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Joann Kerr
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  • Seattle, WA
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Ivy Out – part of the Summer of Practical Actions at Ravenna Eckstein Community Center upper field

July 20, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
If you saw someone choking you’d try to help, right? Nuff said. Bring your gloves and your favorite clippers. We’ll borrow extras from the Tool Library if you don’t own a pair. We will save some pieces of ivy vines to dry for a basket making class later in the summer. See More
Jul 20
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Jun 23
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RainWise 101 – Putting in rain gardens, getting rebates at NE Seattle Public Library branch

June 22, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
During heavy rains, our storm water system overflows, and combined sewer overflows pollute our precious Puget Sound.Fortunately, there’s something NE Seattle homeowners can do to help out: Get RainWise! In the North Union Bay and Windermere Basins (check here for your address eligibility)  property owners can get beautiful and functional landscaping, and store rain water for watering gardens, with up to 100% of the cost paid by the City…See More
Jun 12
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Breaking Clean Tour – Former coal miner presents a life of coal at University Unitarian Church, Nathan Johnson Hall

July 6, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
The Mullins Family, a 4th generation coal mining family from Central Appalachia, will be presenting their story of coal and how it has impacted their family over several generations, their choice to transition away from coal for the betterment of their children, and the need for a just energy transition.Go to their tour website to see their journey as they explore the impacts of coal elsewhere and bring awareness of life in…See More
Jun 10
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MAY 5th - The Seattle Foundation GiveBig fundraising event at online

May 5, 2015 all day
ABOUT GIVEBIGOn May 5, 2015, from midnight to midnight (Pacific Time), The Seattle Foundation will host its fifth annual GiveBIG. Their goal is to turn out thousands of new and returning individual donors to help support organizations like ours, and they’ll boost the donations to nonprofits even further thanks to The Seattle Foundation, individual donors, and sponsors like Microsoft, Starbucks, Boeing, Safeco and more. Last year, more than $12.9 million was raised for nearly 1,500 nonprofits on…See More
Apr 30
Kathryn Sharpe commented on Joann Kerr's event ANNUAL Voting Membership MEETING w/BBQ
"Sorry I can't make it, I'll be out of town. kathryn"
Apr 25
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ANNUAL Voting Membership MEETING w/BBQ at N. Friends Fellowship Hall

May 14, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
OUR BYLAWS REQUIRE WE HAVE AN ANNUAL MEETING IN ORDER TO GIVE OUR MEMBERS* A CHANCE TO VOTE FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE NOMINATED FOR THE BOARD OR KNOW SOMEONE THAT SHOULD BE, PLEASE CONTACT US AT SUSNESTEERING@GMAIL.COM ASAP SO WE CAN CONTACT THEM. BBQ and voting for Sustainable NE Seattle Board members. Plus a program...Bring stuff to barbeque and something to share.* In order to vote you must have filled out a Membership form and…See More
Apr 16

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What parts of our mission are you interested in (for example, growing food/food security, appropriate energy technologies, transportation, community building, etc.)?
All aspects however in the interest of focusing, community building, farming and getting the word out to help empower people
How do you see yourself being involved with Sustainable NE Seattle? What skills, talents and passions are you willing to share?
I will help with organizing meetings, making contacts with support groups and organizations, and facilitating gatherings when required. As I am a graphics designer I will help produce materials to help us spread the word. I will also help in outreach projects and show up for work where needed.
List other affiliations/groups that you participate in with similar missions.
Green Sanctuary committee at the University Unitarian Church, SCALLOPS, and Sound Alliance

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Community Effort Makes Another Successful HandsOn Skills Fair

Well, it is the day after the 2015 HandsOn Skills Fair so I am reflecting on what happened there. When you are in the midst of the planning then the bustle of the event you can't always see what is happening. But today I would say that we had a  successful day based on the following: new community members that became teachers and felt their class went well; new participants that have been introduced to one of our events and some of our community and may seek out other things to get involved…


Posted on February 8, 2015 at 12:32pm

Another HandsOn! Fair Built Skills

Well our annual HandsOn! fair is done and more people can now:  sharpen their own tools rather than send them to the dump; make their own feta, lip balm, toothpaste, soap, lotions, deodorant, nut milk, jam, tortillas, gluten free pasta and sourdough starts, mushrooms, soil, vegan food, beeswax candles, and pickles instead of buying them pre-packaged in plastic; prune and plant their gardens better; grow veggies in containers and homemade coldframes or aquaponic systems; understand why mason…


Posted on February 11, 2013 at 4:50pm — 1 Comment

Free Emergency First Aid Training to 90 people

Some openings left, and this should hit the news tonight.  Please feel free to distribute this to your hub teams and neighbors....

