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ZeeWee=Zero Waste Events

Host a Zero Waste Event
Host a Zero Waste Event

A Zero Waste Event (or “ZeeWee” as it has been nicknamed) is one in which event organizers plan ahead to reduce solid waste from the event, reuse various elements such as banners, and set up Zero-Waste Stations for those recyclable and compostable materials such as paper cups, food scraps, and plastic water bottles that are generated by the event. ZeeWees can range from large scale sports events to weddings and parties.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_Waste_Event

We recently held a zero waste event at Siloam Retreat.  Bremerton GreenDrinks:  http://www.greendrinks.org/WA/Bremerton was the perfect event to give this a try.  GreenDrinkers are all about sustainability it was not difficult to convince them to re-use their wine glass, to use a cloth napkin and instead of throwing the plate away put it in the bus bin to be washed and re-used.  We didn’t have gabage cans and ended up ony with a bit of compost at the end of the evening.

The event was catered by CJ’s Evergreen Catering:  http://cjgeneralstore.weebly.com/ who were on board with our zero waste theme and beer was provided by Hales:  http://halesbrewery.com/, who helped to support Hopstock week:  https://www.facebook.com/HopstockGPBW by coordinating with other local brewers to provide samples:  Valholl:  http://www.valhollbrewing.com/; Rainy Daze:  https://www.facebook.com/RainyDazeBrewing; Slaughter House:  https://www.facebook.com/SlaughterCountyBrewing and Slippery Pig:  http://www.slipperypigbrewing.com/— a shout out to all~ Thank You

It has been our pleasure to support Bremerton GreenDrinks for about 5 years with wine and beverage service.  We have learned a lot about sustainability and now can confidently help to plan and host a ZeeWee=Zero Waste Event.  Until we meet again, Cheers~ allow us to help you with your next event-here, there or anywhere

Yoga w/ Julie= a life of Balance ~

Balancing Butterfly Pose
Balancing Butterfly Pose

Recently Julie completed a 200 hour yoga teacher certification class –she has been teaching since December, 2013 offering classes in Belfair, Bremerton and Retreats in the area.  Deciding to complete a 200 hour teaching certification does not come easy, as you might expect it’s quite a commitment.  You don’t know exactly where it will lead, you just are on a journey–taking your practice to another level.  The other day she got to stop in and practice with friends at Harmony Hill: http://harmonyhill.org/  this was a long overdue visit, a beautiful practice in the Yurt with Denise who offered in yoga:  “We are all beginners”  Ahhhh-Ha–so true!

There can be an expectation on ourselves to be more than we are–“you’re a teacher–now what??!”  The expectation to share your practice with others, coming out of your comfort zone on the mat of your own practice–practicing with others—sharing — allowing yourself to be vulnerable/true.

It was then that Julie was asked to share her teaching schedule–friends would want to know where to join her.  Huh?  And then last weekend while travelling we got to take a class in Ashland, Or–it was a Yoga Retreat as we stayed with the teacher then went to her class offering the next morning.  That’s a great idea!!

Perhaps some of our Siloam guests would also like to know where Julie is teaching and how to meet up to join in a yoga class.  We will be posting her teaching schedule on the website calendar.  Join in, here, there, or anywhere—she offers private instruction, group instruction and is sensitive to meet you where you’re at on the mat.  Currently she is teaching at Viva Flow:  http://www.vivaflowyoga.com/ Mondays 11:45-12:15, Tuesdays 8-9 AM; 11:45-12:15; Thursdays 11:45-12:15 and at the Bremerton Family YMCA:  http://www.ymcapkc.org/bremerton-family-ymca/ where she offers an Aqua Yoga Class Tuesdays/Thursdays 3-3:45 PM and Yoga Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:15-2:15 PM.

Cheers & Blessings ~