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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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Get your raffle tickets for this Kona Cruiser! $1 Each or 6 for $5.

KEA EVENT CALENDAR

JOIN US

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

Drought and Water Pollution Means Taps Run Dry for Half of Zimbabwe’s Capital City

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | July 17, 2019

More than 2 million people in and around Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare, are currently without access to municipal drinking water, the result of a years-long drought and high water pollution levels, Climate Change News reported. With their taps running dry, residents are instead relying on merchants, open wells, streams, and boreholes for water. Read more […]

New Analysis for Drought Management in the Willamette River Basin

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | July 17, 2019

In Oregon’s fertile Willamette River Basin, where two-thirds of the state’s population lives, managing water scarcity would be more effective if conservation measures were introduced in advance and upstream from the locations where droughts are likely to cause shortages, according to a new study. Read the rest of the story here: https://www.enn.com/articles/58795-new-analysis-reveals-challenges-for-drought-management-in-oregon-s-willamette-river-basin

Government Should Invite, Not Repress Climate Change Activism

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | July 17, 2019

Last weekend, France recorded an all-time heat record of 45.9 degrees Celsius. With rising temperatures globally, heatwaves are becoming more intense and frequent and their impacts can be devastating. But when a group called Extinction Rebellion organized a protest on a Paris bridge on June 28 demanding France act more swiftly to reduce carbon emissions, they faced a […]

People with Disabilities Should Be Included in Climate Action

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | July 17, 2019

The United Nations Human Rights Council made history on Friday when it adopted a resolution on climate change and the rights of people with disabilities. The resolution calls on governments to adopt a disability-inclusive approach when taking action to address climate change. Read the rest of the article here: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/07/15/un-climate-resolution-emphasizes-protection-disability-rights

Democratic National Committee’s Decision Not to Have a Debate on the Climate Crisis

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | July 17, 2019

In our extended interview with independent climate journalist Dahr Jamail, he talks about the Democratic National Committee’s decision not to have a debate on the climate crisis, and to bar anyone who participates in an unsanctioned debate from participating in future official Democratic primary debates. Jamail is a staff reporter at Truthout and author of […]

Updates From the Gizmo CdA Makers Faire on Saturday 2019

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | July 15, 2019

Kootenai Environmental Alliance was in attendance at the first ever Makers Faire put on by Gizmo-Cda this past Saturday. Staff rotated shifts throughout the day with my shift being the last shift of the day. It was an event full of makers, doers, educators, and inventors. Anyone in attendance would have been able to find […]

Legacy of Mining Has Left A Dangerous Cocktail in Coeur d’Alene Lake

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | July 3, 2019

Article Everyone Should Read A recent article published in the High Country News talks about the after affects mining has left in our area and specifically Coeur d’Alene Lake. (Read the entire article here: A dangerous cocktail threatens the gem of North Idaho” ) “As attractive as it appears, the landscape around Coeur d’Alene Lake […]

Help protect Wolf Lodge Bay and Mineral Ridge!

By Amy Anderson | May 13, 2019

A proposed commercial rezoning at Lake Coeur d’Alene’s Wolf Lodge Bay and Mineral Ridge would allow an industrial operation along the lakeshore, potentially threatening the Bald eagle kokanee salmon feeding site and critical wetlands, and disturbing sediments that may contain heavy metals. To find out more, please attend the public hearing on Thursday May 16, […]

YOUTH WATER SUMMIT VOLUNTEER JUDGES NEEDED!

By Dennis Brueggemann | April 25, 2019

Volunteer Judges Needed! What is the Youth Water Summit? A scientific conference for high school students who are learning about our watershed through The Confluence Project using field experiences and hands-on research. We are expecting about 500 students from regional high schools to attend and present water related research projects where students identify a local […]

Nature of Art, summer camp for kids 2019

By keaadmin | February 9, 2019

The theme for this year’s camp is BIRDS! Kids will hike in the forest and stream areas, look for birds and other wildlife, and learn about bird habitats, feathers, nests and eggs. Your camper will make a bird feeder, compare nesting boxes of various birds and learn about different bird habitat needs. Nature crafts and […]

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