Kscope14 Gives Back to the Environment in Green Seattle!
Kscope is a singularly unique event in Oracle user group conferences. One reason is our signature Community Service Day project, where we as volunteers give back to the city that is hosting our great event. This year, we honor the nature and culture of Seattle by working to protect and restore one of its great green spaces.
Nature Consortium in Seattle, Washington, strives to combine community, art, and nature. Be a part of this quest by joining ODTUG on Saturday, June 21. ODTUGgers will be working to restore the forest in the West Duwamish Greenbelt, one of the crucial wild spaces in Seattle providing a home to much of the wildlife thriving in this tech-savvy city. In keeping with the values of Nature Consortium, Seattle itself, and Kscope14, you will realize the culmination of community, art, and nature as musicians play in the forest while you work to better the environment.
ODTUG COMMUNITY SERVICE
Nature Consortium depends on generous individuals and community-minded companies to fund its events and programs. The ODTUG Kscope14 Community Service Day is no exception. Nature Consortium staff members are needed to assist in the on-site organization of the project; food is needed to keep our volunteers energized; transportation costs need to be covered.
No donation is too small!
Companies or individuals donating more than $300 by May 15 will have their names or logos placed on the back of the official ODTUG Community Service Day T-shirt.
How do I donate?
To become an ODTUG Community Service Day sponsor, please click here to donate today.
Thank you! Please know Nature Consortium values your financial support, as well as the donation of your time, energy, skills, and enthusiasm. You are truly helping to impact our hosting community—Seattle, Washington!
Nature Consortium is a grassroots, community-based organization whose mission is to connect people, arts, and nature. They produce a Youth Art Program, an Urban Forest Restoration Program, and the Arts in Nature Festival.
Nature Consortium’s long-term vision is to create opportunities for people to connect to themselves, each other, their community, and the natural world. It fosters a journey of discovery for people to find their individual passion, empowerment, and action. They believe that by creating awareness, individuals will change their behavior in interacting with the world.
Nature Consortium’s Core Values:
Connecting art and nature: We continually raise awareness of and explore the relationship between art and nature.
Taking care of our people: We fairly compensate our staff, always pay artists, and appreciate and nourish all those involved with the organization.
Building community: We build community by engaging people through our activities and programs.
Modeling sustainable behavior: We strive to practice environmentally responsible behavior in all that we do.
Increasing accessibility: We create new ways to experience art and the environment together.
Continued learning: We will continue learning and provide opportunities for others to learn.
Having fun!: We aim to accomplish our mission through fun and enjoyable activities.
How can I sign up?
Sign up when you register for Kscope14, or if you are already registered, log back into your registration and select the Community Service Day option. You can also make a donation in support of Nature Consortium.
Is this an all-day event?
No. Plan on 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served.
Will the work be very physical, or will there be levels of physical activity?
We will have work at many physical levels. Volunteers are needed to remove invasive plant species, mulch, clean up litter, install native plants, hold bags, carry tools and water, etc. You are free to rest whenever you want. We will be outside for the most part. We will have plenty of water available.
Do I need to bring my own food and drink?
There will be a light breakfast provided at the hotel before leaving on the buses. Lunch, snacks, and water will also be provided for all volunteers.
What should I wear?
Working outside in the elements requires the right apparel. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are required, even in the summer. Pants and shirts may get torn or muddy, so dress accordingly. Gloves and all the tools will be provided.
Where will I be?
Located in West Seattle near the Duwamish River, the West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest contiguous forest in Seattle, stretching from West Seattle to Burien. It includes 182 acres of park land and another 300 acres in privately owned land. Foxes, red-legged frogs, hawks, and bald eagles are found within the area, which encompasses the extended forest along the eastern slopes of West Seattle.
COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY VIDEOS
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2520 Independence Blvd., Suite 201
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Fax: 910.523.5504 www.odtug.com