Events

Oct
11
Tue
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Knitting community and warmers for the homeless!

knitting 2Learn to knit or learn new knitting skills!  If you have yarn and needles, please bring some for yourself and some to share.  No prior experience necessary!

Jody Grage is leading this group to knit simple hats and scarves for community members who do not have a warm home.  Jody will teach easy, pretty patterns and walk you through your project.  Repeats every second Tuesday, same time and place.

RainWise 101 Workshop
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Learn about how rain gardens and cisterns help manage storm water, hear from delighted RainWise homeowners and get inspired by slides of their yards, meet trained RainWise contractors who can offer a free consultation, learn about big rebates from SPU and King County (up to 100% of the total cost), and get set to take the next step.

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Details

Date:  October 11, 2016
Time:  7:00pm – 8:30pm
Website:  700milliongallons.org

Organizer – Sustainable Ballard
Phone:  206-701-7000
To Register:  sustainableballard.org/register
Venue – Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N, 98103

Oct
14
Fri
NWEI EcoChallenge
Oct 14 – Oct 28 all-day

If you’re looking to live more sustainably and make a difference, the NW Earth Institute’s EcoChallenge is a fun step toward a lower impact lifestyle. And Sustainable Ballard has a team!  Register today and join your neighbors who are taking action on behalf of the Earth!

What is the EcoChallenge? Every October, NWEI challenges you to choose one action to reduce your impact and stick with it for two weeks. You pick a category — water, trash, energy, food, people with ec logotransportation or civic engagement — and set a goal that stretches your comfort zone and makes a difference for you and the planet.

Why take the EcoChallenge? The EcoChallenge is an opportunity to change your life for good. Common wisdom says it takes two weeks to change a habit: if you can stick with a new behavior for 14 days in a row, you’re a lot more likely to keep it up forever. EcoChallengers share their progress online and earn points for succeeding. The combination of collective inspiration, camaraderie and friendly competition makes change a little easier — and a lot more fun.

Choose your EcoChallenge: Kristi saved water and money by taking shorter showers. Carter challenged his 6th grade class to eat vegetarian for two weeks. Kelly cut her family’s trash by 80%.  Bradford parked his car for two weeks.  Margaret pledged to form a Sustainable Ballard discussion group around the NWEI course “Voluntary Simplicity”.  What will your EcoChallenge be?

Oct
20
Thu
Ballard Monthly Tool Library Meeting
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Ballard Tool Library Planning Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 20, 5:30pm at Ballard Coffee Works, 2060 NW Market Street.
Join us for updates on the Ballard Tool Library and how you can be a part of making this dream a reality.  Contact Anna if you have questions.
Nov
8
Tue
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Knitting community and warmers for the homeless!

knitting 2Learn to knit or learn new knitting skills!  If you have yarn and needles, please bring some for yourself and some to share.  No prior experience necessary!

Jody Grage is leading this group to knit simple hats and scarves for community members who do not have a warm home.  Jody will teach easy, pretty patterns and walk you through your project.  Repeats every second Tuesday, same time and place.

Nov
20
Sun
Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard Presents “No Impact Man”
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

What does it really take to live eco-effectively?  For one year, Colin Beavan swore off plastic No Impact Manand toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride.  Together they attempted to make zero impact on the environment while living right in the heart of Manhattan, and this is the sensational, funny, and consciousness-raising story of how they did it.  With No Impact Man, Beavan found that no-impact living is worthwhile –- and richer, fuller, and more satisfying in the bargain.

Please join Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard for a screening of “No Impact Man” on Sunday, November 20th @ 5:30pm at Royal Drummer Cafe.  We invite you to arrive early to enjoy Happy Hour pricing of 25% off all items on Royal Drummer’s regular menu.

Following the film we will be joined by Cecile Andrews, author of Living Room Revolution and Less Is More, Slow Is Beautiful, Circle of Simplicity.  

Dec
11
Sun
Holiday Party & Barter Fair
Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sustainable Ballard is hosting a community holiday barter and celebration on Sunday, December 11 from 4 to 7pm.   This event brings together the community, encourages creativity and sharing, creates friendships and offers people a relaxing and enjoyable alternative to the more commercial holiday gift buying experience.

There will be food, drinks and music!

What could you make for the barter fair and holiday party?  Do you make jam? chocolates? pies?  cheese?  beer?  Do you make jewelry? do you knit?  Does your pig find truffles in the forest?  Can you walk a neighbor’s dog?  House sit?  Baby sit?  would you teach fiddling?  or cooking?  Any of these and other things and services like it would be great to trade at the Barter Fair!

barter fair 2013In past years, barter items have included:

  • hand-made scarves, jewelry and pottery
  • home-grown or foraged produce
  • home-made jams, truffles, dried fruit, granola, beer and other delectable goodies
  • services such as dog-walking, tax assistance, home-sitting, massage and more

Please join us!

Dec
13
Tue
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Knitting community and warmers for the homeless!

knitting 2Learn to knit or learn new knitting skills!  If you have yarn and needles, please bring some for yourself and some to share.  No prior experience necessary!

Jody Grage is leading this group to knit simple hats and scarves for community members who do not have a warm home.  Jody will teach easy, pretty patterns and walk you through your project.  Repeats every second Tuesday, same time and place.

Jan
10
Tue
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Knitting community and warmers for the homeless!

knitting 2Learn to knit or learn new knitting skills!  If you have yarn and needles, please bring some for yourself and some to share.  No prior experience necessary!

Jody Grage is leading this group to knit simple hats and scarves for community members who do not have a warm home.  Jody will teach easy, pretty patterns and walk you through your project.  Repeats every second Tuesday, same time and place.

Feb
14
Tue
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Knitting community and warmers for the homeless!

knitting 2Learn to knit or learn new knitting skills!  If you have yarn and needles, please bring some for yourself and some to share.  No prior experience necessary!

Jody Grage is leading this group to knit simple hats and scarves for community members who do not have a warm home.  Jody will teach easy, pretty patterns and walk you through your project.  Repeats every second Tuesday, same time and place.