Friday, September 11, 2009

Park(ing) Day is Friday Sept 18th in Everett

Thank you, Sno-Isle Co-op, Sisters Restaurant and Renaissance Family Chiropractic!!!. Just need to pick up the permit on Monday the 14th.

We are planning to occupy the space from 9a until 3pm, so we will need volunteers. click here for more info

Please volunteer.
Let us know the time you can come and be in the park! We will be on the south end of the west side of Grand Ave. about four spaces from the ADA spots at Grand and Hewitt Park(ing) Day is Friday September 18th!

I am organizing to create one Park(ing) Space here in Everett. If you are unfamiliar with the event please check it out at I'm planning to have some literature highlighting the opportunity costs of parking and how it can fit better in an urban area.

Thanks everyone!
Eric at email

Monday, September 7, 2009

Holly Bashing Party on Sat. Sept 12 at 9:30am

We're having an ivy and holly bashing party this Saturday.

Nothing against people named "Ivy" or "Holly," but the plants are not welcome in Forest Park!

TIME: 9:30am
DATE: Saturday, September 12, 2009
PLACE: Forest Park, Everett, WA
MISSION: Removing invasive species (and litter, ew) from our beautiful forested park.

Please join us at the "bear pit" - the brown shed that is to the left just as you go in from the east entrance to the park. If you have them, bring your own gloves and a reuseable water bottle. Remember to dress for the weather - rain or shine! John will be the fearless leader this week. All help is appreciated!

Thanks, and happy Labor Day!

Kerry Marl
(425) 252-5243

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Rally and Concert for Sustainability in Everett

September 10th at the Anchor Tavern. Rally at 5pm, music to start at 6:30pm

Monday, August 17, 2009

Livable Snohomish County Summit






Free Event

Registration Required

Sponsored by TogetherGreen










Morning Session 9 a.m. to Noon – Presentations - Climate Change and Land Use-Tim Trohimovich;

Transportation Choices- Bill LaBorde; Transit Oriented Development – Sara Nikolic; Urban Centers – Craig Ladiser

County Public Works Director – Steve Thomsen; Puget Sound- Terry Williams; Surface Water Management-Dave Ward; Rural spokesperson- Then and Now, Future Hope- Bill Blake;Urban spokesperson-Then and Now, Future Hope- David Allais; Rivers and Streams-Jamie Glasgow; Hydropower-Rich Bowers and Dave Aldrich; Snohomish County: A Future Perspective-Mike Cooper, Snohomish County Council-, will focus on our changing climate and the future of Snohomish County. Enjoy a free lunch, discussion groups, and browse the informational tables of organizations and businesses, and then join in for the afternoon County Council Candidate Forum for Districts 1, 4 and 5 and hear what the candidates have to say about their vision for the future.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Everett Renewable Living Fair Oct. 3rd 9am to 4pm

Everett Renewable Living Fair
October 3, 2009 -- Snohomish PUD Auditorium
2320 California Avenue
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sustainable Living Exhibits -- Renewable Energy -- Solar Tour -- Food & Entertainment

click here from more information

Power of Community- 2 Film Showings on Aug 22 and 23

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
This 2 hour event will interweave conversation sessions into the movie showing to create a dynamic, interactive experience. We look forward to your active participation. Sponsored by Transition Everett.

There will be two showing of this

Aug 22nd from 10am to 2pm at PUD Commissioner's Room

Aug. 23 from 2pm to 4pm at
Everett Public Library, downstairs meeting room

The Power of Community website for more information. See you there!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Snohomish County Conservation Awards Luncheon

Sep 24, 2009 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Everett Events Center
2000 Hewitt Avenue
Everett WA 98201

Mandy Mercure
Contact Phone
(206) 905-6919

Snohomish County Councilman
Dave Somers


Henry and Betty Graafstra

Joyce Olson Eleanor and Community Transit

Louise Lindgren and the Friends of Heybrook Ridge

The McKinlay Family and Hidden Valley Camp

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Streamside Tree Planting Sept 18th

Non-native plant removal and Streamside Tree Planting! When:Friday, September 18th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Where: Private property along Whitehorse Creek, near Arlington/Trafton area Join the Stilly-Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force for United Way’s 2009 Day of Caring project!

