In a Climate Changed World: Chapter 3 - By Andy Silber
August 24th, 2047
ICE3 Station, Greenland
Today the ship has come to pick us up. For over two decades I’ve been here keeping the glaciers from flowing into the ocean. The press release talked about the cost and better ways to spend our resources, but we know the real reason. Once the rains came, it was hopeless. At first we only had to deal with the melting ice and refreeze whatever made ..continue reading
In a Climate Changed World: Chapter 2 - By Andy Silber
September 11th, 2035
Space City, New Mexico
I take my last breath of REAL air. Sure, I’ll still be breathing nitrogen, oxygen and trace amounts of most everything else. Eventually it will be made by plants. Or we all die. But never again will I breathe “Earth air”. Never again to see an Earth sunrise or sunset or an ocean. I doubt I’ll even see a lake, but there is some hope for ..continue reading
The Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board (SBAB) is accepting applications for new members to advise the City on the concerns and needs of the growing bicycling community. The volunteer board, which was created by Seattle City Council in 1977, plays an influential role in implementing the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan. The board advises the Mayor and City Council, participates in planning and project development, evaluates policies and makes recommendations to all city departments including the Seattle Department of ..continue reading
The City wants you to know that funds are available to neighborhoods to support Night Out 2014 activities. The Small Sparks Fund provides matching funds to support community engagement, the deadline to apply is June 23.
If your neighborhood plans to participate in the 30th Annual Night Out on August 5, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has a fund to support your event and activities.
The Small Sparks Fund provides matching dollars for neighborhood-initiated projects that promote community engagement. Community groups ..continue reading
King County Solid Waste Division has a new program for eco-awareness.
What happens when you ask local celebrities to film their own videos about how to protect the environment? Tom Watson, the EcoConsumer, decided to find out.
The results – featuring well-known Puget Sound icons from award-winning chefs to sports stars to musicians – are a quirky, funny, heartwarming display of how small steps to care for the planet can have an impact on all of us.
See both videos, Why ..continue reading
Nick Licata, the City Council Chair of the Budget Committee has set up a series of Community Budget Workshops to help the City Council develop priorities for the 2015 – 2016 budget. The Council will hold four public meetings in different communities throughout Seattle from May 6 to May 14. All meetings are from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Holding the meetings during the Spring allows the Councilmembers to take the information and encourage the Mayor to include it in the budget ..continue reading
Get ready for a long and prosperous growing season. Start by building your soil. This week at COWS, (Community Orchard of West Seattle) we will be showing how to build rich and lasting soil beds using the lasagna garden method. The lasagna garden method is a layered approach to soil building using stuff you already have. This May Day edition of our usual Thursday Health and Harvest starts at 5:00 pm with the soil building class between 5 and 6:00 pm. The Community Orchard of West Seattle is located at the ..continue reading
Experience your neighborhood on foot while discovering how you can make it a better place. The event is called Rain2River and there are two dates when you can participate:
April 27, Sunday – Rain2River Walk South Park
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Ave. S, South Park
RSVP by clicking here
, participation is free
May 4, Sunday – Rain2River Walk West Seattle
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW, West Seattle
RSVP by clicking ..continue reading
Celebrate Earth Month with Seattle Parks and Recreation.
Seattle Parks and Recreation, works toward improving the quality of life for Seattle residents every day. Because open spaces and greenspaces provide tremendous educational and recreational opportunities, it is vital to maintain them.
For example, our own Camp Long spent 2013 training the next generation of environmental stewards, helping 2,500 participants enhance their teamwork and leadership skills at the ropes challenge course, training 32 teens ..continue reading
Northwest SEED will be holding a volunteer orientation for their upcoming Solarize West Seattle Campaign on April 29, from 6:00 to 7:45 pm in the community room of the High Point Branch Library at 3411 SW Raymond Street, southeast corner of SW Raymond and 35th Ave. SW.
All are welcome to attend the orientation, which will include an introduction to solar energy technology and costs and a discussion of the values and characteristics that the community is looking for ..continue reading