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May 2011   
In This Issue
Chuck Collins
Green Drinks
Frog Rock Forum
At the Market!

We welcome May with open arms and lots of positive activity!  Chuck Collins will be on the Island to talk about ways to come together in hard times, and our own Wipe Out Waste group is closing in on their goal of providing a solution to overflowing trash in public areas.  And, Green Drinks is back for some casual fun and conversation on May 20!


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!
Chuck Collins at SFM on Tuesday, May 3
7:00-9:00 PM
The Island School (8553 NE Day Road)

Resistance and Resilience:  Coming Together in Hard Times  


Sustainable Bainbridge and partners, YES! Magazine, the Living Economies Forum, and the Suquamish United Church of Christ, welcome guest speaker Chuck Collins for an overview and discussion about Common Security Clubs (CSC), an approach to dealing with economic hardship and uncertainty and strengthening personal and community resilience. Chuck is co-founder of CSC and Wealth for the Common Good, and Senior Fellow and Director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the DC-based Institute for Policy Studies. David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy, will provide the introduction and a big picture view of the economic system. See event flyer - More info: (206) 780-0108  



better big bellyWOW! 

We're almost there!  Please help us purchase Big Belly containers for Winslow Way.  Support a permanent solution to overflowing garbage and lack of public recycling on Winslow Way!


The WOW (Wipe Out Waste) Campaign has already raised $30,000 to buy 7 sets of solar powered  Big Belly trash and recycling containers.  We need your help to reach our goal of $45,000.


You can donate online or by sending a check to Sustainable Bainbridge, 221 Winslow Way West, Box 205, Bainbridge Island WA 98110.  Please donate today--any amount helps!  

Green Drinks on Friday, May 20
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Bainbridge Library
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Join us to meet new friends and enjoy good conversation!  Light snacks and local wine will be served.  It's an an informal, agenda-free social gathering event that occurs (almost) monthly, for people interested in environmental issues.


Frog RockFrog Rock Forum: Connections for Community Resilience
June 19, 2-5 p.m.  at IslandWood

Put the date on your calendar.  This will be an exciting and stimulating event, bringing together many familiar and new efforts to create greater resilience and sense of community within Bainbridge Island.  Individuals, organizations, neighborhoods and businesses involved with sustainability will be present. 


More information will be forthcoming closer to the event.

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Sustainable Bainbridge is at the Farmers' Market every Saturday 

You can visit our booth each week at the Farmers' Market, and learn about the many initiatives and projects of Sustainable Bainbridge.  Each week volunteers from one or more of our initiatives will be at the booth, so stop by and chat with us.  We are always interested in finding out what passions motivate you to become more sustainable in your own lifestyle.


If you are interested in working with great people and helping us coordinate some volunteer activity, we'd love to hear from you.  Contact us at for more information.

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


Sustainable Bainbridge Board