The Task Force needs your help to make Whitehorse Creek, in Arlington, a healthier habitat for people, wildlife and fish - especially salmon! We are seeking volunteers to complete the following tasks: 1) Help remove Himalayan Blackberry, an invasive plant; 2) Stage and plant native plants. Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn more about Pacific Northwest riparian ecosystems and the critters that live there. No training is required, and all tools and some snacks and drinks will be provided. Participants will need to dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring a lunch. Be prepared to get a little dirty, meet others, do a good deed for salmon, and have fun! Planting trees for salmon is important because trees provide shade for cooler water and prevent erosion. Dirt covers up salmon nests and stream bugs that salmon eat. For directions and to sign up, please contact Claire Atkins-Davis at or 425-252-6686!
For more information, please visit our website at or United Way’s 2009 Day of Caring website at

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Community Transit and Oxy Gene on Aug 4th

National Night Out, Aug. 4

The first stop will be the National Night Out Against Crime, from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 4 at McCollum Park in Mill Creek. Now in its 25th year, National Night Out is a partnership between police departments and local communities to increase awareness of anti-crime programs. While learning how you can protect yourself and family, stop by the Community Transit booth to visit with Oxy Gene – defender of truth, justice and really clean air, check out the Double Tall bus, and learn about the Curb the Congestion program and how you can earn $54 toward your commute.

Community Transit staff will also be on hand to talk transit and answer questions at the Snohomish and Lake Stevens National Night Out events. Both the Snohomish event (Averill Park/Snohomish Boys and Girls Club) and the Lake Stevens event (1803 123rd Drive NE) will take place from about 4-8 p.m.

Community Transit Routes 105, 106, 412, 414, 810, 812 and 860 serve the McCollum Park Park & Ride.

To get to the Snohomish event, take Routes 270, 271, 275, 277 or 424.

For the Lake Stevens events, take Routes 221 or 280.

Senators are going on break next week.

When they return on September 8, the Senate will tackle historic legislation that could create new jobs and opportunities in a clean energy economy while imposing strong new standards that limit global warming pollution.

Let's give them something to think about while they're home.

First on their minds should be our degrading environment and families struggling in these tough economic times. The Senate must pass a strong climate and energy bill that shifts us away from a fossil fuel economy and ensures access to quality jobs and job training for communities in need. Along with strong environmental provisions, the bill must include:

1. The Green Construction Careers Demonstration Project
A provision that would create middle class careers in the green economy for low-income Americans by improving access to, and the quality of, jobs in construction - the sector that will see the most job creation as we invest in (literally) building a green economy.

2. Funding for The Green Jobs Act
An existing program that ensures workers suffering the worst effects of the recession and of pollution will get the training and support they need to prepare for family-sustaining careers and that businesses will get the skilled workers they need to compete in the green economy.
Tell Your Senators to Pass a Strong Climate and Energy Bill this Fall.

You have power. When you stood up last month, the House of Representatives responded by passing the American Clean Energy and Security Act with our provisions included. Now it's the Senate's turn.

We've fought hard to get to this point and it would not have happened without you. Getting over the finish line will not be easy. We will need your strength and support in the coming months.

Thank you for standing with us.

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
Chief Executive Officer
Green For All

Friday, July 31, 2009

Skykomish/Snoqualmie River Cleanup Aug. 20th

When: Thursday, August 20th, 10 am – 1 pm Where: Lewis St. Access Point in Monroe (directions provided upon registration) Join in the Task Force’s efforts to clean up trash along the Skykomish and Snoqualmie Rivers! Removing debris will help to improve fish and wildlife habitat, as well as enhance the aesthetics of the river. We will begin with an orientation at 10 am, which will include details on safety and our objectives. All supplies and snacks provided. From there, groups will be sent out with a site manager to different put-in locations along the river. Want to lend a hand?

