Interested in preserving open space?
The West Seattle Green Space Coalition will be hosting a meeting this Sunday and then next week making the case to City Council and the Urban Forest Commission on why we should want to preserve open space currently under consideration for being sold by City Light.
The items in question are surplus substations located on public land which has been a long-standing part of the City’s infrastructure. For decades, the land has benefitted neighborhoods, first as substations ..continue reading
The National Park Service
‘s Seattle Office has an opening for an AmeriCorps intern position in their downtown office near Pioneer Square. Here is a link
to a position description for a Southwest Conservation Legacy-AmeriCorps position with the NPS in Seattle office that will begin immediately and extend through December 2014.
NPS has worked with three interns over the last three years, and are excited to have another opportunity to work with a young professional.
They are hoping to find ..continue reading
Call for Applications for the Immigrant and Refugee Commission
The City of Seattle is opening up the application process for new commissioners to serve on the Immigrant and Refugee Commission. The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs was created in January 2012 and this commission is one of the many important ways in which the City ensures that they are actively engaging and working with immigrant and refugee communities.
With the unprecedented growth in ..continue reading
Seattle Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with the Green Seattle Partnership, is undertaking another project to preserve portions of Me-Kwa-Mooks Park off SW Jacobsen Road. Activities will include control of four acres of invasive weeds, planting thousands of native plants, erosion control and litter removal with the help of urban forestry crews and volunteer support.
The public can expect to see activity throughout the year on ..continue reading
The Delridge Grocery Cooperative, opening late this summer (2014), will provide the Delridge community and beyond with a full range of affordable, healthy local and sustainable food.
The Delridge Grocery Cooperative announced that they are seeking a Startup General Manager to lead their successful launch as the Delridge neighborhood’s community owned grocery store.
Are you a resourceful self-starter with plenty of hustle and thrive in a start-up environment?Are you excited to lead and manage, and be the driver of new ..continue reading
The Seattle City Light 2013 Environment Report now available.
As a municipal untility, we should be proud of City Light for many reasons, City Light says, including their protection of fish and wildlife habitats, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, resource conservation, and collaboration with stakeholders on environmental issues related to City Light’s electricity generation and distribution.
The 2013 Environment Report, their second report of this kind, is full of examples of the utility’s commitment to ..continue reading
Do you have a creative idea for a small public space in your neighborhood? Now is your opportunity to pitch that idea by applying to become a parklet host!
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has just released a call for new parklet applications, and you’re invited to apply. Parklets convert one or two on-street parking spaces into public open space and help to activate the right-of-way, promote economic vitality, and support vibrant neighborhoods. They are privately ..continue reading
Help make West Seattle more sustainable and resilient!
Sustainable West Seattle (SWS) is seeking new board members for 2014. We seek individuals who can commit 8 to 12 (or more) hours monthly to help us in growing SWS. Our mission is to “educate, create and advocate for sustainability in our local community.”
Board members meet once a month as a steering committee and often serve either as an officer or play a leadership role in one of our major projects, or board ..continue reading
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is offering workshops to learn about the Neighborhood Matching Fund. Matching funds support community-initiated projects in Seattle.
The Neighborhood Matching Fund, a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, is hosting three workshops for those interested in applying to the Small and Simple Projects Fund on February 3. The Small and Simple Projects Fund provides matching awards of up to $25,000 to neighborhood groups for community-building projects.
At each workshop, participants ..continue reading
Come have dessert with the Sustainable West Seattle board of directors as part of our annual membership meeting.
West Seattleites, we need your energy and talents to reinvigorate the Sustainable West Seattle (SWS) board!
Please join us on Tuesday, January 21st from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at C&P Coffee (5612 California Ave SW) for our annual membership meeting. The evening’s activities will include:
Dessert hosted by the current 2013 SWS board
Recap of SWS 2013 activities, projects and events
Tool Library new hours
Tox-Ick continues to draw support
Instant Edible Garden demonstration
GreenLife presentations continue to grow
Nomination and voting for ..continue reading