Who We Are

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. 

Sustainable West Seattle exists for the purpose of developing, sharing and informing the community and general public of positive sustainable actions and initiatives that anyone can participate in.

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.

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. Email Us!

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.



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!

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