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July 2012    
In This Issue
Beach Naturalists
Zero Waste
West Sound Time Bank
Fixing the Future
SB's Blog

Our Island has miles of shoreline with a beautiful diversity of life forms we may barely notice.  Summer low tides allow you a glimpse into this hidden habitat, and it's an opportunity you won't want to miss!  This month's newsletter is full of other wonderful opportunities  to expand your world with fresh ideas and new friends!
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!
Summer Low Tides


The Bainbridge Beach Naturalists are having a great summer low-tide season, exploring

many of our island's wonderful and varied beaches.  As we become more skilled in finding and identifying marine creatures on our beaches, we have even more to share with the folks who join us for these explorations. Among other things, we have found a seventh species of sea star that we had not previously seen on our island, and we are finding more varieties of nudibranchs more consistently throughout the year.  After receiving training through the WSU Kitsap Extension Service Beach Naturalist program, we formed our group in June, 2011, and have held 14 public events since that time. A typical comment after a beach exploration is: "I have lived near this beach all my adult life, and this is the first time I have been aware of all the forms of life that exist here!"

Sea slug

If you haven't yet donned your rubber boots or water shoes and would like to see what you can find, join us on Sunday, July 1 at 8:30 am to 10:30 am on the BI ferry dock beach. Park on Bjune or Brien, near the Senior Center, walk down through Waterfront Park and cross the wooden footbridge. Follow the trail alongside the condos to the beach. The beach naturalists will be wearing neon green vests.

Zero Waste logo

 Z-Agents are ready for  

the Grand Old Fourth!  


Zero Waste is delighted to note that vendors are required this year to give out food and poured drinks in compostable containers. This means that 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, we're recruiting over 50 volunteers that day to help out at the waste stations. Join the  Z-agents by taking a shift, and making a difference!  Please contact Diane Landry.


Styrofoam Collection 


At Bay Hay and Feed, Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22.

Styrofoam Disposal 

with Gifford Pinchot III 
Friday, July 13th
5:30 pm to 7 pm
at Bainbridge Museum of Art 
Reception to follow


Gifford Pinchot III, Co-founder and President of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, is the leading expert on intrapreneurship.

  • How innovation actually happens
  • The role and nature of the intraprenueur
  • How to sell your idea
  • The essential role of the sponsor
  • Creating the climate for sustainable innovation 

Admission for this lecture is $10, and you can reserve your tickets  HERE.  Don't miss it!

West Sound Time Bank

 Informational Sessions


Bainbridge Island 

Marge Williams Center Conference Room 

221 Winslow Way West

Tuesday, July 10, 1 pm



Poulsbo Parks Department

19540 Front Street

Thursday, June 28, 5pm


Gateway Fellowship

18901 8th Ave NE

Thursday, August 16, 7pm


Suquamish UCC Church/Community Center  

18732 Division Avenue Northeast

Tuesday, July 24, 7pm



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. 

Fixing the Future Across America 

Special Community Screening 

Wednesday, July 18, 7:00pm


Bainbridge Cinemas

403 Madison Ave N 

Admission: $10

Sustainable Bainbridge and West Sound Time Bank, in partnership with YES! Magazine and OfficeXpats, are pleased to present this one-day-only theatrical screening of "Fixing the Future," hosted by David Brancaccio (of NOW on PBS and radio's Marketplace.)


The film will be followed by an exclusive onscreen panel discussion with Bill McKibbenMajora Carter, Mike Brady, and David Brancaccio. The evening will be capped off at a reception hosted by OfficeXpats and Sustainable Bainbridge, upstairs in the Pavilion.


More information HERE.

On the Sustainable Bainbridge Blog!

Jon Quitslund writes:

Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth


Jon's title borrows the long subtitle of Mark Hertsgaard's recent book, HOT, which deals with the long-term and potentially devastating consequences of global warming, and the adaptations that will be necessary, sooner or later. The problems are global in scale, but changes must also be made at the local level, and worrying about problems beyond our control will accomplish nothing if we aren't motivated to act locally.


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