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 Sustainable Events for  
March 2014  
In This Issue
BASE Lecture: I Vote for Jobs
Tour the new Community Radio Studio
Weed Warriors at Gazzam
join the Student Conservation Corps!
"Spring Starts" event to Benefit the Grange
Making Highway 305 Scoth-Broom-Free Zone
Oil Train Event Tuesday April 8
From the SB Board

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March is a time of renewal; there are several events this month that will help you renew your commitment to a sustainable future. We're also getting ready for Earth Day on April 22. If you have Earth Day events or ideas for our next newsletter, please send them before March 31 to info@sustainablebainbridge.org.

 

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!

 This month's BASE Lecture: 
with Rogers Weed
former Director of Washington State Department of Commerce 

 

Friday, March 14, 2014,  5:30 - 7 pm
  Bainbridge Island Public Library
1270 Madison Avenue N  

 

Explore the intersection between business and the public sector and hear this insider's view on the government's role in job creation.

  

Enjoy refreshments with Rogers after the talk.  

 

RSVP for this FREE event:  bi-jobs.eventbrite.com 

  

Tour the new Bainbridge
Community Broadcasting Studio
 

Bainbridge Community Broadcasting (BCB) invites you to schedule a tour of its new studio space for c
ommunity radio.

The studio is now equipped with sufficient equipment to begin training volunteers. Sustainable Bainbridge hopes to receive grant funding by April that would enable it to purchase additional equipment to start airing Internet radio programs. 

Among the first to tour the studio were a group of five Bainbridge High School students (pictured). They are among 12 who last week attended the initial meeting of an unofficial Broadcasting Club at the High School, organized primarily by sophomore Charlie Hanacek (back row, 2nd from left).

BCB plans to start broadcasting internet radio programs (podcasts) by the end of April.  So this is a good time for you to contact us at BCB@BestofBCB.org if you'd like to schedule a tour or get involved in this community broadcasting project. 

 

Be a Weed Warrior!

Saturday, March 15
1 pm to 3 pm  
Gazzam Park


Join Weed Warriors next Saturday at Gazzam Park, a lovely place to pull Scotch broom seedlings. Easy work, but bring your kneepads!

Park at the Marshall Road end. Please call Jeannette at 755-8461 or email jfranks1@comcast.net for more information.

Student Conservation Corps Accepting Applications

 

It's that time again: The 2014 Student Conservation Corps (SCoCo) is launching the 5th annual program including spring break and summer job opportunities, conservation education and volunteer opportunities! Any student who will be age 15-18 on June 20th is eligible.

 

 
Interested high school students must attend an application work party on March 8th or 9th, 1-3:30 at Fay Bainbridge Park. Here's a link to everything you need to share with your favorite High school students: SCoCo program and application info

 
Questions? Email Barb at bainbridgescoco@gmail.com
 
"Spring Starts" at the Grange! 

Sound Food logo
Pick up some Island-grown vegetable starts for your garden, plus a lot of useful information, at this special event on March 29. Start sales will benefit the Bainbridge Island Grange, which is undergoing a renaissance as a hub for agricultural activity on the Island.

A slate of speakers,will be on hand to discuss different ways of maximizing food production in an urban setting:

Session 1: 10:00 - 10:45
"Season Extension" -Brian MacWhorter

Session 2: 11:00 - 11:45
"Making the Most of your Space" - Becky Warner, City Grown Seattle
 
Session 3: 1:00 - 1:45
"Backyard Composting"-John Barutt

Session 4: 2:00 - 2:45
"Starting Your Garden"-Brian MacWhorter

Date: Saturday March 29, 9 am to 3 pm
Location: Bainbridge Island Grange, 10340 Madison Ave NE

Highway 305 Corridor Slated for Scotch Broom Removal

Breaking news in the battle against invasive Scotch broom:  Let's Pull Together is about to finalize an Adopt-a-Highway agreement with the Washington Department of Transportation to clear Scotch broom along Highway 305 from the ferry terminal to Agate Pass bridge!

Imagine driving back from Silverdale next May, through miles of Scotch broom, crossing the bridge then passing thriving native plants instead as you drive through the Island. That is the plan. If your property abuts 305 and you have Scotch broom problems, please get in touch: stopscotchbroom@gmail.com  We can work together to clear more than the right-of-way. 
  
Save the Date: Oil Train Event April 8
 
Senator Christine Rolfes and Sightline's Eric dePlace will speak about the potential impact of oil trains on Washington State. Developing plans call for the transit of as much as 785,000 barrels a day of oil across our state, on rail lines that run through major cities and along Puget Sound. This special informational event is sponsored by Coal Free Bainbridge, and will begin at 7 pm on Tuesday April 8 at Eagle Harbor Church, 105 Winslow Way W.
 
From the Sustainable Bainbridge Board

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