Contact Brian Slaby at or call (425) 252-6686.

Forest Park Work Party Aug. 15th

On Saturday, August 15th, join us at Forest Park for a restoration work party. Hopefully it will be cooler by then - but there's guaranteed to be shade, thanks to the trees. We'll be working to clear more invasive ivy and holly from the park. We'll be preparing the area for plantings to be put in this fall/winter, thanks to a small stewardship grant from the Washington Native Plant Society.

We'll meet at 9:30am by the brown shed just past the East entrance. Light refreshments will be provided.

Happy summer!
click here to listen to interview in May

Kerry Marl
(425) 252-5243

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Transition Everett - Reaching for Resilience

Wondering when life will go back to normal?

Worried about the economy and the price of gas?

Curious about how we developed our current suburban lifestyle?

Want to know what “Peak Oil” means?

Address all these questions, the implications for the future
and more at our Conversation Cafe, after viewing the

film the End of Suburbia.

2 Showings
For your convenience we will present this conversation twice:
Saturday, August 1st at 10:00 am

Sunday, August 2nd at 2:00 pm

Come join your neighbors and other interested citizens for this entertaining, informative event in the Warren Rush room of the Labor Temple, located on the southwest corner of Lombard and California in Everett. click for directions

Can't Make the Movie?
Stay Up-To-Date with Transition Everett? Join Us at Ning click here

Skykomish/Snoqualmie River Cleanup

When: Thursday, August 20th, 10 am – 1 pm

Where: Lewis St. Access Point in Monroe (directions provided upon registration)

Join in the Task Force’s efforts to clean up trash along the Skykomish and Snoqualmie Rivers! Removing debris will help to improve fish and wildlife habitat, as well as enhance the aesthetics of the river. We will begin with an orientation at 10 am, which will include details on safety and our objectives. All supplies and snacks provided. From there, groups will be sent out with a site manager to different put-in locations along the river.

Want to lend a hand? Contact Brian Slaby at or call (425) 252-6686. For more info click here

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Patricia Lovejoy, of Garden Treasures, nurses the baby plants in the greenhouses at her farm in the Stillaguamish River valley. Patricia’s husband, Mark Lovejoy, coordinates the Arlington Farmers Market that opens Saturday, June 20, in the city parking lot next to Legion Park in downtown Arlington by Sarah Arney

ARLINGTON — Patricia and Mark Lovejoy are launching their third year as coordinators of the Arlington Farmers Market, offering fresh organic produce grown in the Stillaguamish Valley, and other items.

“One of the main missions of Garden Treasures is to promote and revitalize the agricultural businesses here in the Stillaguamish River Valley,” said Mark Lovejoy.

The Lovejoys got a bit of a bonus this year when they were approved by the state of Washington to accept WIC and senior farmers market coupons. WIC is a federal grant program for which Congress authorizes a specific amount of funds each year to help provide nutritious foods to women, infants and children. click here to read more

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Swift BRT Stations Rising Along Highway 99

Summer Construction is in high gear for Nov. 30th Start! Swift will be here soon.

It' Not Too Late to Plant

You are Invited to
FREE Forum about Winter Planting

click here to print your own information

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Chadwicks Non Toxic Hair Salon

BEAUTY SALONS and personal care products contain many ingredients that are unregulated and poisonous!

INDIVIDUALS Are you destroying your health with your cosmetic choices! You can have radiant, beautiful hair and skin without damaging your health just by changing the cosmetic products you are currently using!

click here

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Monday, July 13, 2009


Your computer will be refurbished and given a second life. We provide computers to low-income, non profits and schools.-> View list of Recipients

If we can't reuse it your computer equipment will be properly recycled at the Computer Reuse Center in Seattle.

We export no electronic waste. We are the only non-profit in Washington and the only non-profit exporter certified by the Basel Action Network as an e-Steward. We meet their rigorous criteria for sustainable and socially just electronics recycling.

