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Seattle Climate Tech: Nov 6 - Nov 13
Outdoor adventure, happy hours, whale improv, natural disaster preparedness, upcycled paper crafts, nature-based design, and more events this week!
No signs of slowing down in November with 12 climate events to pick from this week! Here’s a few we’re really looking forward to:
🏙️ Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes - Embracing Progress in the Pacific Northwest: Happy hour event on Wednesday in Seattle
🛶 Tres Comunidades, Un Rio Opening Reception: Multi-year research project presentation on Wednesday at the University of Washington
🐳 Mad Science Improv: Whales and Climate Change in the PNW: Sold out improv comedy (but we’re hoping spots open up!) in downtown Seattle on Friday
📃 Upcycled Paper Arts: Sustainable Craftsmanship Meets Soulful Storytelling: Paper arts workshop in Seattle on Saturday
🌆 City Nature and the Nature of Cities with Rasmus Astrup: Sustainable design lecture at the University of Washington on Monday
As always, scroll down for the full list of upcoming events.
Maya, Alec, and the Climate Tech Cities Team
Events This Week
🛶 Tres Comunidades, Un Rio Opening Reception: Wed, Nov 8
🏅Stand for Our Sound: Thurs, Nov 9
🌱 Volunteer at 21 Acres: Farm Stewardship: Sat, Nov 11
🌲Family Foresters @ E.J. Nist Park: Sat, Nov 11
Read on for more details about this week’s happenings and upcoming events this month
🏢 Bullitt Center Tours 2023: Tue, Nov 14
🦋 A Conversation with Julian Aguon at Green River College: Tue, Nov 14
🎤 Washington’s Leadership in the Global Climate Movement: Thurs, Nov 16
♻️Free Recycling Event: Sat, Nov 18
⚡CEI Interdisciplinary Seminar: June Lukuyu, UW: Thurs, Nov 30
🌞Climate Solutions for a Joyful Future: Thurs, Nov 30
When: Tue, Nov 7th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Edmonds Waterfront Center, 220 Railroad Avenue, Edmonds, WA
Professional climber Graham Zimmerman explores the balance between his ambitions as an alpinist and his social responsibilities as a husband, climate advocate, and community leader. He reflects on the impact of climate change on the mountains and the need to find a new approach to climbing. Zimmerman's journey is a coming-of-age story of adventure and personal reckoning.
When: Wed, Nov 8th from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: Smart Buildings Center, 1200 12th Avenue South, Seattle, WA
Join the NW Energy Efficiency Council for a fun happy hour event to celebrate the transformative shifts that have shaped our industry over the last 5 years, and explore the opportunities these changes present, and what we as an industry should do now to ensure we capture them. The event is entirely free and will include an array of exciting things including the unveiling of our organization’s new name, an interactive Q&A NEEC Board game (with prizes!), and plenty of time to network with one another over snacks, pizza, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Please RSVP so we can get a headcount. This is open to members and non-members alike. Hope to see you there!
When: Wed, Nov 8th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Gould Hall, University of Washington
Tres Comunidades, Un Río reveals stories of relocation, biodiversity, human and environmental health, connections to nature, and strength of community in two informal floodplain communities and a highlands relocation community in Iquitos, Peru. This project explored an integrated arts and sciences approach to advocate for informed socio-ecological planning for and with traditionally designed communities, some of whom have existed for millennia, yet often are excluded from urban planning. Join us in celebrating the stories learned during this multi-year research project - a dynamic collaboration between Peruvian and U.S. ecologists, photographers, landscape architects, social scientists, anthropologists, public health researchers and community members.
When: Wed, Nov 8th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: The Collective Seattle, 400 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle, WA
Join us for a conversation with local experts who will unlock the secrets of our region's brilliantly orchestrated emergency management system. Discover what it takes to prepare for natural disasters and explore the steps we must take to emerge victorious in their aftermath. Brace yourselves for an insightful expedition into the world of preparedness and resilience!
When: Wed, Nov 8th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, 4303 Memorial Way Northeast, Seattle, WA
Join renowned paleontologist Elizabeth A. Nesbitt and science writer David B. Williams on a tour through Washington State's rich fossil history, from trilobites to Ice Age mammals. Discover the insights these fossils provide into contemporary issues like climate change and species extinction.
When: Thurs, Nov 9th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Issaquah, WA 98027
Join the IATC and the City of Issaquah on a guided hike along Pickering Reach to explore how riparian areas and wetlands are critical habitats for plant and wildlife diversity in the face of a rapidly changing climate. This hike will focus on the City of Issaquah’s efforts to conserve and restore riparian habitat to support threatened salmon populations and a wide array of plant species and other wildlife that rely on these vital habitats along our rivers and lakeshores.
When: Thurs, Nov 9th from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Silver Cloud Hotel Tacoma at Point Ruston Waterfront
Dive into an evening where passion meets purpose! The Stand for Our Sound Awards spotlights Tacoma's environmental visionaries, from fiery youths to seasoned advocates, all bound by their dedication to our bay, sound, and the communities that thrive around them. These awards honor the unwavering spirits, innovative solutions, and transformative contributions that echo Tacoma's commitment to a greener, inclusive future. Come celebrate our amazing 2023 Stand for Our Sound Award Winners!
When: Fri, Nov 10th from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: Poncho Forum
Join Seattle Rep and Bandit Theatre as Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM), and improv comedy unite for Mad Science! This show invites special guests--in this case, experts in whales and climate science--to share their real cutting-edge research and stories from the academic front line for Bandit’s team of improv comedians to warp, twist, and turn on its head. No laboratory could have synthesized an improv show like this.
When: Sat, Nov 11th from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living, 13701 NE 171st Street, Woodinville, WA
Ready to get involved in your local food system? Work alongside knowledgeable 21 Acres staff on a variety of seasonal restoration and farm projects that build soil health and climate resilience. Your help supports local food systems by increasing farm productivity; building habitat for animals, birds, and insects; decreasing stormwater runoff; and storing carbon. Activities include seeding, transplanting, weeding, mulching, bed building, and more! No prior farm experience required. All tools provided.
When: Sat, Nov 11th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: E.J. Nist Family Park, 242 Southwest Normandy Road Normandy Park, WA
Join the Friends of Normandy Park Foundation, the City of Normandy Park, and families and community members around the region for tree planting and noxious weed removal events at E.J. Nist Park in Normandy Park, WA!
When: Sat, Nov 11th from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: The Fishbowl, 424 2nd Avenue West, Seattle, WA
Step into a world where sustainability meets creativity at The Fishbowl's Upcycled Paper Arts Workshop facilitated by partipatory artist Deb Roberts. Curated to ignite your imagination, this workshop focuses on crafting sustainable, upcycled book forms perfect for journaling and gift-giving. Workshop Highlights — Concertina ATC Holder: Craft and exchange unique Artist Trading Cards through altering surfaces on upcycled paper, Altered Boxes: Transform recycled boxes into tactile book forms, ideal for travel journals or capturing cherished memories.
When: Mon, Nov 13th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Architecture Hall, 147, University of Washington
Please join us for an engaging and timely lecture by Rasmus Astrup of the Copenhagen-based design studio SLA, as he delves into the firm’s innovative approach to climate mitigation and adaptation, centered around the multifaceted capabilities of city nature. Discover how the nature-based firm of SLA, by embracing and utilizing both the social and biological values of city nature, enriches biodiversity and elevates the quality of life for all species.
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