Sustainable NE Seattle

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Emergency Prepare

This guild will learn best practices for getting our community and our neighbors ready for any emergency. Will include collaboration with municipal agencies that have systems in place, such as Block Watch networks.

Members: 58
Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2017

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Task A Month for Personal/Family Emercency Preparedness

We, SustainableNESeattle (SusNE) NESeattlePrepares and RBCA, are introducing a new project (September to May) to help our neighbors and communities in the building of our home emergency preparedness…Continue

Started by Joann Kerr Oct 6, 2016.

BioChar Cook Stove in Tool Library for Emergency preparedness and other uses.

I'm putting on a BioChar Stove Class at the Tool Library to place one there for loan out and community use.It works well in 'off grid' situations, mainly for quick cooking, boiling water, and with a…Continue

Tags: BBQ, BioiChar, sanitation, off-grid, Preparedness

Started by Larry James Oct 10, 2014.

So you want to be a HAM (radio operator)? Read on... 10 Replies

I've received several questions about HAM radio so here's some really basic information.  First, before you can transmit legally, you need to get an FCC amateur radio license.  Fortunately it has…Continue

Tags: radio, ACS, ARRL, preparedness, emergency

Started by Theresa Edwards. Last reply by David Wilma Jun 26, 2014.

What our region has not learned from the Japan earthquake and tsunami

Here's an interesting article from The Seattle Times, originally published on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. …Continue

Started by Theresa Edwards Feb 26, 2014.

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Comment by Peter Shaw on April 30, 2011 at 5:41pm
Comment by Leo Brodie on April 26, 2011 at 8:29pm

A not-so-gentle reminder from the British press:

U.S. fears overdue 'megathrust' earthquake will trigger tsunami and...


U.S. fears overdue 'megathrust' earthquake will trigger tsunami and decimate unprepared cities on north-west coast

Comment by Catrayl Atkyn on April 25, 2011 at 4:53pm

To clarify: will there be only one meeting with the NE Hub on April 30th, 1:30-3pm at RavennaEckstein Community Center?

When I went to the spreadsheet last night there were still two options. I signed us up for the morning session. Should we reschedule that for the afternoon instead?

I did not see Joann's comment posted as I had gone to the 'replies' from the original post. A bit confusing where to check for most recent activity but I will get the hang of it: i hope :)


Comment by Tracy Farwell on April 19, 2011 at 9:52pm
Great idea having contingency plans and organizations in place
Comment by Joann Kerr on April 19, 2011 at 9:14pm
In the interest of moving forward, after looking over the doodle schedule, it looks like April 30th at 1:30 - 3pm is the best date/time. We will meet at the Ravenna Eckstein Community Center in the stage room. We will hear from Mark Howard of the Office of Emergency Management on recommended practices and procedures. We will also have a report on what is happening with the NE HUB. This meeting will also give us a chance to meet one another and discuss some next steps. I hope many of you can come.
Comment by Joann Kerr on April 18, 2011 at 9:24am
Odd? I just went there myself with that link . I'll put it here again and see if you just enter it rather than click-
Comment by Elisa Murray on April 17, 2011 at 3:22pm
Hi there, the link to the doodle in Joanns last message does not seem to be working. thanks, Elisa
Comment by Joann Kerr on April 16, 2011 at 12:24pm

We are in the planning for the upcoming meeting of Sustainable NE Seattle's Emergency Preparedness Guild! Here is the link to the scheduling tool we are using:

put your name and day preferences into the doodle. So far it is looking like Sat or Sun work best for the majority of folks.

Comment by Peter Shaw on April 13, 2011 at 7:33pm

The Spring Newsletter from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management has a nice writeup on ongoing Preparedness efforts at the neighborhood level around town, focusing on Emergency Communications Hubs:


Comment by Joann Kerr on April 11, 2011 at 12:05pm
As soon as we get a day of the week that is best for a group meeting we can get a room held at Ravenna Eckstein Comm Center and arrange for Mark Howard from the Office of Emergency Management to be there. Plus I would like to get any NE area community council folks that have an emergency effort happening, to the meeting so we can capitalize on the most human energy as possible. If you are active in your neighborhood council and know the emergency coordinator please extend an invitation to join us.

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