Washington Women's Foundation awards Community Stewards program $87,500 grant

Washington Women's Foundation awards Community Stewards program $87,500 grant
We are honored to be one of five non-profit recipients of recent grants made by the Washington Women's Foundation.

The grant will benefit our new Community Stewards Program, which will train citizen leaders to take a more proactive role in their community, advocating for smart growth policies that will ultimately make our cities more healthy and livable.

Zippy’s Java Lounge 4 Year Anniversary July 18th

  • 10% of the sales will go to Everett’s Big Brother Big Sister
  • Live Music
  • Breakfast Party with Bear 10am
  • Board game party 4pm-7pm.
  • Free cake and Zippy Trivia and Prizes will be on all day

Come join the fun and celebrate with Zippy.

When: 9am-7pm- Saturday July 18, 2009

Where: Zippy’s Java Lounge
1804 Hewitt Ave, Suite 100
Everett, WA 98201

Zippy’s Anniversary Special:On Saturday July 18-Bring a friend – buy a
coffee and get the second one free.

Everett resident, Marilyn Rosenberg, celebrated her Dalmatian, Zippy’s
birthday, and realized a dream by opening an internet coffee house on July 18, 2005. You will receive a coffee culinary experience.

The coffee, espresso, smoothies, and loose leaf teas
compliments Zippy’s Breakfast treats, Panini sandwiches, soups, fresh salads, and desserts.

Zippy’s walls are lined with creations from local artists of all ages.
Poetry readings and Musicians are scheduled for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Come join us at one of our Coffee Cuppings.

Zippy’s Java Lounge offers a family friendly environment with children’s activity area and offer Downtown Everett a place to interact with friends.

Get spotted at Zippy’s Java Lounge, 1804 Hewitt Ave. in downtown
Everett, and a hub for community activity. (425) 737-6105


Vintage Summer Garden Market July 25th

Vintage Summer Garden Market

10 am—4pm at Bountiful Home, 122 4th Ave S, Edmonds

Another wonderful addition to our calendar is the Vintage Summer Garden Market at Bountiful Home in Edmonds. Several other vendors will be sharing the gorgeous backyard nursery with us and Swallow Gourmet Foods will be sampling food and refreshments. We will be bringing in fresh treasures by the-truck-and-Subaru-full. If you enjoyed the May Garden Art Festival you will really have a dandy time at this shindig.

click here

Stewards of Forest Park August 15th

Habitat Restoration Work Party in Forest Park, August 15th

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

July 28th 10-4pm Natural Resources Field Day

McCollum Park in South Everett

Bring your family to WSU Extension's second annual Natural Resources Field d\Day. Youth, adults and all family members will be given the chance to engage in a wide range of activities that include: bug catching, identifying (and maybe eating) native plants, taking forest measurements and learning how to keep our local watersheds healthy.

This free event is hosted to inspire awareness and interest in our local natural resources and what we can do to protect them. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will implement hands-on activities designed to create a day of learning and fun for the entire family. This is a whole family event and all youth should come accompanied by an adult chaperone.

For registration information and more details, please contact Gabrielle Roesch at (425) 357-6011 or Early registration is encouraged, but not required. The field day will be at the WSU Snohomish County Extension facility in McCollum Park, 600 128th St SE, Everett, WA.

Monday, July 6, 2009

July 2009 in Snohomish County

Snohomish County Council Attend County Council Meetings
(click link above to go to the site)

"Seein Green" on KSER Tues 9:10 am and on Fri. 6pm with support from FSC

7-8 Snohomish County Fully Contained Communities Public Hearing and Docket XIII. The Snohomish County Council holds their public hearing on two ordinances regarding Fully Contained Communities, one to eliminate FCCs and one to amend the existing codes, and other Docket XIII yearly comprehensive plan amendments at 1:30pm and 6:30pm at the County Administration Building, 3000 Rockefeller Street in Everett. Read Opinion Letter

7-8 Green Drinks Snohomish County Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm Hosted at Lowell Artworks in Everett. To find out more about Green Drinks click here. Contact Valerie 425-252-760.

