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Events

Jul
11
Sat
Plastic Free EcoChallenge – July 2020
Jul 11 all-day

When: July 1-31, 2020
Organizer: EcoChallenge ~ Plastic Free EcoChallenge
Register: plasticfree.ecochallenge.org (select Sustainable Ballard as your team)

We’re done with plastic. How about you?

Reducing plastic use and plastic pollution is as important today as it ever was. These challenges present the opportunity for creativity and innovation, with that spirit of creation and adventure.

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 requires that we adapt to changing regulations and the changing availability of plastic free alternatives in order to prioritize public health and the safety of our communities and loved ones.

Alongside thousands of people around the world, we are breaking up with the stuff that doesn’t break down. Join us for EcoChallenge.org’s global Plastic Free EcoChallenge! We will collectively strive to live as #PlasticFree as possible.

Registration is open! So come on in, have a look around, select the actions you’d like to commit to, and invite everyone you know who’s ready to get on this bandwagon with us.

Sustainable Ballard UnFestival
Jul 11 all-day

Given the uncertainty of large group gatherings in Seattle for the foreseeable future, we created a virtual festival to replace our annual live festival in 2020.

Starting June 2020 and running through Nov 2020, the virtual festival will feature a variety of online workshops, masterclasses, discussions, movies, games, contests and challenges via Zoom/Facebook/Instagram live/Twitter. We will introduce a theme for each month and work with our sponsors, project leads and this community to develop rich and engaging programming that highlights the sustainability issues we all care about.

Some of our activities will be free thanks to business sponsorships or the efforts of community members. Some will be offered for a suggested donation to cover costs and help us cover our annual expenses.

We are offering a season pass for those who can afford it ($100 members, $150 general public) that covers your donation for all UnFestival activities. There will be many! Every month will include a movie, multiple learning opportunities, and a game, contest or challenge with prizes! All educational events will be recorded and available for viewing at any time on a private YouTube channel for Season Pass holders.

Donations and sponsorship from our annual Sustainable Ballard live Festival make up about 40% of our net annual income. With the help of Sustainable Ballard Board Members, Project Leads, community members and local business sponsors we hope to raise $15,0000 in 2020 through the UnFestival. Will you support us?

Email sponsor@sustainableballard.org if you’d like to get your business involved.

Jul
12
Sun
Plastic Free EcoChallenge – July 2020
Jul 12 all-day

When: July 1-31, 2020
Organizer: EcoChallenge ~ Plastic Free EcoChallenge
Register: plasticfree.ecochallenge.org (select Sustainable Ballard as your team)

We’re done with plastic. How about you?

Reducing plastic use and plastic pollution is as important today as it ever was. These challenges present the opportunity for creativity and innovation, with that spirit of creation and adventure.

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 requires that we adapt to changing regulations and the changing availability of plastic free alternatives in order to prioritize public health and the safety of our communities and loved ones.

Alongside thousands of people around the world, we are breaking up with the stuff that doesn’t break down. Join us for EcoChallenge.org’s global Plastic Free EcoChallenge! We will collectively strive to live as #PlasticFree as possible.

Registration is open! So come on in, have a look around, select the actions you’d like to commit to, and invite everyone you know who’s ready to get on this bandwagon with us.

Sustainable Ballard UnFestival
Jul 12 all-day

Given the uncertainty of large group gatherings in Seattle for the foreseeable future, we created a virtual festival to replace our annual live festival in 2020.

Starting June 2020 and running through Nov 2020, the virtual festival will feature a variety of online workshops, masterclasses, discussions, movies, games, contests and challenges via Zoom/Facebook/Instagram live/Twitter. We will introduce a theme for each month and work with our sponsors, project leads and this community to develop rich and engaging programming that highlights the sustainability issues we all care about.

Some of our activities will be free thanks to business sponsorships or the efforts of community members. Some will be offered for a suggested donation to cover costs and help us cover our annual expenses.

We are offering a season pass for those who can afford it ($100 members, $150 general public) that covers your donation for all UnFestival activities. There will be many! Every month will include a movie, multiple learning opportunities, and a game, contest or challenge with prizes! All educational events will be recorded and available for viewing at any time on a private YouTube channel for Season Pass holders.

Donations and sponsorship from our annual Sustainable Ballard live Festival make up about 40% of our net annual income. With the help of Sustainable Ballard Board Members, Project Leads, community members and local business sponsors we hope to raise $15,0000 in 2020 through the UnFestival. Will you support us?

Email sponsor@sustainableballard.org if you’d like to get your business involved.

Ballard Tool Library – Open for Appointments Only
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Appointments:
Given Governor Inslee’s stay home order, the Ballard Tool Library is now open by appointment only. For updates on the schedule please read our latest post

Please email manager@ballardtoollibrary.org to arrange an appointment.

Preferred Time Windows for Appointments:
Monday    –  9am to 12 noon
Tuesday   –  9am to 12 noon
Wednesday –  7am to 3pm
Thursday  –  7am to 3pm
Friday    –  7am to 3pm
Saturday  –  8am to 1pm
Sunday    –  9am to 12 noon

If this doesn’t work for your schedule, we can schedule an appointment at a convenient time for you. We are flexible. Arrange an appointment by emailing or texting Kim at manager@ballardtoollibrary.org.

There is no one manning the Tool Library during Phase 1 of our re-opening. We schedule an appointment day and time that works for you, when your appointment is confirmed, Kim, the Tool Library Manager, will meet you at that time and open the Library. Appointment slots are for one member only.

