Mark Your Calenders: February


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February is a month of love and compassion ... and of hope that the groundhog won't get scared by his shadow. But no matter what the weather brings, this month there are plenty of indoor events to attend. Stay informed and learn how you can protect your green Valentine.

One Water
Wednesday, February 4, 7-10:00 PM
Foege Auditorium, UW Campus, 1705 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA

The film One Water takes us to 14 different countries over a period of 5 years and shows the relationship that humans all over the world have with H2O. By sharing their personal experiences of joy and wonder, the film depicts how valuable this resource is and asks us how we will protect it. As part of the Seattle Human Rights Film Festival, this event features a post-screening discussion, hosted by the University of Washington and the org Water 1st.

Energy and Water in the West: New Priorities for Washington
Wednesday, February 11
Reception 5:30 PM, Seminar 6:30-8; Post-seminar networking 8-8:30 PM
Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle, WA

First of Sustainable Path's Three-Part Series, with Michael Hightower & Joan Crooks
The interactive seminar is organized into two parts. The first half will fous on the challenge of how the U.S. will reduce its reliance on oil and our limited water supplies due to the development of renewable energy sources. In the second part of the seminar, participants will discuss environmental legislation priorities, and what Washington state is doing now to meet our needs.

$10 Advance Reservations (available online until the day prior to the event)
$15 Admission at the Door (cash or check preferred)
$25 Bundle Pack - Save money by registering for all three seminars by February 9th (a savings of $5).
$5 Student Price at the door with current student I.D.

Streets for People Kickoff Forum
Thursday, February 12, 5-7:00 PM
South Lake Union Armory, 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA

How can you imagine moving beyond car-centric thinking, and using our streets more completely? To help launch the Streets are for People Campaign, the Seattle Great City Initiative is hosting an event to bring the momentum of national change to a local level. Speakers will be discussing how to revive our public spaces and streets, alternative transportation and creating change in the Obama era.

Worldchanging Happy Hour
Tuesday, February 17, 5:30-7:00 PM
Grey Gallery and Lounge, 1512 11th Ave, Seattle, WA

This month, we're partnering with Sustainable Seattle to host a discussion about creative collaboration. How can we foster a more collaborative atmosphere for sustainability focused groups in our city? Sustainable Seattle Executive Director Sean Schmidt will speak for a few minutes about the storied organization's efforts to bring people and ideas together, and will walk us through one of their newest projects, the B-Sustainable website. Then we'll break out on our own to network and discuss.

Our main hope in hosting these events is to bring together Seattle's smartest and most innovative individuals to share ideas and inspiration in a relaxed and fun environment. We encourage you to come with questions in mind!

Washington's Future in a Changing Climate
Wednesday, February 25, 6:30–8:30 PM
Washington State Capitol Legislative Building, Columbia Room, Olympia, WA

UW's College of the Environment and the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) will be presenting the results from the Climate Impacts Group's recent evaluation of the impacts of climate change on eight sectors: agriculture, coasts, energy, forests, human health, urban stormwater infrastructure, salmon and water. The presentation will also explain an assessment of the future of Washington state and the affects of climate change will be explained.
The event is free, but advance registration is suggested.

Image Credit: Flickr, Carca Man, Creative Commons license

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Also, the TrekToReEnergizeAmerica will be hosting a spaghetti dinner at St Paul's Episcopal Church on Feb. 20 at 6:30 pm. Eat sketti, win prizes from Portage Bay Goods, support climate change activists! All proceeds go toward helping this local group raise funds to Trek across America. Learn more about their mission to spread the word about the clean energy economy from the seat of a bike here.

Posted by: Sarah on February 3, 2009 5:54 PM

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