The Environmental Working Group has partnered with the Keep-A-Breast Foundation to bring attention to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies such as increasing production of certain hormones, decreasing production of others, imitating hormones, turning one hormone into another – and so much more.
The two groups have created a Dirty Dozen list which includes BPA, phthalates and other endocrine disruptors that are widespread in consumer products such as plastic containers, food cans and fragrances.
Review the list ..continue reading
West Seattle Meaningful Movies is Launching.
The movies will be on the first Saturday of the Month. The kickoff movie is timed with the 522 Inigtiative campaign, the next on immigration, and the third on coal trains.
West Seattle Meaningful Movies presents:
: The Gamble of Our Lives - a movie about genetically modified food
Saturday, October 5, 7:00 pm
at Neighborhood House at High Point, 6400 Sylvan Way, SW (right where SW Morgan St. turns into Sylvan Way SW).
Free (donations accepted)
Lab animals, livestock, and pets ..continue reading
King County Conservation District funding is available to landowners for stream and wetland habitat restoration.
The King Conservation District has a variety of programs to help landowners with aquatic areas to protect and improve the health of streams, rivers, wetlands, lakes, and ponds.
King County Conservation District provide project design, labor from the Washington Conservation Corps to remove invasive species, re-plant with natives, and three years of free maintenance and monitoring.
KCD’s services and labor are free. Landowners pay a ..continue reading
Join Sustainable West Seattle this coming Monday, August 19th for our annual community harvest celebration and picnic. We will be gathering at Shelter #3, the large shelter with a barbecue grill on the southern end of the park near the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal dock.
The picnic begins around 4:30 pm with the preparation of the grill. We should have everything ready for celebrating by 5:00 pm. Members, guests, and new folks who want to check out this group are asked ..continue reading
The Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens CSA (community-supported agriculture) program is accepting subscribers for its farm-fresh organic produce. Each week subscribers receive up to 15 items of seasonal produce grown at the NewHolly and High Point Seattle Market Gardens, a city of Seattle program that helps to establish safe healthy communities and economic opportunity in low-income neighborhoods.
The cost ranges from $15 to $25 a week based on size of the share. Prorated shares are available. Two of the ..continue reading
GreenLife will once again be an integral element of the West Seattle Summerfest – West Seattle’s annual three-day super street festival along California Avenue in the West Seattle Junction.
Sustainable West Seattle and the West Seattle Nursery are sponsoring GreenLife, located in the Chase Bank drive-through area next to Sleepers in Seattle and adjacent to Edmunds Street SW.
The GreenLife area has vendor booths for local businesses which specialize in green and sustainable services, technologies and products, ..continue reading
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
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
White Center Food Bank wants everyone to know about the availability of garden beds for community use. These beds are FREE, with only a commitment to care for the space as it’s provided.
The Food Bank also offers a tool check-out for use in the garden, though their selection is limited so the West Seattle Tool Library might also be a useful option.
Anyone wanting more information can contact Mara at email@example.com.
The Mission of the White Center Food Bank ..continue reading
The Washington State Department of Ecology is about to start a Tacoma Smelter Plume Yard Sampling & Cleanup Program and has an open Public Comment Period from March 14 through April 29.
This year, Ecology will begin sampling and cleaning up residential yards. This “Yard Program” will focus on the most contaminated areas of the Tacoma Smelter Plume - Ruston, west Tacoma, and southern Vashon-Maury Island.
To see more information about the comment period information and to view the program ..continue reading