Entries by SeaDude

Get Solar at GreenLife July 8-10th!

Visit the GreenLife area of Summer Fest this year to witness solar power in action and find out how to get solar for your home. Local solar installer and GreenLife sponsor West Seattle Natural Energy will be powering the GreenLife Garden Stage with a solar trailer! (Solar powered music and dance, yeah) If that’s not […]

Local Youth Activist, Aji Piper, Appears on DemocracyNow!

Yes! I watch DemocracyNow! every morning (and so should you 🙂 ) and was pleasantly surprised today when I heard a familiar name mentioned, Aji Piper (at the 32:22 mark). Aji is a West Seattle teenaged environmental activist involved with Our Childrens Trust, a non-profit org who had a recent win in court regarding their landmark Federal Climate Change […]

Resilience During Times of Crisis

Believe it: Many of our WS neighbors are experiencing crisis- homelessness, hunger, gentrification, drug addiction, crime and more. How will we support our most vulnerable populations? What happens when we find ourselves in crisis? As more challenges come, what can West Seattle learn about resilience and strong communities from the economic crisis in Spain? We’ll host […]

Find Your Precinct Caucus Here

It’s very important that we all, as US citizens, participate in local democracy. After all, national democracy begins at the local level…believe it or not. We need the right people in all offices. If you follow climate change science, the urgency is obvious. We need top-down and simultaneously, bottom-up change to reverse our effects on the planet. We […]

COP21 Editorial

An important and amazing thing happened at the end of a year of tragically bad news—and it was not even treated as a top news story. On December 13 it was announced that 195 countries (out of 196 countries world-wide—near unanimity!) agreed to limit the rise in the earth’s temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Most […]

Annual SWS Membership Meeting

Entering our 9th year, Sustainable West Seattle is starting out the new year with hope and optimism. We intend to keep our focus on the projects and events that have been a part of the West Seattle close knit community for all these years. We also would like to hear from our SWS members a […]

City Fruit 5th Annual Cider Tasting!

City Fruit’s 5th Annual Cider Taste fundraiser will be held on Thursday, November 12th between 6:30 and 9:00 PM at the Pike Place Atrium Kitchen (1433 First Avenue). Tickets are limited, and must be purchased online.  All tickets include one event passport, souvenir glass, tastes from ten Northwest cidermakers, and five small plates plus one amuse […]

Hope Lives at The Grassroots

Hope lives at grassroots.   By Stu Hennessey, VP, Sustainable West Seattle I don’t know why things cannot get done when folks get elected and are paid well. A lot could be learned by our elected officials if they would come down to the grassroots level. I have served on the board of Sustainable West […]