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!

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WOMEN AND MEN OF COLOR use hair care products that may be extremely toxic.

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.