Sustainable West Seattle is registered 501c3 non-profit organization.

Our mailing address is: 2606 California Ave. S.W. Seattle, WA 98116

To read our bylaws click here. 

Our Mission

Sustainable West Seattle educates, creates and advocates for urban sustainability in our local community.

Our Vision

We envision a West Seattle community of empowered citizens who actively lead us toward greater self-reliance, local democracy, social justice, and existence in harmony with life on earth.

Meet the Board

We are a team of dedicated individuals working with our friends and neighbors to make West Seattle a more sustainable place to live.

Join The Board!

Join The Board!

Board Member

Sustainable West Seattle is always looking for locals who want to be involved in sustainable projects around town. If you have skills in ANYTHING holler at us and join our next board meeting. You never know, it might be a match made in heaven.

Stu

Stu

President

Longtime West Seattle neighbor and lifetime Seattle resident. Growing up surrounded by trees, mountains and seas the instinctive feeling of being one with nature will never leave my consciousness. I am on the core group of several Sustainable West Seattle endeavors. Carbon free transportation associated with West Seattle Spokespeople and DIY Bikes as well as growing food locally at COWS (Community Orchard of West Seattle) are my passions and commitments to a healthier and happier community.

My day job is the Owner of Alki Bike and Board in the Admiral District. Typical of a gardener/farmer I like to plant seeds of change in our community and watch them grow.

Amanda

Amanda

Secretary

Amanda has been on the board of Sustainable West Seattle previously for 3 years from 2010-
2012. Amanda is a dancer and choreographer and has collaborated to create a multi-disciplinary art project called Illuminatio. She is a certified Spanish translator and interpreter and has translated Illuminatio from its original Spanish (originally titled Illuminatio: Yo soy.) She also translated the storm water presentation of Tox-ick.org into Spanish. She has taught ballet and Spanish to children. As a mother, she cares intensely about healthy living conditions, now
and in the future.

Jon

Jon

Webmaster

Jon Grant is a 11 year resident of West Seattle and has been volunteering for SWS for most of that time. Jon is looking forward to working on the exciting projects SWS has coming up and maintaining SWS’s web presence.

Hildegard

Hildegard

Social Media Outreach

Hildegard Nichols, a resident of West Seattle for the last 10 years, studied political economics and journalism in Mainz, Germany. She worked for many years as a free-lance journalist for public TV stations, mostly in Berlin, focusing on economy and ecology, with a special interest in rivers. Hildegard has been active in the Green Party of Seattle and looks forward to help her friends at Sustainable West Seattle get the message across, thru social media.

Ruth

Ruth

Treasurer

Ruth Lee is the Vice President and Co-Owner of a West Seattle business, Sustainable Business Consulting, with 10+ years experience helping clients develop and implement sustainability strategy, conduct stakeholder engagement to assess materiality, navigate executive level buy-in and manage greenhouse gas emissions. She is passionate about leading and inspiring others in her community to find personal ways they can help make the world a better place. She has experience in strategy development (creating vision and goals), metrics and data management, and articulating the triple bottom line benefits of sustainability (people, planet and profit). In addition, she tries to engage with the people around her and would enjoy cultivating new relationships with the community. Through board service, she hopes to give back in the areas that she cares about most: the environment, youth and education.

In her spare time she enjoys cooking, camping, visiting the San Juan Islands, and is currently training to become a Marine Naturalist.

Meet the Volunteers

SWS Volunteers make this whole thing work!