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BioChar Stove Building Class for Tool Library and Community Use

Help Build a Sustainable Future…


Added by Larry James on October 10, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Future of Seattle Farm Co-op

The Seattle Farm Co-op recently closed its' retail sales location on S. Jackson Street due to the loss of their lease.  The search for a new location has been elusive, as affordable warehouse locations are at a premium in our face growing city.  The membership will be holding a very important meeting soon to decide what to do about this dilemma, and the options on the table seem to be far reaching.  Clearly the support and growth of the membership plays a significant role and this is where…


Added by Keith Mastenbrook on October 8, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Restorative Justice events: Dominic Barter coming to Seattle September 12/13

We envision Seattle as community where conflict is embraced as an opportunity to build community relationships, cultivate trust, and empower citizens.   The mission of Seattle Restorative Justice is to bring a restorative justice system to Seattle and King County, as a parallel justice system in harmony with existing structures.  We seek to end the school to prison pipeline and bring healing and accountability wherever harm is done.


We are building a network of organizations,…


Added by Susan Partnow on August 19, 2014 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Come learn to live and engage sustainably from the heart: Compassionate Listening Sept. 20/21

How would you like to live your life as one fully engaged from the heart? Come join us in this deep and powerful practice.  You will learn to step out of the drama triangle of victim-perpetrator-rescuer to live fully empowered, speaking and listening from the heart, cultivating compassion and respect for self and others, managing your triggers, building your capacity for connection and authenticity.  As a Compassionate Listener, you can help bring peace and healing to your life and our…


Added by Susan Partnow on August 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Streetscape Guidelines & Zoning Recommendations for 35th Ave NE - PUBLIC COMMENTS DUE TOMORROW (FRI), August 15th

Streetscape guidelines and zoning recommendations have been prepared for 35th Ave NE based on community feedback from 2 well attended public workshops. The proposed plans were presented at a 3rd public workshop on July 31st. Additional feedback was provided by the community on the proposed plan at that public workshop, but the 35th Ave Committee also wanted to allow those who couldn't attend to provide feedback as well. So, the information was posted on their website for review. Click…


Added by Per Johnson on August 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

new greencoin digital asset

I've started a digital asset called GreenCoin. It's purpose is to track carbon mitigation. Renewable producers (such as home solar) receive free coins for being part of the network. Please ping me if you are interested!

learn more at

Added by Chris Ashfield on June 10, 2014 at 10:41am — No Comments

Nathan Hale High School Plant Sale

Please support Horticulture and Garden Education at Nathan Hale High School.  Our 2014 plant sale dates are:  Wed 5/7 and Thurs 5/8 from 2 PM to 6 PM, and Sat 5/10 from 9 AM to 3 PM.  We have organic fuchsias, geraniums, and literally  thousands of vegetable starts.  All plants were grown from seed or plug by our students!  We are located north of Jane Addams K-8 School.  Please visit the Hale website for more information.  See…


Added by Jessica Torvik Lee on May 4, 2014 at 10:48am — No Comments

Nettles: What, Why and How, from Field to Kitchen and Beyond!

This past Saturday, an intrepid half dozen of us set out on a quest for NE Seattle's feral nettle. The class was organized through Sustainable NE Seattle with resources from Meadowbrook Community Center, the Sustainable NE Seattle Community Kitchen, and the NE Seattle Tool Library. We met at Cedar Park School, on NE 135th St. and after a few comments about harvesting…


Added by Patrick Linder on May 2, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Land Use Planning for 35th Ave NE

NE Seattle residents will be discussing streetscape design and zoning for the 35th Ave NE Business District over the coming months.  This is a community-driven planning effort that is funded by a grant from the City of Seattle.  The 1st of 3 public workshops takes place TOMORROW (4/22), from 7-9PM at Messiah Lutheran Church (7050 35th Ave…


Added by Per Johnson on April 21, 2014 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Support Local Restoration and Bring the World To Your Home

EarthCorps, a locally based nonprofit, provides service and leadership training experiences for young adults from around the US and the world.  We are in need of a few more homestay host families or individuals for our international participants who arrive at the end of May.  Homestays receive a stipend of up to $500 per month to offset food and utility costs.  Host family must provide a clean, furnished room, shared bathroom and a welcoming home environment. International…


Added by Su Thieda on April 10, 2014 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Sustainable NE Seattle Working Group

Hi Everyone,

As Leo said, we had an excellent response to our meeting on March 23rd, looking at how Sustainable NE Seattle will look as we move forward. We had a very clear message, in the form of a unanimous vote on a single model. 

