For a third year, Spokane area residents are being asked to take a month to consider how to make their community more environmentally and economically healthy.
Sustainable September, a project coordinated by the nonprofit Community-Minded Enterprises, will feature a variety of events throughout the month along four “tracks”: Local Food; Eco-Buildings; Active Stewardship; and Eco-Generations (promoting involvement by young people).
It all starts with a kickoff luncheon Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center, featuring a welcome address by Mayor Mary Verner, talks by several local business people and a menu highlighting locally grown and organic foods.
Tickets are $35, through www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/192580. For more information, call (509) 209-2625.
Other key events scheduled this year include:
• A daytime Main Street Fair and evening Sustainable Uprising Festival on Sept. 10 along Main Avenue between Browne and Division streets.
• A video program, “Hemp Tales,” at the Magic Lantern Theatre, 25 W. Main Ave., on Sept. 12 and 26.
• The Green and Solar Home and Landscape Tour on Sept. 18.
For more information, go to sustainableseptemberspokane.org.