Local Sustainable Food Production Tour

Out for Sustainability invites you to celebrate local sustainable food production with an owner-led tour of Field Roast Grain Meat Company and a discussion and dinner  by Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe featuring Field Roast and Terra Organics products, all taking place in the International District.

There are 20 tickets available at $14 each.  Click here to go directly to Brown Paper Tickets to secure a place at this event.

For more information contact Out For Sustainability at outsustainability@gmail.com.

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350.org Chill Out: For Health & the Climate

SWS Members – Help by biking from Alki or busing from anywhere to Seattle Center – read on…

What is 350?

On Oct 24 1000’s of events in 141 countries will be carried out to raise awareness that if carbon in the atmosphere tops 350 parts per million we threaten our childrens’ future and all life on planet earth. 350 is the number we want to make sure our climate negotiators reach in the December 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit. There is an abundance of material about 350 and about local and international actions at www.350.org and on our 350 Washington Facebook site (must already have Facebook account for link to work).

What is going on in Seattle?

For a listing of ALL events being held in Seattle, click here.


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SWS General Meeting: Food Preservation

Camp Long Lodge

5200 35th Ave. SW (turn east into SW Dawson St., Camp Long Lodge is at the end of the street)

Monday, October 19, Camp Long Lodge, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
5200 35th Ave. SW (turn east into SW Dawson St., Camp Long Lodge is at the end of the street)
Join us in October for information and tips on canning, freezing and drying your harvested fruits and vegetables

Join us for our October general meering for information and tips on canning, freezing and drying your harvested fruits and vegetables. We will have experts in the field of home canning along with additional experts on home growing and storage.  “Vine Lady” Sarah Elmore will introduce us to the food preservation tips that will extend our fall boundaries into winter and beyond.

Come early, about 6:30, and bring a food dish and join us for our monthly potluck and social…

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Next SWS Coordinating Council Meeting

Bruce Hostetter, our Dynamic Governance (Sociocracy) expert is in for our November CC meeting. November 2nd – 7-9pm. I’ll host – 3518 SW 100th Street. I hope to whip up some chili or other eats – please feel free to contribute – Brian’s mead is always welcome!

When we get closer, a couple of folks need to step up and work with Bruce on our November agenda.

Bruce has also agreed to facilitate our January (9th) strategic planning meeting. This should be an agenda item for the Nov. meeting. I mentioned a stipend, and he said fine, and that we should come up with an amount. We can figure this out at the Dec. CC or online.

I’m short on Chairs, so if we can have a few chairs brought over, it will be helpful – I’ll ask my neighbors when we get closer, so if I end up with enough chairs, I’ll let you know. I don’t want folks to be on the floor, if others are not.

Next Coordinating Council Meeting

Monday, November 2, Chez Gary, 7:00 – 9:00 pm (6:00 for socializing)
3518 SW 100th Street, Arbor Heights

Next Coordinating Council Meeting will be at Gary Lichtenstein’s house at 3518 SW 100th Street, in Arbor Heights.  Available via the 21 bus.

Bruce Hostetter, our Dynamic Governance (Sociocracy) expert is in for our November CC meeting.  Gary is short on Chairs, so if you can bring a few chairs that would be helpful.

Sustainable West Seattle Basecamp

(Coordinating Council only – requires logon/password)

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Voices for Peace & Justice Class

Voices for Peace and Social Justice (SSCC Class)
Wednesday, October 14, 21, and 28, South Seattle Community College, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
6000 16th Ave SW
This class will be taught by Joseph Aprile, President and Co-founder of the Seattle Institute of Peace Studies (SIPS). In this course the lives and works of notable proponents of peace and social justice will be studied in considerable detail. The individuals to be studied in this light include: Sojourner Truth, Desmond Tutu, Dag Hammarskjold, Mahatma Gandhi and others. To register go to http://www.learnatsouth.org and Click on Courses in the left panel, then Click on Personal Interest – Art, History, Psychology & Literature,then Click on Voices for Peace and Social Justice to see a description of the class. Click on Aprile to obtain more information about the Instructor. Finally, if you are interested in attending this class, click on Add to Cart. If you plan to attend please send an email to josephaprile@comcast.net using the word Class in the subject line and we will provide an link for accessing an optional reading list for the course. Note: Handouts will be provided during each session. The cost for all three classes is $39.00 and the proceeds will go to the Seattle Institute of Peace Studies (http://sipsworld.org) to help further its primary goal of advancing education in regards to peace and finding peaceful alternative to conflict resolution.

South Seattle Community College is offering a new class to be taught by Joseph Aprile, President and Co-founder of the Seattle Institute of Peace Studies (SIPS). In this course the lives and works of notable proponents of peace and social justice will be studied in considerable detail. The individuals to be studied in this light include: Sojourner Truth, Desmond Tutu, Dag Hammarskjold, Mahatma Gandhi and others.