If you are new to Sustainable Ballard and prefer to come into the Library to sign up for a membership, you should allow extra time. If you are a Sustainable Ballard member, but have not used the Tool Library before, you will create a Library login, receive a copy of our Tool Use Policy, sign a waiver and provide ID.

We have a sale shelf of low priced tools which are overstocked at the Library. We also appreciate donations and will provide you a tax receipt for your records.

Ballard Farmers Market Gleaning
Jul 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The generous farmers at the Ballard Sunday Farmers Market donate fresh produce for our hungry neighbors. Our Market Gleaning project is looking for volunteers to help collect the produce from these generous farmers every Sunday for delivery to the Ballard Food Bank. If you are interested in helping with the gleaning project on Sundays, 1:30pm, contact Jill. We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to sign up each week (in addition to a lead). As always, you can sign up on the Gleaning Google Spreadsheet.

The Ballard Alliance put together a program called Farm it Forward, which allows people to donate funds for procuring produce from farmers market venders to then donate to the food bank. We are now assisting with the Farm it Forward program to collect food for the food bank, rather than our traditional gleaning. To donate visit the Ballard Alliance Website.

 

Ballard Sunday Dinner
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Ballard Sunday Dinner is a neighborhood effort organized by five area churches (Ballard First LutheranOur Redeemer’s LutheranSt. Paul’s United Church of ChristAmazing Grace Spiritual CenterNorthwest Christian Church) and Sustainable Ballard.

casseroleBallard Sunday Dinner provides a hot, wholesome meal every Sunday evening from 5pm to 6pm in the fellowship hall (lower level) at Ballard First Lutheran Church (2006 NW 65th St). 

Sustainable Ballard participates in this program by providing volunteers to supplement and work with the volunteers from the churches.  The second Sunday of each month, the lead church is Amazing Grace Spiritual Center.  Volunteer shifts vary in length, with the first shifts starting about 2pm and the last shifts ending about 7:30pm.

To learn more about how you can help, contact Camilla.

Jul
13
Mon
Plastic Free EcoChallenge – July 2020
Jul 13 all-day

When: July 1-31, 2020
Organizer: EcoChallenge ~ Plastic Free EcoChallenge
Register: plasticfree.ecochallenge.org (select Sustainable Ballard as your team)

We’re done with plastic. How about you?

Reducing plastic use and plastic pollution is as important today as it ever was. These challenges present the opportunity for creativity and innovation, with that spirit of creation and adventure.

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 requires that we adapt to changing regulations and the changing availability of plastic free alternatives in order to prioritize public health and the safety of our communities and loved ones.

Alongside thousands of people around the world, we are breaking up with the stuff that doesn’t break down. Join us for EcoChallenge.org’s global Plastic Free EcoChallenge! We will collectively strive to live as #PlasticFree as possible.

Registration is open! So come on in, have a look around, select the actions you’d like to commit to, and invite everyone you know who’s ready to get on this bandwagon with us.

Sustainable Ballard UnFestival
Jul 13 all-day

Given the uncertainty of large group gatherings in Seattle for the foreseeable future, we created a virtual festival to replace our annual live festival in 2020.

Starting June 2020 and running through Nov 2020, the virtual festival will feature a variety of online workshops, masterclasses, discussions, movies, games, contests and challenges via Zoom/Facebook/Instagram live/Twitter. We will introduce a theme for each month and work with our sponsors, project leads and this community to develop rich and engaging programming that highlights the sustainability issues we all care about.

Some of our activities will be free thanks to business sponsorships or the efforts of community members. Some will be offered for a suggested donation to cover costs and help us cover our annual expenses.

We are offering a season pass for those who can afford it ($100 members, $150 general public) that covers your donation for all UnFestival activities. There will be many! Every month will include a movie, multiple learning opportunities, and a game, contest or challenge with prizes! All educational events will be recorded and available for viewing at any time on a private YouTube channel for Season Pass holders.

Donations and sponsorship from our annual Sustainable Ballard live Festival make up about 40% of our net annual income. With the help of Sustainable Ballard Board Members, Project Leads, community members and local business sponsors we hope to raise $15,0000 in 2020 through the UnFestival. Will you support us?

Email sponsor@sustainableballard.org if you’d like to get your business involved.

Ballard Tool Library – Open for Appointments Only
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Appointments:
Given Governor Inslee’s stay home order, the Ballard Tool Library is now open by appointment only. For updates on the schedule please read our latest post

Please email manager@ballardtoollibrary.org to arrange an appointment.

Preferred Time Windows for Appointments:
Monday    –  9am to 12 noon
Tuesday   –  9am to 12 noon
Wednesday –  7am to 3pm
Thursday  –  7am to 3pm
Friday    –  7am to 3pm
Saturday  –  8am to 1pm
Sunday    –  9am to 12 noon

If this doesn’t work for your schedule, we can schedule an appointment at a convenient time for you. We are flexible. Arrange an appointment by emailing or texting Kim at manager@ballardtoollibrary.org.

There is no one manning the Tool Library during Phase 1 of our re-opening. We schedule an appointment day and time that works for you, when your appointment is confirmed, Kim, the Tool Library Manager, will meet you at that time and open the Library. Appointment slots are for one member only.

If you are new to Sustainable Ballard and prefer to come into the Library to sign up for a membership, you should allow extra time. If you are a Sustainable Ballard member, but have not used the Tool Library before, you will create a Library login, receive a copy of our Tool Use Policy, sign a waiver and provide ID.

We have a sale shelf of low priced tools which are overstocked at the Library. We also appreciate donations and will provide you a tax receipt for your records.