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2016 Festival Exhibitors

Our Festival Exhibitors help us create the fun and festive atmosphere we’ve all come to love. You’ll find all kinds of useful information by stopping by our exhibitors’ booths to play a game, see a demo or enjoy a sample.

Check out this year’s line-up:

Ballard ReUse + Seattle ReCreative Ballard Reuse and Seattle Recreative are teaming up on a booth. We will have materials on display, fun games made from salvaged materials and creative ideas for reuse. We hope to show how fun it can be to reuse and inspire people to keep more good stuff out of the landfill.
Built Green Come learn about green remodeling strategies and what it takes to get your home certified as a Built Green remodel! We will have lots of information about both remodeling and new construction as well as what you can do to make your home healthier, more efficient, and more comfortable. For the kids we’ll have a table where they can create birdhouses out of reutilized green home tour signs!
Carbon Washington  Visit the Carbon Washington booth to pick up a flyers, talk to us and learn more about Initiative 732 and the importance of carbon-pricing in general. We’ll have t shirts and yard signs available.Visit the Carbon Washington booth to pick up a flyers, talk to us and learn more about Initiative 732 and the importance of carbon-pricing in general. We’ll have t shirts and yard signs available.
 Cascadia Climate Action Have you wondered…what’s the difference between weather and climate change? …why do fossil fuels cause global warming? …how does more CO2 in the air make the ocean more acidic? Come Ask A Climate Scientist! See climate science demonstrations, ask questions, win prizes! Learn how to get informed, get involved and take action to help the climate!
Central Ballard Residents Association + Ballard Prepares Please join us to learn how to prepare your household and neighborhood in the event of a major disaster.
~ Central Ballard Residents Association is the sponsor of the Ballard Commons Emergency Communication HUB.
~ Ballard Prepares is an organization of volunteers who sponsor six Emergency Communications HUBs in the Ballard neighborhood.
Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe   Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe continually seeks to set the standard on what it means to be a Sustainable Business. We make all business decisions with the goal of having people, the planet and profitability in balance. Come sample tasty, sustainably-sourced food, and test your knowledge with our sustainability trivia game!
Chinook Book Starting at 11 am,* the first 120 attendees to the Chinook Book table will receive a free 2017 Chinook Book (print edition).  Chinook Books contain fantastic coupons for businesses that meet the criteria and great resources for sustainable living including: farmers markets, recycling, local biking & transit, clean energy and green home.      *Please, no queue until after 10am.
 City Fruit  Come visit with City Fruit and learn all about Seattle’s urban fruit tree canopy! Did you know City Fruit recovered over 36,000 pounds of fruit last year? Learn about volunteer opportunities including tree harvest and watering parties!
 Crown Hill Chiropractic
Divine Spine Chiropractic & Massage Studio  Check-in to the Festival at the Divine Spine booth with fun Viking helmet selfies and more! Our health and wellness office is offering free check-ups for you and your family. Find out how you can decrease the stress in your body, activate your inner healing power and sustain it!
Emerald City Bike Lawyer
The Essential Baking Company  In 1988, while both living in Seattle, George DePasquale and Jeff Fairhall met through mutual friends. Six years later, their common passion for great bread led them to open The Essential Baking Company and start selling organic, artisan loaves at local farmers’ markets. Since then, The Essential Baking Company has grown to become the largest artisan bakery in Seattle whose commitment to organic, sustainable and socially responsible practices is among the best in the industry.
Family Bike Seattle  Come ride a bike, or ride all the bikes! We have both electric-assist and unassisted cargo and family bikes for folks to enjoy. All the bikes are either owned by local families or are in our sliding scale rental fleet. Our aim is to make accessing sustainable transportation as easy as possible, and while biking isn’t the only sustainable option, it sure can be a fun one!
Food Empowerment Project  Food Empowerment Project seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. Come check out our trivia wheel for a chance to win some ethically sourced chocolate, buttons, and more! The Washington Chapter of F.E.P. encourages choices that reflect a more compassionate society by spotlighting the abuse of animals on farms, the depletion of natural resources, unfair working conditions for produce workers, and the unavailability of healthy foods in communities of color and low-income areas. Come learn about how your food choices can change the world!
Fremont Arts Council
Green Cleaning Seattle – Otium-Maid Services™.  Meet Green Cleaning Seattle – Otium-Maid Services™. We’re Seattle’s 100% locally-owned & operated green home & office cleaning company. We seek to promote a culture of respect & care – for our clients, for our work as Green Cleaners & for the earth. We bring biodegradable & eco-friendly cleaning products. We have a thoroughly screened & trained staff. We are licensed, bonded & pay taxes. We have competitive rates. See our “A” rating & reviews on Angie’s List and say goodbye to shady cleaning companies!
Green Up, Seattle City Light  Do you want to see your electricity purchased from local renewable energy projects right here in the Pacific Northwest? Then come on by and Green Up with us! Green Up is an option for Seattle City Light customers to support renewable energy projects in our region. You can make a powerful environmental impact and contribute to a greener, more resilient energy future by joining us in supporting renewable energy development in our community and throughout the Pacific Northwest. Come talk with us to learn more!
