reFresh Southwest – SWS Festival Photos Now Online

Photos from the 2010 Sustainable West Seattle Festival are at this Flickr™ website:

This year’s SWS Festival was in concert with the 2010 Delridge Day Festival, and was themed reFRESH Southwest.  The festival was supported in part by the

Sponsors of the combined festival were Sustainable West Seattle, the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in cooperation with Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, the King County Food and Fitness Initiative, the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department’s Healthy Parks – Healthy You Program, including walking elements supported by Feet First,  Sustainable Seattle and the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

The photographs are made available with a Creative Commons copyright – credit to the photographer. (Chas Redmond).  If there are other collections of reFresh Southwest photos, send link to “” with permission to publish here on the SWS website.

Sustainable West Seattle @ Farmers Market

Visit the Sustainable West Seattle booth at the West Seattle Farmers Market.  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 Tool Library.

Look for us along the alley next to Key Bank.  We’re tabling at the Farmers Market roughly every other Sunday – working with the Farmers Market Alliance folks to keep a non-profit and green presence in the Market area.


People for Puget Sound Begin New Lecture Series

People for Puget Sound is excited to announce a new educational speaker event in Seattle.  The first event is Wednesday, June 16, at the REI Flagship Store.  Doors open at 6:30 with the talk from 7:oo pm to 8:30 pm.

The speaker will be Peter Goldmark, Public Lands Commissioner, and he will speak on the topic “Advocates for Puget Sound.”  Elected in 2008 to head the Department of Natural Resources, Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark will present his perspectives about balancing stakeholder needs, how public comments are incorporated into policy making decisions and how you can be most impactful in the rulemaking process. Also covered will be recent legislation impacts to Puget Sound and DNR’s new strategic plan. After the lecture there will be ample time for questions and answers and the opportunity from People For Puget Sound to take direct community action right at the event!

Please RSVP your spot so we can save you a seat:

Non-members: $9 Brown Paper Tickets ($10 at the door)

Salish and Regular members: $0 – RSVP for FREE a


Neighborhood Service Centers Closed (furlough)

Due to citywide budget cuts, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) and its Neighborhood Service Centers are required to close offices for 10 furlough days in 2010.

The two DON West Seattle Service centers are the Southwest District Service Center at 4205 SW Alaska Street (next to Rocksport in the Junction), the Delridge Neighborhoods District Service Center at 5405 Delridge Way SW.

The schedule is as follows:

2010 Closure Dates for Furlough:

  • Tuesday, July 6
  • Monday, August 9
  • Tuesday, September 7
  • Monday, October 11
  • Monday, December 2

Seattle Art Museum Free Day – First Thursday

The Seattle Art Museum is open 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Thursdays.  The first Thursday of the month is a free day for SAM visitors.  

SAM has other free days, too:

  • First Thursdays: Free to all
  • First Friday: Free to seniors (age 62+)
  • Second Fridays, 5:00 – 9:00 pm: Free to teens (ages 13–19) with ID

First Thursday is, coincidentally, the monthly Art Walk in Pioneer Square.