From today's inbox:
Port of Olympia Marine Terminal has two main major clients, one is timber export, the other is proppant import. Both clients have questionable environmental impacts. Proppants are used in the hydraulic-fracturing process. Timber comes from clearcutting. Recently, the port has been appreciated for increasing its income to the point where it will no longer be operating at a financial loss. Much of this improvement is due to the hard work of port staffers, and they deserve commendation and congratulations for their hard work. Still, questions remain. If the port's business model depends on activities that harm the environment, then has the real cost to future generations been truly and accurately accounted for?
Here's a video of a recent bulk log carrier, the Aster K, loading up. As of the 1st of December, the Spinnaker SW has been loading logs.
Jewish Voice for Peace - Rebecca Vilkomerson - brown bag lunch at TESC, Sem 2, Room 1107 from noon to 2:00 pm. Come meet Rebecca, hear her speak and think about peace in our souls, our world, and maybe even peace in the Holy Land.
Spread the word please. Brown bag lunch with Rebecca Vilkomerson of the Jewish Voice for Peace at TESC, Sem 2, Room 1107 from noon to about 2 pm on Wednesday, December 11th.
Want to think about peace in the holy lands? Wonder where the holy lands are? Look at your feet. Look to your heart. Seek the peace in your soul.
As Black Elk said:
"The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells Wakan-Taka (the Great Spirit), and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.
This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is known that true peace, which, as I have often said, is within the souls of men."
Black Elk - Oglala Sioux
Come join us and pass the peace, share the peace, bring the peace that is within the souls of all of us.
Noon to about 2 pm on Wednesday, December 11th.
Please tune your tv to "Evening Magazine" this Tuesday to watch Olympia's Northeast neighborhood take the spotlight on King 5. On November 12 King 5 reporter Saint Bryan and a crew from "Evening Magazine" toured Olympia's Northeast neighborhood shooting a segment for the show. This all started with a recent article on public television's "This Old House Magazine" web site that, lo and behold, held out our little neighborhood as one of the coolest places in the western U.S. to find an old house. Go figure. See the story here
Folks from the Olympia Northeast Neighborhood Association (NENA) will try to put a clip of the show on its web site sometime soon. www.neneighborhood.orgDate: Tuesday, November 26
From today's inbox:
The City of Olympia Planning Commission is hosting a series of informational panel discussions on issues related to how our community will grow and develop over the next 20 years. Community members are invited to attend the third in this series, “Urban Greenspace,” on December 9, 2013, at Olympia City Hall, 601 4th AVE E in the City Council Chambers.
Olympia is expected to welcome over 20,000 new residents over the next two decades, and with that awareness comes a need to understand how we can create a denser community while maintaining and enhancing livability. Vital to livability are opportunities to experience the natural environment, so will denser development lead to fewer opportunities for residents to come into daily contact with nature?
A panel of four regional experts will discuss this question and the wide range of health and community benefits that result from integrating nature into the urban environment. With extensive professional experience in researching, designing, and managing greenspaces, the panel will also provide valuable insight in the following discussion areas:
· the environmental and psychological benefits of greenspace;
· the community stewardship benefits of greenspace;
· techniques for incorporating greenspace into urban environments; and
· how to be good stewards of greenspace for long-term benefits.
The panel discussion will be part of a regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting, which are always open to the public. No RSVP is required. For more information on this event, please contact Associate Planner Stacey Ray at 360.753.8046 or email@example.com.
Hello KAOS (and would-be/should-be) Community Radio listeners-
Transmitter problems have forced KAOS to temporarily drop to a lower broadcast power while the ding-dang messed up main transmitter is getting an overhaul. Sorry for the inconvenience. These things happen from time to time. If you're in an outlying area of the usual KAOS signal (89.3 FM for the last 40 years!) please know it's not your radio.
This should soon be fixed and KAOS Community Radio will return to its rightful place as the voice of alternative music, commentary and information for the South Puget Sound. Meanwhile, if you have internet acess, including mobile devices, you can certainly tune in to KAOS any time at www.kaosradio.org.
While you're at the web site, please consider making a pledge of support to help keep KAOS on the air another 40 years! Thanks.
volunteer programmer, KAOS, the "American Anecdotes" bluegrass show, Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.