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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

Comments Needed: Second Rail Bridge over Lake Pend Orielle back on the table

By Dennis Brueggemann | March 14, 2018

The Idaho Department of Lands(IDL) is seeking public comments on a permit application received from BNSF Railway Co. to construct a second train bridge adjacent to and west of the existing train bridge across Lake Pend Oreille.   The long-discussed project, which BNSF Railway has proposed to improve rail traffic flow throughout town, recently went […]

The future of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

By Dennis Brueggemann | February 17, 2018

The Forest Service is currently seeking public comments regarding the development of alternatives for the Forest Plan Revision on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. The deadline is February 28. If you don’t understand forest planning, or if you were unaware of this important deadline, it is not your fault. Forest Supervisor Cheryl Probert has failed […]

George Wuerthner: Harvesting dead trees is bad for forests

By Dennis Brueggemann | February 12, 2018

A recent article in the The Spokesman-Review (“Colville cutting down decades of decline,” Feb. 3) celebrated increased logging on the Colville National Forest. The main justification for logging is to provide fodder for the local mills at taxpayer expense while claiming that the timber cutting is “restoration.” Colville forest Supervisor Rodney Smoldon was quoted as […]

Climate Action CDA Joins Live Calls and Live Streams for Climate Activism

By Dennis Brueggemann | February 4, 2018

Climate Action CDA members gathered on Jan 31 to participate in two live events in order to learn about and take action with other climate and science-based campaigns. One was presented by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), and the other by 350.org Fossil Free Fast Campaign.   The first was a national phone conference […]

Lake Pend Orielle Waterkeeper—Citizen-driven Water Quality Monitoring

By Dennis Brueggemann | February 3, 2018

Shannon Williamson, Director of the Lake Pend Orielle Waterkeepr (LPOW), holds a PhD in Marine Science and has been with LPOW since 2011, spoke to the Happy Hour group on February 1, 2018.  One of the founders of LPOW, Steve Holt, accompanied her. LPOW, which is accredited by the national Waterkeepers, seeks to do water […]

H.R. 1349

By Dennis Brueggemann | December 11, 2017

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) said his legislation to allow bikes in wilderness areas is nothing more than modernizing the original intent of the decades-old Wilderness Act. “People who enjoy mountain biking have just as much a right to use the public trails as those who enjoy hiking or riding, and our wilderness areas were never […]

Fracking could be coming to a neighborhood near you!

By Dennis Brueggemann | December 7, 2017

Comments needed by December 12th! Fracking is the method of extracting very hard-to-get-at natural gas by pressure washing it out of the ground.  The process uses a lot of water to extract natural gas that is trapped between rocks.  The waste water from this process can be injected back into the ground with a special […]

Contact your Senators Now!

By Dennis Brueggemann | November 30, 2017

For 100 years, federal tax policy has incentivized the giving spirit. It has also empowered our crucial work. The goal of simplifying the tax code and making it easier for Americans to file their taxes is admirable, but the collateral damage this simplification would cause comes at too great a cost. According to Republican estimates, […]

Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (HR 2936)

By Dennis Brueggemann | November 29, 2017

It’s bad enough that industrial logging can occur on 250 acres of public land, and be excluded from routine environmental review. This includes limited opportunity for public involvement. The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (HR 2936) would drastically increase this scenario, and allow 10,000 acres of public land to be logged without the necessary […]

Recycling in Flux

By Dennis Brueggemann | November 15, 2017

Did you know most of our communities recycling currently is shipped to China?  Currently single stream recycling in Coeur d’Alene is picked up by Coeur d’Alene Garbage and taken to their recycling facility in Hayden.  From there it is bailed, bundled, and trucked to Pioneer Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Tacoma with virtually no sorting.  […]

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