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 Parks and Recreation will pilot new Dementia-Friendly recreation opportunities starting in January 2014.
Throughout 2014, Seattle Parks and Recreation will pilot a variety of recreation programming geared to persons who live with memory loss. These “dementia–friendly” activities are intended to enhance the lives of those living with early stage memory loss. Care partners are also welcome to participate. Programs offer participants a chance to engage, create, learn, and be active, all in a stimulating and ..continue reading
Neighbor Appreciation day is February 8, 2014.
Neighbor Appreciation Day is Seattle’s annual recognition of great neighbors. Celebrate by planning an activity in your neighborhood. It might be eligible for the Small Sparks Fund, which supports projects that connect and engage people in Seattle communities.
Community Projects include neighborhood events like these:
Organize a Block Watch, a program of Seattle Police Department: Click here
for tools and information;
Hold a neighborhood food or clothing drive;
Have a neighborhood BBQ, potluck, pancake breakfast or spaghetti feed;
Organize a ..continue reading
After nearly 3-1/2 years of providing free tools, advice and workshop space to the community on a donation basis, the West Seattle Tool Library is holding its first fundraiser and inclusive “Festivus” party.
Everyone is welcome. No cover charge.
The fundraiser gala, which will also serve as Sustainable West Seattle’s annual winter holiday party, will be held Friday, Dec. 6, from 6:00 to 9:30 pm. Any funds raised will go to the maintenance of tool library operations, as well ..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 West Seattle Tool Library
announces extended hours for the summer. As of July 1st, WSTL is adding hours on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. We are also adjusting our hours on Thursday and weekends to accommodate members.
“We’re expanding our hours to keep up with demand for our tools,” said WSTL Manager Micah Summers. ”Our new hours should help accommodate more people and increase the convenience of checking tools in & out.”
The new West Seattle Tool Library summer schedule begins July 1st:
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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
Sustainable West Seattle is throwing a Pedals for People Party to accept donations of used bikes and repairing them at the West Seattle Tool Library on Sunday July 21st at noon. Bikes are donated for kids to ride to school in the West African country of Togo.
Join SWS to recycle and repair the bikes, which will be shipped to Togo through Alafia.com. Bikes for these children are crucial for them to get to school. Many children in rural areas walk 5-15 miles ..continue reading
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