A new year is a starting point for many goals and resolutions. Was your new year's resolution to try new things or to meet new people? Or maybe it was to get more involved in your neighborhood or see other sides of the city. No matter what your year's goals are, here are a list of events to start 2009 off right.
Friday, January 9, 7:00pm
Peace and Justice Movie and Discussion Night
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church,8109 224th St SW, Edmonds, WA
The film "Nobelity" will be shown, which discusses the future of our planet and the world's greatest problems through the eyes of nine Nobel laureates, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Steven Weinberg. These Nobelists answer what the world can be like 50 years from now. Discussion is to follow the film.
January 12, 2009, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change
Bertha Knight Landes Reception Room, Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue
Given by Professor Peter Newman, recognized as one of the world's leaders in sustainability, this free lecture will explore emerging methods for city development in a post peak oil world. This includes ten "strategic steps" that Seattle can take toward greater sustainability and resilience.
Tuesday, January 13, 5:30 to 8:00pm
Various Seattle neighborhoods
This month's Greendrinks will be spread throughout 13 neighborhoods in Seattle. At Ballard's Greendrinks, you can pledge to reduce car use at the Undriver Licensing Station and donate food to the Ballard Food Bank. The Central District's Greendrinks will allow the public to view the Central Area Development Association's (CADA) new building. Attend your neighborhood's event or check out another part of town.
Wednesday, January 14, 4:00 to 6:00pm
Waste NOT! The Anatomy of a De-Construction
Henrybuilt Showroom, 997 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA
Waste NOT! is a series of educational dialogues organized by ARCADE, AIA Seattle and Henrybuilt. The series focuses on renewable resources, design for dis-assembly, green materials, recycling and the whole gamut of waste in its many manifestations. Starting of the series is a discussion about all things De-Construction. Get in-depth feedback on how a typical de-construction works, including de-construction methods, cost data, personal testimony of green de-construction and diversion of materials from landfill disposal.
RSVP: AIA Seattle AIA Members, Students, and Members - $5, Non-members - $20
Tuesday, January 20, 9:00am, doors at 8
Worldchanging's 2009 Inauguration Celebration
Spitfire Grill, 2219 4th Ave
Along with millions of other Americans -- and citizens around the world -- we're looking forward to watching the historic swearing-in of President Barack Obama on January 20. We're excited to join our friends at Seattle Weekly and the Spitfire in hosting the best Inauguration celebration party in town.
We're particularly excited to see what Obama will say on Inauguration Day regarding the national plan to combat climate change. If you haven't yet had a chance to read our letter to the White House, please do it now at Inaugurate Change. Add your name and help us ask for an inaugural address that sets specific goals to cap greenhouse gas emissions, curb sprawl, invest in clean energy and more.
We hope you can join us! Brunch is available and space is limited.
Image credit: flickr:Tyla'75, Creative Commons