Today: Communities to share energy-saving ideas

Edmonds residents interested in sustainability issues are invited to learn from citizens who are leading energy conservation efforts in two other communities — Olympia and Bainbridge Island — during a meeting sponsored by Sustainable Edmonds at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10. The meeting will be held in the Cascade Room of the Harbor Square business complex ( in the same building as Las Brisas restaurant).

Topics include:

– “The New Energy Solutions Vision” with Rhys Roth of Climate Solution, an Olympia-based regional climate group.
– “Bringing New Energy to Bainbridge Island” with Joe and Tammy Deets. This dynamic couple led an energy conservation campaign that was so successful, Puget Sound Energy didn’t need to build a new substation on the island.

As always, admission is free; donations accepted to offset the cost of the room. Questions can be directed to

  1. Thank you, My Edmonds News for bringing up energy conservation. There are a few things that we would like to clarify:
    1) The credit should go to Community Energy Solutions rather than us personally that led to the formation of a dedicated group known as Community Energy Task Force.
    2) The Bainbridge Island Energy Challenge campaign takes a 3-prong approach: Demand Response Management, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, and Renewable Energy Power Generation & Storage.
    3) The campaign is in its early stage and Puget Sound Energy has not made its decision whether to build an additional substation or not.
    4) Campaigns like this require more than two people or two organizations to be successful. It needs the entire community.
    See you on Sunday, January 10th.
    Best Energy,
    Tammy & Joe

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