Looking for Volunteers!

Do you have a passion for the environment?

Can you spare a couple of hours a month to help promote and fulfill the mission of this club?

We need help with:

Updating the website (correcting links and adding content)

Maintaining a calendar of local community events

Volunteering as a building focal to encourage higher rates of recycling, distribute news about BEES events, introduce organic coffee, help connect people that could be carpooling, or lead other projects.

Organizing events, tours, speakers

Staffing booths at family days, EHS fairs, commuting fairs

Refreshing our distribution list and sending out occasional messages about events

If you are interested in helping, please contact us at workerbee@beesfly.org

Seattle People’s Climate March

The Seattle People’s Climate March is this Sunday, September 21 at 1:00 PM, with the rally beginning at Westlake Park.


There are events across the country and across the world with the focus being in New York:



Solar Seminar

BEES Solar Seminar Feb 2014

Puget Sound Events in December

There are some great local events taking place in the Puget Sound region this December. Hope to see you there!

December 10. Seattle Greendrinks with Sustainable Seattle 3rd Annual Give Like You Give a Damn Holiday Fair in Pioneer Square

December 11. Snohomish Greendrinks at Angel Arms Studio in Snohomish

December 13. Green Lunches. Smaller gatherings – sign up here, and let’s see if we can get a group in the North end. Sign up link is broken as of 12/5, but will hopefully be fixed soon!

The NW SolarFest is coming! Stop on by to check out fun presentations, learn more about renewable energy and sustainable living, and enjoy demonstrations, live performances, food, and a beer garden!

Sign up now for fresh vegetables and fruit delivered conveniently to work

Delicious!  Fresh!  Local!  Convenient!

Up to 25 weeks of your choice of fruit and vegetables delivered right to work.   Or choose to pick up your produce at one of the many other pickup locations.  There are four sizes of box to match you or your family’s appetite and new this year is an option to add fresh pasta and other foods to your order each week.

Sign up here: http://www.farmigo.com/join/growingwashington

Read more about the program here or at http://www.growingwashington.org/foodbox/?/foodbox

Earth Day is Coming!

Earth Day is on April 22nd this year, and Boeing is again sponsoring and facilitating many volunteer opportunities. There is still time to sign up for projects this weekend and next weekend. Type GCC or Global Corporate Citizenship into the MyBoeing home page and click on the Volunteering link on the left to see where and when you can help.

(image credit: Forbes)

Earth Hour – Saturday March 23, 2013 8:30 pm

Join millions of people around the world in drawing attention to climate change by turning off your lights between 8:30 and 9:30 on Saturday March 23.

More info at http://www.earthhour.org (also on facebook)

Growing Washington CSA – 2013 Season Sign-Up Is Now Open!

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The Local Choice Food Box 

is Back for 2013!

It’s finally that time again! The Local Choice Food Box is back for the 2013 season, and we’re better than ever! Sign up now to reserve your spot and grab our 5% early registration discount!

Growing Washington and our network of farm partners are eager to offer our customers in King, Snohomish, Whatcom, and Skagit Counties the same great CSA program our members have come to expect, along with some awesome new additions.  We are excited to give our members more choices, more box options, more pick-up locations, a new web-store and more great food from our growing family of local farms.

foodbox week13So, what’s new this year?  We have updated our web-software to make it easier on you, our customers, to be able to choose exactly what share will work for you.  We are also expanding our add-on options to King and Snohomish counties, so that those members may now receive weekly additions to their boxes, such as milk, eggs, butter, cheese, sour cream, yogurt, honey, and berry jam.  In addition, we will be offering a web-store this year, so that our members will have the ability to purchase additional farm fresh items each week, and have them delivered with your weekly Food Box.  Sounds pretty sweet, huh?

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While some things have changed this season, the foundation of our CSA program is the same: our Local Choice members enjoy the ability to choose every single item that goes into their boxes from a great variety of Washington-based farms, and every dollar goes straight to local growers. And our Farmer Choice members will still continue to receive the best, freshest seasonal veggies that we bring home to our own families.

So head on over now and get signed up!  If you have any questions, please visit us online, or contact any of our staff at any time. To learn more about where your Food Box dollars are going, please visit the Growing Washington website.

As always, we look forward to growing your food!

Gabrielle Santerre
Program Manager
The Local Choice Food Box


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Register by April 1 to receive a 5% discount off of your purchase!
And don’t forget! If you refer a friend, you’ll receive an additional 5% discount off of your season’s worth of farm-fresh food.

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Growing Washington is a 501(c)3 non-profit farming organization.

Be sure to visit our flagship farm,

Alm Hill Gardens, at the winter Farmer’s Markets!


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Recycling Plastic

From OnlineEducation.net, a piece on recycling plastic.

Plastic Infographic