For Today

Cultural Diversity in the Environment

This talk will focus on the importance of incorporating cultural diversity into environmental education. 

Panelists include Nate Miles, vice president for strategic initiatives at Eli Lilly and Company, Leonard Forsman, chairman of the Suquamish tribe, and Belinda Chin, K–12 education program supervisor for Environmental Learning Centers of Seattle Parks and Recreation.

Cultural Diversity in the Environment, Wed, Sept 17, 7:30–8:45pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Thursday

Real Change Annual Breakfast

The local homeless advocacy newspaper hosts its annual fundraising breakfast and celebrates its 20th anniversary with a look forward at the organization's future plans.

Betsy Leondar-Wright, a cross-class activist that argues for social justice, will be in the house along with Real Change vendors, staff, board members, and volunteers. 

Real Change Annual Breakfast, Thu, Sept 18, 7:30–9am, Washington State Covention Center, 800 Convention Pl, free (donation suggested)

For Friday

Park(ing) Day

Raising awareness of public space and pedestrians, SDOT has enlisted citizens in the War on Cars. Approving 50 applicants, SDOT has authorized a long list of popup parks to liberate parking spaces for the day, turning them into reading rooms, art parks, piano recital halls, and bike repair shops.  

Reminder: Publicola is hosting it's own SwaP(ark) across the street from Harbor Steps on University between Western and Alaskan Way. Bring a sweater, a blouse, a book, or a knickknack you're done with to the park and exchange it for something else (like The Oxford Companion to English Literature, Fifth Edtion.)

Park(ing) Day, Fri, Sept 19, 9am–3pm, free

Advance Notice for September 29

Mulching the Burke

Friends of the Burke-Gilman at Sand Point is hosting a volunteer event to prepare Seattle’s longest trail for fall. Mulching is the main objective because it protects shallow plants from the cold and allows more water to enter the soil.

The organization was created in 2007 to restore and maintain the 27-mile trail that runs from Ballard to Bothell and is used year round by pedestrians and cyclists.

Mulching the Burke, Mon, Sept 29, 8:30am–12:30pm, Burke-Gilman Trail, 6927 58th Ave NE, free

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