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Mid-May 2011

In This Issue
Frog Rock Forum contests
Green Drinks
Matinees That Matter
Sustainable First Monday
Common Security Clubs
Shellfish Seed!
We have an abundance of events coming up between now and early June, so here is an extra alert to keep you posted on what's happening at Sustainable Bainbridge.  We hope you'll participate in these activities.

KT Frog Rock

Frog Rock Forum:  Connections for Community Resilience


A free stimulating fair at IslandWood on Sunday, June 19, 2-5 p.m. In conjunction with the Forum,there are contests with cash awards in four categories for creative expressions on the theme, "What a resilient community looks like to me."   $100 for the best blog entry in adult and 18-and-under categories; $50 for the best Twitter statement and $50 for the best photo with description on Flickr.  Deadline for entries if June 3.  Find out more at the Sustainable Bainbridge website.  Get creative!!


Green DrinksGreen Drinks BI
Bainbridge Island Green Drinks returns to the Bainbridge Public Library, where we began.  Join us on Friday, May 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


MTM ImageMatinees That Matter
June 4 and 5, 5 p.m., Historic Lynwood Theatre.  

The post-tsunami focus in the news on nuclear issues prompted the next selection in the Matinees That Matter film series.  "Countdown to Zero" is a lively cinematic presentation of the history of the atomic bomb, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and the race among nations to join the nine that currently possess nuclear capabilities.  It was written and directed by the academy award nominated documentarian Lucy Walker (Waste Land, The Devil's Playground, Blindsight).  The film features interviews with an array of international statesmen, including Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf, and Tony Blair, and makes a case for worldwide nuclear disarmament.  "Countdown to Zero" will be shown on Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th.  All seats are $9.  A portion of your ticket purchase supports the work of Sustainable Bainbridge.


Sustainable First Monday, June 6, 7 p.m.

What Could Transportation Look Like?

Sustainable Bainbridge invites you to an open discussion to begin answering this question on June 6th at the Senior Center on Bjune Drive as part of the "Sustainable First Monday" programming.


Organizations and Islanders will be exhibiting what they currently do to support alternative transportation initiatives on the island.  There will be an open discussion and brainstorm to explore how to take this work, along with other ideas, to create alternative transportation systems on the island. 


The objective of this meeting is to learn about all the different ideas and initiatives currently on the island, gather thoughts of what transportation could look like, and organize a group of interested individuals to further develop and formalize the ideas.


If you are interested in having a table to present your organization or ideas, or if you are an individual interested in exploring alternative means of transportation on Bainbridge Island, please attend this meeting.

Common Security Clubs
Next Steps for Common Security Clubs!
If you missed our May 3 presentation on Common Security Clubs   or attended and are interested in organizing or joining a group, consider attneding one of the three, free and open Introductory Sessions scheduled on June 3, 6, and 11. These meetings are designed to:
  • Provide a brief overview of Common Security Clubs and discuss ways to organize 
  • Organize into groups, identify volunteer facilitators, and get started! 
For details about the three Introductory Sessions, see our  Event Calendar or contact Kat Gjovik or by phone at 206/842-0223.    


Puget Sound Restoration Fund's  

Shellfish Seed Sale

Saturday, June 4, 8 a.m. to noon, 590 Madison Ave N., Bainbridge Island 

Puget Sound Restor. Fund 


Grow your own oysters, clams and mussels.  Shellfish gardening is a great way to get involved with keeping Puget Sound tidelands clean, while enjoying your own shellfish.  There will be a "how to" set up a garden demonstration at 10 a.m.  Pre-order your shellfish seed today via email or call 206/780-6947. 

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


Sustainable Bainbridge Board