Greenhome Solutions  Greenhome Solutions is a family owned and operated green building product supplier based in Seattle, Washington. We are passionate about the environment, conservation, design, and sustainable building practices. With over 20 years in the construction industry, we pride ourselves not only on product knowledge, but also on installation techniques and knowing which green building materials are right for your project.
 Groundswell NW For over 20 years, Groundswell NW has been empowering NW Seattle to create, activate and care for parks, habitat and open space. We’ll have an interactive topographic map for you to pin your favorite parks and share with us your ideas on how to build and boost open space in Ballard! Also learn how you can support local wildlife and receive a FREE BUTTERFLY HEROES KIT for pledging to create your own backyard habitat!
Gutter Helmet Systems
Inner Harmony Acupuncture  Inner Harmony Acupuncture offers natural and sustainable healing modalities: acupuncture, craniosacral therapy and sound therapy with Tibetan singing bowls. Come get a free 15 min ear detoxification acupuncture, aura clearing with Tibetan singing bowls, win a free treatment with our raffle and sign up for future savings and events.
KBFG Radio  Visit the KBFG Booth! KBFG volunteers invite visitors to Sustainable Ballard to stop by and tell us how you are working to save the planet. We will record responses and produce one of our first radio broadcasts. Children and adults are welcomed.
King County Metro King County Metro @ Sustainable Ballard/Seattle Summer Parkways….Come purchase or revalue your ORCA Card, play Plinko for Prizes, and pick up informational literature about Metro services….Cool down in our Internet Café.
Love Wins Love  It’s time to create a more beautiful world together!  Join us at the Festival and help us make batik flags to decorate the Tent City encampment on Market Street, as we reweave our community and inspire ideas for real solutions to homelessness.
Master Composter / Soil Builder  The Master Composter/Soil Builder (MC/SB) volunteer program is a key partner in Seattle’s waste reduction and recycling efforts. We help city residents to build worm bins, recycle food and yard waste at their homes, build healthy urban soils and support thriving landscapes throughout the city.
 NARN (Northwest Animal Rights Network)  NARN is here to help you learn about how your food choices significantly impact the people and the planet. We have recipes, guides and a wealth of other information about how you can make positive changes for you and the environment.
The Nature Conservancy   Hi everyone! If you sign up on our email list, you can spin our prize wheel for a free gift! Good luck!
New Roots Organics At the New Roots Organics booth, we will have an example of a subscription box, and we’ll be sampling some kind of local fruit that is in the current bin. Any interested new customers will have an opportunity to sign up and receive a free insulated bag! We also have temporary tattoos for the kids.
Phinney Neighborhood Association  The Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) offers events, classes, a Tool and Seed Library, free hot meals and programming for people of all ages. Visit us to spin the wheel for prizes and learn more about the PNA and our aging in place program, PNA Village (now serving all of Ballard)!
Puget Sound Solar, LLC  Visit the Puget Sound Solar Booth to sign up your home or business for a free solar analysis which will include the costs and rewards.
Rad Power Bikes  Learn about the advantages of electric bikes from local Seattle electric bike company, Rad Power Bikes. Rad Power Bikes is working to promote alternative and smart transportation for Seattle residents. Test ride our three models and experience a fun and sustainable way to travel!
RainWise  RainWise outreach staff and Rain Garden Educators will be on hand to talk with visitors about the RainWise program. Contractors will be available all day long to answer your questions about the rebate program and what you can do on your property. We’ll also provide a map to view additional RainWise installations in the area.
Lacia Lynne Bailey, from Ravenna Ridge Metro Milkers Learn, try out, and practice some basic goat keeping skills.
Renewal by Anderson Renewal By Andersen is the premier replacement division of Andersen Windows. We specialize in providing beautiful custom made windows and doors for your home. We service all of western Washington and provide an excellent start to finish process. Visit our booth to learn all about our energy efficient windows and to sign up for a free in home consultation. And for a limited time, save $300 off every window and $600 off every door plus no down, no interest and no payments for 18 months!
Seattle Electric Bike WOW! 2016: The year of the electric bike! Bosch, Shimano and Yamaha mid-drive–on Xtracycle, Electra, Felt Electric, Haibike, Cube, and Easy Motion–joined other great brands: OHM, Blix, BionX. Learn about the health benefits and technology. Why choose an electric bike? Find out! Best of all, take a test ride today!
 Seattle Farm Co-op  Seattle Farm Co-op supports the urban farming community, food justice, and the sustainable food movement by offering educational outreach and operating a retail outlet that sells high quality, organic, non GMO feed, seed, fertilizers and locally sourced goods at affordable prices. Whether you are raising chickens, goats, or tending a vegetable garden, we have the supplies you need and a supportive community with the knowledge to help you all along the way. Stop by our table to grab some samples and a coupon, sign up for membership, or make a seedball to support local pollinators!
