Sustainable West Seattle and the West Seattle Nursery are sponsoring GreenLife, located in the Chase Bank drive-through area next to Sleepers in Seattle and adjacent to Edmunds Street SW.
The GreenLife area has vendor booths for local businesses which specialize in green and sustainable services, technologies and products, and there are local organization and non-profit booths featuring groups which play a major role in education, advocacy and leadership in the sustainable and environmental awareness fields.
We will also have a series of presentations and demonstrations throughout the three-day weekend. Each day on the GreenLife stage there will be speakers offering tips on home canning, electrical generation using solar cells on your roof, making beer in your backyard (or basement), a tutorial on how to safely and efficiently use bikes with your kids to get around town and many more. To see a larger version of the schedule, click on the image to open a new window with a larger version. The presentations are being underwritten by Alki Bike and Board, 2606 California Ave. SW, in the Admiral District.
The Mobile Tool Library will also be stationed at the GreenLife entrance and visitors can tour and learn more about the Mobile library and the more extensive West Seattle Tool Library located at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. The Tool Library just expanded its weekly schedule and is now open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
A special feature of the GreenLife presentations will be a choreographed dance presentation called “Slavery of the System.” More information on this special presentation is at the end of this article.
Organizations and Businesses Who Will Be At GreenLife Include:
- West Seattle Natural Energy Systems – PV and solar thermal systems;
- Better Builders – constructors of green and eco-friendly homes;
- 3Degrees – a renewable energy and carbon offset provider;
- Earth Systems NW – innovative & economical ideas for conserving and harnessing water;
- Mighty House Construction – full-service green general contracting & construction;
- Antioch University – education with strong, healthy, and natural environments goals;
- Sustainable Seattle – focused on the long-term health and sustainability of Seattle
- Akina Design – sustainably oriented landscape design, installation and maintenance;
- Second Use – helping contractors and homeowners recover reusable building materials;
- Entero Design – sustainable interior design and lifestyle furniture;
- Alki Bike & Board – sustainably-oriented green cycles, boards and service;
- Whale Trail – inspiring appreciation and stewardship of marine mammals;
- Green-Go Solar – using solar cell seconds to educate self-sufficiency and produce electricity;
- Community Orchard of West Seattle – sustainably growing food bank staples;
- Longfellow Creek Watershed – preserving and protecting West Seattle’s largest watershed;
- Nature Consortium – inspiring youth to be creative leaders through art and nature;
- Delridge Grocery – local coop committed to bringing healthy food to Delridge;
- Puget Sound Beekeepers – promoting health, welfare and protection of honey bees;
- Family Bike Seattle – engaging and supporting families getting around by bike;
- West Seattle Tool Library – tool lending library with unbelievable collection of tools.
Special Dance Presentation:
Slavery of the System is the first installment of the Illuminatio trilogy, a collaboration based on the work, Illuminatio: Yo Soy, written by Spanish playwright Antonio Delgado at the beginning of Spain’s economic crisis in 2008. From the Latin word meaning ‘illumination,’ Illuminatio was written to lift up man’s spirit to a higher state of consciousness and light a way forward to transformation through a highly symbolic collaborative work of art. Amanda Goodwin, a close friend of Delgado’s from the years she lived in Spain, collaborated with the dancers, actors, and acting director, Josh Williamson, to bring Antonio’s vision to life.
- Characters: (dancers names underlined)
- Protagonist/ Hammer – Stella Scott – works unconsciously alongside the other masks until she accidentally drops her hammer
- Tape Measure – Katherine Murphy – must quantify everything
- Sander – Michele McCauley – smoothes everything over
- Wrench – Erin Hanada – stuck in a pendulum
- Smith – Michelle Froehlich – pounds on her anvil the axiom that nothing will move unless acted on with force
- Broom – Vorece Batchman-Miller – sweeps away all conflict before it can be reconciled
- Overseer – Sierra Bernhoft – out-of-control control freak boss
- El Loco – Joshua Williamson – shamanic character
- Reason – Belle Wolf – cold, calculating queen of the masks
The Illuminatio Project was made possible through support and funding from:
- Sustainable West Seattle
- Nature Consortium/ Arts in Nature Festival
- St. Paul’s Episcopal Church