Entries by nicholas

Don’t miss the West Seattle Barter Fair

Join us for a fun and unique “money free shopping spree” geared toward the holiday shopping season on ‘Green Saturday’, the day after “Black Friday”. We’ll be enjoying a potluck at the same time, so bring a gift to share! This unique event will be held in an equally unique setting — The Lodge at […]

Join us for our Annual Summer Picnic

Join the Sustainable West Seattle team for our Annual Summer Potluck at Lincoln Park.  Look for us in Lincoln Park at Shelter 3 at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15.  We’ll set up the grill and provide condiments. Please bring your favorite summertime dish and your own cup, utensils & plates.  Shelter 3 is very close […]

Thank you, Stewart Wechsler

We’re very late (hey, we’re all volunteers!) posting a big thank you to Stewart Wechsler for leading our Urban Foraging Walk through Lincoln Park on July 18. The event was one of our best-attended of the year and was an incredibly educational event. Those that attended will never walk through Lincoln Park, or any northwest […]

More national media coverage for tool library

Sustainable West Seattle project featured in August issue of Popular Mechanics Sustainable West Seattle’s Tool Library project was featured in the August 2011 print issue of Popular Mechanics. The well-known Popular Mechanics, which is devoted to everything from DIY home tips, gadget news, test drives of new cars and science breakthroughs, featured the West Seattle […]

Spain’s bike paths a model for West Seattle?

By Nicholas Smith I just returned from a wonderful trip to Spain and snapped this photo in Barcelona of a great example of grade-separated bike lanes. Enormous walking path, followed by well-marked bike paths and then the roadway for cars. Beautiful, efficient and, best of all, safe. All integrated with a robust subway system. One […]

Becoming a Steward of Puget Sound

By Cate White, MPA Earth Systems Science, Policy & Management & Coordinating Council Member, Sustainable West Seattle Puget Sound is sick. Polluted runoff from sealed surfaces like paved streets, sidewalks and rooftops is the number one source of toxics entering Puget Sound each year. This toxic mix threatens human health, the economic vitality of the […]

Big storm, big reminder

Big storm last night, eh? These type of storms aren’t that unusual in West Seattle, but they’re rare enough that we sometimes forget how powerful they can be. So while you’re picking up branches and clearing storm drains, it’s also a good time to think about emergency preparation. Could you stay warm with no power […]