Seattle CityClub is hosting an event called “Civic Boot Camp” on August 1st and 8th.  It is open to the public!

What: Civic Boot Camp

When: 9 A.M on August 1st  and 9 A.M. on August 8th

Where: Starts at Olympic Sculpture Park

About the Event:
Civic Boot Camp is a day-long program for a cohort of 25-30 participants that is a fast-paced crash course into local history, culture and politics. During the day, Civic Boot Camp visits key historical and civic institutions, hears from civic leaders in the region, networks, develops participants’ civic skills, and gives them tools to design their own personal plan for civic engagement. This edition of Civic Boot Camp is themed around civic engagement along the downtown waterfront. We will learn the history of ecology and settlement along the waterfront, industry and trade based out of the Port and the new development plans for the waterfront rebuild.

It will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Olympic Sculpture Park, and end at Pike Place around 5:30. With the fee of $125/person, comes lunch and evening happy hour, along with the speakers and sites we will visit.
Dates: August 1st and another on the 8th (they are not connected, we do the Boot Camp twice)

For contact information on the Calendar, please put Bridget Anderson at cityclub@seattlecityclub.org

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Our friends at Futurewise are looking for a few good folks to join in the fight for our future.

Farms, forests and the families who love them will all benefit from the skills you’ll build working with this great organization.

AdvocacyCorps is an intensive ten-week summer bootcamp for aspiring urban & environment advocates. It is organized by Futurewise, Washington State’s premier advocacy group for saving farms and forests, protecting rivers and lakes, and building strong cities and towns for all.

AdvocacyCorps is exclusive to 12 outstanding young leaders between the ages of 19 and 26 who can dedicate their summer to leadership development and political organizing to make a difference for Washington State’s communities and environment.

The 2012 program will run from June 15 to August 24; the last week is optional for students returning to school. Participation is paid in serious experience, not in dollars.

Applications are due by May 15. Review and acceptance of applicants as applications are submitted.

Learn More via Futurewise.

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Cascade Bicycle Club, a leader in creating more livable communities through bicycle education, advocacy, events and commuting and riding programs, announces that Wednesday, April 1, 2009 is “Jurassic Petroleum” Drive to Work Day.

Cascade Bicycle Club invites regular non-drivers to join millions of car commuters for “Jurassic Petroleum” Drive to Work Day. While almost two thirds of Americans drive, 37 percent are pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and can’t or don’t get behind the wheel each day.

In the state of Washington, over two million people do not participate in the act of driving an automobile. Alarmingly, this number may be increasing. The INRIX National Traffic Scorecard showed a three percent decline in vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in 2008 from 2007. This resulted in a reduction of road congestion by 30 percent, meaning that our citizens spend much less time in their vehicles. Increases in the number of people who walk, bicycle and ride transit are contributing to a decline in driving that, if continued, would one day make cars scarce on our roads. Our citizens, as well, may shrink in size and become gradually healthier. Something must be done to curb excessive fitness, as increased life expectancies would further tax our broken Social Security system.

Cascade Bicycle Club would like to ask Americans to renew their commitment to driving by leaving their bus passes or bicycles at home. If the cost of parking or gas is a burden, employees may request that their employers help offset those costs by participating in Jurassic Petroleum’s Drive to Work Day.

For media inquiries or more information, click here.

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