PubliCalendar: Building Greenways, Saving Buses, and Chasing Ice
Today's picks for civic nerds.
30 Days of Biking
The Washington Bike Alliance is kicking off 30 days of bike riding in April. As a way to promote cycling and "a community of joyful cyclists," the 30 Days of Biking gimmick asks you to pledge to ride your bike every day (and every ride, no matter how short, counts).
Take the pledge, ride your bike, and see if you feel the joy and magic of biking every day. And of getting wet; April is, admittedly, not the best month to wow people about biking. We'd suggest investing in fenders.
30 Days of Biking, April 2014, anywhere, free.
Brown Bag Lunch: Building Greenways
Looking for safer and calmer streets to walk the dog and ride your bike? Greenways are intended to make streets more friendly to pedestrians and bikers, with lower car speeds and less traffic, and the Seattle Greenways Project—a local community of advocates—aims to build 250 miles of them in Seattle.
On Tuesday, GGLO—a local green architecture firm—is hosting a brown bag lunch to discuss ideas for the future of Seattle's greenways. Gordon Padelford of Seattle Central Greenways and Nick Cilluffo of Forterra will speak about the possibilities for Seattle and what we can learn from other cities—such as, not Portland for once, but Federal Way—that have already adopted pedestrian-friendly greenway plans.
Brown Bag Lunch: Building Greenways, Tue, Apr 1, noon, GGLO Space at the Harbor Steps, free
Save Metro Fundraiser
Seattle Subway, an organization dedicated to "reliable, high-capacity transit" in Seattle, hosts a Metro fundraiser with Seattle City Council member Mike O'Brien. Head to Hattie's Hat in Ballard for delicious fries or a veggie burger, and stay for a discussion of how you can donate time or money to keep Seattle's transit system afloat.
Winning Save Metro hosted by Seattle Subway, Wed, Apr 2, 5–8pm, Hattie's Hat Restaurant, 5231 Ballard Ave NW, free.
Scientist James Balog set out to chronicle climate change in the Arctic with time-lapse cameras capturing the melting of ice. Chasing Ice, a 2012 documentary, follows Balog and his crew as they gather footage to prove that global warming is happening, and is a problem.
The Common Good Cafe will be screening the film, and UW Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Mike Wallace, will lead a discussion on weather, climate, and what we can do.
Chasing Ice, Thu, Apr 3, 7pm, 1415 NE 43rd St, free.
Advance Notice for April 9
As the death toll continues to rise and at least 30 people remain missing in the aftermath of the March 22 mudslide, Seattle locals are holding a Red Cross fundraiser for our neighbors, raising money through donations and a silent auction.
The party is next week in Belltown, but you can donate money online now, and if you have an item to donate to the silent auction, email email@example.com.
XOX OSO, Wed, Apr 9, 5:30pm, Spitfire, 2219 Fourth Ave, free.
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