Community & Social Issues

“Being a neighbor is a skill like any other, and it’s a skill we’ve increasingly lost as we’ve turned into hyperindividuals… The big question for this century may turn out to be how fast we can relearn the skill of neighborliness.” ~ Bill McKibben

One goal of Sustainable Ballard is to strengthen our community by creating opportunities for meaningful and joyful connections within and across the community, where people can engage, enjoy, support and enrich each other, and create positive change together – in our own lives and in our community.

From knitting for the homeless, to putting a little free library on your street; from participating in a task force on homelessness and hunger, to sharing resources, to preparing our community for emergencies, we have projects for building community and supporting our neighbors … We invite you to explore and participate in any or all!


Sustainable Ballard Social


Ballard Knitters for the Homeless


Little Free Libraries


Book and DVD Lending Library

Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Ballard Prepares


Ballard Taskforce on Homelessness & Hunger