A Dozen Artists Portray The Many Faces and Forms of Gaia @ Willow Tree Market
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Dozen Artists Portray The Many Faces and Forms of Gaia @ Willow Tree Market | Bainbridge Island | Washington | United States

Images and Words of Love for the Planet in her Cosmos

Willow Tree Market, 169 Winslow Way East

The show opens on Friday April 22nd, Earth Day, at 10 a.m., with an Artists’ Opening Reception that evening from 5 pm to 8 pm. Come early and stay late because many of the artists will speak about their process and perspectives.

Willow Tree hours: Mon – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 pm, Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30, Sunday noon to 4 pm. Show ends April 30th.

Trees: The Best Technology for Fighting Climate Change! @ Strawberry Hill Center
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

By Olaf Ribeiro

Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District

When people talk about technologies that might offset climate change, they often evoke complex and expensive methods that are just too expensive for most cities, or individuals to implement. However, there is a comparatively low cost method with little risk that can effect climate change –one that all of us can easily participate in. It is called Trees! Planting trees remains one of the cheapest and most effective means of removing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere (Carbon sequestration).

One tree shading a home in the city will save fossil fuel and cut carbon dioxide reducing the “Greenhouse Effect”. A single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide @ 48 lbs/year and release enough oxygen into the atmosphere to support 2 human beings. If every American family planted just one tree, the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere would be reduced by one billion lbs. annually.

These are just some of the effects of planting trees that will be discussed in this talk as well as what efforts are taking place globally to save trees – and to plant more trees to mitigate climate change.