SWS May Meeting – Building Community Podcast

Podcast of SWS Monthly Membership Meeting for May
Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA) Founder and past Executive Director Paul Fischburg gave his thoughts on sustainability and volunteerism at May’s monthly general membership meeting. Listen to this month’s featured speaker and the interactive audience session which followed. Paul Fischburg speaking on sustainability and volunteerism.

Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA) Founder and past Executive Director Paul Fischburg gave his thoughts on sustainability and volunteerism at May’s monthly general membership meeting. Listen to May’s featured speaker and the interactive audience session which followed. MP3 file is SWS-Monthly09-05-18-PaulFischburg

2008 King County Environmental Report

2008 Annual Report of King County Environmental Stewardship Published

Environmental Stewardship in King County, the 2008 Annual Report for King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, describes the department, what it was tasked to do and what it accomplished in 2008. The report provides maps, facts and figures to convey the breadth of department responsibilities and includes overviews of executive initiatives, performance measures and results, and awards won by the department in 2008. The 2008 Annual Report describes accomplishments by the department’s four divisions including: Wastewater Treatment; Water and Land Resources; Solid Waste, and Parks and Recreation. The report also outlines the 2008 achievements of the King County GIS Center, and includes an overview of finances for the department and its divisions.

Environmental Stewardship in King County, the Department of Natural Resources and Parks’ 2008 Annual Report, is available in Adobe Acrobat format, and is available in sections for faster download. To request a paper copy of this report, please call 206-296-6500 or e-mail anna.matte@kingcounty.gov. Download the document at this URL: http://your.kingcounty.gov/dnrp/library/natural-resources/annual-report/2008.pdf

SWS Bylaws

Sustainable West Seattle Bylaws
You can download the SWS Bylaws here, they exist as a PDF file.

Sustainable West Seattle Bylaws are linked here.  You can separately download the file as a PDF file by going to the About page.

Delridge Produce Coop

Delridge Produce Co-op
A new food co-operative in the Delridge area has begun. It’s an offshoot of the King County Food & Fitness Initiative project being adminstered by Delridge Neighborhood Development Association. To get involved please contact Galena White, galenawhite@gmail.com

Delridge Produce Co-op

A new food co-operative in the Delridge area has begun. It’s an offshoot of the King County Food & Fitness Initiative project being adminstered by Delridge Neighborhood Development Association. To get involved please contact Galena White, galenawhite@gmail.com

Citizen’s Climate Lobby

Citizen’s Climate Lobby
A national non-partisan citizen’s group, the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, is creating a local chapter here in Washington’s 7th Congressional District, and plans to focus on developing relationships with congressional representatives and the local media through letters, phone calls, and meetings. Here’s a blurb from their flyer:
…”As the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, our goal is to generate the political will to address climate change. We do this by engaging citizen’s groups to lobby for legislation at the national level. Working with Phinney-Greenwood CCAN, we are starting a local chapter of CCL here in Jim McDermott’s district. Our work here is particularly important because of Representative McDermott’s appointment to the House Ways and Means Committee, which is in charge of taxes.”…
To get involved, please contact Anne Engstrom at (206) 784-1850, achelan@aol.com or Guillaume Mauger (925) 784-7156, guillaume.mauger@alumni.ucsd.edu.

Citizen’s Climate Lobby

A national non-partisan citizen’s group, the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, is creating a local chapter here in Washington’s 7th Congressional District, and plans to focus on developing relationships with congressional representatives and the local media through letters, phone calls, and meetings. Here’s a blurb from their flyer:

…”As the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, our goal is to generate the political will to address climate change. We do this by engaging citizen’s groups to lobby for legislation at the national level. Working with Phinney-Greenwood CCAN, we are starting a local chapter of CCL here in Jim McDermott’s district. Our work here is particularly important because of Representative McDermott’s appointment to the House Ways and Means Committee, which is in charge of taxes.”…

To get involved, please contact Anne Engstrom at (206) 784-1850, achelan@aol.com or Guillaume Mauger (925) 784-7156, guillaume.mauger@alumni.ucsd.edu.

Eat Local Now

6th Annual Eat Local Now Dinner Celebration
Sunday, October 11, Alki Mason Lodge, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
4736 40th Ave SW
For tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/73073 adults $25. kids $10. For more information: http://eatlocalnow.org
Always a sell-out, this year Sustainable West Seattle and West Seattle CoolMom will be joining BALLE Seattle in hosting the Eat Local Now! fundraising dinner promoting and educating about local food systems – featuring local chefs and locally produced food. Start the evening with a beverage and appetizers, bidding on silent auction items and chatting with local organizations about local food efforts, how to grow your own edible garden, and connect to your local food community. Dinner will be served around 6/6:30, followed by presentations until 8 or so including Dave Muehleisen of 21 Acres and the announcement of the recipient of the Jeff Fairhall Local Food Hero Award. Top off the evening dancing the night away.
Please join us! Education * Dinner * Chefs from West Seattle and City-wide * Food from WS Farmers Market participants and others * Silent Auction * Dancing (after dinner) * Kid’s Activity Corner
The goals of this event (in no particular order) include :
promotion of year-round support of local food
promotion of the growing of food in West Seattle,
increasing access to locally grown foods to all income and social groups,
strengthening the connections between local food growers, producers, and consumers, and
giving neighbors the opportunity to share in community with those who feed them.

6th Annual Eat Local Now Dinner Celebration

Sunday, October 11, Alki Mason Lodge, 5:00 – 10:00 pm

4736 40th Ave SW

For tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/73073 adults $25. kids $10. For more information: http://eatlocalnow.org.
Always a sell-out, this year Sustainable West Seattle and West Seattle CoolMom will be joining BALLE Seattle in hosting the Eat Local Now! fundraising dinner promoting and educating about local food systems – featuring local chefs and locally produced food.  Start the evening with a beverage and appetizers, bidding on silent auction items and chatting with local organizations about local food efforts, how to grow your own edible garden, and connect to your local food community. Dinner will be served around 6/6:30, followed by presentations until 8 or so including Dave Muehleisen of 21 Acres and the announcement of the recipient of the Jeff Fairhall Local Food Hero Award. Top off the evening dancing the night away.
Please join us! Education * Dinner * Chefs from West Seattle and City-wide * Food from WS Farmers Market participants and others * Silent Auction * Dancing (after dinner) * Kid’s Activity Corner
The goals of this event (in no particular order) include :
  • promotion of year-round support of local food
  • promotion of the growing of food in West Seattle,
  • increasing access to locally grown foods to all income and social groups,
  • strengthening the connections between local food growers, producers, and consumers, and
  • giving neighbors the opportunity to share in community with those who feed them.