Due to a last-minute scheduling conflict, Rep. Dave Upthegrove will NOT be at Sustainable Burien’s next meeting, this Sunday, Jan. 10th – instead, Rep. Sharon Nelson and Susan Robinson from Waste Management will be speaking.

Here are the revised details:

WHAT: Sustainable Burien will have two speakers for the January 10th gathering:

Susan Robinson from Waste Management will be our first speaker. Susan is the Pacific Northwest Director of Public Sector Services for Waste Management. Among other things she produces some of the Sustainable Solutions newsletters and is involved with planning Waste Management’s potential responses in the event of flooding caused by the Howard Hanson Dam. She is also involved in rolling out Solar Powered trash compactors for public spaces.

Our second speaker will be Sharon Nelson, 34th District Washington State Representative, serving West Seattle, White Center, Burien, and Vashon and Maury Islands. Her top priorities in Olympia include: Restoring and protecting Puget Sound, Making education work for each student, and Reducing congestion on our roads and highways.

Dave Upthegrove, 33rd District Washington State Representative has had to cancel due to a last minute conflict.

For more information about Sustainable Burien, go to www.sustainableburien.org

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 10th from 2pm to 4pm; doors open at 1:30pm.

WHERE: Main floor conference room of the new Burien Library, located at 400 SW 152nd.

INFO: “Come join us for learning, exploring and more…”

From their website:

Sustainable Burien is an organization started in January of 2008. We recognize the need to promote and participate in the creation of a sustainable community in Burien. We invite all residents and businesses to participate in creating a sustainable local community by sharing their ideas, passions, knowledge and talents.

At our meetings we will be collecting burned out CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light) bulbs and dead rechargable batteries. People are welcome to bring any extra food items [produce from your garden, fruit from your trees, etc.] that they have and barter with others. Also bring any coupons for food that you get in the mail or from the newspaper, we’ll pass them on to the food bank, who can make good use of them.

Gatherings are held on the second Sunday of each month, – from 2:00 – 4:00PM at the (new) KCLS Burien Library (doors open at 1:30PM). For more information, go to: http://www.sustainableburien.org.

Please call Rebecca or Bill at 243-9366 if there are questions.

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