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Joann Kerr
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  • Seattle, WA
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deborah barnes commented on Joann Kerr's event Potluck with a Purpose – How do we address Social Justice issues in our community?
"the solution is deeper than the symptom and as far as i can tell, the species has learned to adapt to problems rather than go into them and discover the roots .  Anyone else querying  the connective whole nd wanting to discuss the multiple…"
Joann Kerr posted an event

Potluck with a Purpose – What does Transition have to say to Social Justice at North Friends Fellowship Hall*, south of the NE Tool Library***

October 27, 2016 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Our mission is working together to build an environmentally responsible, resilient and empowered community. How does our community respond and engage with the multiple social justice issues which have received daylight in the last few years? Let's identify the best response and the kinds of programs we can partner with or create. In the last year or so, members of our community have asked the question so lets figure out the answer together.Bring a potluck dish and a friend. See More
Oct 15
Joann Kerr posted an event

SAVE THE DATE – Hands On! A Community Skills-Share Fair at Meadowbrook Community Center

February 11, 2017 all day
Once again Sustainable NE Seattle is collaborating with Meadowbrook Community Center to offer our Annual ‘HANDS ON!’- A Community Skills–Share Fair.What is a skills fair?A day of sharing practical skills with our neighbors – we will have short workshops on a wide variety of skills. Right now we are looking for instructors; calling out to all of you who may have a skill you want to share. We also need volunteers for things like making soup for lunch, day-of help, signing up sponsors, and general…See More
Oct 10
Victoria Khemani joined Joann Kerr's group

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.
Oct 10
Joann Kerr added a discussion to the group Emergency Prepare

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 kits called “Task A Month”. This program breaks down the gathering of items for your emergency preparedness kit in month-sized bits. We will post these monthly tasks thru emails and at …See More
Oct 6
Joann Kerr updated an event

Kick off "Task-A-Month" - Sept to May at online

September 20, 2016 at 1pm to May 31, 2017 at 7pm
When you live in Seattle you know there is a possibility of an earthquake occurring here. Every time there is a quake in another part of the world our local news reminds us, “That could be us…are we ready?” Speaking for myself, I have some preparation done but not enough and I know I need to do more, so when I met with the Ravenna Bryant Community Assoc (RBCA) Emergency Prep committee chair and others in the community to discuss ways to help encourage personal emergency preparedness, I was…See More
Oct 6
Joann Kerr commented on Joann Kerr's page "Task A Month" in the group Emergency Prepare
"Oct Tasks: Oct     First Aid & Medications       Lighting & communication   Bandages (not just Band-Aids) including gauze and tape, pain & fever reducer, scissors or knife, Tums, ace bandage, neosporin,…"
Oct 6
Joann Kerr commented on Joann Kerr's page "Task A Month" in the group Emergency Prepare
"I am starting my container gathering with 2 metal trash cans cause I plan to put stuff in my garage and there are rats out in the alley and have been in my detached garage. I may need more than 2 but that is what I am starting with. "
Sep 22

Profile Information

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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