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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Parks Levy Opportunity Fund Public Hearing

Monday, November 9, Parks & Rec Board Room, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Denny Park, 100 Dexter Ave N.
The hearing will provide a chance for the community to speak to the Parks Levy Committee on the proposed criteria before they are formally approved. The Levy Committee will make a preliminary decision on the criteria at their October 26 meeting.
Distribution of the criteria to the public will occur immediately thereafter via announcements in local news blogs. The November 9 public comment date provides close to 2 weeks for review of the proposed criteria by the public. A Parks Levy community meeting is scheduled for November 10; and the Committee is scheduled for final approval of the criteria at its November 23 meeting.

Parks & Rec Board Room

Denny Park, 100 Dexter Ave N.

The hearing will provide a chance for the community to speak to the Parks Levy Committee on the proposed criteria before they are formally approved. The Levy Committee will make a preliminary decision on the criteria at their October 26 meeting.

Distribution of the criteria to the public will occur immediately thereafter via announcements in local news blogs. The November 9 public comment date provides close to 2 weeks for review of the proposed criteria by the public. A Parks Levy community meeting is scheduled for November 10; and the Committee is scheduled for final approval of the criteria at its November 23 meeting.

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Delridge Area Neighborhood Street Calming

Neighborhood Street Calming for Delridge Area
Tuesday, November 10, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
4408 Delridge Way SW
Neighborhood Traffic Operations (NTO), a workgroup within Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is holding neighborhood traffic safety meetings in the community. These meetings are geared toward residents who are interested in working with NTO concerning speeding on
their residential street. This meeting is specifically for the Delridge area (other meetings are scheduled for other Seattle neighborhoods). The meetings will include a power point presentation, with a brief overview of different traffic calming options, what steps a neighborhood must take to be considered for traffic calming, criteria staff use to prioritize projects, and possible funding sources. Residents will also be trained in the proper use of radar speed guns. If residents want to enroll their street in the traffic calming program, a representative from their street must attend one of these meetings.
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Neighborhood Traffic Operations (NTO), a workgroup within Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is holding neighborhood traffic safety meetings in the community. These meetings are geared toward residents who are interested in working with NTO concerning speeding on their residential street. This meeting is specifically for the Delridge area (other meetings are scheduled for other Seattle neighborhoods). The meetings will include a PowerPoint™ presentation, with a brief overview of different traffic calming options, what steps a neighborhood must take to be considered for traffic calming, criteria staff use to prioritize projects, and possible funding sources. Residents will also be trained in the proper use of radar speed guns. If residents want to enroll their street in the traffic calming program, a representative from their street must attend one of these meetings.

Guided Tour of Georgetown Power Plant

Guided Tour of the Georgetown Power Plant
Saturday, December 12, Georgetown Power Plant Museum, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
6605 13th Avenue S
Steam meets, free and open to the public, are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 10am until 2pm. Steam meets include operating hot gas, gasoline, air, and steam engines, beverages, snacks, and guided plant tours including oral history and dynamic display of plant engines. Cited below are some links to videos and photos of this local but hardly-known cultural and engineering feature:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6210580512035483148#
http://flickr.com/photos/espressobuzz/sets/72157621451817510/
http://flickr.com/photos/vwguy/sets/72157606651279302/
http://flickr.com/photos/artvixn/sets/72157607292705402/

6605 13th Avenue S

Steam meets, free and open to the public, are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 10am until 2pm. Steam meets include operating hot gas, gasoline, air, and steam engines, beverages, snacks, and guided plant tours including oral history and dynamic display of plant engines. Cited below are some links to videos and photos of this local but hardly-known cultural and engineering feature:

Seattle ReLeaf Program – Free Trees

EarthCorps launches Seattle Community ReLeaf Program with Free Trees
Monday, November 16, Tree Applications due
The Seattle Community ReLeaf Pilot Program is starting now! EarthCorps has teamed up with the City of Seattle to provide free trees to residents of the Beacon Hill, Georgetown and West Seattle Junction/Genesee Hill and Westwood/ Roxhill neighborhoods. These communities have some of the lowest canopy cover on residential property in Seattle respectively and some of the highest planting potential. Existing tree cover:
Beacon Hill 19%
Georgetown 17%
West Seattle Junction/Genesee Hill 19%
Westwood/Roxhill 17%
Through the program, residents of the targeted neighborhoods can apply for free trees for their property and street planting strips. Trees will be available for residents to pick up in early December. A workshop on proper tree planting and care will be provided for tree recipients. Tree watering bags will be provided next spring to ensure the young trees thrive. For more information on the program, contact: Lina Rose, EarthCorps Project Manager at 206-793.2454 or email at lina@earthcorps.org. For more general information asbout Earthcorps, go to www.earthcorps.org. To download the tree application in PDF format, click here.
Important Dates to Remember:
October – Sign up to receive free trees
November 16th – Free Tree Applications Due
December 5th & 6th – Pick up your free trees and learn about how to plant and care for them
May (Date TBD) – Pick up your water bags to help your trees survive the dry summer.

EarthCorps launches Seattle Community ReLeaf Program with Free Trees.

Tree Applications due Monday, November 16.

The Seattle Community ReLeaf Pilot Program is starting now! EarthCorps has teamed up with the City of Seattle to provide free trees to residents of the Beacon Hill, Georgetown and West Seattle Junction/Genesee Hill and Westwood/ Roxhill neighborhoods. These communities have some of the lowest canopy cover on residential property in Seattle respectively and some of the highest planting potential. Existing tree cover:

  • Beacon Hill 19%
  • Georgetown 17%
  • West Seattle Junction/Genesee Hill 19%
  • Westwood/Roxhill 17%

Through the program, residents of the targeted neighborhoods can apply for free trees for their property and street planting strips. Trees will be available for residents to pick up in early December. A workshop on proper tree planting and care will be provided for tree recipients. Tree watering bags will be provided next spring to ensure the young trees thrive. For more information on the program, contact: Lina Rose, EarthCorps Project Manager at 206-793.2454 or email at lina@earthcorps.org. For more general information asbout Earthcorps, go to www.earthcorps.org. To download the tree application in PDF format, click here.

Important Dates to Remember:

  • October – Sign up to receive free trees
  • November 16th – Free Tree Applications Due
  • December 5th & 6th – Pick up your free trees and learn about how to plant and care for them
  • May (Date TBD) – Pick up your water bags to help your trees survive the dry summer.