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October 2012    
In This Issue
Zero Waste
Weed Warriors
GO! Bainbridge
Green Drinks
West Sound Time Bank
One Call for All

Autumn is beginning to paint its red and gold colors against a dazzling backdrop of blue skies, and we're celebrating the season  with activities both in and out of doors.  Take some time outdoors with the Weed Warriors and Student Conservation Corps, or drop by the library to hear some new ideas at the BASE lecture series this month.  Green Drinks is back for some spirited social time, and other opportunities abound, including our energetic Zero Waste group.

Please remember that Sustainable Bainbridge is funded through One Call for All.  The red envelope will be arriving soon, and
we appreciate and applaud your generosity and support through this Island tradition!
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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A new look and fresh opportunities!

The debut of a new green mesh "Z" vest for waste station volunteers has increased visibility and positive feedback from event goers. The opportunity to send discards off to be recycled or composted rather than buried in a landfill takes teamwork. Kudos go out to event vendors, an increasing number of whom purchase compostable materials, such as "corn plastic" cups, wheatgrass clamshells and molded paper bowls.  


Another crucial player in landfill diversion is Emu Topsoil, Kitsap's only commercial composting facility.  This Kingston operation is the destination for all of the food and compostable products collected. In just 90 days' time they are turned into a nutrient-rich soil amendment for home gardens.


If you would like to be a part of this wonderful system by helping to staff a waste station at a future event, thereby giving tossed resources a second life, please email us.

 Weed Warriors-- 
Intergenerational Events


Weed Warriors and Student Conservation Corps join forces! 


Please join us to remove invasive plants. Bring gloves, hand tools and a big smile!



Ft. Ward "Free the Trees" 

Friday, October 12 & Saturday October 13

1 to 3 pm


Blakely Harbor Park - (finish what the goats started!)  

Saturday, October 27 

1 to 3 pm


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

The Emerging Ownership Revolution

with Marjorie Kelly 

Friday, October 12
5:30 - 7 p.m.

Bainbridge Public Library 


This inspiring series continues with Marjorie Kelly, who is a fellow with the Tellus Institute in Boston and director of ownership strategy with Cutting Edge Capital. She is author of the recently released book Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution. Kelly cofounded Business Ethics magazine and Corporation 20/20. You can connect and share ideas at a reception that follows the talk. 

Register HERE for this free event!

GO! is about getting from here to there all over the Island!

We're exploring everything from car and bike-sharing, to map making and electric vehicles. We're also working with Squeaky Wheels, the City Non-Motorized group, the Park District and other Island groups.

Our current focus is the promotion of walking which includes working on way-finding through mapping and signage. We're also assembling a calendar focused on walking, running, and biking opportunities, like the upcoming Alderdash.    


We meet on the third Thursday of the month at the Marge Center. Please join us at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 18, and bring your ideas on sustainable transportation!

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Green Drinks

Friday, October 26

Coates Design Architects

The San Juan Building

900 Winslow Way East


After a few months' hiatus, we're back!! Thank you to Coates Design Architects, "a firm dedicated to gracious, deep green sustainable design," for sponsoring our October "happy hour" for people who care about the environment. Meet new people and enjoy lively conversation - and the view - while imbibing in locally made wine and beer at the cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. A display of one of the firm's major LEED Gold projects, the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, will be featured.


Please RSVP on our Facebook Event Page or send an email. Bring a friend - see you there!

West Sound Time Bank

  Informational Sessions            


Tuesday, October 9

5 pm - 6 pm

Poulsbo Parks & Recreation

19540 Front Street, Poulsbo


Tuesday, October 23


Noon to 1 pm

Marge Williams Center Conference Room

221 Winslow Way West, Bainbridge Island


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

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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