The Ballard Prepares team, a committee of the Ballard District Council, with the funding of a Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Small and Simple grant and community donations, is offering free emergency first aid training to 90 people.  Our objective is to have 90…


Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:41pm

All Fun, No Waste - Ideas for the holidays

About a dozen NE neighbors showed up to share in Stone Soup Salad, the film "What Would Jesus Buy?" and discuss alternatives to high stress, high consumption holidays. We thought those of you that were not able to be there might want to add your ideas and read what thoughts we had.

Notes from General Meeting…


Posted on November 16, 2012 at 2:01pm

Transition US has a little snippet about Planet:Home

Check out this link from TransitionUS about all the recent things happening in the Transition movement across the US. Including our summer festival, Planet:Home. "If we wait for government to make the changes, it will be too little too late. If we do it alone it will be too little. If we make the changes together, it might be just enough, just in time."

Posted on August 9, 2012 at 2:04pm

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At 9:40am on July 23, 2014, Janet Seki said…


I am willing to table a topic like Neighborhood Emergency Prep at the Green Community Picnic on Aug. 12, 2014. Please contact me if you need my help

Janet Seki   flotilla23educate@yahoo,com

At 1:48pm on November 16, 2012, Rita Howard said…

Dear Joann:


Thanks for friending  me on Susainable NE Seattle.  I went on the website to upload my picture but when I tried to “open” the picture the program kicked me back to my documents file.  Not sure what the problem was. 


At any rate, I have several things I’d like to do on the site, but am not sure how to.  I’m wondering if I might gt together with you for an hour Saturday afternoon or Monday at Third Place Books to work on these things:


Uploading a picture

Sending out my own friends requests

Joining some guilds

Creating an event to discuss seed saving with others


As well, I saw the poster at the library for the events of the group for the fourth quarter.  The December event is a potluck and crafting gathering.  However, the poster doesn’t say how the crafting comes into the picture.  Are we to bring crafting projects to work on at the event?  Crafts we have made?  Is it an exchange.  I would like to sign up for this event, but don’t want to show up with the wrong thing in terms of the crafting segment.


Please call me if you are willing to meet for a short time.  I will not check email anymore until Sunday or Monday.  206-877-3545.


Thanks, Joann.


At 4:51pm on November 14, 2012, Sylvan Bonin said…

Hello, Joan,

I have a message from another fake "member" that is clearly phishing. (I sent you a message in September about the first one, and you booted them.) Are other people getting these messages as well? I'm wondering why our little group, which seems too small to attract much attention, is being targeted. Weird, and a little creepy. I don't have this problem in any other group I'm in.

The message I got:

Hello Dear,

How is everything with you,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately.I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I found it difficult to express myself here,since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on( the full details.
Have a nice day.

Pauline Atta


Sylvan Bonin,

 P.S. I tried to send this as a message, but the "send" button wouldn't work. So I decided to post it as a comment. When I came over here, I saw the same message to you. I guess that answers one of my questions.

At 11:16pm on September 10, 2012, nikki nichols said…

Is there going to be a barter fair this year?

At 6:28pm on September 10, 2012, Nancy Bowen-Pope said…

Hi Joann,

I've missed seeing you and have wanted to reconnectt. I thought I'd check out what's happening here before calling you and found out about the Emergency Preparedness Kits. I'd like to attend. Is there a fee? Will you be there?

Hope to see you soon,


At 11:47am on August 6, 2012, Jeff M. Hall said…
This message is primarily for Bill Aston. I'm Jeff Hall and I'm interested in volunteering for the green drinks and Ice Cream making. My phone number is 425-315-5912 and my email is and the website for The Sustainable Living Institute is

Peace and Harmony
At 8:55pm on May 1, 2012, Alex Snyder said…

Hi Joann,

I see from your profile info that you are a graphic designer! I was wondering if you'd have any interest in using your skills to help make a Transition-related computer game as part of the Awareness Guild here. I am a game programmer, and I would like to lead an effort to develop computer games that would help spread awareness and understanding of issues such as peak oil, soil erosion, sustainable agriculture, and financial systems.

If this sounds interesting and you'd like to know more about it, send me a reply on my page!



At 7:56pm on January 11, 2012, Trudy James said…

Thanks, Joann,  Yes, I wish I could have been with you at that event last summer. I look forward to becoming more family with the group and contributing my skills and talents where needed. Warmly, Trudy

At 9:32am on November 11, 2011, Jim Mathieu said…

Thanks Joann. Yes, Sander's leading a Spokespeople NE, Nov 19. I plan to post it -- may call you if I cannot figure out how-to. Jim

At 9:23am on June 27, 2011, Monica Wood said…

Thanks, Joanne.  Not only did I find my way into registering on the site ... but also joined the emergency prep group :-)  Saturday meeting was great.  Thanks again. 



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