Events

Seventh Generation Supper: Swinomish First Foods and Community Health as Indicators of Climate Change

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

5:45-8:00 p.m.

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Larry Campbell and Jamie Donatuto of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community  speak on “Swinomish First Foods and Community Health as Indicators of Climate Change.”

Dr. Jamie Donatuto is a Community Environmental Health Analyst for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. Larry Campbell is the Community Health Specialist in the Swinomish Community Environmental Health Program, and a distinguished Swinomish tribal elder. Together, they co-manage the Swinomish Community Environmental Health Program.

Their project is to develop and implement a Swinomish community health climate change impact assessment based on simple descriptive scales to evaluate the connections between community health and natural resources. How is community health effected as nearshore habitats change, impacting the availability of traditional foods? Resutls of their study will be integrated into results into the Swinomish Climate Change Impact Assessment and Action Plan.

Open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary.

Suggested supper donation (catered by Gere-a-Deli): $5/adult; $3/10 and under.

Please bring your own place settings. Seventh Generation Suppers include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency.

Seventh Generation Supper: Candidate Cafe

Tuesday, October 24 (NOT the last Tuesday of the month, which is our usual schedule)

5:45-8:00 p.m.

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

This month’s supper will be held at a different date and with a special format. We’ve moved to the fourth Tuesday, so as not to compete with Halloween, and rather than a presentation, we’re holding a Candidate Cafe.

We’ll start at 5:45 as usual, with social time over supper. After that, City Council candidates will have a couple of minutes to introduce themselves and answer this question: “As the world warms and severe weather, wildfires and droughts increase, what do you think our community needs to do to continue to lower its carbon emissions and to build resilience for the future?”

For the bulk of the evening, candidates will rotate from table to table. You’ll have the opportunity to get to know them as people and ask the questions you most care about.

Seventh Generation Supper: Early Warning Systems for Biodiversity in Cascadia: a journey via southern Africa and Antarctica

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

5:45-8:00 p.m.

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Early Warning Systems for Biodiversity in Cascadia: a journey via southern Africa and Antarctica, with Dr. Phoebe Barnard

Dr. Phoebe Barnard’s life so far has taken her through evolutionary ecology, ornithology, conservation biology, global change science, environmental observation systems, ecosystem assessment, sustainability strategy and environmental futures.  A mountaineer, poet, and volcano climber by heart, she works in government, academia, and nonprofits with economists, lawyers, policymakers, citizen scientists, and other scientists to change the way we do things. Her constant message: “The world doesn’t have to be this way. We can change it.” Phoebe is the Executive Director of the Pacific Biodiversity Institute, an Affiliate Professor at the  University of Washington, and a Research Associate at the University of Cape Town.

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