Curious about the critters in your local watershed? Join us as we walk the length of the Longfellow Creek to investigate the health of our local salmon runs. Volunteers will assess the effects of urban runoff on wildlife by conducting a short pre-spawn mortality survey of Coho and Chum salmon.
Equipment: Be prepared to get a little dirty. We will be walking along the creek and cutting open deceased salmon to check if they have spawned. Please bring clothes you don’t mind getting wet or stinky.
Your forest needs you! Join the Green Seattle Partnership on Saturday, November 8th, as we kick off planting season and celebrate Seattle’s urban forest and all it does for us with a day of volunteerism in 21 parks throughout the City. The 9th Annual Green Seattle Day is a perfect time to roll up your sleeves and have a lasting impact on your community. Our biggest event of the year, Green Seattle Day is a great chance for first-time and long-time volunteers to help grow the forest in their own city by planting trees and other plants in city parks.
Rainier Beach Community Center
8825 Rainier Ave S Note: This is the main HUB site location
Sustainable Seattle and Pinchot University present:
Have you thought about how climate impacts might affect your business?
How at risk is your organization or business to potential climate impacts like flood, power outages, and large temperature swings? This workshop will cover what you need to know to plan for potential impacts on your supply chain, buildings, and employee transportation options during disruptions so you can keep your operations going.
For more than ten years, the region's most influential green builders, architects, designers, and their friends and families have gathered to celebrate examples of sustainable construction at the Green Building Slam - November 2014 it will all happen again! The biggest annual educational event produced by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, will once again be showcasing 10 innovative sustainable high-performance "green" buildings that push the envelope in our built environment. Expect to view fascinating residential, multi-family or mixed use developments in the Seattle area.
Kane Hall, University of Washington
1410 NE Campus Way, Central Parking Plaza at 4100 15th NE
Have you heard of the International Coastal Cleanup? It happens every year in September and is the largest global volunteer day in service to our lakes, oceans, and rivers. Each year, approximately 600,000 people worldwide dedicate time to cleaning up their local waterways. The catch is that they record every single piece of trash collected! The results are then sent to the Ocean Conservancy and published into an annual report to give us an idea of exactly what is floating around in our oceans (hint: the most prevalent item is small, plastic, and brown and white in color).