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November, 2010
In This Issue
Green Drinks
Sustainable First (NOT) Monday
Fixing the Future
Matinees That Matter
Bainbridge Science Cafe
Greening the Residential Remodel
Come to Green Drinks and enjoy some new friends.
Attend our special event at IslandWood on November 7. Learn about "Fixing the Future" on Nov. 18. And attend a Matinee That Matters on November 20 or 21.

The rains have come and it's time to get cozy with new and old friends at Green Drinks, learn more about a new approach to the economy, consider how to fix the future, and attend a thought-provoking film.  And there's more, so read on to discover some of the exciting sustainability events coming your way and brightening a grey November!

As always, if you have a sustainability issue that inspires or interests you, please let us know!   Sharing our ideas strengthens relationships, weaves a community together and becomes the heart of sustainability. You can contact us by email or by phone at 206/842-4439.  We look forward to hearing from you!
Green Drinks BI
Green Drinks this Friday, October 29, 6:30 p.m. at KidiMu!

Join us for our monthly Green Drinks event.  No agenda, just a time to socialize with others who share your concerns about the environment, social justice and the economic situation.
Müller Thurgau from Mike Lempriere at Perennial Vintners and brew from Silver City Brewery will be featured; finger food will be provided by Real Foods Market and Cafe, courtesy of Asani, local developers of the Island Gateway Project that includes KidiMu. 

Sustainable First Monday, is NOT on Monday this month.  Instead, join us at IslandWood on Sunday, November 7 at 7 p.m. for

"What's the Economy For, Anyway?"

" edgy, humorous and totally visual monologue by eco-economist Dave Barker, challenging old scared cows, making sense of the mess we're in, comparing American economic policies with those of other wealthy countries in terms of quality of life, social justice and sustainability, and pointing a way toward a healthier, happier future for all of us.  You'll laugh out loud while learning a lot and come away charged up to change things!" Host Dave Barker is a true maverick, having worked as an economist for both the World Bank and Greenpeace.

John de Graaf (producer, director, writer) will speak and lead conversation following the film, joined by Laura Musikanski, Executive Director of Sustainable Seattle.  They will talk about the happiness initiative and alternative indicators project.

Co-sponsored by Sustainable Bainbridge, YES! Magazine and Sustainable Business Network (SBN) of Bainbridge Island.

Fixing the Future
Thursday, November 18, at IslandWood
7 p.m.

This is a PBS prime time documentary by David Brancaccio, which will be aired on KCTS on November 26.  Sustainable Bainbridge has obtained an advance copy of the DVD for a special public screening on Bainbridge, featuring David and Fran Korten.  David is featured in the documentary, as are our neighbors in Bellingham/Whatcom County Sustainable Connections.
From David Brancaccio's travelogue:
"The economy does not have to be the way it is right now. If you didn't believe we were in trouble before the financial tornado hit in 2008, you probably do now, regardless of your political leanings. One response is to put a new coat of paint on the old economy, maybe even fumigate it. But who is trying something fresh, experimenting with ways the economy can better serve more people and be less prone to getting destructively out of whack?"

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November 20 & 21, Saturday & Sunday
5:00 p.m. at the Historic Lynwood Theatre
November elections will finally be done, but the practice of gerrymandering lives on.  Come view this film in our Matinees That Matter series to learn more about how the practice of gerrymandering by both political parties skews the democratic process. 
Thursday, November 4, 8 p.m.
Bainbridge Science Cafe, Treehouse Cafe, Lynwood

There's a new Science Series happening at the Treehouse Cafe in Lynwood.  On November 4, Dr. Gary Lagerloef will talk on Climate Science in the Space Age.

This informal presentation and discussion is part of an ongoing series, the Bainbridge Science Cafe, at the Treehouse on the first Thursday of the month.

NW Ecobuilding Guild

Greening the Residential Remodel
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m.
Poulsbo Library Meeting Room
Featured Speaker:  Ed Brown with Habitat for Humanity International

The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is a 501(c)(3) community of builders, designers, homeowners and partners concerned with ecological building in the Pacific Northwest. The Kitsap Chapter has a monthly informational meeting.  All are welcome!
Hope to see you there.

If you missed the 10th Annual Environmental Conference on October 17, you can read about it on the Sustainable Bainbridge blog.

Now that fall has settled in, it's time to check your home for things you can do to reduce your energy demand, particularly on cold, dark mornings and early evenings.  Postpone doing things that demand extra energy during those times, such as laundry and dish washing. Your efforts can help Bainbridge reduce peak load demand and negate the need for an additional substation on the island.


Sustainable Bainbridge Board