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Tim Burgess Joins Mayors on International Climate Effort
November 2017

On Oct. 23, Seattle Mayor Tim Burgess joined the mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Cape Town, Amman, and Copenhagen in signing on to the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration.

By signing the declaration, the city leaders are committing to green and healthy streets and “a future where walking, cycling, and shared mobility are how the majority of citizens move around our cities.”

Joining this initiative reaffirms Seattle’s commitment to accelerate the electrification of the city’s transportation system and transition our economy away from fossil fuels, according to city officials.

“With clean energy powering our transportation system and strong community support for bold climate action, Seattle continues to lead the way in showing how communities can reduce pollution,” said Mayor Tim Burgess. “Cities and counties will continue to drive meaningful climate action and create lasting public health improvements for our residents.”

For more information: Seattle.gov.

 
Town & Country Markets First to Sell Fish that Meets Standards for Ethical Harvest
November 2017

Blue North Fisheries and Town & Country Markets, which has locations in Bainbridge, Ballard and Bellevue, will introduce the first opportunity for consumers to buy Humane Harvest line-caught Pacific cod this month. Cod caught aboard the innovative Blue North fishing vessel are stunned immediately upon harvest, minimizing stress and producing a healthier and tastier fish, according to a fishery spokesperson.

“This seems a natural next step in our commitment to offer sustainable seafood and conscious food choices to our shoppers,” said Susan Allen, director of brand developmentfor Town & Country Markets. “We are excited to offer this Humane Harvest cod to our customers, and are honored to be the first retailer to do so.”

Once cod is individually caught using hook and line, a stunning table immobilizes the fish, putting the central nervous system to sleep prior to processing so it feels no stress or pain. The fish is then filleted and frozen at sea for optimal freshness. “We believe that all sentient beings, including fish, deserve to be treated as humanely as possible,” said Michael Burns, cofounder and chairman of Blue North. “When we looked at potential partners to introduce this new product to consumers, we immediately thought of Town & Country Markets. My family and I have shopped for more than 30 years at our local Bainbridge Island Town & Country store.”

For more information: TownAndCountryMarkets.com.

 
car2go Transitions Seattle Fleet to Mercedes-Benz Vehicles
November 2017

Car2go, the largest, fastest-growing one-way carsharing service in the world, has announced that it is upgrading its Seattle fleet to be fully comprised of compact Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA vehicles. car2go expects the Seattle fleet’s transition to be completed by the end of 2017.

“With well over 100,000 members, Seattle is car2go’s largest U.S. location, and an overwhelming majority of our members prefer our compact Mercedes-Benz car2gos,” said car2go Regional Director David Holzer. “Our new Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA car2go’s can carry more people more places in style, safety and comfort. Yet even with expanded interior space, both new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are very compact in size and deliver an upgraded app-based experience that makes traveling in Seattle easier than ever.”

Seattle’s car2go Mercedes-Benz vehicles seat up to five passengers and, despite their larger interior space, are deceptively compact: both are shorter in length than a Honda Civic or a Toyota Camry. Every Seattle car2go Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA vehicle is equipped with blind spot sensors, adaptive braking and a rearview camera for easy parking. Seattle has over 100,000 car2go members and a fleet of over 750 car2go vehicles. Each car2go in Seattle is shared by over 133 members on average.

For more information: car2go.com.

 
The NW Mind Body Spirit Connection Returns to Camano
October 2017

The third annual NW Mind Body Spirit Connection will take place Saturday, Oct.14 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Camano Center on Camano Island. The Connection brings together natural health enthusiasts, yogis, organic food lovers, healers, fitness experts, alternative medicine doctors, holistic health advocates, and spiritual growth leaders for a fun and informative learning experience. Admission is free.

Speakers include KKNW radio show host and healer, Dena Marie; holistic brain health practitioner, Dr. Tina EverJoy; nutritional therapy practitioner and owner of The Tasty Remedy, Suzie Bauer; and happiness coach, Marla Williams.

“The event is a great opportunity to learn something new in a fun environment,”says the show’s director, Gayle Picken. “Many of the exhibitors will be offering product samples, readings and mini-sessions. Bring a friend!”

In addition to the exhibits and talks, there will be a temporary labyrinth installed at the Camano Center for the event. Attendees can learn about labyrinths from the Stanwood Labyrinth Committee and walk the labyrinth during the event.

The NW Mind Body Spirit Connection takes place Saturday, October 14 from 10 am–4 pm at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Rd, Camano Island. Free. For more information: NWMindBodySpirit.com.

 
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