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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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
We are about to become a Tool Sharing Community of 1,000 Members!
Just two and half years after The Tool Library started, we are about to welcome our 1,000th member through our doors. Thank you to each and every one of you who have helped to make The Tool Library such an amazing success!
The West Seattle Tool Library is a project of Sustainable West Seattle and is located in the rear of the Youngstown Cultural Art Center, 4408 Delridge ..continue reading
The Roxhill Park playground, known to many as the Roxhill Castle was built by the community back in 1994. It is a unique and iconic park, and very important to the children of the Westwood and Roxhill neighborhoods of West Seattle. It is a bright spot in a historically underserved community. The play structure is now end of life and is being demolished. The Seattle Parks department agreed to rebuild the park in the same fashion and ..continue reading
Join Sustainable West Seattle and BackyardBarter.org this Saturday, November 10, at the Camp Long Lodge from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for a fun and unique barter session geared toward the holiday season. There will be pot luck selections for the hungry so plan on bringing a dish. The event takes place in the historic Lodge at Camp Long.
Camp Long is accessible via SW Dawson Street, in the 5200-block of 35th Avenue SW. The Metro #21 bus ..continue reading
Its that time of the year when the days get short and Seattlites meet to share company and food.
Lets get together to celebrate the successes of 2012 and talk about what will be in 2013!
Sustainable West Seattle’s Winter Solstice party will be at the home of Bill Reiswig and Tonya Hennen on December 14 from 6:00 pm until we go home.
The house is located at 7102 30th Ave SW. We’ll have beer from Big Al’s and food to share. And, you should ..continue reading
As we head into tomato and zucchini season, a new website has a way to help you get rid of those large amounts of excess produce in exchange for something you need.
Local start-up CropSwap created a website with the mission of connecting gardeners to trade and barter or even buy and sell the fruits of their labor online or on their smart phones. You can visit http://www.cropswap.me, create an account and list plants, vegetables, bulbs, eggs… or even ..continue reading
August’s Sustainable West Seattle Community Forum will be our traditional pot-luck outdoor dinner barbecue at Lincoln Park Shelter #3 on Monday August 20. Join us starting at 5:00 pm and lasting through sun down.
Join us as we set up the grill and provide the condiments. Please bring your favorite summertime dish and your own cup, utensils and plates. Shelter 3 is on the beach at the south end of Lincoln Park. Sustainable West ..continue reading
Didn’t get enough sharing at our Share Fair earlier this year, or just want to learn more?
The new “sharing revolution”is involved in sharing cars, houses, and working areas. They’re engaged in co-housing, ‘time banks,’ lending clubs, and local projects that share tools, exchange food produce, and even gardening space. We’re having a workshop to learn how to get involved in this movement in a way that helps reduce stress and saving the ..continue reading