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Event: Bridge to the Future: Communities in Transition

You're invited to connect with members of the local community in a participative event to explore what might be in store for the next chapter of your life and work. The economic situation is revealing new opportunities to connect and support each other. Engaging with members of the community to share ideas and support have never been as important as they are now.

The Community Conversations Project ( has created a workshop in two… Continue

Added by Rachel Lyn Rumson on March 30, 2009 at 10:32pm — 2 Comments

Work Party Sunday 2-4 Dig In!

For those of you ready to get your hands dirty, come to a work party at Caitlin's Sunday March 29 from 2-4 p.m . There are beds that need to be fluffed up and tilled, chicken manure to be moved from the coop to the beds, a trench dug to bury an electrical wire so we can finally finish the path that goes over it, and spring crops to be planted. Address is 4016 NE 56th St. 206-729-2485. Thanks!

Added by Susan Gregory on March 28, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Seattle Times Editorial: Act now to preserve Metro bus service

Act now to preserve Metro bus service

Cutting Metro bus service must be a last resort. "Without bold action, those investments will suffer losses that will take decades to recover from," argues King County Councilmember Larry Phillips. "We've made too much progress to sit idly by, and let our bus system be dismantled. Our mobility and quality of life are at stake."

By Larry Phillips

Special to The Times

HEADLINES proclaim record growth in transit… Continue

Added by Maggie on March 24, 2009 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Want some clean straw??

I got a bale from my farmer sister and only have a small planting area. I've got about 2 or 3 large yard waste bags full. Email me here.

Added by Deb on March 20, 2009 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

Making connections in our Community

At our Feb. general meeting, we had a brainstorming session around the subject of how we connect within our community. We asked those present for a list of values they felt were important to consider when answering the connection question. You all came up with the following:

Fun – Play Together, All Ages, Trust, Community, Education, Sharing, Common Purpose, Respect, Responsibility, Safety, Slow – Take your time, Knowledge, Work Together, Creativity, Nurturing, Welcoming, Open Space,… Continue

Added by Joann Kerr on March 18, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Work Party Cancelled

No work party today at Joann's- we'll reschedule soon!

Added by Susan Gregory on March 15, 2009 at 9:49am — No Comments

Citizen's Climate Lobby (CCL) - Making a Difference at the Federal Level

Citizens concerned about stopping greenhouse gas emmisions as soon as possible are forming small groups around the nation to lobby their Congressional representatives. Taking inspiration from Marshall Saunders, founder of Results - a 28 year old organization that has lobbied effectively on hunger and poverty issues, they are learning effective techniques to persuasively influence key decision makers.

The first Saturday morning of every month these citizen groups get together at a… Continue

Added by Carol L. Kibble on March 11, 2009 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Yellow Is the New Green

From the New York Times: Yellow Is the New Green, by Rose George

There, up a few steps on a tiled platform, sat a toilet unlike any I’d seen. Its pan was divided in two: solid waste went in the back, and the front compartment collected urine. The liquids and solids can, after a decent period of storage and composting, be applied to the fields as pathogen-free, expense-free fertilizer.

Added by Leo Brodie on March 1, 2009 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Hello! Anyone have space for our greenhouse?

Our names are Jake, Michael, and Stephanie and all of us live in the NE Seattle, and we are excited to meet you. M&S recently moved to Wedgwood, and J lives in the U-District. Coincidently, we are members of Cascadian Edible Landscapes, a food justice-inspired edible landscaping company. To learn more and to connect, see

Part of our business is growing edible plant starts for our clients, for members of our "Community Supported Plant Starts Program" (see the… Continue

Added by Michael Seliga-Soulseed on February 25, 2009 at 12:21am — No Comments

Introducing NEST - Northeast Seattle Together!

(Not to be confused with Feet First's project NEST, North East Seattle Trails) this wonderful non-profit organization is "dedicated to insuring that as we grow older, we can continue to live in our own homes, in the neighborhood that we love". It is built on the "Village Concept", an innovative approach to "aging in place" modeled after Beacon Hill Village in Boston, Massachusetts ( using local (NE neighborhood) volunteers to connect the community resources and social,… Continue

Added by Carol L. Kibble on February 12, 2009 at 3:15pm — 1 Comment

Posting Flyers is Fun!

Come and join the team of Flyer Posters! Get the word out about our events and help build a sustainable neighborhood! Feel good about doing good! It doesn't take a lot of time. We can do it all at once and then meet afterwards at a place of our choice for coffee/tea, treats and conversation. Make new friends and make a difference! I'd love to hear from you if you're interested and available any time this week, as we need to get flyers out for the February 19 general meeting and the Film Series… Continue

Added by Carol L. Kibble on February 9, 2009 at 12:01am — 2 Comments

Electric Vehicle Educational Classes at South Seattle Communty College

South Seattle Community College Continuing Education Department, in cooperation with the Seattle EV Association and a cadre of their Top Technicians, EV Builders, and EV Educators, are for the second time, offering a series of EV courses from Introduction, to Batteries, to EV Building Safety, to How to Build and Convert your own Electric car.

Enrollment Information at SSCC Continuing Education Dept. can be had at:… Continue

Added by Maggie on February 6, 2009 at 3:09pm — No Comments

More on brochure photos

For those of you who are taking pictures in the Hood, could you let me know if you have high resolution versions of your posted shots and if I have your permission to use them in a neighborhood brochure? There are many good ones here but I don't want to assume anything. If you have taken shots with people in them you need to ask those individuals if they authorize you to print their image. We want to use this piece at tabling opportunities to inform more neighbors of our group in order to add… Continue

Added by Joann Kerr on February 1, 2009 at 5:07pm — 1 Comment

Richard Conlin: Sustainability in Seattle

City Council President Richard Conlin talks about Seattle's green initiatives, promoting vibrant neighborhoods, sustainable community, fighting climate change, and protecting the environment.
Filmed by YES! magazine at a presentation in Bainbridge Island. There are four short video clips on this page: Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Drinking Water, and Bag Fees.
YES! Video: Sustainability in Seattle

Added by Leo Brodie on January 25, 2009 at 9:41pm — No Comments

photos of ne seattle

In the interest of creating a brochure to better promote the Sustainable NESeattle organization, I am looking for photos - good quality and recent - of our neighborhoods and its folk. There is a good start on this site but I have a feeling there are more out there. If you have some please let us know or post them here. If anyone has taken photos at neighborhood events of late, those would be good shots to have as well. Happy shuttering.

Added by Joann Kerr on January 25, 2009 at 3:53pm — No Comments

New York Times: No Furnaces but Heat Aplenty in ‘Passive Houses’

Very interesting article about "passive" heating technology, widespread in Germany but not readily available in the U.S.:
No Furnaces but Heat Aplenty in ‘Passive Houses’

Added by Leo Brodie on January 2, 2009 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Resilient Cities Talk on Monday, Jan 12 at City Hall

This sounds right up our alley, especially those of us who have been reading The Transition Handbook:

On Monday, January 12, 2009, Mayor Nickels and City Green Building invites the public to attend a special lecture by Peter Newman, Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University in Perth Australia. The FREE lecture will explore emerging methods for city development in a post peak oil world.

Event Details

Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak… Continue

Added by David Atcheson on December 30, 2008 at 8:48pm — 3 Comments

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