Local 20/20 Announcements for 12/22/14

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December 22, 2014

Promoting Sustainability in East Jefferson County.

Local 20/20 TLab Monthly Meeting – Mon Dec 22

The monthly meeting of the Transportation Lab (TLab) is scheduled for Monday, December 22 from 5 to 6pm at CoLab, upstairs at 237 Tyler Sreet, Port Townsend. For more info contact Richard Dandridge, new lead of this Local 20/20 Action Group and visit the TLab’s excellent Facebook page.

Peninsula Trails Coalition’s 3rd Annual New Years Discovery 10K Run & 5K Walk – Thurs Jan 1

The Peninsula Trails Coalition, the non-profit organization responsible for the promotion and maintenance of the Larry Scott and Olympic Discovery Trails is again hosting its New Years Discovery 10K Run and 5K Walk fundraiser in Port Townsend at the Discovery Bay Golf Course. The start and finish are at the clubhouse at 7401 Cape George Road, Port Townsend. The course runs on the golf course cart paths and connects with the Larry Scott Trail at Douglas Way. The 10K Runners will run to the Milo Curry trailhead and back, while the 5K walkers will turn back after about a half mile on the trail. Start time is 11:00 AM on New Years Day. Register online here.

The course runs on the golf course cart paths and connects with the Larry Scott Trail at Douglas Way. The 10K Runners will run to the Milo Curry trailhead and back, while the 5K walkers will turn back after about a half mile on the trail. All proceeds further connection of the trail in Jefferson County with the Olympic Discovery Trail, including integration with the Washington Fish & Wildlife shoreline restoration effort now underway at the tip of Discovery Bay. For details email Jeff Selby.

Local 20/20 Energy Action Group Meeting – Mon Jan 5

The Energy Action Group will meet Monday, January 5 from 3:30 to 5pm in the conference room of First Federal, 1321 Sims Way. Please park in the back or on the side or ride your bike. Watch this space for details or email Tom Engle for details.

Co-op Evolution: Listen Like Crazy II – Mon Jan 1

The Port Townsend Co-op is growing and the store is crowded. How do we want to evolve? What kind of facility do we need? We’d like your ideas as we embark on a journey to determine our facility needs and assess our options. On January 5, we’ll have a stakeholders meeting of members, staff, farmers, and producers to ask the question: What would the ideal co-op facility provide? We are calling the event Listen Like Crazy II after a Co-op brainstorming event that took place in 2007. Join us Monday, January 5 from 7 to 9pm at the Uptown Recreation Center. For info email Rachel Williams or call her at 360.379.5798.

"The Horse-Powered Market Garden" – Mon Jan 5

Caitlin Arnold and Brandon Wickes spent eight months as draft horse interns on a successful organic vegetable farm in Ontario, Canada this past year and will talk about working with the horses, and the tools and equipment they used to grow vegetables for a 220–member CSA. They see draft horse farming as a viable alternative to using fossil fuels and are hoping to start their own draft powered farm business in 2015. Their slide show will provide attendees with a basic understanding of modern horse-powered organic farming and will be followed by a Q&A. Resources will be provided for those interested in learning more about and/or pursuing horse-powered farming. Monday January 5th at 7pm at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St (North end of Sheridan) A suggested donation of $5-10 is requested to help maintain and improve the Quimper Grange hall.

Local 20/20 Beyond Waste Action Group – Thurs Jan 8

Wanted: life hackers and other creative discontents to help reboot the Beyond Waste Action Group. If you’re interested in researching, discussing and piloting initiatives ranging from composting/vermicomposting (Master Composter program?) to pet waste biodigesters and plastic-eating fungi, join us for a 2015 kick-off meeting Thursday, January 8 at 11am at Sunrise Coffee, 308 10th Street, Port Townsend. Nina Burokas has more info.

Local 20/20 Council Meeting – Thurs Jan 8

The monthly Local 20/20 Steering Council meeting is open to all and welcomes those interested in active involvement in Local 20/20 leadership. Newcomers are always welcome. If you’d like an orientation from 2-2:30 PM just before this meeting, please email Judith Alexander. Thursday, January 8 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm at First Federal Bank conference room, 1321 Sims Way. Please park behind building, leaving customer parking for bank customers.

