Eastside's Sustainable September
Sustainable September 2008 includes something for everyone
by Linda Hillesheim
Leaves may start changing from green to red, but green is at its peak on the Eastside during the annual Sustainable September events. There's something for everyone, from the kick-off Eastside Green Keepers business breakfast to free public classes on Sustainable Saturdays, Kirkland's Green Festival to the Green Collar Jobs and Education Symposium, right down to the end-of-the month's Green Home Tour. After attending these events, you'll have plenty to keep you going all the way to next spring. Enjoy!
Want more details than the intro below? Go to www.SustainableSeptember.org
Tues 9/9 7:30-9:30am Eastside Green Keepers, Faces of Sustainable Business -- Eastside leadership in the green business arena from various industries. Moderated panel with Q&A. Hosted at Master Builders Assn., Bellevue.
Sustainable Saturdays Free Public Classes at Kirkland City Hall --
Sat 9/13 10:30am Greening Your Home Remodel with Green Works Architecture; 11:30am Ecological Landscape Design for the Homeowner with Soltice Landscapes Northwest.
Sat 9/20 10:30am City of Kirkland's Green Remodeling and Building Program with CofK Green Building Team; 11:30am Save Money and the Planet with a Home Energy Audit with Puget Sound Energy.
Sat 9/27 10:30am Designing and Building a new "Green" Home with Green Works Architecture; 11:30am How to Build a Rain Garden with Triad Associates.
Wed 9/17 2-9pm Downtown Kirkland's Green Festival -- Learn to walk with lighter footsteps. 2-9pm Outdoor Eco-market with green goods, services and info. 6-7pm Local Leaders talk about regional green initiatives. 7-9pm Street Dance with live music. Parklane from Main to Lake Streets.
Tues 9/23 7:30-11am Green Collar Jobs and Education Symposium -- Breakfast forum with keynote speaker Gov. Gregoire and industry leader David Allen. Breakout sessions with panelists, focusing on the Eastside. Hosted at Bellevue Club. 11:30am-1:30pm Green from the Ground Up -- Luncheon forum on integrated green design and new jobs/roles in A/E/C industries. Co-hosts: SMPS/Seattle and Bellevue Club.
Sat 9/27 Green Home Tour -- MBA Home Tour featuring a green residence in Duvall.