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February, 2011
 
In This Issue
Sustainable First Monday
Cooper Creek Volunteers
WOW Bainbridge
Winslow Way Reconstruction
If you have wondered about the various programs and initiatives of Sustainable Bainbridge, or would like to know the latest that is happening, our February Sustainable First Monday is the place to be. 

Happy 2011 -- and greetings from Sustainable Bainbridge!  We haven't sent mail to your inbox recently, but it's a new year and time to surface with new programs, ideas and projects as we work together to make a difference on Bainbridge Island. 

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!
Sustainable First Monday, February 7
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Bainbridge Commons (370 Brien Drive)


Have you wondered what's happening at Sustainable Bainbridge or how to get involved?   Here's a great opportunity to hear presentations about current and planned projects and share your ideas.   Sound Food, Positive Energy, Watershed Council, Green Drinks, Zero Waste,the Student Conservation Corps and a number of new initiatives will all be represented.  Learn about plans for the next Matinee that Matters.  What's the Frog Rock Forum?? Come and find out!
 
 


cooper creek salmonWatershed Council request for volunteers!


The Cooper Creek Salmon Supplementation Program seeks volunteers.  The Bainbridge Island Watershed Council, in partnership with the City of Bainbridge Island and the Suquamish Tribe, is starting the third year of a four-year project to bring back salmon to Cooper Creek at the head of Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island. Volunteers are needed to help prepare the site and to participate in caring for the fish during the two-month rearing program. Fish are fed three times each day, 7 days per week, and folks can sign up for
one to several shifts throughout the period. Please visit the Watershed Council website for more information about this project and how you can volunteer to help with this important program! For questions or more information, you can
also email Deb Rudnick.
W.O.W.  Bainbridge

 Wiping Out Waste on Bainbridge!

garbage spillingbetter big belly

Tired of seeing garbage and recyclables
spilling out onto the sidewalks of our community?  Now you can be part of a permanent solution.  Here's how you can help!


Donate any amount, large or small, to the Sustainable Bainbridge Big Belly fund.  For more information, click here and help keep our downtown streets clean and green!

Winslow Way Plantings

The Winslow Way reconstruction project will begin this spring.  Prior to that, there is a need to remove the plants which adorn our current streetscape.  Some of these will be returned to the new street, while others will need to find new homes.  There will be a work party in February to remove the current plantings.  Please let us know if you are interested in assisting with this project, and we will get back to you with more information.
New Board Members

January marked the addition of three new members on the SB Board of Directors:  Cathie Currie, Scott James and Barb Zimmer.  You can learn more about them here.  Our board has just concluded our annual retreat, and we have many ideas for future discussions and projects. Perhaps you'd like to join in some of these efforts! We hope to see you at the Feb. 7th meeting, and we'll look forward to some good conversations.

Thanks for checking your home for things you can do to reduce your energy demand, and thanks, also, for reducing demand 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 avoid the need for an additional substation on the island.

For a thoughtful musing about where one might find the meaning of life, you can visit the Sustainable Bainbridge blog.

Sincerely,

Sustainable Bainbridge Board