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junk2funk 2019

FEATURED UPCOMING EVENTS

FREE SEED SAVING WORKSHOP @ THE GATHERING GARDEN  

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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

September 8th, 2019

from 12 to 1:30

at the Gathering Garden, NIC Campus

930 Hubbard St. CdA

KEA ENVIRONMENTAL BOAT TOURS

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These are 2.5-hour pontoon boat tours on beautiful Lake Coeur d Alene. Book early they fill up fast

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Remaining Dates 2019

September 12th

September 19

September 21

September 26

JUNK2FUNK 11TH ANNUAL TRASHION SHOW

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Artists will demonstrate their creative abilities on the runway by turning junk and recycled materials into fabulously fun designer outfits.

October 12th, 2019

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Eagles Downtown Coeur d'Alene

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Kona Cruiser Bike Raffle

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KEA EVENT CALENDAR

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Aug
25
Sun
9:00 am The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Gathering Garden serves as an outdoor classroom to gather, learn, share, and celebrate the benefits of sustainable living. Join us for Community Work Days at the Garden! Attend a scheduled work party where we garden together for a few hours and then share the available harvest. 
Sep
8
Sun
9:00 am The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Gathering Garden serves as an outdoor classroom to gather, learn, share, and celebrate the benefits of sustainable living. Join us for Community Work Days at the Garden! Attend a scheduled work party where we garden together for a few hours and then share the available harvest. 
Sep
12
Thu
10:30 am KEA Environmental Educational Bo...
KEA Environmental Educational Bo...
Sep 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
KEA Environmental Educational Boat Tour
These are 2.5 hour pontoon boat tours on beautiful Lake Coeur d Alene throughout the summer and into the fall and fill up fast! These pontoon boat tours along the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene inform the public about clean water issues and about the dangers facing the lake, a key economic driver for Kootenai County.  Scheduling[...]
Sep
19
Thu
10:30 am KEA Environmental Educational Bo...
KEA Environmental Educational Bo...
Sep 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
KEA Environmental Educational Boat Tour
These are 2.5 hour pontoon boat tours on beautiful Lake Coeur d Alene throughout the summer and into the fall and fill up fast! These pontoon boat tours along the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene inform the public about clean water issues and about the dangers facing the lake, a key economic driver for Kootenai County.  Scheduling[...]
Sep
21
Sat
10:30 am KEA Environmental Educational Bo...
KEA Environmental Educational Bo...
Sep 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
KEA Environmental Educational Boat Tour
These are 2.5 hour pontoon boat tours on beautiful Lake Coeur d Alene throughout the summer and into the fall and fill up fast! These pontoon boat tours along the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene inform the public about clean water issues and about the dangers facing the lake, a key economic driver for Kootenai County.  Scheduling[...]
Sep
22
Sun
9:00 am The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Gathering Garden serves as an outdoor classroom to gather, learn, share, and celebrate the benefits of sustainable living. Join us for Community Work Days at the Garden! Attend a scheduled work party where we garden together for a few hours and then share the available harvest. 
Sep
26
Thu
10:30 am KEA Environmental Educational Bo...
KEA Environmental Educational Bo...
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
KEA Environmental Educational Boat Tour
These are 2.5 hour pontoon boat tours on beautiful Lake Coeur d Alene throughout the summer and into the fall and fill up fast! These pontoon boat tours along the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene inform the public about clean water issues and about the dangers facing the lake, a key economic driver for Kootenai County.  Scheduling[...]
Oct
5
Sat
8:00 am The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
Oct 5 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Gathering Garden serves as an outdoor classroom to gather, learn, share, and celebrate the benefits of sustainable living. Join us for Community Work Days at the Garden! Attend a scheduled work party where we garden together for a few hours and then share the available harvest. 
Oct
12
Sat
6:30 pm junk2funk 2019 @ Coeur d'Alene Eagles
junk2funk 2019 @ Coeur d'Alene Eagles
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
junk2funk 2019 @ Coeur d'Alene Eagles | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States
Who knew that plastic, medical waste, air mattresses, feed sacks, cans, CDs, electronic junk, coffee filters, wine corks, and junk mail could, through the skill of artists, be transformed into amazing fashions?! Kootenai Environmental Alliance (KEA) is hosting the 11th Annual junk2funk Eco-Fashion show. Artists will demonstrate their creative abilities on the runway by turning[...]
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Local, Regional, and National Environmental News

