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June 2012    
In This Issue
Zero Waste
Beach Naturalists
Weed Warriors
West Sound Time Bank
GO! Bainbridge
SB's Blog

Summer is just around the corner...really! New and iconic activities abound, and we hope you'll find something in our newsletter that brings you joy and enriches your life.  Sign on as a Z-agent with Zero Waste, explore the shoreline with the Beach Naturalists, or continue reading for even more opportunities to make a difference in our community.  And, don't miss the new and delicious blog post from Jon Quitslund!    
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!
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Two big Island events are fast approaching!



Rotary Auction


New to the Rotary Recycling Team this year is the Lawn of Opportunity (the LOO), where materials formerly destined for the Dumpster will have one last chance at survival by a crew that recognizes their potential for reuse or recycling.  If you would like to join the Recycle Team or specifically, the LOO, please contact Joanne Ellis.


Grand Old Fourth


Vendors are required this year to give out food and poured drinks in compostable containers only, so we should be able to cut landfill-bound waste by another 50%. To make sure the compostables, recyclables and landfill trash end up in their respective receptacles, BI Zero Waste needs over 50 volunteers that day to help out at the waste stations. Join us for a shift! Please contact Diane Landry.

Low-tide Beach Exploration


Wednesday, June 20

11 am to 1 pm 

Fay Bainbridge Park


This is a great beach for kids and for people who find rocky beaches a challenge to navigate. No sign-up is necessary to attend a beach exploration with us -- just show up at the site and look for beach naturalists in their new neon-green vests on the beach. More information about beach explorations can be found HERE.


Upcoming Explorations:

Sunday, July 1 8:30 am-10:30 am, BI ferry dock beach (-2.6)

Sustainable Food & Agriculture Systems
with John Gardner and Tony D'Onofrio 
Friday June 8th, 5:30 pm to 7 pm


Explore the history, politics and economics that lead to the current energy intensive agriculture system and discuss trends that favor a shift to a more sustainable food system. 


Sustainable Bainbridge is excited to partner with the Chamber of Commerce, Bainbridge Graduate Institute, and the Bainbridge Public Library to bring you this inspiring and informational series. Admission for this lecture is $10, and you can reserve your tickets HERE.  Don't miss it!

Weed Warriors

Strawberry Plant Park

Saturday, June 23

1 to 3pm


Friendly natives attacked by life-threatening invaders! 


Noxious weeds threaten to overcome the recently-planted natives before they are established enough to compete. It is essential to rid the small park of weeds now, before they set seed. Join Weed Warriors at Strawberry Plant Park at the far south end of Weaver Road. For more information contact Jeannette Franks and sign up to receive notices of upcoming weed pulls.

West Sound Time Bank

 Informational Sessions


Bainbridge Island 

Marge Williams Center Conference Room 

221 Winslow Way West

Wednesday, June 13, 11 am - 12 pm

Tuesday, July 10, 2 - 3 pm



Suquamish UCC Church/Community Center

18732 Division Avenue Northeast

Tuesday, July 24, 7 - 8 pm


Save the Date: Family Picnic Potluck!

Saturday, July 28th, 5 - 8 pm

Fay Bainbridge State Park


For  more information, visit our website or contact us at or 206-842-4800. 

GO! Bainbridge

The mission of GO!Bainbridge is to promote diverse transportation for all. We have been working on issues of walking, biking, transit, carpools, instant ride share and electric cars.


Complete Streets are roads which provide safe and pleasant travel for all transportation users, and this is our goal on Bainbridge.  We're also making plans for the first Island Walking Festival on September 23! 


Contact Dana Berg for more information.

On the Sustainable Bainbridge Blog!

Jon Quitslund writes: 
I Love Cheesecake


Jon Quitslund's latest post on the Sustainable Bainbridge blog contains a dessert recipe that you may find appealing. Jon's piece opens with a foretaste of another piece, still in the works, on global climate change and its cumulative impact on our lives in the middle of Puget Sound. It will appear on the blog within the next two weeks.


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.


Sustainable Bainbridge Board