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March,  2011   
In This Issue
Sustainable First Monday
Biodiesel on Bainbridge
Did you know that a surprisingly large source of pollutants in the Puget Sound come from pet wastes?
Come of the March Sustainable First Monday and find out more about this and other problems with pet and human waste.

As Sustainable Bainbridge grows, our initiatives are publishing separate newsletters, which enables our members to select that news which is of most interest to them.  A result is that the "main" Sustainable Bainbridge enewsletter has become shorter over time.

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, March 7
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Bainbridge Commons (370 Brien Drive)

The Scoop on Poop


The March Sustainable First Monday, organized by the Bainbridge Island Watershed Council and Sustainable Bainbridge, presents "The Scoop on Poop."  Presenters will discuss environmental impacts of human and pet waste and how to reduce these impacts on our watersheds and Puget Sound.  Robert Johnston of the US Navy Marine Environmental Support Office will share his studies of pollution runoff and its effects on Sinclair and Dyes Inlets.  Randall Samstag will discuss the efficiency of waste breakdown in septic tanks versus treatment plants, with emphasis on nitrogen removal.  Steve Pyke of the BI Wastewater Treatment Plant will discuss our BI wastewater effluent, and Mark Hufford, director of PAWS of Bainbridge, will the discuss pathogens associated with pet waste and proper disposal techniques.

Biodiesel on Bainbridge Island  

Biodiesel was available on Bainbridge Island in the past, but the station selling it is no longer doing so.  If you are interested in working to re-establish a local source of biodiesel, you are not alone.

 If you'd like to work on restoring this fuel option, please contact

Carol Ann Davidson at 206-855-0629

Watch for the big launch of the RePower Bainbridge campaign on March 20, 1-4 p.m. at points around the island.  Join the hundreds of families who are making a difference by becoming more energy efficient.

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


Sustainable Bainbridge Board