May is Bike to Work month. Sponsored by Cascade Bicycle Club, Bike to Work month is a call out to new and recreational riders to give bicycle commuting a try.
Most often, once a cyclist is properly exposed to the daily recreation of bicycle commuting they tend to stick with it. There are many great ways to get out of West Seattle during rush hour by bike that are far more efficient and fun than the West Seattle bridge by car.
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Sustainable West Seattle and the West Seattle Junction Association are pleased to announce that the application for the 2013 GreenLife section of West Seattle Summer Fest is now available online.
Summer Fest is West Seattle’s three-day street festival and GreenLife is a special section of the festival focusing on sustainability and environmentally-friendly approaches with presentations, for-profit and non-profit booths and representatives, and live urban farm animals. This year’s Summer Fest and GreenLIfe are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 12, 13 ..continue reading
Seattle Parks and Recreation would like to share the first draft of what they’re calling the Parks Legacy Plan, and to invite the public to come to one of the six public meetings planned in May to talk about the services Parks and Rec provides, how efficiently you think Parks and Rec deploys their resources, and your thoughts on the future of the parks system.
The draft plan is available online here: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/legacy/ and the schedule of meetings is below. If you can’t come to one ..continue reading
Feet First is inviting anyone in Seattle to participate in a fun and educational walk involving exploring neighborhoods, discussing city planning and what a walkable neighborhood is, and meeting new neighbors.
Become a part of Jane’s Walk Seattle May 4th and 5th!
Jane’s Walk is a series of conversational walking tours inspired by urban thinker Jane Jacobs, that helps put people in touch with where they live and with each other. It bridges social and geographic ..continue reading
Alki Summer Streets is back! This free event opens the city’s largest public space – its streets – so people can walk, bike, roll, run, skip and shop – without having to watch out for cars! Expect TONS of fun activities for people of all ages. As in the past, Summer Streets is partnering with the West Seattle High School PTSA 5K Run/Walk.
Flying Skater photo courtesy West Seattle Herald - Patrick Robinson photographer.
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Join Sustainable West Seattle on Saturday, May 18, between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the new Westcrest P-Patch. SWS members and members of the Westcrest P-Patch will be taking knowledge learned from the past two Successful Gardening with Nature forums and applying that knowledge to creating a new permaculture-oriented community garden, the produce of which will go directly to the White Center Food Bank.
The project is called Presto Garden and is possible through ..continue reading
The Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment is awarding 4 to 6 contracts for community groups and neighborhood organizations for projects that engage the community in reducing climate impacts.
They are interested in supporting efforts that will help people reduce the climate impacts of personal and household choices in one of the categories listed below. Proposals accepted for projects with a budget of $10,000 or less.
In Your Home -There are plenty of ways beyond lightbulbs to save energy in ..continue reading
Sustainable West Seattle’s April Forum, a continuation of our Spring series “Successful Gardening with Nature,” will be on Monday, April 15, at the West Seattle Community Orchard. This time we’re looking at ”Designing the Perfect Garden.”
Before you start planting, start planning, it’s as simple as that. Successful food gardens are well planned to take advantage of natural features such as sun and shade as well as structural features like walls, concrete and fences. From pathways to the kitchen a good plan benefits plant to plant interaction, pest control, aesthetics, and ..continue reading
Want to help restore Seattle’s tree cover? the Washington Native Plant Society is partnering to provide free Native Plant Stewardship Training this Spring.
Become a WNPS Native Plant Steward and help restore Seattle’s forested parks! the Washington Native Plant Society, King Conservation District, and the Green Seattle Partnership are offering free stewardshiptraining this spring. The series is at Pritchard Beach Park in Rainier Beach and the Parks shop on Beacon ..continue reading
King County’s Water and Land Resources Division wants us all to take action to save Puget Sound.
Stormwater, or polluted runoff, is the leading contributor to reduced water quality in Puget Sound. Sustainable West Seattle and Tox-ick are already working to bring knowledge about stormwater to our members.
Learn more about polluted runoff, its impacts on the environment, how King County is addressing the issue, and how you can help.
To assist, King County has assembled a series of videos on ..continue reading