Based on that, we are moving forward with hammering out the details, with the intent of having things ready to pass over to the Board of Directors in just a few weeks! We are eager to have the input of any who want to contribute, so…


Added by Patrick Linder on April 4, 2014 at 5:46pm — 2 Comments

Another milestone in redefining Sustainable NE Seattle!

A huge "thank you" goes out to the 30+ people who participated in our "(Re)Building Sustainable NE Seattle" event this past Sunday! Attendees sacrificed a gorgeous Spring Sunday afternoon to help determine how the organization will be structured, now that a Board of Directors is about to be elected and the…


Added by Leo Brodie on March 26, 2014 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment

Seattle Tree Fruit Society Grafting Event & Show

Seattle Tree Fruit Society Spring Grafting Fair - March 22, 10-3pm at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036.

Join STFS at the Cedar Valley Grange, and practice grafting apples, pears and stone fruits. More than 200 varieties of apples, and numerous varieties of pears, plums and cherries will be available for sale, as well as a limited number of potted berries, and currants.  In addition, grape, kiwi and fig cuttings will be available. Learn about fruit…


Added by Mike Ewanciw on March 12, 2014 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Cold weather shelters open throughout King County

An up-to-date list of shelters in King County can be found at:

This post was updated on December 14, 2014

Added by Theresa Edwards on December 6, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Buy Nothing Northeast Seattle

Do you know about the Buy Nothing Northeast Seattle group on Facebook? It is a marvelous place to post when you have usable things you want to give away, or to ask for something you need. In other words, it's a forum for micro-local gift economy in action. I got rid of a big pile of (useless to me) rocks this week to a guy who was excited to have them for landscaping, and I gave a pair of shelves to a woman who wanted to build steps for her cat. Last month a fellow gave me a…


Added by Nancy Rauhauser on December 4, 2013 at 1:08pm — 2 Comments

StowThat: Peer-to-Peer Self-Storage Site Starts in Meadowbrook

In August of this year, my wife and I started a new peer-to-peer self-storage company right here in Meadowbrook called  The basic premise is this: if you have extra space to spare – like a garage or basement or shed – we have an online marketplace where you can rent it out to people looking for local, less expensive, and safer self-storage space. helps support sustainability in a number of ways.  By helping people put to use underutilized space as…


Added by Joe Mele on December 3, 2013 at 12:28pm — No Comments

The Future of 35th Ave NE: Survey Out Now

For more than a year, a community-driven planning effort has been occurring for the 35th Ave NE corridor.  We started off the planning process by hosting a series of community meetings, called Coffee Talks, to learn about various planning topics.  Since that time, the steering committee has been behind the scenes gathering data on…


Added by Per Johnson on June 17, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Progress Report on By-laws from our 5th Anniversary Meeting

Our monthly general meeting on May 16, 2013, was both a celebration and an outline for our future.  As part of our planning for the future, Sustainable NE Seattle is applying for 501(c)3 status. The steering committee has been working to come up with by-laws to form a framework for our work together.

For those who couldn't make it, here's a summary of the presentation.


›Becoming a 501(c)3 Corporation
We are taking…

Added by Leo Brodie on May 20, 2013 at 10:02am — No Comments

Paint Collection Event- May 12

Second Use is hosting an event to gather unused portions of paint - there's a sight fee to drop off paint, but worth it to keep paint out of our waterways and landfills!

Added by Susan Gregory on April 27, 2013 at 3:50pm — No Comments

21 Acres: Cooperative Growing in Your Neighborhood

When: Saturday April 27th, 1pm-4pm

21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living

13701 NE 171st Street

Woodinville, WA 98072

What: One of the best ways to ensure a sustainable future is to take charge of growing your own food, and with the help of others, it's also a great way to bring neighbors together. Cooperative Growing will teach neighbors how to combine…

Added by Michael Seliga-Soulseed on April 27, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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