TreePAC Joins with other environmental groups and community councils to co-sponsor a candidate forum for the November 2017 Election!
GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE FORUM
TUESDAY, OCT. 3, 2017 – 7 P.M. TO 9:30 P.M.
AT THE POCOCK ROWING CENTER, 3320 FUHRMAN AVE. E.
IN SEATTLE’S EASTLAKE NEIGHBORHOOD
[LOCATION IS NEAR SW CORNER OF UNIVERSITY BRIDGE;
PARKING IS ON STREET, OR IN PARKING LOT SPACES DESIGNATED FOR POCOCK]
This forum, sponsored by the Eastlake Community Council, Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest, Plant Amnesty, Portage Bay/Roanoke Park Community Council, Seattle Audubon, Seattle Greenspaces Coalition, Seattle Nature Alliance, Thornton Creek Alliance and TreePAC focuses on the four Seattle citywide offices and Seattle Port Commissioner races.
7:00 Introductions and announcements
7:05 Candidates for Port of Seattle Commission [get names]
7:35 Candidates for Seattle Mayor — Cary Moon vs. Jenny Durkan
7:55 Candidates for position #9 — M. Lorena González vs. Pat Murakami
8:10 Candidates for Seattle City Attorney — Pete Holmes vs. Scott Lindsay
8:40 Seattle City Council position #8 – Jon Grant vs. Teresa Mosqueda
2016 Sustaining Our World Lecture
Featuring Lynda V. Mapes from the Seattle Times for the talk this year: “Witness Tree: My year with a single, 100-year old oak.”
Lynda will be showing slides from her year exploring the human and natural history of a single, 100-year old red oak tree at the Harvard Forest in Petersham, Mass., and read from her upcoming book, Witness Tree. Register today!
When: Thursday, April 21, 2016, from 6-7 p.m.
Where: Johnson Hall, Room 102, UW Seattle
Cost: The lecture is free and open to the public, but please RSVP in advance, via this short online form, to ensure we have enough seating.
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Put it on your calendar!
Cass Turnbull here with an invite to TreePAC’s annual gathering of the forces of good. Yep, that’s us. Please put the date in your calendar. Take a moment do it now, so you don’t forget, OKAY?
WHAT: TreePAC 2015 Annual Gathering
WHEN: Thursday NOV 19th, 7:00 to 8:30
WHERE: Home of Estella Leopold – 5608 17 th Ave NE, Seattle, Ravenna area.
WHY: To meet and greet each other and hear our stories. We will celebrate our accomplishments, bemoan our failures, hatch plans and renew our coffers.
There will be yummy food and beverages, many for people over 21 years of age.
Do you have a nice house that is easy to find, has lots of parking, is big enough (10-25 people), not too far north or south, that we could use? Or perhaps you know of an extra room of a friendly pub, that’s not-too loud? If so, let me know. If not, we will choose another spot. But please, get it on your calendar now.
Together we can do what we cannot do alone. Thank you for being a part of it.
Urban Forest & Green Space Candidate Forum
Video of The Urban Forest and Green Space Forum
I am writing this afternoon because I could not be with you last night to discuss the vital issue of protecting Seattle’s tree canopy. You likely all have a copy of my questionnaire in front of you, so I want to use this opportunity to speak directly to you. I am a 35 year resident of Seattle, and a lifelong activist, dedicated to improving the quality of life for Seattle’s residents. Our tree canopy is vital to our way of life as Seattleites. We are blessed to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the country and have a sacred responsibility to care for it. It is also a vital component of our physical and mental well-being. I promise you that my door will always be open to you, that I will always fight for the residents of District 3, and that preserving and growing our public green spaces, parks, and tree canopy is an important priority for me. I would be honored to have your support. Thank you.
People for Pamela
When: September 29, 7-9 pm.
Where: University of Washington, Botanic Gardens Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98105)
Who: The Forum is being hosted by PlantAmnesty and TreePAC.org
- City Fruit
- Nature Consortium
- Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks
- Seattle Green Spaces Coalition
- Seattle Nature Alliance
- Thornton Creek Alliance
- Solid Ground
- Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest
Why: Urban forest and green spaces, as you know, create healthy and livable communities. The goal of the forum is to provide a platform for our organizations, members, and allies to present and discuss key issues with potential City Council members. Additionally, the forum will help the community understand each candidate’s vision for green and open space in Seattle. The forum will elevate these issues and help prioritize their consideration in future City Council work.
The forum will address issues concerning the urban forest and green space in Seattle, and specific issues facing City Council members including: density and development, urban forestry funding and legislation, Parks acquisition, and comprehensive urban forest planning.
The forum will not address broad issues such as climate change, recycling, or housing.
The questions to be posed to the candidates by a moderator must be pre-submitted to the steering committee, though some audience participation is encouraged. Directly following the forum there will be an on-site straw poll with attendees voting for candidates based on their performance. Accompanying the vote will a live social media event which will reach an estimated 50,000 individuals. The results will be released to media outlets.
For more information please contact Cass Turnbull at 206-783-9093 or firstname.lastname@example.org