Learn Home Weatherization Tips with Sustainable NE Seattle

The days are growing shorter, the air is getting colder, and your heating bill is on the rise.

What a perfect time to learn about home weatherization.

Sustainable NE Seattle‘s November meeting will be held on Thursday, November 17, at the Wedgwood Presbyterian Church (8008 35th Ave NE), from 6:30-9 PM (social time with treats for the first half hour).

Here’s the event description:

There are some immediate things we can do to make our homes more energy efficient. We will learn what to do before replacing windows from our community expert [and Ravenna resident], Joel Gregory. Also, learn about Solarize NESeattle, project to bring reasonable pricing for solar power to our neighborhood. Additionally, SustainableWorks® home retrofitting org, will be here for input and Q&A.

Bring a snack to share, if you wish, and your own utensils.

Sustainable NE Seattle is, via their about page, “a community of citizens dedicated to building a sustainable, resilient future for our locality, which includes Seattle neighborhoods that are north of the ship canal, east of I-5, and north to about 110th St NE.”

For more information on the organization, check out their FAQ (PDF).

“A Day of Remembrance” at Meadowbrook Pond, all day today

Today marks the ten-year anniversary of an event that none of us can ever forget.


For a couple of weeks now, television, radio, the Internet, media of all shades and stripes have been running pieces looking back at that day, what has happened since, and where things are now.

I don’t know about you, but I’m finding it too overwhelming. However, thanks to the Meadowbrook Advisory Council and Seattle Parks and Recreation, for those of us who may want to commemorate this day in a more quiet and personal way, we have another option.

“A Day of Remembrance and Service to Others” is happening today, Sunday, September 11, 2011, at Meadowbrook Pond (NE 107th St and 35th Ave NE).


From the press release:

The public is invited to Meadowbrook Pond any time on Sunday, from dawn to dusk, to walk the paths, find a place for quiet contemplation or meet neighbors. There will be several interactive displays and thoughtful prompts to help people reflect and also look to the future. It has been said that the best way to remember those who died on 911 is to “Live, love and laugh in their honor.”

Meadowbrook Pond offers a beautiful setting that will allow people to remember the tragedy and how we can live our lives in the best way possible from here on.

Another way to honor people is to use this day as a day to do something for others–something for the community or the environment on this day that is also known as Patriot Day.