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South Sound Sustainability Expo

February 28, 2015 Comments (0) journal

One week from today, the 8th Annual South Sound Sustainability Expo is set to get underway at the Tacoma Convention Center. It looks like a great mix of businesses and non-profits, a whole lot of people who are thinking innovatively about sustainability issues, and who are putting their

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Eye of the Storm

It’s been a crazy past few months, finishing a book and a film (and a

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Across the Water Line

This past weekend, camped out on the edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the coast

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Message in a Plastic Bottle - First Look

"Message in a Plastic Bottle," due to be released in spring of 2015, documents the improbable voyage of the Hyas yiem, a kayak built out of discarded plastic bottles. From Olympia to Bellingham, 150 miles through the waters of Puget Sound, this film explores the effects of plastic in the marine environment while capturing the beauty and wonder of Washington's inland coast.

Standing Up

A standup paddleboard made from discarded plastic bottles - and a challenge to rethink single-use plastics. This short film was produced by Robert Entenman and a team of students from UW-Tacoma.

Upcoming Fieldwork and Expeditions

November 2014 ..... Conclusion of 2014 Tacoma Shoreline Survey COMPLETED
December 2014 ..... Cape Flattery Area Surveys COMPLETED
May 2015 ..... Puget Trail Journey

"Blue Line 2015"

As sea levels rise, the low-lying waterfronts of today are destined to become the tide flats of tomorrow. Although the rate of change is difficult to estimate with absolute certainty, there is no question about the overall trend and direction. The Ikkatsu Project interactive program "Blue Line 2015," is set to begin early next year as a way of previewing the possible futures of coastal communities all over the Pacific Northwest. The blue line on current charts that shows where the water stops and the land begins is not some permanent fixture; indeed, it is already changing. Follow along in 2015 and see where your town will be and what it will look like years from now.