Sustainable NE Seattle

Connecting for a sustainable community

Contacting the Steering Committee

Sustainable NE Seattle is an all-volunteer organization. Everything we do starts with the passion of one or more members, along with the support of many helpers.

The steering committee, which meets twice a month, is responsible for building awareness about the group and for supporting our guilds, which are small, issue-based action groups. The committee ensures that the activities and events are in keeping with the mission and goals of the organization. Each guild is responsible for scheduling its own meetings and events.

At present, the steering committee consists of:

  • Joann Kerr
  • John Samaras
  • Leo Brodie
  • Patrick Linder
  • Susan Gregory
  • Sue McGann
  • Tom Allen

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Comment by Sharon A. on May 8, 2018 at 3:55pm

Thank you for such a quick response!

Comment by Joann Kerr on May 8, 2018 at 3:04pm

I have removed the "person" from the member list where the spam originated. So sorry that happened. We try to prevent that with the questionaires for membership but this one got thru.

Thanks for letting us know

Comment by Carol on May 8, 2018 at 10:21am

I got spam like this, too.

Comment by Sharon A. on May 7, 2018 at 10:54pm

Just got this spam (below). Please consider removing that member. 

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Comment by Ericka B. on October 22, 2015 at 6:52am


How do we get our event listed in "events" rather than in "forums." I didn't see a way to do this. Also, how do we get our event emailed to members as I've seen others do?

Comment by Jude Waller on September 17, 2014 at 10:47am

I cannot figure out how to RSVP for the permaculture ethics class and really prefer not to  have to sign up each time to do things like this

Comment by JEANINE CARLSON on August 7, 2014 at 8:21am
Wanted to share this great opportunity with the ladies of this community!

Contributing & Collecting in Collaboration!
September 18-21, 2014 in Duvall, WA

Where ‘Full Steam Ahead’ melds with ‘Relax and Receive’ for Continuous Thrivability

Considering how much permaculture activity is brewing in our respective regions these days, from public food forests to natural buildings and successful kickstarter campaigns, the subject of permaculture is upfront and growing! We will take a central focus of taking permaculture beyond an interest or hobby to inspiring women with permaculture examples to find their path to right-livelihood and thrive! Thrivelihood!! 

This years Gathering will feature exciting presentations, skill-building opportunities and our first ever Saturday Market Place to support your right-livelihoods, followed by our first ever Dance Party around the fire near the lake! Tickets are available for the entire three days, Saturday only, children at a reduced rate, child care is FREE with ticket for whole weekend. See ticketing page for details.

Spend a weekend with strong, committed women who share Permaculture ethics and vocabulary.  Come connect, learn, and laugh!  In a breathtaking space, surrounded by nature and amazing women, you will be inspired and invigorated.

Presenters for 2014 include: 

We have an amazing line up of extraordinary speakers!

Starhawk - The Fifth Sacred Thing,The Last Wild Witch & Earth Activist Training
Jessi Bloom - Best-selling permaculture author, green industry advisor, & owner of design/build N.W. Bloom 
Marisha Auerbach - International advanced permaculture educator & consultant to environmental non-profits
EagleSong - Founder of RavenCroft Gardens and Healing From the Ground Up herbal apprentice program
Jacqueline Freeman - Biodynamic Beekeeper and owner of Friendly Haven Rise Farm in Venersborg, WA
Jeanette Acosta Author and composer raised by traditional indigenous healers, designer and ethnobotanist 
Emet Degirmenci - International urban and indigenous permaculture community design
Lindsay Huettman Ethnobotanist, educator and wilderness guide

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Comment by Janine Blaeloch on May 13, 2014 at 10:15am

Hi, friends:  I have not interacted with SusNE site for quite some time, and have a question for you. I am coordinator of Lake City Greenways, and one of our projects is creation of a new pocket park in the Olympic Hills neighborhood. We had several work parties last fall; we are in the middle of a Neighborhood Matching Fund-supported design process; and we will be having another work party on May 31. In the past, we have been able to use an SDOT trailer full of tools for our work (the site is an SDOT-owned right-of-way), but it's booked that day, so I wonder how and whether we might be able to use tools from your Tool Library? I have fogged out the past info I saw on subscribing (or whatever you call your process). Any information you can offer is appreciated!  By the way, your work is an admirable model for the rest of us.

Janine Blaeloch,

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