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Headlines from Worldchanging Seattle (12/05/08)
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We've attended some interesting events this week, from AIA Seattle's Design for Aging Forum on Wednesday, to the launch of Arcade's latest issue, which explores questions of waste in society. Tomorrow several members of the Worldchanging team will be learning about food security at an all-day teach-in hosted by an array of great community organizations. It may be winter, but our calendars are full, and we hope you're taking advantage of all Seattle has to offer. Here's what's been on our radar lately:

If You Shop, Shop Local
What do you think … is it better to buy nothing or to buy local? We explore some conscientious options for honoring your values during challenging times.

Resource: B-Sustainable Database
Our allies at Sustainable Seattle are hard at work at a new data tool that will help residents and researchers all over the Puget Sound region to understand the big picture of sustainability.

Will Big Chem Kill the Bag Fee?
Since the Seattle City Council approved the proposed 20-cent fee on disposable shopping bags in July, the chemical industry has put forth a mighty effort to overturn it.

Mark Your Calendar: November/December Events
Warm up this winter with cozy indoor activities like listening to an inspirational speaker, attending the opening of new mind-bending art exhibit, or gathering with neighbors to share a meal.

Pizza Fusion and Chain-Scale Sustainability
Can we re-imagine the chain business model in a way that's respectably sustainable? A new Capitol Hill franchise promises to change the chain paradigm for the better.

Are you here in Seattle? We'd like to hear from you! Check out the local blog and leave comments, or contact editor[at]Worldchanging[dot]com if you have ideas or would like to write.

Photo credit: Photo credit: flickr/M. V. Jantzen, Creative Commons license.

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