For Tuesday

Public Hearing on Council Bill 118080

Council Bill 118080, an update to the existing Living Building and Seattle Deep Green Pilot Program, would refocus the program's fuding strictly on the Living Building option and redesign an updated Deep Green standard. 
What does that mean? Essentially, the Deep Green program hasn't met the city's expectations. Resolution 31400, adopted earlier this month, necessitated a reexamination of Seattle's efforts to enforce green construction, and Bill 118080 is a direct result. Make your voice heard if you have input on how best to create and maintain green infrastructure at Tuesday's hearing. 
Public Hearing on Council Bill 118080, Tue, July 1, 2pm, City Council Chambers, 600 4th Avenue, free.

For Wednesday

National Forests Committee Meeting

Washington state has some of the most beautiful forests in the country, but they won't stay that way without some volunteer muscle.

Join the Sierra Club at their Washington chapter office next Wednesday to learn more about the state's national forests, trails, and other roadless areas, and find out both what help is needed and how to make yourself useful.

National Forests Committee Meeting, Wed, July 2, 7pm, Sierra Club Washington State Chapter Office, 180 Nickerson Street, Suite 202, free. 

For Thursday

Boom City Firework Sale

With the Fourth of July coming up, we're sure at least some of you readers are thinking about fireworks. Boom City in Tulalip is the spot to get sparklers, roman candles, and more complex contraptions legally, and Thursday is the last day before the prices go up. 

If you're going to light some fireworks for America, don't be dumb. Wear shoes (it's incredibly easy to step on a still-hot discarded sparkler), have a sober person do the physical act of lighting any fuses, and keep your distance. As fun as a close up may seem at the time, you're going to want your hair and eyebrows unsinged in the morning. 

No, they're not legal in Seattle, but... the police love Uncle Sam too...?

Boom City Firework Sale, now through Thu, July 3, Boom City Fireworks, 10200 Quil Ceda Boulevard, prices vary.

Advance Notice for July 16

John Foreman: Big Data’s Possibilities and Our Fears

Massive amounts of internet data are being collected at all times by both businesses and governments, and your Facebook profile is just the tip of the iceberg. Should we panic? Is Skynet our imminent future? Would Bentham consider the modern world the epitome of his conception of a panopticon?

In Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight, author and MailChimp.com chief data scientist John Foreman delves into the many benefits of his line of work while addressing common fears that have arisen as big data has gone from small niche topic to big headline issue.

He'll be at Town Hall Wednesday the 16th to tell Seattle all about it.

John Foreman: Big Data's Possibilities and Our Fears, Wed, July 16, 7:30pm, Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 8th Avenue, $5.

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