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Celebrate Community

Guild to organize community events involving the whole community and focusing on fun, sustainable living.

Location: NE Seattle
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Latest Activity: May 12, 2016

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2012 PLANET:HOME festival for sustainable living 6 Replies

Started by Joann Kerr. Last reply by Aylee Welch Jul 12, 2012.

Living Without Money~ Free Film Showing & Concert SAT Feb 11~ 7-11pm

Started by Maureen Momo Freehill Feb 2, 2012.

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Comment by Jacqueline Higgins-Rosebrook on June 10, 2010 at 9:25am
Hmmm, looks like you'll have to type in the whole url. Don't know how it got truncated like that. And I'm experiencing some chagrin over the misplaced apostrophe. ;-(
Comment by Jacqueline Higgins-Rosebrook on June 10, 2010 at 9:22am
My friend, Betty Jean Williamson, started out a couple years ago to `build community` on Beacon Hill with all it's diversity. She took a very part time job as a barista in a small cafe near the center of the business district and got busy. Here's the first big coming-together of that project:!/group.php? gid=121139547921919 Anyone want to go take a look?
Comment by Irv Thomas on March 28, 2010 at 12:42pm
That original first film that Brooke referenced is, I think, priceless. It should be an introduction for what we are trying to do, here in Seattle (I mean, in general). See if you can get it at:;
Comment by Brooke Richardson on March 28, 2010 at 12:34pm
An introduction to placemaking:

City repair:

T-Horse Mobile Tea House:
Comment by Jacqueline Higgins-Rosebrook on March 28, 2010 at 12:23pm
two things we didn't discuss yesterday: Porta potties and insurance. We need both. Can we pay something and tack ourselves onto Hunter's insurance or do we need to find other event insurance? I have one contact for event insurance. I also have some experience with one porta pottie supplier. I forget if anyone was looking into cost of portable shelters, info tables, chairs, whatever.
Comment by Jacqueline Higgins-Rosebrook on March 28, 2010 at 12:18pm
Keith, thank you for your words. Your frustration is not uncommon in a first meeting on a volunteer project and sometimes I think it's unavoidable. It's very difficult when a bunch of like-minded folk who are new to each other meet for the first time not to get a little distracted. In those instances, everyone neeeds to find their own level and establish their bonafides asgroup finds a base from which to move forward. I think that, all in all, the meeting was quite productive and that we have solid ground now on which to build our event. I appreciate all the contributions received from everyone there. I really look forward to working with everyone I met at Joann's house yesterday and, again, I offer my house for, say, the third meeting.
Comment by Jacqueline Higgins-Rosebrook on March 28, 2010 at 12:03pm
Brooke, I tried to google the t-house (hows?) but couldn't find anything. I wanted to share it on FB as a preface to recruiting people to our Planet: Home event.
Comment by Jacqueline Higgins-Rosebrook on March 28, 2010 at 12:00pm
Having been actually paid for thirteen years to be a weather observer, I can elaborate on BJ's comment with some authority ;-) It has been my experience that the weather here in the upper left hand corner is almost always very good around the full moon. We may be experiencing one of those exceptions just now.
Comment by Brooke Richardson on March 28, 2010 at 11:55am
It started with a simple outdoor "house" like we are thinking for ours and there was so much community enthusiasm for it that subsequently doors and windows and roof appeared. It appeared at night on Mondays during bright moons such as the one we are having these past few nights. Tea was served. People thrilled to have a community place to gather and meet in the magic moonlight. check out:
Comment by Keith Mastenbrook on March 28, 2010 at 11:10am
Wow! These images are truly amazing, who wouldn't be inspired by the effect of walking into that lit-up organic world! What is the website you found these images on? Hey, it took a while to really see the plan. Cool. Planet Home, Come play at our house. And I like the new group logo.

To completely change the subject, I want to apologize to everyone in the group if my expression of frustration offended anyone. I didn't mean to devalue the importance of what people were talking about, because there is much to be gained from every action that promotes positive environmental change. My frustration kept growing from my not seeing the connection between specific actions and the goal of creating our first major event. If this event is going to happen it is going to require the hard work of those at the meeting and many more who will be called to contribute in some fashion. Most active supporters of Sustainable NE Seattle will be called eventually to participate in some fashion, if it is to be successful. And to them I apologize as well, I'll be more patient as we move forward. Thank you.

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