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
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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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
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 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
Join us Monday, March 18, at South Seattle Community College’s Horticulture Center for a new approach to communtiy forums. Sustainable West Seattle is changing the way we conduct our monthly community forums.
For over 5 years SWS has had monthly meetings on the 3rd Mondays of the month to bring interested West Seattleites together over a variety of topics. Much has been learned and shared and many community alliances have been formed.
Now, a new concept is being ..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
Visit the Sustainable West Seattle booth at the West Seattle Farmers Market this Sunday, October 14.
Also bring your tools to donate to the West Seattle Tool Library.
We also have the West Seattle Walking Trails map and the South Park, White Center and Central District walking maps.
We’re here to help you with your questions about being more sustainable, about being a bit more green, and we’re here to take your left-over or under-used tools for the West Seattle ..continue reading