Upcoming Events

March 3, 2021
  • Nature&Health Speaks Hiking My Feelings: Stepping into the Healing Power of Nature

    Date: March 3, 2021
    Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Location: Zoom registration required (Link TBA)
     Join Sydney Williams, author and founder of Hiking My Feelings, as she unpacks her "trauma pack", sharing the story of how hiking helped her reconnect to, and heal, her mind and body - kicking her limiting beliefs and Type 2 Diabetes to the curb in the process.   When former collegiate athlete and competitive skydiver, Sydney Williams, unexpectedly found herself on the receiving end of a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis, while grappling with unresolved trauma from a decades-old sexual assault, she set out on a mission: turn her pain into power. Two hikes across Catalina Island and 80 miles later, she founded Hiking My Feelings® to help others tap into the mind-body connection and healing power of nature that helped kick her self-limiting beliefs and disease into remission.    Having more than 12 years of marketing experience with Fortune 500 companies and emerging brands, Sydney serves up her “truth juice” style of storytelling to break wide open tough conversations with practical, powerful content and experiences. Over the years, she’s been featured on the SXSW stage, as well as in Health Magazine, Diabetic Living Magazine, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, US News & World Report, and numerous other publications. Today, she is the author of Hiking My Feelings: Stepping Into the Healing Power of Nature: -> https://hikingmyfeelings.org/book and travels across the country empowering others to summit their personal mountains on their way to becoming Well Beings.    The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, and activities. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by December 21, 2020 to natureandhealth@uw.edu.

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March 4, 2021
  • Webinar: All About Cisterns & Contractor Meet Up!

    Date: March 4, 2021
    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Rains are coming...learn about how cisterns help stop polluted runoff! In this webinar, you will learnabout cisterns, large above-ground containers used to collect roof water. You’ll also get to hear about theirbenefits in Seattle, specifically how they help reduce combined sewer overflows and how they can be used forsummer landscape irrigation. After the presentation, you’ll have the opportunity to meet 3 RainWisecontractors in breakout rooms to ask them specific questions about your home and potential projects. Registration Link: https://bit.ly/Mar4RainWise Contractor Sign-up: http://tinyurl.com/RWcontractor

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March 9, 2021
March 16, 2021
  • Webinar: Plan a Spring Rain Garden with RainWise

    Date: March 16, 2021
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Learn about integrating a rain garden into your spring gardening plans! Registration Link: http://bit.ly/Mar16RW

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March 25, 2021
  • The Green Infrastructure Summit of the Salish Sea
    Date: March 26, 2021
    Time: All Day

    We are actively planning the next Green Infrastructure Summit for March 25th and 26th, 2021 and more details will be announced soon!
      
    Given uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, the 2021 summit will again be an online event. When public health officials advise us, we will also organize an in-person networking event, but we won’t make any predictions on that just now. Following the success of the 2020 summit’s south Puget Sound spotlight, the 2021 summit will shift the spotlight north and bring special focus to north Puget Sound along with the usual emphasis on collaboration across the entire Puget Sound region and across sectors.

    More information can be found at: https://www.12000raingardens.org/summit/

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April 6, 2021
  • Become a RainWise Contractor: Free 3-day Orientation

    Date: April 6, 2021
    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Do you work in landscaping, plumbing, residential contracting or other fields and are interested to expand your services? The RainWise program is seeking new contractors to install rain gardens and/or cisterns. Nearly 55,000 homes in Seattle are eligible for the rebate that pays $4/square foot of roof that is captured into a rain garden or cistern (or both!)

    Attend the FREE three-day virtual orientation for contractors and landscape professionals to learn the requirements to install cisterns and/or rain gardens on private property in specific Seattle neighborhoods through RainWise, a City of Seattle and King County rebate program. This three-day orientation is a required prerequisite for all who wish to qualify to perform RainWise installations.

    April 6th & 8th 6-8pm via Zoom Webinar Platform
    April 10th 10am-12pm via In-Person Site Tour at Location TBD
    Registration required: https://bit.ly/AprilRainWiseContractor
    This Orientation is for English-speaking Contractors. For Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese Language, please contact ruben@ecoss.org.

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April 7, 2021
  • Webinar: Plan a Spring Rain Garden Webinar & Contractor Meetup

    Date: April 7, 2021
    Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Learn about integrating a rain garden into your spring gardening plans! In this webinar, you will learnthe basics of the RainWise program and how RainWise rain gardens keep pollution from going into our waterways.You’ll hear from gardening experts and be provided with rain garden resources, such as planting lists, plans andmaintenance guides. After the presentation, you’ll have the opportunity to meet 3 RainWise contractors inbreakout rooms to ask them specific questions about your home and potential projects. Register at: http://bit.ly/April7RW

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April 20, 2021
  • Webinar: Support a Sustainable Earth with RainWise

    Date: April 20, 2021
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Celebrate Earth Day with RainWise! In this webinar, you will learn how RainWise cisterns and rain gardens contribute to more sustainable Earth. In addition to learning about the RainWise program, get tips and tricks for making your yard more efficient with green stormwater infrastructure. Register at: http://bit.ly/April20RW

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May 6, 2021
  • How to Get RainWise Webinar & Contractor Meetup

    Date: May 6, 2021
    Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    In this webinar you'll learn the basics of the RainWise program, hear from a homeowner about theirexperience, and have a chance to ask our panelists questions. After the presentation, you’ll have the opportunity to meet 3 RainWise contractors in breakout rooms to ask them specific questions about your home andpotential projects. Register at: http://bit.ly/May4RainWise

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May 20, 2021
  • All About Cisterns Webinar & Contractor Meetup

    Date: May 20, 2021
    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Learn about how cisterns help stop polluted runoff! In this webinar, you will learn about cisterns,large above-ground containers used to collect roof water. You’ll also get to hear about their benefits in Seattle,specifically how they help reduce combined sewer overflows and how they can be used for summer landscapeirrigation. After the presentation, you’ll have the opportunity to meet 3 RainWise contractors in breakoutrooms to ask them specific questions about your home and potential projects. Register at: http://bit.ly/May20RW

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