Sustainable West Seattle: Energy Fair; tea fundraiser with CoolMom

A busy few days for Sustainable West Seattle – with two events in three days. Monday night, the group brought a powerful lineup of energy education and experts to the monthly SWS Community Forum at the Senior Center of West Seattle. Above, Craig Jones from Sustainable Works, which specializes in energy audits and retrofits. Energy audits are also big for Community Power Works, whose Greta Hutchinson was on hand:

Now that winter’s finally past – just might be the right time to evaluate how to make your home more energy-efficient for next year. Or even do something more dramatic – go solar!

Eric Thomas from West Seattle-based Solar Epiphany was there to talk sun power in the form of the EcoLEAP program – with multiple options for going solar either big or small.

Ahead, our photos from the SWS/CoolMom tea party on Saturday:

As West Seattle-founded sustainability-focused groups, SWS and CM often work together. Both are relatively new groups – less than a decade old – but have accomplished much in terms of rallying the community around issues on a more personal level – how can YOU change YOUR life, even in a small way, to make a difference? The event on Saturday was a celebration – as well as a fundraising auction:

And a chance to chat and laugh – as did Amanda Goodwin and Chas Redmond:

The tea was held on the grounds of a private home north of Morgan Junction. Attendees also included past SWS president Bill Reiswig and LD Arch Design (WSB sponsor) proprietor Parie Hines, a green-architecture specialist:

Look for both groups out and about as summer gets going with more community events; you’ll usually also find SWS at the West Seattle Farmers’ Market twice a month, and presenting the GreenLife sustainability expo at West Seattle Summer Fest July 13-14-15.

3 Replies to "Sustainable West Seattle: Energy Fair; tea fundraiser with CoolMom"

  • Drew May 22, 2012 (10:53 am)

    Awesome event. And I just have to say, Greta Hutchinson is gorgeous!

  • Rick May 22, 2012 (3:24 pm)

    Why,yes she is. errr,I mean yes,it was.

  • In Awe May 22, 2012 (5:45 pm)

    Wow, that’s what I was going to say:

    Greta Hutchinson is gorgeous !!!!!


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