EPA Is Eroding States’ Authority to Protect Waters from Unchecked Development

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | August 12, 2019

You should not dive into a pool before checking if it is filled with water. States should not make a CWA §401 permit granting decision before they have all of the relevant facts. The EPA disagrees. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a guidance document outlining certain Clean Water Act (CWA) timelines and requirements […]

US Forest Service Plans to Limit the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Process

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | August 7, 2019

Almost anytime there’s a chance for you to weigh in with land managers about an important decision—from trying to fight off mining in the headwaters of the Boundary Waters to the creation of a new management plan for your local National Forest—that opportunity exists because of a law called the National Environmental Policy Act, or […]

Humanity’s Ecological Footprint contracted between 2014-2016

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | July 29, 2019

The 2019 edition of the National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts tracks the Ecological Footprint and biocapacity of all countries, using U.N. data, from 1961 to 2016. This is two years further than last year’s edition since U.N. data is becoming available more rapidly. One finding is that humanity’s carbon Footprint dropped 1.4 percent between 2014 […]

Cyanobacteria Bloom on Fernan Lake July 2019

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | July 29, 2019

Fernan Lake Health Advisory Fernan Lake is experiencing cyanobacteria bloom dominated by Gloeotrichia sp. and Woronichinia sp. that has had consistent scum formation at the east side boat ramp (opposite end of the lake from Fernan Village).  These scums should be avoided. The rest of the lake hasvisible cyanobacterial colonies that the lab identified as […]

Ex-BLM Chiefs Say Interior Moving to Transfer Land to States

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | July 25, 2019

Two former Bureau of Land Management directors say plans to move the agency’s headquarters to Colorado are an early step toward abolishing the entire agency and transferring millions of acres of federal land to the states. “I think the endgame is to try to make it almost impossible to manage these public lands,” said former […]

Sometimes It is Better Not to Collaborate

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | July 25, 2019

Too often, these environmental organizations have been captured or compromised by those whose intent is for greater access to public lands and greater resource exploitation thereof. They participate, they argue, because without their input the results would be more skewed and biased toward resource extraction.  But in my experience, the best outcome we see is […]

Need to Plant 1.2 Trillion Trees

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | July 25, 2019

An ambitious ecologist thinks he may have discovered the secret to neutralizing CO2 emissions on planet Earth. According to his findings, we need to start planting more trees — 1.2 trillion, to be exact. Considering how serious of a problem climate change is right now, it would be pretty awesome if something as straightforward as planting trees could […]

Shoes Out of Recycled Ocean Plastic

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | July 25, 2019

Update: Adidas announced they will create 11 million new shoes using recycled plastic that has been pulled from our planet’s oceans.  IT’S MORNING. ANOTHER PICTURE-PERFECT DAY BY THE SEA. You lace up your new running shoes. Stepping into the crisp, bright day, you fill your lungs with air. Soon, you’re at the beach, hitting your stride. Read more […]

Things You Might Not Know About Recycling

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | July 25, 2019

Last Earth Day, I published a column in the Washington Post on common recycling myths. I received so many comments and emails in response, often asking additional questions, that I wanted to follow up with a new list here at National Geographic. The recycling industry is changing rapidly, as are advancements in materials science and product design. […]

Updates on the Coeur d’Alene River Basin Cleanup

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | July 17, 2019

Here are the latest updates on the Coeur d’Alene River Basin Cleanup. If you can’t see the document for some reason click this link to see the PDF https://semspub.epa.gov/work/10/100159827.pdf

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