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junk2funk 2019

FEATURED UPCOMING EVENTS

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

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Eagles Downtown Coeur d'Alene

KEA ALLIANCE SPEAKER SERIES

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November 7th: We the People of CDA, Terry Godbout

December 5th: Panhandle Health District, Valerie Wade

KEA WATERKEEPER 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

10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

We do not have any scheduled Boat Tours in October, but if you can get 4 or more people interested we will see about scheduling one for you. 

Support KEA

Become a supporter of KE Alliance by making a one-time donation or choose a recurring monthly donation. We do not exist without your support! Thank YOU!

Kona Cruiser Bike Raffle

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

Fernan Restoration Clean Up August 2019

KEA EVENT CALENDAR

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Oct
16
Wed
7:00 pm KEA Climate Action Committee Mee... @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KEA Climate Action Committee Mee... @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The KEA Climate Action Committee meets the Third Wednesday of the month here at the KEA office.
Oct
20
Sun
9:00 am The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
Oct 20 @ 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. 
Nov
7
Thu
5:30 pm KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States
Come hear from interesting people while enjoying some snacks and beverages! First Thursday of the month from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Networking with beverages and snacks from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM and talk from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM November: We the People of CDA, Terry Godbout December: Panhandle Health District, Valerie Wade[...]
Nov
14
Thu
5:00 pm KEA Wildlife Committee Meeting @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KEA Wildlife Committee Meeting @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The KEA Wildlife Committee meets the second Thursday of every month.
Nov
20
Wed
7:00 pm KEA Climate Action Committee Mee... @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KEA Climate Action Committee Mee... @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The KEA Climate Action Committee meets the Third Wednesday of the month here at the KEA office.
Dec
5
Thu
5:30 pm KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States
Come hear from interesting people while enjoying some snacks and beverages! First Thursday of the month from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Networking with beverages and snacks from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM and talk from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM November: We the People of CDA, Terry Godbout December: Panhandle Health District, Valerie Wade[...]
Dec
12
Thu
5:00 pm KEA Wildlife Committee Meeting @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KEA Wildlife Committee Meeting @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The KEA Wildlife Committee meets the second Thursday of every month.
Dec
18
Wed
7:00 pm KEA Climate Action Committee Mee... @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KEA Climate Action Committee Mee... @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The KEA Climate Action Committee meets the Third Wednesday of the month here at the KEA office.
Jan
2
Thu
5:30 pm KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Jan 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States
Come hear from interesting people while enjoying some snacks and beverages! First Thursday of the month from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Networking with beverages and snacks from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM and talk from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM November: We the People of CDA, Terry Godbout December: Panhandle Health District, Valerie Wade[...]
Jan
9
Thu
5:00 pm KEA Wildlife Committee Meeting @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KEA Wildlife Committee Meeting @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Jan 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The KEA Wildlife Committee meets the second Thursday of every month.
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Local, Regional, and National Environmental News

July Was The Warmest Month on Record For The Globe

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | August 22, 2019

The global land and ocean surface temperature departure from average for July 2019 was the highest for the month of July, making it the warmest month overall in the 140-year NOAA global temperature dataset record, which dates back to 1880. The year-to-date temperature for 2019 tied with 2017 as the second warmest January–July on record. […]

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. […]

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