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!
- Fabulous PlanningFebruary 28, 2015 - 5:09 am
OUT for Sustainability works to reflect the incredibly layered diversity of our environment, society and identities, and works toward a planet where every individual is empowered to be fabulous. Our committees (Serve, Advocate, Communicate, Advance, Manage) are designed to give everyone the chance to contribute to that effort, regardless of geographic location. Toward that end, […]
- 2015 Winter Board Retreat RecapFebruary 4, 2015 - 5:14 am
Dear OUT4S Community, OUT for Sustainability’s winter of 2015 board retreat, themed Moving Forward Fabulously, worked toward our goal to create “a stronger organization, a more functional nonprofit, prioritized programming areas for 2015, and a clear direction for future growth.” Held in a cabin on the Washington State coast at Seabrook, within earshot of the […]
- Welcome New Board MembersJanuary 4, 2015 - 6:40 am
It’s with great pleasure that we introduce three new members of the OUT for Sustainability Board of Directors. They were approved for their diversity of perspective, passion for queer sustainability and the excellence of their experience. OUT4S accepts applications throughout the year to join the board, with two-year terms starting in the summer and winter. […]