Sustainable NE Seattle

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Bill Aston
  • Seattle, WA
  • United States
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  • Jeremy Conyac
  • Cindy Black
  • Debra Morrison
  • Catrayl Atkyn
  • Dave Buck
  • Julianne
  • Keith Mastenbrook
  • Sue McGann
  • Leo Brodie
  • Joann Kerr
  • Susan Gregory

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Shoreline Biodiesel COOP

5 member Shoreline Biodiesel Co-op looking for new member with available space/location to make biodiesel. We have been making biodiesel with a Biopro 190 for over 12 months. Due to recent domestic…Continue

Started Jan 22, 2010

 

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Latest Activity

Bill Aston commented on Susan Gregory's event Wedgwood Meaningful Movies- In Transition 2.0
"Are we, as SuSN.E.s, adding our own stories to this international mix?"
Apr 4, 2014
Bill Aston commented on Debra Morrison's group Local Economy/ Local Currency
"I was curious to see if there was any follow up or traction to Alex Mondau's  Community Sourced Capital presentation a few weeks back at Dave & Brita's place?  Is there a small SuSNE business that could use this kind of…"
Dec 16, 2013
Bill Aston commented on Susan Gregory's event Fixer's Collective- Repair Night
"Susan This is "way" cool in what I've put off in the past - fine tuning the Tool Library.  I look forward to whatever develops in making this a great asset to our fellow SusN.E.'s"
Sep 2, 2013
Bill Aston commented on Debra Morrison's group Local Economy/ Local Currency
"Deb This is great! I've got it down.  It should be a great follow up to Rob Hopkin's, "Transition 2.0" movie that I saw thru Wallingford's Meaningful Movies and their lending library.  It's a nice offer to…"
Feb 25, 2013
Amy Waterman left a comment for Bill Aston
"Bill, I can bring a small camping ice cream maker if that helps.   I will be there, but I will be working the Sustainable Seattle table.  We are hosting this event with Green Drinks in cooperation with our other partners, including…"
Aug 7, 2012
Cindy Black left a comment for Bill Aston
"Hello Bill, Yes, I would be happy to help out with ice cream at the Green Drinks/Sustainable NE Seattle event. I am happy to serve ice cream or whatever else you need, just let me know. Cindy"
Aug 6, 2012
Bill Aston commented on Susan Gregory's event Nathan Hale Plant Sale
"I've got Shuksan Strawberries I could donate if that would help. Is that kind of like saying I have weeds to give away?!  All kidding aside, they are good and hearty. Bill"
Apr 27, 2012
Bill Aston replied to Jacob M. Prell's discussion Hybriding Wind, Micro-Hydro and Turbo-Dynamic Systems.
"Jacob Where can I see some of this stuff? I mean do you have any  current installs in Sustainable N.E. Seattle? It sounds exciting,  if it works. bill@billaston.com"
Nov 14, 2011
Bill Aston joined Jessica Raker's group
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Solarize Seattle: Northeast

Solarize Seattle is a neighborhood effort designed to bring solar energy to Northeast Seattle homes. By working as a team, neighbors are coming together to realize significant discounts through the bulk purchase of solar panels. We need to spread the word about this program that starts in January.See More
Oct 25, 2011
Bill Aston commented on Debra Morrison's group Local Economy/ Local Currency
"Debra I know I wrote down the address of Wed.'s get together, but I forgot where I put it. Could you post the place again!? I know it's at 7:00pm. Bill Aston"
Aug 15, 2011
Bill Aston commented on Sue McGann's event Edible Forest Gardens workparty
"Sue & John Barring any conflict with work and Planet Home, I'll be there with my "eye glass" for the inspection.  Bill"
Jun 24, 2011
Bill Aston joined Debra Morrison's group
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Local Economy/ Local Currency

