(WSB photo by Tracy Record)
It’s been almost two years since our first report that Sustainable West Seattle was starting a tool library. It’s been going strong for a year and a half now, drawing users, generating buzz (Popular Mechanics!), and tonight, winning a big award. Sustainable Seattle, celebrating its annual fundraising gala and awards dinner at the Duwamish Longhouse, honored the West Seattle Tool Library for Sustainability in Innovation in a Social Environment. Accepting the award were (from left) Micah Summers and Patrick Dunn. Haven’t been to the tool library ever – or, lately? It’s open Thursday nights, so you can drop by tomorrow, 6-9 pm (it’ll be another session of Ask the Expert, too, till 8). It’s on the northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW.
P.S. Here’s who else was nominated for the Sustainable Seattle awards.
THURSDAY P.P.S. Click ahead for full list of winners, just received:
Leader in Sustainability: Community Kitchens NW
Innovator in Sustainability: West Seattle Tool Library
Leader in Sustainability: Pomegranate Center
Innovator in Sustainability: Sarah Elwood
Leader in Sustainability: Charlie Cunniff
Innovator in Sustainability: Green Plate Special
Leader in Sustainability: Stewardship Partners
Innovator in Sustainability: Reed Painting
Happiness Award: Cathy Tuttle