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!
- Beach Clean 2014September 22, 2014 - 7:46 am
OUT for Sustainability invites you to join our third annual Earth Gay Ocean Shores, aka OUT at the Beach! This beach clean is in coordination with International Coastal Cleanup Day by the Ocean Conservancy. Sign up today! Room discounts available at the Sands resort. Contact Jennifer Frey (Board Member) at email@example.com for more info.
- Fab Planet RecapSeptember 16, 2014 - 7:20 am
The first ever Fab Planet Summit was a triumph. The half-day conference pioneered the emerging integration of LGBTQ identity and sustainability values. Hosted by OUT for Sustainability, Fab Planet gathered 42 people from across the country (Seattle, Boston, Portland, San Francisco, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Washington DC), all actively working in social and environmental sustainability in areas ranging from […]
- Fab Planet ScheduleSeptember 12, 2014 - 11:45 am
Fab Planet Summit is on track to be delightful. This first ever LGBTQ sustainability conference will be September 13th, 2014 from 1-6:30PM. The final schedule is below. For complete information on panels, speakers, partners and to register visit our event page. 12:30PM Registration at 220 & Change 220 Second Avenue South Seattle, WA 98104 Location […]