To register go to http://www.learnatsouth.org and Click on Courses in the left panel, then Click on Personal Interest – Art, History, Psychology & Literature,then Click on Voices for Peace and Social Justice to see a description of the class. Click on Aprile to obtain more information about the Instructor. Finally, if you are interested in attending this class, click on Add to Cart.

If you plan to attend please send an email to josephaprile@comcast.net using the word Class in the subject line and we will provide an link for accessing an optional reading list for the course. Note: Handouts will be provided during each session. The cost for all three classes is $39.00 and the proceeds will go to the Seattle Institute of Peace Studies to help further its primary goal of advancing education in regards to peace and finding peaceful alternative to conflict resolution.

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Triple Bottom Line Reporting

Measuring Environmental, Social and Economic Performance

Triple Bottom Line Reporting – Measuring Environmental, Social and Economic Performance
Thursday, October 15, and Friday, October 16, NWETC HQ, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
650 South Orcas Street, Suite 220, NWETC – Headquarters, for information call 206-762-1976
There is a growing trend of governmental agencies and non-profit organizations issuing triple bottom line reports. Accountability for environmental, social and economic impacts of a company is increasingly becoming a part of every manager or governmental official’s job. However, there is much uncertainty and inconsistency in the field. Triple bottom line reporting is emerging as an important and necessary part of an organization’s disclosure. Two main issues addressed are 1) what a triple bottom line report is and 2) the areas addressed in a triple bottom line report. The first issue involves establishing an understanding of the triple bottom line and a structure for accountability. The second issue deals with identifying boundaries, a methodology for reporting and development of an understanding of the issues around subject areas in reporting.
This is a paid-for course, $320 business / $275 government rate / $240 Native American Tribes, Student & Non-Profit Rate. To register, go to http://e2ma.net/go/2212959340/2013256/75442457/7719/goto:https://nwetc.org/registration_process/reg_sust-404_10-09_seattle/registration.htm.

650 South Orcas Street, Suite 220

NWETC – Headquarters, for information call 206-762-1976

There is a growing trend of governmental agencies and non-profit organizations issuing triple bottom line reports. Accountability for environmental, social and economic impacts of a company is increasingly becoming a part of every manager or governmental official’s job. However, there is much uncertainty and inconsistency in the field. Triple bottom line reporting is emerging as an important and necessary part of an organization’s disclosure. Two main issues addressed are

  1. what a triple bottom line report is and
  2. the areas addressed in a triple bottom line report.

The first issue involves establishing an understanding of the triple bottom line and a structure for accountability. The second issue deals with identifying boundaries, a methodology for reporting and development of an understanding of the issues around subject areas in reporting.

This is a paid-for course, $320 business / $275 government rate / $240 Native American Tribes, Student & Non-Profit Rate. To register, go to https://nwetc.org/registration_process/reg_sust-404_10-09_seattle/registration.htm.

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West Seattle Candidates Forum

West Seattle Candidates’ Forum
Thursday, October 15, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
4408 Delridge Way SW
The Delridge Neighborhoods and Southwest District Councils are hosting a candidates forum for the Seattle City Council and Mayoral races in the Thelma DeWitty Theater (the one with pull-out theater seats) in the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Moderators will be West Seattle residents and members of the Delridge Neighborhoods and Southwest District Councils Pete Spalding and Chas Redmond, respectively. The questions have been selected from participating community organizations’ membership. The agenda is:
7:00 pm Opening remarks (Pete Spalding)
7:05 pm Position #4 Candidates (David Bloom, Sally Bagshaw)(moderated by Chas Redmond)
7:25 pm Position #6 Candidates (Nick Licata, Jessie Israel) (moderated by Pete Spalding)
7:45 pm Position #8 Candidates (Mike O’Brien, Robert Rosencrantz)(moderated by Pete Spalding)
8:05 pm Position #2 Candidates (Richard Conlin, David Ginsberg)(moderated by Chas Redmond)
8:20 pm Mayoral Candidates (Mike McGinn, Joe Mallahan)(moderated by Pete Spalding and Chas Redmond)
Come find out how your candidates view West Seattle’s specific issues. All questions will have some pertinence to West Seattle.

Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

4408 Delridge Way SW

The Delridge Neighborhoods and Southwest District Councils are hosting a candidates forum for the Seattle City Council and Mayoral races in the Thelma DeWitty Theater (the one with pull-out theater seats) in the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Moderators will be West Seattle residents and members of the Delridge Neighborhoods and Southwest District Councils Pete Spalding and Chas Redmond, respectively. The questions have been selected from participating community organizations’ membership. The agenda is:

  • 7:00 pm Opening remarks (Pete Spalding)
  • 7:05 pm Position #4 Candidates (David Bloom, Sally Bagshaw)(moderated by Chas Redmond)
  • 7:25 pm Position #6 Candidates (Nick Licata, Jessie Israel) (moderated by Pete Spalding)
  • 7:45 pm Position #8 Candidates (Mike O’Brien, Robert Rosencrantz)(moderated by Pete Spalding)
  • 8:05 pm Position #2 Candidates (Richard Conlin, David Ginsberg)(moderated by Chas Redmond)
  • 8:20 pm Mayoral Candidates (Mike McGinn, Joe Mallahan)(moderated by Pete Spalding and Chas Redmond)

Come find out how your candidates view West Seattle’s specific issues. All questions will have some pertinence to West Seattle.

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Morgan Community Association Meeting

Morgan Community Association Quarterly meeting
Wednesday, October 21, The Kenney Home,, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
7125 Fauntleroy Way SW
Agenda has yet to be finalized, but topics will include updates on many of the project in the Morgan Junction area. For more information check the Morgan Community Association website – http://morganjunction.org.

Morgan Community Association quarterly meeting at The Kenney Home

7125 Fauntleroy Way SW

For more information check the Morgan Community Association website –http://morganjunction.org.

Agenda:

7:00-7:15 Introduction

  • Announcements
  • Fauntleroy Ave SW paving
  • Myrtle Street Park
  • The Kenny,
  • Homestead Restaurant

7:15-7:25 – Spokane Street construction schedule

7:25-7:45 – Lowman Beach Pump station update

7:45-8:15 – The Morgan Community

  • Neighborhood Plan Update
  • Orchard Street Pedestrian Safety
  • HUB Exercise

8:15- 8:25 New Park Opportunity

8:25-8:30 Report on stalled projects

8:30-8:45 Candidates for Morgan Community Assoc. office

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Take Back Your Time Day

Take Back Your Time Day
Saturday, October 24, throughout the region all day
This year, as always, Take Back Your Time falls on October 24th, a Saturday. That is also the day that the Climate Change organization, 350 is sponsoring rallies and activities around the world calling for action on global warming. The theme for this year’s Take Back Your Time Day is “Chill Out: for Your Health and for the Climate.” To learn more about how long work hours are detrimental to the environment, go to the Center for Economic and Policy Research’s website on the topic – http://www.cepr.net/index.php/press-releases/press-releases/long-us-work-hours-are-bad-for-the-environment-study-shows/. For more information about “Take Back Your Day” go to the 350.org website.

This year, as always, Take Back Your Time falls on October 24th, a Saturday. That is also the day that the Climate Change organization, 350 is sponsoring rallies and activities around the world calling for action on global warming. The theme for this year’s Take Back Your Time Day is “Chill Out: for Your Health and for the Climate.” To learn more about how long work hours are detrimental to the environment, go to the Center for Economic and Policy Research’s website on the topic – http://www.cepr.net/index.php/press-releases/press-releases/long-us-work-hours-are-bad-for-the-environment-study-shows/

For more information about “Take Back Your Day” go to the 350.org website.

Olympic Peninsula Wild Mushroom Intro

Intro to Wild Mushroom Identification on the Olympic Peninsula
Friday through Sunday, October 30, 31 and November 1, Olympic Park Institute, all day
Olympic National Forest, Olympic Park Institute-Lake Crescent, 111 Barnes Point Road, Port Angeles
An overview of wild mushroom species, edibility/toxicity, and field identification methods. This course provides an introduction to wild mushroom identification. Emphasis is on basic identification skills, including edible mushrooms and their poisonous look-alikes. Students will learn what to look for and terminology used to distinguish common mushrooms and their relatives. Basic fungal biology and ecology will be discussed. Advanced students are welcome and would also benefit from the class.
Olympic National Forest
Olympic Park Institute-Lake Crescent
111 Barnes Point Road, Port Angeles

The EOS Alliance is offering this course which is an overview of wild musroom species, edibility/toxicity, and field idenfitication methods for wild mushroom species. This course provides an introduction to wild mushroom identification. Emphasis is on basic identification skills, including edible mushrooms and their poisonous look-alikes. Students will learn what to look for and terminology used to distinguish common mushrooms and their relatives. Basic fungal biology and ecology will be discussed. Advanced students are welcome and would also benefit from the class.  The course is $425 for the 2 1/2 days, Register Online.  There is also a recommended list of items to bring since much of the course is taught in the Olympic Forest outdoors – see those recommendations  http://www.eosalliance.org/bio-302_what_to_bring.htm
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