Dinner and a Movie

Posted by on Nov 16 2008 | Tagged as: Announcements, Local Fun, Movies

Saturday November 22nd
potluck from 6-7:15pm
Movie starts at 7:15pm.
Movie: The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (see synopsis below)
Location: Carol B’s house, 10060 Mary Ave NW, 789-8693
Contact: carolbarber@comcast.net

For those attending the potluck, people are encouraged to bring or prepare foods that are local or as local as possible. Let’s not be fascists about it, but be thoughtful about what you make or bring, and use it as an opportunity to understand where our food comes. Come prepared to talk about what you learned from the process.

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
The DVD focuses on Cuba’s transition from an industrial petroleum-based society to a sustainable society, as a result of their loss of petroleum when their source, the Soviet Union, collapsed.

The goals of this film are to give hope to the developed world as it wakes up to the consequences of being hooked on oil, and to lift American’s prejudice of Cuba by showing the Cuban people as they are. The filmmakers do this by having the people tell their story on film. It’s a story of their dedication to independence and triumph over adversity, and a story of cooperation and hope. Several Cubans expressed the belief that living on an island, with its natural boundaries, breeds awareness that there are limits to natural resources.

“Everyone who is concerned about Peak Oil needs to see this film. Cuba survived an energy famine during the 1990′s, and how it did so constitutes one of the most important and hopeful stories of the past not just of individual achievement, but one of the collective mobilization of an entire society to meet an enormous challenge.”
Richard Heinberg, author of The Party’s Over, Powerdown
RUNNING TIME: 53 minutes

Sustainable Crown Hill Meeting November 9th

Posted by on Nov 05 2008 | Tagged as: Announcements

Sustainable Crown Hill Meeting
Sunday, November 9th
5PM – 7PM
Dennis and Kit’s house
9514-1/2 12th Ave NW
250 feet down gravel driveway between 9512 and 9514 12th
(206) 706-7663

Potluck 5-5:30
Meeting 5:30-7

Please send agenda items to carolbarber@comcast.net

Now that the election is over, lets get back to the local activities. The food is fabulous and the company even better!

2nd Annual Halloween Celebration — Rain or Moonshine!

Posted by on Oct 20 2008 | Tagged as: Announcements, Local Fun

OCTOBER 26, 2008

Flashlight Treasure Hunt at 6:30pm
Use your expert map reading skills to locate hidden treasure!

Clever Costume Contest
Prizes will be awarded to those in costumes created from items discovered at home. Mass-produced, disposable costumes will be admired…..but not rewarded!

Bring a potluck dish for all to share

Musical Entertainment Will Be Provided by our locally grown Bucket Band, and will offer plenty of opportunity to make music of your own.

This is a joint effort between Sustainable Crown Hill and the North Seattle Lapidary and Mineral Club

Biking to Ballard Farmer’s Market

Posted by on Oct 04 2008 | Tagged as: Announcements, Green Choices

The Farmer’s Market at Ballard is open on Sundays from 10am to 3pm through November 23.
Join us on Sundays as we bike from Crown Hill to the Farmer’s Market.
Next expedition: Sunday, Oct 12 at 11am. Meet at the old Crown Hill Elementary School at
11am, at the 14th Ave entrance. Email Carol for details or questions at carolbarber@comcast.net

Sustainable Crown Hill Meeting

Posted by on Oct 04 2008 | Tagged as: Announcements

Sunday, Oct. 5 from 5-7pm
5-5:30 potluck
5:30-7pm meeting

Location: Jason and Lanae’s, 9202 11th NW

Send agenda items to Carol Kennedy at kennedypt@earthlink.net

Dinner and a Movie at Carol’s

Posted by on Sep 24 2008 | Tagged as: Announcements, Local Fun, Movies

Saturday, Sept.27
Potluck: 6:00 – 7:15pm
Movie: Showtime at 7:15pm: Who Killed the Electric Car? (description below)

Where: Carol’s house: 10060 Mary Ave NW (789-8693)
Kids welcome.

