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Happy SpookTacularly Green Halloween

Dreading the upcoming inevitable candy negotiations? We have a few CoolTips!

As a parent of a toddler it's easy for me to enjoy trick or treating without the candy battles post Halloween, but I do dread the day...

In preparation for the great candy wars to come, I did a little sniffing around for some CoolIdeas to reducing our wee one's Halloween loot.

Check out our Halloween GreenTips here.

We wish you much luck in avoiding any upcoming candy calamities!


CoolMom is Proud to Support Inspiring Kids to Plant Trees!

Do you know a young person who is concerned about climate change?Join Plant for the Planet Academy at their FREE upcoming workshop on October 29 (register by October 27!)

CoolMom is delighted to tell you about Plant for the Planet Academy's upcoming workshop open to kids ages 8 - 14 on October 29. Register here by October 27!

Plant for the Planet is a worldwide group of 34,000+ young people who are planting trees and leading communities to solve the climate crisis now.

At this FREE day-long workshop, the Plant for the Planet Academy in West Seattle will teach 50 students (ages 8-14) how they can take action to protect and heal our environment.

  • Students will learn how to present information to others about the science of climate change and ways to take positive action - both as individuals and as communities.
  • Students will use hands-on activities to teach one another about climate science, how to plant a tree, how to give a climate presentation, and they will make plans with other ambassadors to engage our community on climate solutions.
  • The workshop will culminate in an educational and moving slideshow presentation for families and the public, as the world’s newest Ambassadors for Climate Justice share what they have learned from each other and make their commitments to advocate for trees and for our environment!

WHAT:  West Seattle Plant-for-the-Planet Academy
Saturday October 29th 2016
9:00am - 5:30pm

WHERE:  Westside Unitarian Church
7141 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136

FREE to all students ages 8 - 14 includes lunch, t-shirt and book "Tree By Tree"

Register here by October 27.




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Goodwill Donation and Styrofoam Collection Event

It's time to declutter that basement! On Saturday, October 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. you can bring all unwanted and household items and packing material to the Wallingford Goodwill Donation and Styrofoam Collection Event.

Rainy days and time for fall de-cluttering!

Bring your donations for Goodwill and those Styrofoam chunks and peanuts (and even bubblewrap and shrinkwrap) to this collection event sponsored by the Wallingford Community Council.

It all happens on Saturday, October 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the parking lot behind Dick’s Drive-In on NE 45th in Wallingford.

Guidelines for donations to Goodwill can be found here.

All items accepted by Styro Recycle can be found here.

Your donations support the Wallingford Community Council’s participation in Waste Management’s THINK GREEN Reuse and Recycling Challenge.




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Join Us at the Faith and Climate Action Conference

What if Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and Unitarians came together to do something about climate change? We can't wait to find out this coming Saturday!

CoolMom is proud to join a host of climate activists and people of faith for a day of workshops and panels designed to deepen our resolve for climate action across faith traditions. Register Today!

CoolMom is especially proud that our very own Climate Adventurists will be presenting at the 3:30 p.m. third workshop set (see descriptions here!)

This Saturday October 8 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Registration opens 8:30 a.m.

University Christian Church
4731 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Keynote speaker will be Jay O'Hara: Co-Founder of the Climate Disobedience Center, Co-Leader of the Pipeline Pilgrimage Blockade, and Co-defendant of the Lobster Blockade.

We are looking forward to a terrific line-up of workshops and an interfaith centered panel on making our local climate movement more powerful and connected.

  • 9:00 Interfaith Panel on Climate & Faith: How do the beliefs and practices of my faith help me respond to climate change? (Sanctuary)  Deirdre Gabbay- Jewish, Rev Marian Stewart - Unitarian, George Draffan - Buddhist, Imam Jamal Rahmen - Muslim, Dr. Joseph Sheldon - Evangelical Christian,  Paul Cheoketen Wagner - Native American, Jessie Dye - Catholic
  • 10:00 Workshops first set  (see descriptions here)
  • 11:30 Open Space (Sanctuary)
  • 12:30 Lunch  (Social Hall/lunch room)
  • 1:00  Keynote Speaker: Jay O'Hara (social Hall)
  • 2:00  Workshops second set (see descriptions here)
  • 3:30  Workshops third set (see descriptions here)
  • 4:30  Interfaith Service (Sanctuary) led by: Ann Holmes Redding, Paul Cheoketen Wagner, Rev Guo Cheen, Rabbi Jay Leyman, Rev. Lauren Cannon



CoolMom Hearts Sound Transit 3

King County’s CoolMoms support Sound Transit 3 and here's why...

Sound Transit 3 is a climate solution that works for everyone, reducing our state’s biggest source of pollution: transportation. It will also reduce some of the worst toxic emissions that cause asthma, lung disease, and pollutants linked to cancer.

Sound Transit 3 also works to build affordable housing directly linked to new transit centers, to ensure that transportation solutions are equitable and accessible to everyone, no matter where you live, what you do, or where you travel.

That's why CoolMoms in King County are supporting Sound Transit 3!

What about you?




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