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West Seattle Tool Library
We Need Your Help!

Ever borrow a tool from your neighbor? Ever wish they had a better selection? Sustainable West Seattle has won a grant from the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and has set up a tool lending library. You can find out more information or check out our inventory!

Participate in Local Democracy

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Come on down to the District 1 City Council Candidates Forum titled:

Rapid Development in West Seattle, How do high density urban centers affect you?

 

On Saturday July 11th at 2pm Sustainable West Seattle, The West Seattle Herald and the 34th Dems will

be hosting a candidate’s forum on the Greenlife Stage at the West Seattle SummerFest.

This will be your final chance before the August primary to hear what the candidates for District 1, (West

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Come Down and Explore the Longfellow Creek Trail

Come on down and join Bryan!

Looking for a cool walk this weekend? Consider meeting SWS President Bryan and our friends at islandwood.org as they explore one of our local greenspaces…The Longfellow Creek Trail. This event takes place on Saturday June 13th from 11am-2pm at Greg Davis Park.

This will be a great event to bring your children to. Fun times are to be had, like a water bug investigations, a scavenger hunt, and just playing in the woods!. Hope to see you there!

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The Village Green Nursery Is COOL

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RoseWhere else can you go learn about homemade rose tea or fragrant rose syrups in West Seattle on a Saturday and go for “A Wild Edible Walk and Talk” on Sunday? Well there might be a couple of other places, but this one looks fun too! An excerpt from their Rose Blog Blast reads:

“Do you remember being in your grandmothers gardens when the most fragrant roses were in bloom?

Fragrance takes us back to a time in the past, where ..continue reading

The “Yes Men” Are Baaaaccck!

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Whether you agree with their tactics or not, The Yes Men have been effective at bringing attention to some really important climate and humanitarian issues. I think they first made waves by perpetrating Dow’s fake apology for the Bhopal disaster but they’ve also managed to get the US Chamber of Commerce to….pay attention to Climate Change….which is a pretty big deal. And now, their latest movie, The Yes Men Revolt, will be playing at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) June 12th-18th at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

 

Tool Library Garage Sale Saturday May 9th!

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Get great deals on tools at the WS Tool Library on Garage Sale Day! Come on down and borrow or buy. All proceeds go to further the Tool Library’s operations. Donations are also accepted all day.

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West Seattle Bee Festival May 16th

BeeFest FlyerBeeHelper Please join us in High Point for the Third Annual West Seattle Bee Festival Saturday, May 16

This event celebrates the founding of the West Seattle Bee Enclosure and provides information about bee friendly living, green urban horticulture, art & culture related to a sustainable life style.  There are lots of activities for the whole family. The Honey Run starts at 9am at High Point Pond, SW Juneau & 30th Ave. S (no registration necessary, ..continue reading

WS Land Use Committee Meeting

West Seattle Land Use Committee -WSLuc At this meeting as the Person of Interest we will have Paul Haury of the NERDS – Paul and his group have many notches under their belt from experiences with DPD along the Avalon Way Corridor.

Agenda for WSLUC – Wednesday April 29 Meeting  – 6pm Southwest Library on 35th Ave SW:

6pm – Introductions and follow up on our Land Use 101 mini-seminar by Deb Barker and Cindi Barker 6:30pm – Person of Interest – Paul Haury 7:00 – Looking Forward – Discussion and Planning for helping to leverage the various West ..continue reading

A Very Inspiring WS Tool Library Story

At the Tool Library BBQ fundraiser last weekend (which was a great success!), I had the pleasure to meet many Tool Library regulars. Many people exclaimed their love of this awesome community resource and described how they use it. I was really blown away when I met Gaston and heard the story of how he and his wife had exclusively used tools from the West Seattle Tool Library to turn their fixer-upper into a lovable, livable home. This is a great example of how to use a Tool Library!

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A Tale of Two Otters Presentation at C&P Coffee This Thursday

What is the difference between a sea otter and a river otter? Where do they live, what do they eat, and what role do humans play in their environment? Join us to learn about these fascinating and playful creatures who share our shores.

Leo Shaw will discuss the natural history of river and sea otters in North America, with a special focus on the river otters of West Seattle! His talk will cover human interactions, population swings, social structure, anatomy and physiology  food preferences, legal status, and current threats.

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Tour EcoHomes and Get Ideas for Yours!

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Forty homes to open their doors for this

weekend’s free Northwest Green Home Tour

 

SEATTLE — Forty homeowners in the greater Seattle area will invite the public into their new, remodeled or energy-retrofitted homes this weekend — April 25 and 26 — during the Fifth Annual Northwest Green Home Tour.

 

From West Seattle to Woodinville and from Edmonds to Auburn, this free, family-friendly tour offers something for everyone — solar panels, advanced insulation and geothermal heat pumps; rainwater collection and stormwater management systems; reclaimed and recycled materials;LEED, Built Green and ..continue reading