How does money work in our current dominator paradigm and how can we learn to use it to create a sustainable partnership community paradigm? Get together with others to educate ourselves and take action!See More
Jun 20, 2011
Bill Aston replied to Jesse Card's discussion Seedbomb Vending Machines:
"Would Ace or Cloud City get a rental for the use of the vending machine on their  Property. I like the exposure if there is some tie-in with Sustainable N.E Seattle.  "...If you give a dance, you've got to pay the…"
Apr 6, 2011
Bill Aston commented on Joann Kerr's blog post Community Solar meeting at REI
"Joann Thanks for doing this.  There are so many options for folks to take advantage of the bounty of the Sun today even from that of two years ago past. The event on Monday at REI has got to be a must see!!  This is…"
Mar 10, 2011
Bill Aston commented on Leo Brodie's event Discussion Group on The Transition Handbook
"Leo I'm lucky #13 on the discussion group?! Does that mean I'm on the bubble? Bill Aston Victory Heights"
Jan 3, 2010
Bill Aston replied to Leo Brodie's discussion Book Review: Power from the Sun by Dan Chiras, with Robert Aram and Kurt Nelson
"Leo Do you see Dan Chiras's book, "Power from the Sun" the next step in flushing out more detail in providing access or acceleration for "Home and Alternative Energy" solutions in our District of Sustainable N.E. Seattle? If…"
Nov 25, 2009

Profile Information

What parts of our mission are you interested in (for example, growing food/food security, appropriate energy technologies, transportation, community building, etc.)?
Anything to do with Permaculture. I'm also a renewable energy advocate. Yes, it'd love to pursue distributive forms of electrical energy production in my neck of the woods.

I'm blessed in being able to walk to much of what I need in my neighborhood. I drive a B100 Golf TDI and am starting to like bus transit. It's very convenient for me.
How do you see yourself being involved with Sustainable NE Seattle? What skills, talents and passions are you willing to share?
Creating dialogue with members of my Local Community (Northgate, Wedgewood, Victory Heights, Maple Leaf) who are interested in tell compelling stories about stuff that works. Shoot, "... if it works for us it could probably work for you."

I'd like to see if we could make local businesses truly sustainable in their marketing and sales.
List other affiliations/groups that you participate in with similar missions.
Seattle Renewable Meetup
Seattle Permaculture Meetup
Trinity United Methodist
Neighborhood
Victory Heights

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At 8:28am on August 7, 2012, Amy Waterman said…

Bill, I can bring a small camping ice cream maker if that helps.   I will be there, but I will be working the Sustainable Seattle table.  We are hosting this event with Green Drinks in cooperation with our other partners, including Sustainable NE :)  

I will be drumming up interest in rain gardens.  We have a grant get clusters of rain gardens in neighborhoods that want to also do another project to become a "sustainable neighborhood."  We plan to focus on NE Seattle as one of our areas where SPU is offering their rebates for rain gardens.  Who is the best person at Sustainable NE to talk to about getting the word out on this through you guys?

At 6:26pm on August 6, 2012, Cindy Black said…

Hello Bill,

Yes, I would be happy to help out with ice cream at the Green Drinks/Sustainable NE Seattle event. I am happy to serve ice cream or whatever else you need, just let me know.

Cindy

At 8:05pm on March 10, 2010, Dave Buck said…
Would love to attend the Seattle Renewables meeting--got it on my calendar--just need particulars.

In a recent experiment of extreme simplification in my life, I gave up my car, am living in Ravenna (12th and NE 70th) with my daughter and her family, giving her a couple of hours a day help with her 18 month old and 31/2 year old. Otherwise I'm isolating myself to do the work I've been preparing for for over 20 years. It includes all the stuff I've seen through the website and is imperative to be part of an extraordinarily collaborative cadre of folks.

Look forward to connecting up with you and if convenient for you, I'm available by phone much of the time 925-304-2855.

Peace,
At 5:38pm on October 29, 2009, Susan Gregory said…
Hi Bill, Glad you joined our group, and look forward to breaking pizza with you on the 15th, if you can make it. Lots more to explore as we work toward the future with less oil, more fun!
 
 
 

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