by Stu Hennessey*
If you have had any concern over the changing climate and the extreme weather events that have been making headlines you have probably felt frustration over not being in a position to challenge the big corporate polluters. The good news is that we are more in control of carbon pollution and its effect on the climate than most people realize.
People like you and I actually emit nearly twice the carbon pollution than industrial America. We also pollute ..continue reading
The West Seattle Tool Library announces our second annual fundraiser gala.
Now in its 5th year of providing free tools, advice and workshop space to the community on a donation basis, the West Seattle Tool Library is holding its second annual fundraiser.
The fundraiser, which will also serve as Sustainable West Seattle’s annual winter holiday party, will be held Friday, December 5, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at the SoDo MakerSpace, 1914 Occidental Ave S. All net proceeds will go to the maintenance of ..continue reading
Landscape for Life™ demystifies sustainability for home gardeners
The University of Washington Botanic Gardens is hosting four Thursday evening classes on sustainable garden practices and water management. The classes are on Thursday, September 25 through October 16, and start at 6:30 pm and end at 9:00 pm.
Are you a homeowner who wants to create and maintain your own healthy, sustainable landscape? Through instructor-led presentations, class discussions, and activities, you will deepen your ..continue reading
Come see what were up to. The Sustainable West Seattle annual picnic is Thursday August 21st.
This year the picnic will be held at the Community Orchard of West Seattle. The Community Orchard is a project of SWS and is located on the South Seattle College campus at the north end adjacent to the Horticulture Center.
Start time for the picnic is 6:00pm and will continue until 9:00 pm.
The address is 6000 16th Ave. SW, use the North Entrance ..continue reading
The Delridge Grocery Coop has exciting news to announce: The Friday Farmstand launches this week!
Finally – fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.
Come by every Friday all summer from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at 5435 Delridge Way SW. This is two doors south of the library, and across the street from Delridge Grocery Coop’s future full-service grocery location.
Celebrate the launch this Friday, July 18th, with free lemonade at the farmstand, and a fun comedy event afterwards from 8-12 ..continue reading
In a Climate Changed World: Chapter 3 – By Andy Silber
August 24th, 2047
ICE3 Station, Greenland
Today the ship has come to pick us up. For over two decades I’ve been here keeping the glaciers from flowing into the ocean. The press release talked about the cost and better ways to spend our resources, but we know the real reason. Once the rains came, it was hopeless. At first we only had to deal with the melting ice and refreeze whatever made ..continue reading
In a Climate Changed World: Chapter 2 – By Andy Silber
September 11th, 2035
Space City, New Mexico
I take my last breath of REAL air. Sure, I’ll still be breathing nitrogen, oxygen and trace amounts of most everything else. Eventually it will be made by plants. Or we all die. But never again will I breathe “Earth air”. Never again to see an Earth sunrise or sunset or an ocean. I doubt I’ll even see a lake, but there is some hope for ..continue reading
Get ready for a long and prosperous growing season. Start by building your soil. This week at COWS, (Community Orchard of West Seattle) we will be showing how to build rich and lasting soil beds using the lasagna garden method. The lasagna garden method is a layered approach to soil building using stuff you already have. This May Day edition of our usual Thursday Health and Harvest starts at 5:00 pm with the soil building class between 5 and 6:00 pm. The Community Orchard of West Seattle is located at the ..continue reading
Sustainable West Seattle and the West Seattle Junction Association are pleased to announce that the application for the 2014 GreenLife section of West Seattle Summer Fest is now available online: https://oliverlittle.wufoo.com/forms/greenlife-2014-registration-form/
The mission of GreenLife is to to raise awareness and equip our community with tools, knowledge and capabilities to create a more sustainable West Seattle. We are looking for local businesses to showcase merchandise, products and services related to these goals.
Organizations, including many local non-profits, contributing to ..continue reading
Join the Seattle Public Library in April and May for classes in gardening, composting, beekeeping and urban gardens. The Edible Garden Series includes events and presentations for all ages on edible gardening, food advocacy, and sustainability at locations around the city.
The first several classes are listed below, click here for the complete schedule of classes.
Edible Garden Series Kickoff
Saturday, April 5, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center
440 Fifth Ave. N.
Get ..continue reading