The Potluck: Please bring a dish to share, and if you are inclined, try to use ingredients that are grown or produced “locally.” — however you want to define that. Some think of local as West Coast, others as not further than Eastern Washington. No judgments will be cast! Let it be fun and come prepared to share what you learned.

Who Killed the Electric Car?
Amid ever-increasing gas prices, this documentary delves into the short life of the GM EV1 electric car — once all the rage in the mid-1990s and now fallen by the roadside. How could such an efficient, green-friendly vehicle fail to transform our garages and skies? Through interviews with government officials, former GM employees and concerned celebs (such as EV1 driver Mel Gibson), Chris Paine (former EV1 owner) seeks to answer the question.


Sustainable Crown Hill Monthly Meeting, September 7 2008

Posted by on Aug 26 2008 | Tagged as: Announcements

Sustainable Crown Hill Monthly Meeting

Sunday, September 7, 2008
5 PM – 7 PM
Danielle and Michael’s House
9240 Mary Ave NW

Agenda items to Carol Barber (carolbarber@comcast.net).

Potluck dinner 5-5:30, meeting from 5:30-7

Last month’s meeting included a pre-meeting session for a few of us learning to build with cob, and a celebratory inauguration of Bert’s cob oven. Great fun, stone baked pizza, not a lot of meeting. Back to serious business this month (but not too serious). Come share your announcements of things sustainable, ideas on locavory, energy for solar pursuits, and your (optional) fabulous potluck contribution.

Making Cloth Bags Event August 22, 2008 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Posted by on Aug 11 2008 | Tagged as: Announcements, Green Choices


Have you heard??  We’re going to have to start paying for our plastic habit at the grocery store.  You can avoid the hit to your pocket book, reduce your dependence on plastic and feel good about using something you made yourself.  Your bag will be a better conversation starter than your latest hairdo.

Join us on August 22, 2008 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm to make your own original bag (or 2 or 3) to store in your car or bike basket for your next shopping trip.  These one of a kind bags are made from fabric that was saved from the landfill and your personal *trash*.  The pattern is easy enough for beginning sewers and there will be others to help you out if you get stuck.

Bring a snack to share, your sewing machine, scissors, thread, rotary cutter and a cutting mat if you have one.  Also, if you want to incorporate a fancy pocket – bring a little *trash* goodie – something that shows off your decadence, your midnight indulgence, your organic-ness or whatever you just tossed in the trash can!

Hope to see you there!

August 22, 2008
6:30 to 9:00 pm
Abundant Life Church
9204 11th Ave NW
(in the church basement)

Cob construction and Pizza!

Posted by on Aug 02 2008 | Tagged as: Announcements, Local Fun

Sunday, August 3, 2008
2:00-5:00 P.M.
9524-1/2 12th Ave NW

Come play in the mud and learn how to build with the oldest, simplest, and (I think) most beautiful technology in the world – cob! We’ll be firing up our
recently finished cob pizza oven for the Sustainable Crown Hill Meeting in the evening, while we continue work on the adjacent cob bench. Cob is just sand, clay and straw and it is mixed with your feet and built with your hands so anyone can join in the fun – kids are welcome and you don’t need to have any building skill or cobbing experience. Part of the fun is getting messy so wear you grubby clothes.

Below is a pic of a simple bench I built with some students at school. Hey, if
thirteen year old girls are convinced it’s fun, what are you waiting for! : >)
Come join us!!
cob construction party

Sustainable Crown Hill Meeting: Sunday August 3

Posted by on Aug 02 2008 | Tagged as: Announcements

Sustainable Crown Hill Monthly Meeting
Sunday, Aug. 3
5-7pm (5:5:30 potluck)

9524-1/2 12th Ave NW
Heidi and Bert’s House

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