[local2020] Event Announcements for 9/17/2014

Local 20/20 Event Announcements
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Make Your Transition. . .

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NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS EMAIL ADDRESS!
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How To Post an Announcement?  Send it to events@L2020.org!

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NEW LOCAL 2020 WEBSITE!
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Local 2020 has an updated website! The website address is http:/l2020.org,
same as before except there is no “s” after the http. If you are having trouble seeing the site, it could be that your browser is automatically adding the “s” back in, and you may need to clear your browser’s cache, just google “clear (name of your browser, such as firefox, internet explorer, etc.) cache” to find out how to clear it.) Or, try googling the site, and following that link. Note that the new site has blog posts, so feel free to comment. And if you have comments on the site, or if you want to post something to a blog, contact the action group owner, or for general Local 2020 pages, contact admin@l2020.org.

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September 20, 2014 9:30-11 a.m. Peace Mile Trail, Fort Worden State Park
Meet at park’s West Gate at 9:30 a.m. (requires Discovery Pass if parking within park) or at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Port Townsend) at 9 a.m. for carpooling

“Opening the Book of Nature” : An All-Ages, Nature Walk with Fayette Krause

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host a free, Fayette Krause guided and meditative, 1.5-hour walk along the Peace Mile Trail, near the West Gate at Fort Worden State Park.  Through conversation, reflective readings, quiet, and fun activities (from nature educator, Joseph Cornell), we’ll enjoy this rich habitat where human development meets nature’s beauty and resilience.  Fayette Krause — a St. Paul’s member and Land Steward for The Nature Conservancy in WA from 1979-2009 — will guide this walk to help open mind and soul.  Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring binoculars (optional).  All ages most welcome!

For more information and to RSVP, please call (360) 385-0770 or email tanyambarnett@gmail.com.

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Sunday, September 21 at 3-4:30pm, Pope Marine Park, Port Townsend

Port Townsend People’s Climate Action – Honoring the Salish Sea

Please bring signs, banners, and a good spirit. In support of the People’s Climate March in New York and the Treaty to Protect the Sacredness of the Salish Sea.

Speakers: Janine Boire, Marine Science Center, Dr. Paul Loubere, oceanographer and others

Songlines, Celebration

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Sunday, September 21 at 1:00pm, Westlake Park, Seattle, Washington 98101

Climate Summit Rally and March

Join us for a rally and march on September 21 in solidarity with the People’s Climate March in NYC calling for world leaders at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York to take urgent and serious action against to stop climate change. We call for sustainable jobs to retool our economy with clean, renewable technologies as a solution to both the economic and environmental crises.

We can’t solely rely on elected officials. We must build a powerful grassroots movement that demands a rapid transition away from fossil fuels towards a clean energy economy.

March and rally beginning @ Westlake Park – Sunday 9/21 1pm

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Wednesday, October 1st Chimacum Grange (intersection of Highway 19 and West Valley Rd near Chimacum School) 6-8 PM

Local Food Systems Council

Citizens for Local Food is partnering with WSU to start a Local Food Systems Council for Jefferson County!

Theresa Cross, M.S., Registered Dietician, Health Educator, and Chronic Disease Prevention specialist speaks.  Employed by Clark County Public Health,Theresa staffs the Clark County’s Food System Council, in existence since 2007. She will be assisting Jefferson County in learning how a Food System Council could benefit us, and how we might envision getting one launched this year.  This FREE informational event is open to the public.   Anyone whose employment is a part of Jefferson County’s entire local food system, from farming, to food preparation, through food waste management, is especially encouraged to attend.  Coffee, dessert, and networking hour in the lower level of the Grange follows the talk. For more information, including how you might express interest in volunteering for our Local Food Council, contact Judith Alexander at lightenup@olympus.net

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9/22 (Monday), 2:00 – 4:00 pm, First Federal Bank, Conference Room, 1321 Sims Way, Port Townsend

Climate Change Preparation Monthly Meeting

Interested in learning more about how climate change will impact Jefferson County, and what we can do as a community to prepare? Attend our monthly meeting, generally on the 4th Monday of the month, to learn about current projects and how to get involved. Contact cindy@l2020.org for more information.

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Saturday, 27 September 2014, 9 am – noon, Kah Tai Lagoon Trail between Kearney and Landes Streets

Kah Tai Lagoon Trail Work Party

Port Townsend’s Non-Motorized Transportation and Parks, Recreation and Trees Advisory Boards, in addition to Admiralty Audubon, are collaborating to co-sponsor a trail maintenance work party at the Kah Tai Lagoon Trail between Kearney and Landes Streets. Volunteers will tackle a 9-cubic-yard pile of gravel fines to fill in low spots along trail, so it will not continue to become “wall-to-wall” mud puddles during the rainy season.

Volunteers should wear work clothes, sturdy shoes and work gloves and dress for the weather, as the trail crew works rain or shine. Please bring wheelbarrows, shovels and garden rakes, if you have them. Best parking sites will be at the Kah Tai parking lot near the bathrooms or at the Park & Ride next door. Meet on the Lagoon Trail at the bridge for sign-in and orientation.

Hot tea, cider and water will be provided, along with cookies and other tasty treats for volunteers.

For more information, call Scott Walker at 301-2159 or Rosemary Sikes at 385-0307 orrosemarysikes@olympus.net.

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GLEANING OPPORTUNITIES

Looking for ways to have fun outdoors while helping to nourish your community and reduce food waste? TRY GLEANING!

Gleaning opportunities this season:

Quimper Community Harvest will be picking fruit again this season in Port Townsend for its sixth year!
Please contact Seth (379.0414) if you would like to volunteer with The Quimper Community Harvesters, or Cathie (385.3581) if you have a tree you would like us to glean.

South County Community Harvest is a new group being formed by OlyCAP and Rotary First Harvest to get more gleaned produce into the food assistance programs in Quilcene, Brinnon, andTri-Area. Volunteer opportunities are many, including: field and bin gleaning on local farms, fruit picking in South County neighborhoods, and distributing gleaned goods to food assistance sites.

Gleaning events have begun for the season. We have already harvested and donated over 200 pounds of various leafy greens to the local food banks! Big thanks to Red Dog farm and Spring Rain Farm!

Contact Gleaning Coordinator, Anna for more information or to sign up to volunteer. Phone: 367.1655 Email: aobunk@olycap.org

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Personal Local Currency Orientations

North Olympic Exchange, our local currency/barter group, offers by appointment, orientations that explain how the system works and how you can help build a sustainable community by trading skills, services, and good.  An orientation can be scheduled during the day or early evening, at a convenient location or over the phone.  Contact Mike at 360-379-2627 or dobkevich1@q.com.

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