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
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 selected three organizations at our March 18 forum from six applicants for the Green Project Incubator Grant program. The rating criteria for the grant applications included these elements: Feasibility, Sustainability, Social and Economic Justice, Community Building, and Educational Elements.
Shown accepting their award in the photo are (l to r) Ranette Iding, Delridge Grocery, Stu Hennessey, DIY Bikes, and Tansen Spengler, Timebank ..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
Sustainable West Seattle received six applications for the $1000 Green Incubator Grant Program, made possible by a generous grant from the Coho Team at Windermere Agents.
SWS is now asking you – everyone – to weigh in on these applications. Please rate the six applications using this Green Incubator Grant Application SurveyMonkey link. The rating criteria for the survey is the same as SWS cited in the original announcement for the grant – Feasibility, Sustainability, Social and Economic Justice, Community Building, ..continue reading
The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, with generous support and guidance from Public Health and the King County Department of Transportation (and funding from US Dept of Energy), built the Localize Sustainability website to promote community engagement on sustainability.
The beta version can now be accessed at this address: http://kingcounty.gov/localize
The mission of Localize is to inspire personal sustainability improvements that are informed by one’s unique local circumstances. Sustainability improvements are lifestyle and habit ..continue reading
Sustainable West Seattle received six applications for our Green Incubator grant program. On Tuesday evening, February 19, at SWS’s monthly forum at the West Seattle Senior Center, the six proponents presented their ideas and how their project would benefit the community and be an engaging and sustainable component of life here in West Seattle.
Listed below are the six proposals in alphabetical order:
Delridge Produce Cooperative Membership Outreach
This project would help the Coop build membership in advance of their plans to open a storefront operation on Delridge Way in 2014. ..continue reading
The American Lung Association (Washington) wants you to know about their Healthy Home Assessment Program.
Do you know someone who has chronic headaches? Stuffy noses? Sore throats? Did you know that indoor health hazards could be contributing to these ailments? You have the right to feel healthy in your own home!
The Master Home Environmentalist Volunteer Program at the American Lung Association can help improve one’s health by ameliorating indoor air problems. Our members employ a ..continue reading