Plus, did you know the Buy Nothing movement started locally?
Promotion from United Way of King County

💙 Join Local Young Professionals & Make a Difference

Make a gift of $1/day to help hungry families in our community. Enter "Evergrey" in the comments box when you join to get a BlackBox!

A family in need will get one, too!

🍾 Seattle’s 100 most Influential People and where to go for New Year’s Eve

Plus, did you know the Buy Nothing movement started locally?

By Hannah Myrick

Hey, welcome to Tuesday.

We’re starting things off today with a question — have you heard of Buy Nothing?  What started as a Facebook group in nearby Bainbridge Island is now a global movement. The group allows people to offer their belongings for free, and give space to others to ask for things, whether it be goods or services they’re looking for.

The Washington Post recently published an article about the history and importance of the movement. It took off in 2013 with two women running it from Bainbridge and is now 4.3 million people in 44 countries strong. This sort of “circular gift economy” reduces waste and causes us to spend less (in this case, zero dollars), all while making connections with our friends and neighbors.

We love a good local movement and are especially proud of how it’s spread so far and wide, and we figured now’s a great time as any to remind you to consider giving or gifting something second-hand. You can find your local Buy Nothing group on Facebook by searching from the neighborhood you live in.

And now, onto the news of the day.


Thankful for peeks of the sun among the storms. | Tag @the_evergrey or use #theevergrey to be featured in our Instagram of the Day. (📸: @erik_sven_imagery

What Seattle is talking about

👀 The Seattle Met just released its list of the 100 Most Influential People in the city. You’ll find the city’s most influential people in food, politics, arts, environment, neighborhoods, and philanthropy. From tech titans to outspoken politicians and talented poets, you’ll be inspired by the many unique personalities that make up our wonderful city. (Seattle Met)

🗳️ Kshama Sawant is keeping her seat. As of Friday afternoon, 50.3 percent of voters in District 3 rejected the recall while 49.7 percent approved it. That means Sawant will keep her position as District 3’s city council member, winning by just 249 votes, meaning her next city council term will not be up for a vote until 2023. (Crosscut)

⛷️ An avalanche hit the backcountry ski area on Crystal Mountain on Saturday, catching six skiers off guard, five of whom were rescued and one who died in the accident. Winds of 100 mph were reported at the summit that morning, and heavy snowfalls continued through Sunday. You can follow avalanche forecasts here on the Northwest Avalanche Center’s website. (King 5)

🏗️ The Seahawks are donating $500,000 to develop a Youth Achievement Center in Columbia City. The center will provide housing and support services for Seattle-area BIPOC youth including resources like health care, childcare, counseling, on-site job training, and financial education. The Africatown Community Land Trust is developing the project which will be owned by Seattle organizations Community Passageways and Creative Justice. (Seahawks News)

🏛️ Two Seattle artists are facing federal charges for faking Native American heritage in order to sell art in downtown Seattle galleries. Their art — masks, totem poles, and pendants —was sold at Raven’s Nest Treasure in Pike Place Market and Ye Olde Curiosity Shop on the waterfront. The artists are being charged with violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act which prohibits misrepresentation in marketing American Indian or Alaska Native arts and crafts. (NPR)

Promotion from Fiverr

Advance your business!

Learn more


🌟 Reflect, listen, and learn at Seattle CityClub’s annual 2021 Year in Review — talk through pressing issues and major headlines of the previous year (Online)

🧵 Imagine you're somewhere warm while you learn embroidery and stitch up tropical plants (Ballard)


🗣Join Crosscut for a conversation with the head of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (Online)

🍸 Learn about Seattle's dive bars, taverns, and psychedelic experiences of the past with author Brad Holden (Downtown)


🐦 Tune in to hear from well-known swan biologist Martha Jordan will speak about Washington's native Trumpeter and Tundra swans (Online)


🎅 Put on your best Santa costume and paint the town red and white on day two of this year's Seattle SantaCon (Downtown)

🍸 Make spirits bright with a Holiday Cocktail Class at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle (Downtown Seattle)

🌟 Find your own pictures in the Winter Solstice night sky at Cosmic Connections (Online)


🐶 Drink pints for pups at the annual donation drive benefitting Seattle Animal Shelter (Ballard)

🎁 Eat oysters, enjoy a wine flight, and shop for holiday gifts from local artisans at The Local 104 Holiday Market (Lake Forest Park)

One last thing

Making New Year’s Eve plans can be overwhelming. Do you glam up and go out? Do you stay in and try not to fall asleep before 12? Or maybe you're something in between?

Here’s something that will help when it comes to making NYE plans this year — Eater just released a list of Seattle restaurants that will be holding events, selling prix-fixe menus, and offering to-go specials. You’ll find everything from fried chicken party boxes to oysters and champagne. And if you’re planning to dine in person, it’s probably a good idea to reserve your table now. 

That’s it for us today, we’ll see you tomorrow.

— The Evergrey Staff

🎉 Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

💌 Tell a friend to subscribe.

📎 Advertise with us. 

Copyright © 2021 The Evergrey, All rights reserved.