A Very Inspiring WS Tool Library Story

At the Tool Library BBQ fundraiser last weekend (which was a great success!), I had the pleasure to meet many Tool Library regulars. Many people exclaimed their love of this awesome community resource and described how they use it. I was really blown away when I met Gaston and heard the story of how he and his wife […]

Earth Week Barbeque and Fun

Celebrate Earth Week with your neighbors at the West Seattle Tool Library! Save the Date, Sunday, April 19th from noon to 4pm for fun and food. Activities for the whole family include, Healthy local foods BBQ, including veggies, burgers, brats, and delicious side dishes-Kids seed start and worm farming-Free garden tool sharpening and wheel barrow […]

Save the Date!! Tool Library Annual Fundraiser Party – FESTIVUS – Dec. 5

The West Seattle Tool Library announces our second annual fundraiser gala. Now in its 5th year of providing free tools, advice and workshop space to the community on a donation basis, the West Seattle Tool Library is holding its second annual fundraiser. The fundraiser, which will also serve as Sustainable West Seattle’s annual winter holiday party, will be […]

Saturday, November 8, is Green Seattle Day: Help Here in West Seattle!

West Seattle is near many wonderful green natural spaces.  Some of these include areas with urban forests.  Did you know that urban forests are an intricate and vital part of Seattle’s natural space?  Urban parks and forests also contribute to the health of communities and neighborhoods as a common space shared by all kinds of […]

SoDo MakerSpace Opens August 9; Drop by Any Saturday to Preview Space & Tools

On August 9 a new local resource will open in SoDo.  Eric Renn, Founder of the “Make It Locally” Educational Campaign, says their  15,000 square foot facility, SoDo MakerSpace, will be a community workshop with rapid prototyping tools and a place to make (just about) anything. The vision for the 15,000 square foot facility includes a community classroom […]

Get Your Bike Tuned Under WS Bridge Thursday During Evening Commute

Bicycle commuters coming home from work this Thursday evening August 7th may find a surprise under the West Seattle Bridge. The West Seattle Tool Library’s Fixers Collective and DIY Bikes will be doing their monthly workshop under the West Seattle Bridge. “It’s been a long summer so far and many of our daily bicycle commuters […]

Help Kick Off Volunteer Weekend: May Day in Garden, DIY Bike Repair in High Gear

Get ready for a long and prosperous growing season. Start by building your soil. This week at COWS, (Community Orchard of West Seattle) we will be showing how to build rich and lasting soil beds using the lasagna garden method. The lasagna garden method is a layered approach to soil building using stuff you already […]

Seattle Parks Month-Long Earth Day Celebration: Help Clean, Restore and Improve City Parks – Pick A Park, Sign Up

Celebrate Earth Month with Seattle Parks and Recreation. Seattle Parks and Recreation, works toward improving the quality of life for Seattle residents every day. Because open spaces and greenspaces provide tremendous educational and recreational opportunities, it is vital to maintain them. For example, our own Camp Long spent 2013 training the next generation of environmental stewards, […]

SWS Volunteer Orientation and Appreciation Party May 3 – Celebrating Past and Current Volunteers – Recruiting New Volunteers!

Please come join Sustainable West Seattle at the Cross Fit Gym in Admiral for our first Volunteer Orientation and Volunteer Appreciation Party. Our new date is May 3 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Our exciting and informative agenda will include: orientation for new volunteers including a description of what Sustainable West Seattle volunteers do and where […]