Annual Neighborhood Cleanup Saturday June 4, 10AM-3PM

Brooklyn Neighborhood Cleanup-Saturday June 4, 2011– 10AM-3PM

LOCATION: SE 16th & Center
Yard Debris: We will be accepting a limited amount of yard debris so get there early!
Mixed Solid Waste: We will be accepting non-recyclables. Each vehicle will be quoted a price beforehand.
Curbside recyclables CANNOT be accepted, as well as motors, large appliances, hazardous waste, and e-waste such as monitors, computers, etc.
We reserve the right to refuse any load.


See you there!

Know Thy Food Farmers Market One Year Anniversary & Fun(d)raiser Sunday June 5th, 2-6PM

Brooklyn’s very own farmers market Know Thy Food is celebrating their first anniversary with a huge celebration and fundraiser from 2-6 PM Sunday, June 5 at The Warehouse, 3434 SE Milwaukie Avenue. Live music by The Alphabeticians, Van Oodles, Professor Banjo, and others to delight. Samples of farm fresh foods and goods will be available, along with a balloon sculptor, silent auction, a “meet the farmers” event, and much more. Suggested donation $5 per person, $20/family. All funds raised will help improve Know Thy Food and ensure local farm direct and bulk foods are available to as many families as possible. Bring a Friend and get a free cup of coffee at the Warehouse Cafe!

Brooklyn Foot Patrol Gaining Momentum-Still Needs a Few More Volunteers

Dear Neighbors,

Several volunteers have expressed interest in our Foot Patrol program, which we’re re-launching this spring. We’ve got a coordinating committee, we just need a few more volunteers to join the patrol. The commitment is only a few hours a month. Here’s how it works: you email us to let us know you’re interested, and once we have a few more volunteers, we’ll do a brief training and set up a schedule. Then, on a weekly or biweekly basis, a group of 4-5 of us walk the neighborhood wearing orange vests, and carrying flashlights and a graffiti cleanup kit. If we see an easily removable graffito, we clean it up, otherwise, we take down the location to address it in the future. It’s a great way to get some exercise, meet your neighbors, and discourage graffiti and vandalism.

To get involved, Email Don Stephens.

Southeast Uplift Announces Do-it-Yourself Home Weatherization Trainings

The SE Uplift Sustainability Program is hosting a series of free trainings to help homeowners learn about inexpensive do-it-yourself ways to increase the energy efficiency of their homes. Professional trainers will cover topics such as behavior modification and light weatherization, bypass sealing, basic insulation, ventilation corrections and discussing when to call a contractor. There will also be a field session in a home where participants will get guided hands-on experience applying weatherization methods. Continue reading Southeast Uplift Announces Do-it-Yourself Home Weatherization Trainings

Eighth Graders Rock: The Making of the Winterhaven 2011 Rock Opera Premiers at Bagdad Theater June 1st at 7PM

What if 60 eighth grade students wrote, staged, designed, costumed and performed an original script?

What if it was good!?

Documentary film-maker, Jason Turner, followed Winterhaven School’s 8th grade students during the production of their original Rock Opera.  What he captured is the creative spirit of children who, when given no limits, amaze even themselves. Continue reading Eighth Graders Rock: The Making of the Winterhaven 2011 Rock Opera Premiers at Bagdad Theater June 1st at 7PM