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Columbia City Climate Co-op Workshop

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Southside Commons
3518 S Edmunds St
Seattle, WA 98118
United States

Mark your calendars for the next Climate Co-op Workshop!

Food, refreshments and childcare will be provided.

Please RSVP for this event by emailing [email protected] to let us know how many people to expect. If you need an interpreter please tell us what language you speak in the email.

This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

At the first workshop participants discussed ways we could work together to reduce our community's carbon emissions while potentially saving money. Key areas for action discussed were:

-Transportation

-Energy Efficiency

-Renewable Energy

-Goods and Services

At the second workshop participants discussed specific ways a Climate Co-op might serve the community and learned about the relative costs and carbon reduction potential of potential strategies. Ideas for co-op program areas and specific services include:

Transportation:

* Co-op operated neighborhood shuttle service to and from Light Rail Stations
* Co-op owned electric vehicles for loan, bicycles, shuttles, trucks and vans
* Co-op hosted electric/green car shows
* ORCA card discounts for co-op members
* Co-op led advocacy for better transportation choices and safer commuting for all modes of transportation-driving, bicycling and walking
* Discounts for fully-enclosed bike locks

Energy Efficiency:

* Regular energy efficiency/carbon reduction planning assistance for all co-op members
* Co-op hosted "carbon reduction parties" where experts meet with a group of neighbors for educational opportunities
* Co-op hosted "green" job training
* Co-op website that is a "one-stop-shop" for information about weatherizing, urban agriculture, sustainable landscaping services, City of Seattle and other government resources and incentive programs, etc.

Renewable Energy:

* Co-op owned and operated solar panels on roofs of the business district

Goods and Services:

* Co-op facilitated "buy local" programs supporting providers of local good and services (food and other products)
* Co-op hosted "sharing" programs for vehicles, tools, good and services, etc.
* Discounts for co-op members on energy efficiency products, renewable energy rates, solar panels and other "green" products

Bring your friends and encourage your neighbors to come out to our next Climate Co-op meeting. Together we can create a Climate Co-op that is community initiated and driven to provide goods, services and resources that you need.

Please RSVP for this event by emailing [email protected] to let us know how many people to expect. If you need an interpreter please tell us what language you speak in the email.

Location

Southside Commons
3518 S Edmunds St
Seattle, WA 98118
United States