Depave the Duwamish
Know of a particularly bleak parking lot that is just begging to be spruced up with a spruce? Sustainable Seattle and Urban Systems Design is working with local property owners to add a little green to our concrete jungle, and they are asking the community to get involved.
Stop by the information meeting to learn where the "Depave" model worked for Portland, and how they plan to identify and transform 10,000 square feet of asphalt in the Duwamish Valley. An RSVP is appreciated.
Depave the Duwamish, Thu, Oct 9, 6–8pm, Sourth Seattle Community College, 6737 Corson Ave S, Room C208, Free.
EcoBuilding 2014: Transformation Through Transparency
Seattle Greendrinks' annual all-day conference connects sustainable building professionals with sustainable building enthusiasts for a day of discussion and interactive activities. Expect more than a dozen speakers, including Seattle City Council member Mike O'Brien and keynote speaker Todd Benson of Bensonwood and Unity Homes.
If you've heard of Todd Benson before reading this and want to pay a couple hundred bucks to hear him speak (and enjoy breakfast, lunch, and after party), this event is right up your alley.
EcoBuilding 2014: Transformation Through Transparency, Fri, Oct 10, 7:30am–9pm, Seattle Impact HUB, 220 Second Ave S, $75–$245
Orcas Island Film Festival
The first annual Orcas Island Film Festival will kick off on Friday and run through the weekend, showing both feature-length and short films from renowned filmmakers and local artists. Vote online or at the festival for the best local film, which will then be shown at the Seattle International Film Festival in 2015.The three local scripts chosen to be produced for the festival were given $1,500 to shoot over the summer, with 75 percent of the footage shot in the San Juan Islands.
Orcas Island Film Festival, Fri, Oct 10, 5:30pm, Sat, Oct 11, 11am, Sun, Oct 12, 10am, Mon, Oct 13, 11am, Various Locations, Orcas Island, free–$120