How do we know humans are disrupting the Earth’s climate? Will we feel the impacts here in the Pacific Northwest? Will this affect winter sports, water supply, and shell fish? What can we do? Come learn about these and other implications of a warming planet from UW PhD student Judy Twedt, Department of Atmospheric Sciences. Information about upcoming climate talks and events will be provided, along with opportunities to become involved in climate action.
When infant oysters began dying off in record numbers, reportedly due to the increased acidification of Pacific Northwest waters, the Washington State Legislature asked the UW Dept of Oceanography’s scientists for help. Parker MacCready, PhD, a physical oceanographer and led a team that used quantities of data to forecast the chemistry of ocean waters entering shellfish growing areas, such as Padilla Bay. Come learn how this work may help oysters and the shellfish industry, as well as salmon fishers, kayakers and oil spill trackers!
Eclectic, artsy, earthy, urban and committed to a better future...you'll find all this and more at the 13th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival. When you join this group of Ballard neighbors on Aug 27th at Ballard Commons Park, you'll encounter creativity, passion and community while learning about daily practices and big steps toward more sustainable living. In a time of uncertainty about our nation's leadership, People Power has been chosen as this year's festival theme as a reminder of what is still possible locally and as a model for all communities.
Green Drinks takes on one more meaning this March. It will be held on St. Patricks Day! So wear some green, travel green, live green, and come enjoy a great time.
Join us for a joint Seattle/Snohomish GreenDrinks at 21 Acres co-sponsored by Sound Salmon Solutions and Shoreline Solar Project/NW SolarFest. Alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages as well as snacks will be served. $5 entrance fee at the door goes to support the co-sponsors. Bring your own mug.
There will be activities, door prizes and the kick off to the 2016 NW SolarFest being held July 23 at Shoreline Community College.