Category: Sustainable Community

Orcas Island TV Coverage of Sustainable Community Issues

23 Northwest Lawmakers: The Bonneville Power Administration Must Remain Independent

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Warns the Energy Department that Decisions Affecting Northwest Energy Supplies Must be Made in the Northwest Washington, D.C. –Every lawmaker representing Oregon, Washington and Idaho urged the U.S. Energy Department to maintain an independent Bonneville Power…

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75 Million Dollars in San Juan County

Islander members of San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade control 75 million dollars of economic activity each year. I’m a social impact investor and love putting a dual bottom line together. One that has both a sustainable financial engine and…

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Wild Eyed Pony Photography

Tina Meng owns Wild Eyed Pony Photography and lives on Lopez Island and travels for clients around the Nation. She specializes in natural light, on-location photography. Tina wrote: “As a photographer, my goal is not only to document life’s milestones,…

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San Juan Islands iOS Guide Features Video

The San Juan Islands Smart Guide for visitors and islanders helps promote a socially conscience experience in the San Juan Islands, Washington State. This Spring, the San Juan Islands premier Guide, the San Juan Smart Guide now features: Locating Emergency…

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Building Community

Social Media has transformed how Islanders connect with one another. Over 3,000 Islanders belong to the San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade group, the largest social network group in the San Juan Islands today. What happens at San Juan Islands…

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Orcas Island Food Cooperative Nonprofit

Getting ready for more activity next year, with Spring just 5 months away. Amazing how quickly 5 months disappears when planning with an all-volunteer army of unpaid Islanders. Unlike the recent Orcas Waste Management (ORS) service contract, funded by Islander…

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Orcas Island Maple Bacon Donuts

“200 donuts in 2 hours”, Jami Plummer posted in San Juan Island’s Buy, Sell, Trade group. Her Popup donut shop was a great success and who could resist a Maple Bacon donut? The latest goodness to join the Orcas Island…

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San Juan Islands Emergency Readiness Network

Facebook is home to several thousand Islanders. The largest membership group today is the San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade group. But its not just Buy, Selling and Trading. Often items are posted for *free*, or to share. In an…

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Natural Capitalism

In 2009 we started an effort to move the local economy forward inspired by RMI’s ‘Natural Capitalism’. Could we do it? Together, we are. To get materially involved, Join the Islanders Club. The Islanders Club is a not for profit…

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San Juan Islands Social Networks Grow

have a home at sjibst.com . In 2009 Facebook launched a new approach – everyone could join and there were no network requirements. Over the past 4 years, San Juan Islands Social Networks have grown rapidly, driven by San Juan…

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