World
Trade Organization (WTO) will host a "restart" meeting in Geneva - 10
years to the day from when we shut down the WTO! On Dec 7th, the United
Nations Conference on Climate Change opens in Copenhagen. These are
uncertain times and much is at stake: Join us to reclaim and amplify our voices
with the vision we have for a healthy planet and people. Let's harness
the spirit of the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle with a renewed commitment to
move global justice forward! Friday Nov 27 through Sunday Nov 29: three
days of plenaries, workshops and a cross-sector strategy session, held at
Seattle University, New Hope Baptist Church & Town Hall.
Visit www.seattleplus10.org for a full list
of speakers, plenaries, and workshops!
Sustainable First Monday Presents...
Creating "Eco-municipalities" with The Natural Step
7-9pm, The Commons, Brien Drive (next to the Senior Center)
Join us for an evening with Mary Rehwald to hear about
"Eco-municipalities"* as described in The Natural Step for Communities
by James and Lahti, and consider how this framework might apply on
Bainbridge Island. Mary was instrumental in founding the Wisconsin
Eco-municipality movement and, as a five-term City Councilor in
Ashland, WI, successfully led the effort for the city to become one of
the first eco-municipalities in the U.S. Mary traveled with two
delegations to Sweden to study how business and government applied The
Natural Step in their communities.
Co-founder in the mid-90's of the Alliance for Sustainability
in the Chequamegon Bay, Mary has received awards for her sustainability
work from the Lake Superior Binational Program and the Wisconsin
American Planning Association. She is a Sustainable Community
Consultant and an Instructor at Northland College.
Open House Celebration of Local Farming and Education
5-8pm, Bainbridge Island Vineyards and Winery, 8989 Day Road East
honor and say thanks to the farmers at Day Road for their stewardship and
dedication to local sustainable agriculture, along with their support and
commitment to local K-12 education. Enjoy award winning, locally grown
wine from Bainbridge Island Vineyards. Food will also be served.
This event benefits
the EduCulture Project on Bainbridge Island, which provides local youth lived
experiences on local farms that cultivate scholarship, stewardship, citizenship
and sustainability. There is no charge for this event, but donations to
the EduCulture Project will be requested.
Be sure to check out the 2009 Sustainable Holiday Guide which includes many local holiday events. The Guide will be available on November 26th.
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.
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Sustainable Living Tips
10 Ways to Change Your Life
(Not Just Your Light Bulbs)
Colin Beavan (of the film "No Impact Man")
YOUR VEGETABLES- All you have to do is stop eating
beef. Worldwide, beef production contributes more to climate change than the entire
transportation sector. The carbon footprint of the average meat eater is about
1.5 tons of CO2 larger than that of a vegetarian. Cutting beef out of your diet will
reduce your CO2 emissions by 2,400 pounds annually.
FROM THE TAP- You can save money and your
environment by giving up bottled water. The production of plastic water
bottles together with the privatization of our drinking water is an environmental and social
catastrophe. Bottled water costs
more per gallon than gasoline. The average American consumes 30
gallons of bottled water annually. Giving up one bottle of imported water means
using up one less liter of fossil fuel and emitting 1.2 pounds less of
greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
AN ECO-SABBATH- For one day or afternoon or even one
hour a week, don't buy anything, don't use any machines, don't switch on
anything electric, don't cook, don't answer your phone, and, in
general, don't use any resources. In other words, for this regular period, give
yourself and the planet a break. Every hour per week that you live no impact
cuts your carbon emissions by 0.6 percent annually. Commit to four hours per
week, that's 2.4 percent; do it for a whole day each week to cut your impact by
14.4 percent a year.
READ THE OTHER 7 WAYS AT YES! MAGAZINE