7-10 The Good Taste of Sustainability at Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream in Matlby from 12:30 to 4pm click here to get more information.

7-10 thru 11th Summer time Blues a benefit for KSER 90.7 Local Community Radio at The Anchor Tavern in Everett click here to read more

7-12 Local Currency Exchange Sun. 4pm at Zippy's Java Lounge. Introduction to community currencies, what they are, how they work and how to use them. Member Social to follow at 5pm click here

7-15 The film "Good Food: Sustainable food and farming in the Pacific Northwest" will be shown at the Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, located at 4th and Columbia in Marysville, at 7:00 PM Informative for those looking for sources of local fresh produce and inspirational for those hoping to grow their own. Questions? Gabriele 425-280-0428

7-18 Plastic bottles, aluminum cans, styrofoam - YUCK! Help the StillySnoFishTask Force clean up several locations on the Stillaguamish River (near Arlington) on Saturday from 10 am – 1 pm. Gloves, other tools and snacks will be provided. Please contact Brian Slaby for directions or more information: 425-252-6686 or

7-18 "Preserving the Harvest" a series of summer workshops through WSU Snohomish County Extension. Basic Canning begins and more. click here to view the whole series

7-19 Let's Change the World One Bike at a Time. Everett Peace Concert 12-5pm a benefit for Bike4Peace at Wiggums Hollow Park click here for more info.

7-19 Green Everett 4-6pm at Zippy's Java Lounge on Sunday in Everett.

7-22 North Sound LEED User Group LEED meets PUD 12noon to 1pm call Scott for program agenda at (425) 609-2355.

7-23 Summer Bike League check out events click here

7-23 Managing Carbon: Footprints, Risk and Climate Action for Business and Government 9am -4pm at NW Environmental Training Center.

7-31 Monthly Bike Ride in Everett 5:30 at the SharingWheels Shop, 2531 Broadway. Contact Ron for more info at

8-2 Historic Everett County Courthouse Open House 10am-1pm Snohomish County Courthouse and conference room, 3000 Rockefeller. Tour the original Courthouse grounds; commemorate the 100th anniversary with local leaders; hear the presentation on Historic Courthouse Rehab Grant Program and recent restoration work. 2:30pm Everett Library Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Complimentary presentation by David Dilgard on the 100th anniversary of the courthouse fire in 1909.

LID IN Snohomish County

What Does Low Impact Development (LID)
Looks Like in Snohomish County?
After three years the Clearwater Commons is delighted to announce that Snohomish County has given final approval to proceed with site development and building construction. The commons is a unique “deep green” project in an environmentally sensitive area. We are the first project of its kind to use comprehensive low impact development methods, intentional community values, innovative green building techniques, and environmental improvements based on the restoration of North Creek, an important endangered salmon habitat.
Approximatley 60 attended Snohomish County Sustainablility Task Force Brown Bag on - June 24, 2009 click here to see photos from that day.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Gardens Open

Sunday, June 28, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

A low-cost fundraiser to benefit Edmonds Community College's Living Campus Project*

(Suggested Donation: $5 per person)

Don and Mary Hale's Gardens

500 47th Street SE
Everett, WA 98203

These 1 1/2 acre gardens invite both plant lovers and those interested in garden structures. Don and Mary have spent 25 years creating and re-creating garden rooms filled with many, and often unusual, varieties of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials. Visitors will see a 120 ft roadway border of mixed plantings with an immense 50+ year old willow as a backdrop; an "English style" garden featuring clematis, lilies, and roses; a pond garden; terraced gardens; a 1,500 square ft fenced kitchen garden with old brick pathways and courtyard; and more. Of interest also are a greenhouse and garden workshop, designed and built by Don. Stroll the woodland garden pathways and also enjoy the woodland view from a walkway along the castle walls, a large compost heap enclosure.

