The fifth annual Earth Gay Seattle was spectacular with over 200 volunteers coming together to build a pocket park and restore a significant portion of the Cheshiahud Loop trail around Lake Union. We had great leadership from Sellen Construction and the Seattle Department of Transportation, snacks donated by Starbucks and Whole Foods Market, live music by the Rainbow City Band, visitors in the form of Senator Ed Murray and Q13 Fox News, and involvement from a great swath of our community such as the GSBA and Boeing Company. Over two, two-hour shifts our volunteers built steps at a street end site for water access, along with a viewing platform. We cleared a huge stretch of shoreline from invasives and then mulched the area and planted a dozen trees and a hundred native plants to create a more healthy ecosystem for local critters like Blue Heron, and to create a more attractive space that will hopefully reduce the drug activity that has dominated that stretch of the lake. Across the trail we cleared 2 containers worth of invasives from a quarter mile stretch of trees to create viable tree rings that protect them from the ivy and other invasives that can damage them to the point of falling over in large storms. Thank you to all who came out and gave it your all!
- Picnic SFO 2015May 28, 2015 - 5:42 am
Your OUT for Sustainability Bay Social Team has organized an outdoor, family-friendly gathering the weekend before Pride for our LGBTQ sustainability peers and their friends! Join us in our own, iconic Golden Gate Park as we connect with those in our community working in and around social and environmental action. OUT4S will be providing some […]
- Earth Gay Seattle 2015May 17, 2015 - 7:10 am
Earth Gay Seattle 2015 OUT for Sustainability hosts the seventh annual Earth Gay Seattle on June 7th, 2015! We’re partnering with Beacon Bike Park to restore Cheasty Greenspace, an the urban forest located on Beacon Hill, in preparation for the implementation of bike trails. During Earth Gay volunteers will be removing of invasive species like blackberry and […]
- GoGreen SeattleApril 24, 2015 - 11:16 am
Join us at GoGreen Seattle April 30! OUT for Sustainability invites you to join us at GoGreen Seattle on April 30th. GoGreen empowers business decision-makers with sustainability strategies, tools and connections to create positive change within their organizations by facilitating environmental, economic and social performance improvement. This year attendees will collaborate and strategize action items […]