Free film series features ‘Queen of the Sum’

November 26, 2013

The city of Issaquah Sustainability Film Series presents “Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?” directed by Taggart Siegel, from 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 12 at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive, Issaquah Highlands.

Come early at 6 p.m. to speak with exhibitors and get a good seat to see this free movie.

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City Sustainability Film Series moves to ‘Mobility’

March 20, 2012

The film “Mobility” anchors the next Sustainability Film Series event.

The free event is from 6-9 p.m. April 18 at the King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W. Call the municipal Office of Sustainability at 837-3400 to learn more.

Earlier films in the series focused on plastics pollution, land-use and sustainable food.

Issaquah’s Sustainability Film Series bags plastics documentary

October 25, 2011

The film “Bag It” and a discussion about plastics anchor the next Sustainability Film Series event.

“Bag It” started as a documentary about plastic bags and evolved into a broader investigation into plastics. The film details plastics’ effects on waterways, oceans and human beings.

Then, after the film, a panel of experts plans to lead a discussion about plastics and how to reduce plastics usage. King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson and People for Puget Sound representative Heather Trimm plan to participate in the discussion.

The free event is from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 2 at the King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W. Call the municipal Resource Conservation Office at 837-3400 to learn more.

‘Fresh’ film explores industrial food system

May 31, 2011

The municipal Resource Conservation Office is offering something fresh for filmgoers.

“Fresh,” the film, celebrates farmers, thinkers and business people in the midst of reinventing the food system.

The free film is at 6:30 p.m. June 30 at the King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W. Participants can arrive early for a chance to talk to experts and exhibitors, and to enjoy a light snack. Call 837-3400 to learn more.

The film explores the darker impacts of industrial agriculture: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources and obesity. “Fresh” also highlights healthier and sustainable alternatives for the future.

Participants can also learn about local food in Issaquah.

Growth is topic at next Sustainability Film Series

March 15, 2011

The film “Save Our Land, Save Our Towns” and a discussion about the Central Issaquah Plan anchor the next Sustainability Film Series event.

“Save Our Land, Save Our Towns” follows the quest of journalist Tom Hylton to discover why small towns in the United States have declined and what residents can do to spur revival.

Then, after the film, a panel of experts plans to lead a discussion about the film and the Central Issaquah Plan — a long-term effort to shape redevelopment in the 915-acre commercial district.

The free event is from 6:30-9 p.m. March 30 at the King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W. Arrive early for the chance to talk to exhibitors.

The municipal Resource Conservation Office presents the Sustainability Film Series with a grant from the King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program. Call 837-3400 to learn more.

‘Kilowatt Ours’ burns bright in film series

August 31, 2010

Filmmaker Jeff Barrie turned a camera on himself and asked, “How can I make a difference?”

The result is “Kilowatt Ours” — the last film to be screened as part of the city-sponsored Sustainability Film Series.

“Kilowatt Ours” explores the source of electricity and the problems caused by energy production, including climate change, mountaintop removal mining and childhood asthma.

In the film, Barrie encounters people, businesses, organizations and communities using energy conservation and “green” power to save money and the environment.

The free event runs from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 16 at the King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W.

Arrive early for snacks, the chance to talk to local energy experts and to sign up for home energy audits.

The city Resource Conservation Office presents the Sustainability Film Series through a grant from the King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program. Call the Resource Conservation Office at 837-3400 to learn more.

Dirt-y film educates residents about soil

June 1, 2010

Conservation officials will dig deep for the next showing in the city Sustainability Film Series.

“Dirt! The Movie” will be the feature when the series returns June 8. The documentary — pardon the pun — sifts through a valuable and underappreciated source of fertility: soil.

The film examines the environmental, economic, social and political impact of dirt through stories from experts around the globe.

Following the film, a panel of experts will lead a discussion about dirt and what residents can do in their yards to keep soil healthy and toxin-free. Free information and refreshments will be available; door prizes will be awarded after the film.

The free event runs from 6:30-9 p.m. June 8 at the King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W.

The city Resource Conservation Office presents the Sustainability Film Series through a grant from the King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program. Call the Recourse Conservation Office at 837-3400 to learn more.

‘Food, Inc.’ relaunches free film series

April 20, 2010

Peer inside factory farms and slaughterhouses when the city Sustainability Film Series returns April 29. The documentary “Food, Inc.” will open the series for a second year.

“Food, Inc.” looks at the impacts of food choices on health, worker safety and the environment. The movie focuses on several aspects of the food industry — everything from herbicide-resistant soybean seeds to new strains of E. coli to widespread obesity.

The event runs from 6-9 p.m. at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Call 837-3400 to learn more.

The city Resource Conservation Office presents the free series. Local food experts will conduct a panel discussion after the film. Chipotle will provide snacks.

City attracts environmental grants

January 15, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 15, 2010

City Council members accepted environmental grants Jan. 4 to improve recycling and continue a popular film series.

Officials pocketed a grant to show eco-friendly films. Issaquah will use the $11,024 grant to continue the Sustainability Film Series launched in 2009. City staffers connected with more than 400 residents through the program last year.

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Voters will decide fire-protection funding measure

October 27, 2009

Voters will decide fire-protection funding measure

Voters in Klahanie, Preston, Tiger Mountain, May Valley and Carnation — the area covered by Fire Protection District 10 — will decide whether to reauthorize a charge to provide dollars for emergency fire and medical service on the Nov. 3 ballot.

Proposition 1 would lower the district property tax rate from $1.50 to a maximum of $1 per $1,000 of assessed value. No organized opposition to Proposition 1 has materialized.

District officials said a lower property tax rate in conjunction with the charge — based upon building size and use — is a more equitable and stable way to pay for emergency services.

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