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Earth Day Special
April 2013
In This Issue
Styrofoam & Bubble Wrap Recycle
Weed Warriors
Beach Naturalists
RePower Bainbridge
GO! Bainbridge - Find Flat Stanley
Green Drinks
Green Power
SB Blog

Earth Day finds us celebrating through our combined efforts to green our Island and our world. Join us for Green Drinks or recycle your styrofoam, pull ivy and scotch broom, or enjoy a walk on the beach. Whatever you do to celebrate, we urge you to keep the world of our seventh generation in mind.


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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!
Styrofoam & Bubble Wrap Recycling


Saturday, April 20


Earth Day Fair - T & C parking lot


If you can't reuse or Freecycle (environmentally preferable), then bring down your clean and dry Styrofoam packaging, coolers and washed meat trays, as well as bubble wrap. Please remove all tape. No hot tubs or dock floats. Take Styrofoam peanuts to the UPS Store (do not mix with compostable peanuts!). 

Weed Warriors' 10th year of 
Earth Day! 

Help restore native plants at Pritchard Park 


Sunday, April 21, 1 to 3 pm 


Save Sunday April 21 from 1 to 3! Come and remove noxious weeds to continue our restoration of native plants. Park at either lot. Bring gloves and tools for weed destruction, although we will have extras if needed. Or just come and pick up some current information about the benefits of native plants!

Monitoring Arrow Point
Bainbridge Beach Naturalists 
Beach Exploration 
Sunday, April 28
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. 
Ferry Terminal beach
Park on Brien or Bjune and walk through Waterfront Park and across the foot bridge over the ravine; then follow the footpath alongside the condos to the beach.  Dress in layers, wear rubber boots for wading.  Questions: contact Gerlind Jenkner,
RePower Your Home
RePower Bainbridge Icon

The RePower program ends in August!  If you move forward on an energy checkup for your house and make recommended energy improvements in the next few months, you could be eligible for cash incentives.  

Call 877-741-4340 for info.




GO! Bainbridge & the BI Library 

9am - 11am 


Explore Winslow by foot on a treasure hunt to find Flat Stanley!


Meet at the BI Library to get your Stanley Treasure Map. Follow the treasure route on trails and quiet roads to find 10 Flat Stanleys in Historic Downtown Winslow. 


Prizes for all!

Earth Day Green Drinks 
Green Drinks BI


Friday, April 19 

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Bainbridge Public Library 

1270 Madison Ave. N

Celebrate Earth Day with good conversation, lubricated by food from Hitchcock's Brendan McGill, Food & Wine's 2013 People's Best New Chef, and wine by Rolling Bay Winery at the no-host bar. 



RSVP (adults only - sorry) 

Bainbridge Island - Take Charge!


Let's become the greenest town in Puget Sound.


Do your part to help Bainbridge Island earn up to $40,000 from Puget Sound Energy for a new solar array in our community by adding your home or business to the ranks of PSE Green Power customers. We only need 125 more homes or businesses to join the Program in 2013, and you can do so for as little as $4 more per month added to your monthly electric bill.


Learn more about Green Power

On the Sustainable Bainbridge Blog!
Jon Quitslund's essay - 
        The Importance of a 'Sense of Place' 

Recognizing that April is National Poetry Month, Jon Quitslund has posted on the Sustainable Bainbridge blog a review of a fine book of poems, Place; New Poems, by Jorie Graham. If you're not familiar with Ms. Graham's writing, let Jon introduce you to a brilliant contributor to "ecopoetry."


Read more  

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