Aat Bontje and Pearl Wollin's Gardens

515 47th Street SE
Everett, WA 98203

These 1 1/4 acre gardens grace the remodel of a 1910 era farm house and barn, from mostly recycled materials. Aat is now completing the transformation of the barn into a studio, greenhouse, shop, sauna and tool shed. Visitors will enjoy the park-like setting with mixed plantings of perennials and edibles throughout the gardens. Aat created a terraced wall garden, which includes an outdoor kitchen. Pearl has added 14 garden beds, as well as borders for the house, to the original 2 beds when they moved there 20 years ago and a huge array pot plantings. The beds have rewarded her with gifts of morels and a white truffle!

Driving Directions from I-5 South

Take Exit 192 in Everett. Get in left lane (41st Street West). Go west for approximately 3 blocks to 41st and Evergreen Way/Rucker Avenue. Turn left. Go 6 blocks to 47th Street, SE, and turn right. Park east of dead-end sign (.6 of a mile from Evergreen Way) near Pearl and Aat's gardens. (There's no parking in front of Don and Mary's.)

*The Living Campus Project

The Living Campus project involves planning, design, and campus landscape development to make comprehensive use of the College’s outdoor spaces as a botanical garden that will serve as a catalyst and laboratory for integrated learning and collaborative instruction, a preserve and interpretive center for the natural and cultural heritage of the Puget Sound Bioregion, a refuge for people, plants, and animals, and a model of sustainable practice.

Edmonds Community College

Horticulture Department

20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

(425) 640-1739 |

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Events for Feb/March 2009

View the Up Coming Calendar click here

Snohomish County Council Attend County Council Meetings
(click link above to go to the site)

"Seein Green" on KSER Tues. am and at 6pm on Friday with support from FSC

2-10 Green Drinks Snohomish County Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm Hosted by Richard Sullivan at Miramba's. To find out more about Green Drinks click here. Contact Valerie 425-252-7601

2-11 FREE WORKSHOP at the Evergreen Fairgrounds in Monroe on Low Impact Development make your reservation and call Terri a t 425-783-8275 click here to print a flyer

2-11 Real Estate Professionals "Healthy Home Series" held at the Snohomish PUD for 6 weeks. Now is the time to learn about make a healthy green home. Call 206-999-0124

2-14 Love for the Earth on Valentine's Day at Forest Park. Planting trees and removing invasive species. 9:30 am until noon. Light refreshments will be served, so RSVP at 425-252-5243, or

2-15 Green Everett 4-6pm at Zippy's Java Lounge on Sunday in Everett.

2-18 By-Product Synergy Northwest 8am - 1:30pm Seattle City Hall click here

2-18 North Sound LEED User Group LEED meets PUD 12noon to 1pm call Scott for program agenda at (425) 609-2355.

2-19 Environmental Lobby Day in Olympia... Carpool click here for more

2-28 - 3-1 A weekend workshop with Sepp Holzer brought to you by Wise Earth Ecological Land Trust. Call 360-863-1820 or email click here for more info

3-4 Real Estate Professionals "Healthy Home Series" held at the Snohomish PUD for 6 weeks. Now is the time to learn about make a healthy green home. Call 206-999-0124

3-6 Built Green Conference & Expo held at the Washington State Conference and Trade Center Keynote speaker will be Robert F Kennedy Jr. click here for more information
3-8 Local Currency Exchange Sun. 4pm at Zippy's Java Lounge. Introduction to community currencies, what they are, how they work and how to use them. Member Social to follow at 5pm. click here

3-10 Green Drinks Snohomish County Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm Find out more about Green Drinks click here. Contact Valerie 425-252-7601.

3-15 Green Everett 4-6pm at Zippy's Java Lounge on Sunday in Everett.

3-28 & 29 Green Festival at the Washington State Conference and Trade Center. Topics during this 2 day event, Green Economy, Green Jobs, Living Green, plus nationally know Green speakers. click here for more information

February 2009 Newsletter

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