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Seeking Subaru or similar for July 19-22

Seeking Subaru or similar for a July 19-22 trip from NE Seattle to E. Washington. Exploring alternatives to standard rental to keep $ local. Will pay fair rate. Let me know if you have a lead. Thanks!

Added by David Atcheson on July 7, 2012 at 1:43pm — No Comments

A Seattle neighborhood waste reduction contest is underway

CleanScapes is running a waste reduction contest based on waste pickup service area. For the next year, whichever area reduces the most waste gets a $50k project in their area. There's also a scholarship opportunity, an elementary school art contest, and a place to send waste-saving ideas.…



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Added by David Atcheson on November 6, 2010 at 2:21pm — 2 Comments

New Composting Toilet at Picardo Farm P-Patch in Wedgwood

April 3 marked the grand opening of the first composting toilet on public land in Seattle.

See some photos of the event (includes an embedded video news story from Komo 4 TV.

Added by David Atcheson on April 6, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Wedgwood Community Survey now open for responses

A new survey about Wedgwood and its future is now open for responses.



If you live, work, shop, recreate, or otherwise have a stake in Wedgwood, please fill out the survey online. Your responses are very important to the success of the community council's Wedgwood Vision Project. We estimate the survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete. Surveys will be accepted at least through the month of March… Continue

Added by David Atcheson on March 3, 2010 at 8:41am — No Comments

Northeast Seattle Trails maps now available

The Northeast Seattle Trails map is now published. The mapped area extends from about NE 145th St south to NE 50th St, east of I-5. The Wedgwood/ Meadowbrook area is right in the center.



Maps are available at HomeStreet Bank (82nd & 35th NE), the Community Council news box outside Rite-Aid (85th & 35th NE), the Northeast Library, Meadowbrook Community Center, and soon to be at other locations throughout NE Seattle.



The map was put together by Feet…

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Added by David Atcheson on February 1, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Wedgwood Vision Project - community meeting January 14, 6:30 p.m. at Wedgwood Presbyterian

Hi! On Thursday, January 14, the Wedgwood Vision Project will host a facilitated community gathering to begin identifying components of a vision for Wedgwood's future. It would be great to have interested Sustainable NE Seattle members' participation! Taking a page from the SustNE book, we are starting the meeting a half hour earlier than typical for social and food time -- people are welcome to bring an item to share.…



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Added by David Atcheson on January 4, 2010 at 10:56am — 3 Comments

Urban farming in Detroit

Good article in today's Seattle Times... abandoned industrial and other land in Detroit returning to agricultural uses.

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"Hundreds of backyard gardens and scores of community gardens have blossomed in Detroit, helping to feed students in at least 40 schools and hundreds of families.



"Yet it is the size and scope of Hantz Farms that make the project unique. Although company officials declined to pinpoint how many acres they might use, they have been quoted… Continue

Added by David Atcheson on December 28, 2009 at 11:14pm — 1 Comment

Living with Beavers - Wed., May 6 at Meadowbrook Ponds, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Living With Beavers



See a beaver, be a beaver, in this free family program



The beavers at Meadowbrook Pond have a new lodge! Homewaters Project and Seattle Parks and Recreation team up to tell you everything you want to know about beavers. Enjoy children's activities, discover how to protect the trees and shrubs in your yard, see the new lodge, and probably catch a glimpse of a beaver or two making their evening rounds in Meadowbrook Pond.



What: Living… Continue

Added by David Atcheson on May 6, 2009 at 8:50am — 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.



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Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak… Continue

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

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