Seattle Green Spaces Coalition  Find out about benefits of public land in your neighborhood. Seattle Green Spaces Coalition will show you where “surplus” city land is located in your neighborhood. You can meet activists who are changing these lands into public spaces.
The Seattle Public Library – Ballard Branch  The Seattle Public Library is headed outdoors! Talk to Library staff for reading ideas or e-book help. Hear about free job search help, movies, teen programs, children’s programs, book groups and more at your library. We’ll get you started on an easy Japanese Kumihimo braid. Or just grab a book, take a seat, and enjoy the scene!
Seattle Summer Parkways  Summer Parkways are free, all-ages events that open up the city’s largest public space – our streets – for you, your family, friends and neighbors to come out, enjoy the sun, have fun, enjoy outdoor activities, discover cool local businesses, delicious restaurants and cafes, and explore more using healthy active transportation to celebrate the spirit & personality of some of Seattle’s amazing local communities.
Sierra Club  Right now, Shell Oil wants to expand its existing refinery to bring six more oil trains a week through Seattle. Learn about the dangers of oil by rail traffic in our community and what YOU can do about it! Sierra Club works to keep the places where we work, live, and play safe!
Skate Like a Girl We will be running Skate Clinics for FREE during the festival, as well as providing boards and protective gear.  All ages and all abilities encouraged!   Be sure to register early — each clinic is limited to ten participants.  Clinic sign ups open at 11am, for Clinics @ 12pm, 1pm & 2pm.  Skate Demonstration @ 3pm.
Smith Brothers Farms  Visit the Smith Brothers Farms booth to learn about our free home delivery service and try a sample of our farm fresh milk. As the milkman to the Puget Sound for over 95 years, Smith Brothers Farms has proudly served our local community for generations. We are a family owned company, delivering farm fresh milk and over 200 high quality local products to neighborhoods and communities across Western Washington.
Solar Washington  Solar Washington is a nonprofit organization connecting you with “all things solar” in Washington. We present bi-monthly General Meetings, the annual Washington State Solar Summit, Solar 101 workshops, and more resources designed to educated all Washingtonians about the uses and benefits of solar. Whether you are considering solar for your home or business, seeking a career in solar, or wanting to learn about legislation in Olympia, Solar Washington provides helpful information to help you navigate the solar energy landscape in Washington State.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Stuffmapper  Learn about Stuffmapper and how we as a community can save millions of items from landfills everywhere! Visit us to sign up for our Beta and chat about the free reusable stuff movement. Participate in our “Dibs Hunt” by downloading the Stuffmapper App and search for nearby reusable items.
 Sunergy Systems – Employee Owned  Does Solar Work For Your Home or Business? Stop by and talk solar with the employee-owners of Sunergy Systems. With 1,200 solar systems installed, trust Sunergy Systems to design and install a system for your home or business. We have been part of the Ballard community since 2005 and longtime Sustainable Ballard supporter.
Trilogy Chiropractic Trilogy is an integrative health and wellness practice providing physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, chinese medicine, nutrition, massage therapy and chiropractic services. We are giving away free exams and consultations, as well as checking body balance and posture! We are also having a raffle to give away 2 one hour massges! Tired of taking ibuprofen? We can help you!
Trinity United Methodist Church  Trinity United Methodist in Ballard acts locally and globally to care for our community and share it with all creatures. Test your recycling/reuse skills with our bean bag toss game! Have your face painting with an environment-friendly theme (for kids and adults)! Learn about our creation care projects!
Waste Management  Waste Management is proud to service the City of Seattle and support their recycling efforts by committing to provide education and outreach services to help create a more sustainable community. At Sustainable Ballard, WM will have our Recycling Education booth, where we will provide free recycle, compost and waste diversion information. For those who want to participate in a recycling challenge, we will also be providing give-away’s made from recycled content!
Waterfront Seattle  Learn about Waterfront Seattle, a multi-year program to rebuild Seattle’s waterfront. The program includes improvements to the sustainability and environment of the waterfront, such as a landscaped promenade extending north-south along the waterfront that manages stormwater and showcases native plants. Don’t forget to take a free photo in our photo booth!
Z-Ultimate Self-Defense  We specialize in personalized martial arts training for men, women, and children of all ages. We will be offering trial Martial Arts and Self Defense training. Our booth will also have a dart board game where people can shoot the darts to win free private lessons.

Exhibitor Registration is NOW CLOSED.  Please contact margaret@sustainableballard.org to get on our mailing list for next year.

Here’s what some of our supporters have to say:

~ “I have exhibited at hundreds of fairs/shows over the years and this event was by far my favorite. I enjoyed the people, the vibe, the other exhibitors and the music. Having the opportunity to be outside on such a beautiful Fall day didn’t hurt either!” – Mark, 2014 Exhibitor

~ ”We thought the Festival was great and we had many  opportunities to talk to neighbors. We plan to  be back next year!” – Martha, Central Ballard Residents Association

~ ”had a great time! well put together and beyond informative ..thank you!” – Mike A, attendee