Sustainable West Seattle is preparing an inspiring display of lifestyle alternatives with a spotlight on environmental solutions we can all participate in. The 2017 Greenlife Festival is a major component of the West Seattle Summerfest July 14,15 and 16th.

Greenlife 2017 is sponsored by Alki Bike and Board, West Seattle Nursery, West Seattle Natural Energy, PCC Natural Markets, Full Circle Farms and Waste Management. While attending the Greenlife festival people will see our urban farm animals, learn about home energy alternatives, learn about transportation alternatives including the exciting growth of electric bicycles, and gather information about healthy, organic food sources including growing your own in backyards or community gardens.

On Saturday July 15th at 2 pm Sustainable West Seattle will sponsor the 2017 Mayoral candidates debate on the Greenlife Stage. The debate will be moderated by Tracy Record of the West Seattle Blog.

Each day of the Greenlife Festival will have a theme starting on Friday with “Sacred Waters” featuring an opening ceremony with the Duwamish tribal leaders and a focus on the health of the Puget Sound and our effect on it. Saturday is all about transition with “Approaches to Transition” being presented throughout the day. And Sunday will culminate with a “Health and Wholeness” theme, starting at 10 am with a meditation and Yoga in the street.

There is much to be discussed and learned in our efforts to create and implement sustainable solutions. Please come join us and if you wish to help with this opportunity to engage the public. You can volunteer by emailing stu@sustainablewestseattle.org

 

Thursday

  • 6:00pm -“Music In the Park Nature Consortium – Recycled Art”

Friday: Sacred Water

9:00am: Set up
1:00pm: Opening Ceremony by the Duwamish Tribe; Discussion: Native American rights (Amanda)
2:00pm: SR3 (stu)
3:00pm: Aquaponics, Home grown fish supply
4:00pm: Orca Dance; Illuminatos
5:00pm: Diver Laura; Tox-ick (stu)

Music:
6:30 – 7:30pm: Teresa and the Wolves
7:45 – 8:45pm: The Broadcast
9 – 10: Cellar Bells

Saturday July 15th – Approaches to Transition

10:00am: Transition, The alternatives, Save money and the world
11:00am: Minimalist consumption; Community General Store; Timebank
12:00pm: Solar Works! The Truth About Costs For Solar PV in the Northwest by Keith Hughes, West Seattle Natural Energy & Brownies!
1:00pm Juno
1:30pm: Orca Dance – on street
2:00 – 3:30pm: Make Seattle Green Again, Mayoral debate with Mike McGinn, Micheal Harris, Nakita Oliver, Alex Tsimmerman
3:30 – 4:15pm: Food sovereignty
4:15 – 5:00pm: Raising Backyard Poultry – Christina Hahs
5:00pm: Invasive Plants, Your Yard and Urban Forests with Steve Richmond, Garden Cycles
6:00 – 8:00pm: Art Projects: Neighbors for Peace and Justice
8:00 – 10pm: Meaningful Movies – Transition 2.0

Sunday July 16th – Health

10:00am: Meditation / Yoga – Limber
11:00am: Acupuncture
12:00pm: EBikes (Stu, introduced by Amanda)
1:00pm: Herbal Healing – Aquaponics
2:00pm: Paul Che oke ten Wagner
3:00pm: Family Biking Morgan Sherer FamilyBike.org (stu)
4:00pm: The Future of Cycling in West Seattle, West Seattle Bike Connections, Seattle Neighbohood Greenways
5:00pm: Tear Down / Hangout