Local 20/20 Climate Action Outreach Meeting – Thurs Jan 8

Want to help educate the community on what we all can do related to reducing our carbon footprint? Attend our monthly meeting to learn more about what is currently planned, and add your ideas to the mix! Meetings are generally on the second Thursday of the month at time and venue below. Next meeitng is this Thursday, January 8 from 4:30-6:15pm at the Pizza Factory back room, 1102 Water St, Port Townsend. Contact Laura Tucker for details.

Energy Lunch – Tues January 20

Tuesday, December 16 the Port Townsend Community Center at 620 Lawrence Street (at Tyler Street) in uptown Port Townsend. Brown bag lunch at noon is followed by Key Speaker at 12:30pm with Q&A. At 1:30pm there is a general discussion of local energy topics and at 2pm an energy workshop. For more info email Larry Dennison.

Do you know Local 20/20 is now a 501(c)3 organization?

Local 20/20 is now recognized as a tax-exempt public charity under section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. We are planning a large celebration in February so stay tuned. If you are making end-of-year tax-deductible contributions to nonprofit organizations, please consider adding Local 20/20 to your list. Our general fund could use an infusion right now. Checks can be mailed to Local 20/20, 1240 W Sims Way #12, Port Townsend WA 98368. To donate by credit card, click on the yellow donate button on our website. And thank you.

SpiritScapes eco-spirtuality course on regional ecosystems starts Jan 22

SpiritScapes is an adult eco-spirituality course that explores places in nature that evoke a powerful sense of spirit — forests, edges of the sea, gardens, mountaintops, nightfall and other sacred spaces. It features four internationally known presenters: Pulitzer prize-winning environmental journalist Bill Dietrich; extreme kayaker Chris Duff; Australian-born Christine Sine on gardens, spirituality and sustainability; and Chuck Pettis, founder of Whidbey Island’s unique nature reserve, Earth Sanctuary, which we will visit. Gain a better sense of regional place, plumb the depths of your spirituality and strengthen your connections with nature and the sacred. The course meets weekly on Thursdays from January 22 through April 9, 2015 from 3 to 5pm. The venue is a centrally-located, accessible Port Townsend home 206 Pierce St. near the Post Office. Six available openings remain for this discussion group of twelve. Details are here on Harmony’s Way website. Suggested donation is $125. For information and registration contact Harmony’s Way founder Barb Laski by phone at (360) 385-8282 or by email.

Emergency Preparedness: “Storm 2014: What happened and what did we learn?”

During the storm that started December 11th, Marrowstone Island had no power for 48-53 hours – not long enough to cause harm, but long enough for some of us to admit to ourselves “I am NOT prepared for the next one – which could be much worse – like a 2 minute 9.0 mega-thrust earthquake and tsunami from the Cascadia Subduction Zone?”. Since my memory isn’t what it use to be I decided to chronicle what happened and what we learned so I could try to relive it to motivate me to get (more) prepared. Click here http://www.miep.us/2014storm to view it. Got questions? Need motivation? Email NPREP Action Group member Pete Hubbard and check out Marrowstone Island Emergency Preparedness.

Port Townsend Main Street Program Parking Survey

Have you taken the Main Street Program Parking Survey? To better understand the users and parking needs of the downtown Port Townsend Historic District, the Port Townsend Main Street board have put together a survey. County and City residents as well as visitors are invited to take the survey. The 21 items can be completed in just a few minutes; in addition there is ample space after each if you wish to comment and offer suggestions, including ways to make downtown more walkable and bike-friendly.

Personal Local Currency Orientations

North Olympic Exchange, a local currency/barter group, offers by appointment orientations that explain how the system works and how you can help build a sustainable community by trading skills, services, and good. An orientation can be scheduled during the day or early evening, at a convenient location or over the phone. Contact Mike or call him at 360.379.2627.

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