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September 2012    
In This Issue
Frog Rock Forum
GO! Bainbridge
Weed Warriors
Zero Waste
Watershed Council
West Sound Time Bank
SB's Blog

September is full of inspiring, enlightening, and just plain fun activities. The second annual Frog Rock Forum promises to be a wonderful avenue for learning together, and building a more resilient community. Other terrific opportunities abound, so read on and join us for an active, sustaining month!
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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Frog Rock Forum 
Citizenship:  The Heart of a Resilient Community
September 30, 3 - 6 p.m.

Join us to explore the aspects of citizenship that create a more resilient community here on Bainbridge Island. Rick Jackson is guiding the interactive program, based on Parker Palmer's Healing the Heart of Democracy. Participants will have opportunities to experience and practice communication skills that bridge differences in viewpoints and perceptions. 

The cost of the event is $12, and includes a delicious IslandWood pizza dinner. High school students are invited to attend at a two-for-$12 rate.


Winslow Way Charging Station 
Friday, September 7
6 to 8 p.m. 

GO!Bainbridge will again be showcasing the electric vehicle charging station on Winslow Way during the Arts Walk this Friday.  Stop by and see how it works!

Our mission is to support diverse transportation for all. Our program started last winter in response to the growing number of Islanders who want to explore alternative forms of transportation and ways to connect the Island using foot and pedal power. We've considered everything from car-sharing and instant hitchhiking, to map making, and an electric sightseer's bus.  


We're also assembling a calendar focused on walking, running, and biking opportunities, like the first event in the Bainbridge Trail Series or the upcoming Alderdash.    


We generally meet on the third Thursday of the month at the Marge Center. Please join us at 11 a.m. on September 27, and bring your ideas on sustainable transportation!

Getting to Scale

with Jill Bamburg 

September 14
5:30 - 7 p.m.

Bainbridge Public Library 


Long-time Bainbridge resident Jill Bamburg, one of the co-founders of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI), talks about "getting to scale" - the special challenges of growing mission-driven businesses while remaining true to their founding values. Register HERE.

 Weed Warriors:  Bring your gloves! 
Blakely Harbor Park
Saturday, September 18
1 to 3 p.m.

Join Weed Warriors as they pull invasive plants. Bring gloves, hand tools and a big smile. Help restore the salmon stream that goes into Blakely Harbor Park from IslandWood. Park at the corner of Country Club Road and Blakely Avenue and cross Blakely looking for signs to your left facing IslandWood. This was the site of the first Weed Warrior weed pull ever, over ten years ago.


For more information contact Jeannette Franks, 206-755-9461.

Zero Waste logo

Zero Waste Needs You! 


Enjoy two of the island's biggest events this month, and take a turn as a Zero Waste volunteer! The Taste of Lynwood is Saturday, September 15, 11am-8pm, and Harvest Fair will be Sunday, September 30, 11am-5pm.  


BI Zero Waste will once again have our ever-improving waste stations on hand to collect compostables, recyclables and, hopefully a small number of landfillables.  


Sign up for a shift! We need 16 persons for Taste of Lynwood and 9 volunteers for Harvest Fair. If you can help, please email us.

Watershed Council: Calling Volunteers for Salmon Monitoring!


The Watershed Council and City of Bainbridge Island are looking for people who love salmon and streams to help us monitor our streams for returning adult salmon this fall. This is our 8th year and we cannot do it without you!


If you are interested in participating, please email us  your name, email, phone number. Please confirm that you are 14 or older, and able to do the physical activity.

Go here for more information.

West Sound Time Bank

  Informational Session            

Wednesday, September 12


3:30 to 4:30pm

Marge Williams Center Conference Room

221 Winslow Way West


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

On the Sustainable Bainbridge Blog!

Jon Quitslund writes:

Climax of the Season


Jon describes several events from the second half of August in which he felt "the pulse of our community," and he ends the piece with references to events in September, which he'll miss while on vacation in Hawaii.  

A couple of weeks ago, Jon published "Individuality vs.Individualism." "Individualism has been celebrated in American culture for a long time, to the extent that it may seem inseparable from our national identity. The problem is that what was once an admirable set of values, emphasizing self-reliance and a 'live and let live' attitude to others, has been turned into an ideological stance and put to some dubious uses."


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