Greener Possibilities Fair: Resources for Building Arks of Resilience

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Sunday, October 30, 2–4 p.m. on the campuses of UUC and Beth Shalom

UUC’s Climate Action Team, in partnership with our neighbors at Congregation Beth Shalom, are sponsoring a Greener Possibilities Fair to share ways to lower your carbon footprint. We will have information on solar panels, green building, rain gardens, and advocacy groups; an electric vehicle parade, music, snacks and more! Please joins us on October 30 from 2–4 p.m. 

Click here for the list of groups participating in the fair.

Since July, Seattle has received less than an inch of rain and temperatures have been well above normal. Without rain, wildfire smoke continues to be blown into the city, somedays blocking any view of the Cascades. All of this has weighed heavy on many people’s hearts as a constant reminder of the changing climate caused by human over-dependence on fossil fuels. Perhaps you wonder what you can do to help and how to decrease your fossil fuel use. Perhaps you wonder how you can be more accountable to our hurting planet, which sustains us. Many options exist for decreasing one’s carbon emissions and for giving gifts “in reciprocity for what you have taken”1.  

Come enjoy the fair and learn about some of the options available to you in the areas of home energy and improvement, advocacy, transportation. Visit the sustainable gardening alternatives on the grounds of Congregation Beth Shalom to find some healing gifts of reciprocity:  

  • Talk with UUC congregant Heather Ferguson, Nursery Manager at Go Native! Nursery, about Pacific Northwest native plants and trees.  
  • Another UUC member, Judith LaConte, is a City of Seattle Tree Ambassador. Tree Ambassadors are trained volunteers who lead projects that inspire residents to appreciate and care for Seattle’s urban forest. Learn all about it. 
  • A representative from Seattle’s RainWise program will be participating and you can also check out the community garden and the rain garden on the grounds at Congregation Beth Shalom. 
  • Also participating is the King County Conservation District. The KCDC provides “technical assistance to private residents in forest management, farm conservation planning, wildfire preparedness, and streamside and shoreline enhancement… and work with cities and other organizations to support community gardens, urban forest canopy, and local food systems.”  

Learn about and imagine new ways to reciprocate!

See also last week’s article with the sneak preview on advocacy.

If you have questions or want more information, please contact CAT co-chairs Nancy Maranville or Catherine Ruha.

(1) Kimmerer, Robin Wall. 2013. Braiding Sweetgrass. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions, 183.

1 Response

  1. “Butch” Mason Taylor says:

    More and more people are using electric bike to surmount Seattle hills. There is no doubt, Humans are hastening the transition from the last ice age to the next cycle of global warming. Will humans adapt to the melting of all ice? And swamps at the poles?