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January 2013
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Get RainWise! - Free Workshop!

Up to 100% Rebates for Rain Gardens and Cisterns

January 3, 2013

Ballard Public Library
5614 22nd Ave NW
What time? 
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
For more information, contact

  • Find out about RainWise Rebates - a City of Seattle program that will pay up to 100% rebate for rain gardens and cisterns on your property. Visit to find out if you are eligible.
  • Learn how rain gardens and cisterns help manage storm water and protect Puget Sound.
  • Hear from property owners who have already taken advantage of this great program!
  • Meet RainWise-trained contractors who can create beautiful rain gardens and cistern installations and walk you through the whole process.
  • See a variety of examples of RainWise installations.
  • Get your questions answered! RainWise might even be able to help you with a wet basement.

Register Here

Ballard District Council - Jan 2013

Always Open to the Public!

January 9, 2013

Ballard Public Library
5614 22nd Ave NW
What time? 
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
For more information, contact 
Rob Mattson at 684-4051 or

To view the agenda go to

Go Solar - Free Greenwood Workshop

Put Sunshine in Your Wallet

January 16, 2013

Greenwood Library
8016 Greenwood Ave N
What time? 
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
For more information, contact

Go Solar Makes Dollars and Sense
and a community-based solar program is in Seattle Northwest neighborhoods now!


Program benefits include:

  • Bulk buying power
  • Free site assessment
  • Free educational workshops
  • Start enjoying nation’s best state incentives before the program sunsets
  • Beat the deadline on sales tax exemptions
  • Support local economy
  • Support Sustainable Ballard

Participation is easy, just click REGISTER FOR THE PROGRAM and get started.

  1. Attend a Workshop
  2. Schedule for a free site assessment
  3. Enjoy bulk-purchasing power and sign a contract
  4. Start saving on your electric bills
  5. Tell your neighbors and friends about the program

Put Sunshine In Your Wallet!

Go Solar Seattle Northwest is brought to you by Community Energy Solutions, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to bring clean energy solutions to Main Street, in collaboration with Sustainable Ballard. The solar installer is Ballard- based Sunergy Systems. We are focusing in zip code 98103, 98107, and 98117.

Take advantage of this limited time program.

Ballard Community Taskforce on Homelessness and Hunger - Jan 2013

A monthly forum at the Ballard Swedish Medical Center

January 24, 2013

Swedish Hospital Ballard, Cafeteria Conference Room
5350 Tallman Avenue Northwest
What time? 
6:00pm - 8:00pm
For more information, contact 

To view the website go to

This forum is an open discussion place for any person concerned with homelessness and hunger in Ballard. All persons are welcome to the table and encouraged to participate in the conversation. The meeting adheres to a preset agenda and is led by an agreed upon chair who manages the discussion according to the timetable. Members of the taskforce reserve the right to change this format upon majority vote as necessary.

Mission of the Taskforce: The BCTHH works to end homelessness and hunger in the Ballard community by providing a forum for service providers, community advocates and governmental agencies to share information, capitalize on their collective resources and coordinate efforts. We will work as advocates of change and partners of compassion toward a just and supportive community.

  1. Encourage local residents and community organizations to work with community members who face homeless and/or hunger.
  2. Support and partner with non-profit, religious, government, for-profit and community groups who provide programs and resources for vulnerable residents in our community.
  3. Mobilize resources within and outside Ballard to provide adequate food, shelter and supportive services for all residents of Ballard.
  4. Provide a venue for honest, open discussion of the challenges faced by homeless residents and the groups that serve them, including ways to meet those challenges successfully.
  5. Link individuals with unique challenges with organizations that provide relevant specialized services.

Free Emergency First Aid Training

Bolster your first aid know how with the Ballard Prepares Team in this free training!

January 26, 2013

Crown Hill Center
9250 14th AVE NW Seattle 98117
What time? 
9:00AM - 2:00PM
For more information, contact 
Ballard Prepares

The Ballard Prepares team, a committee of the Ballard District Council, with the funding of a Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Small and Simple grant, is offering free emergency first aid training to 90 people in the greater Ballard area (living and/or working). Our objective is to have 90 additional people who live or work in our community trained to be able to respond in an emergency. The course requires two online components to be completed before the one time - in person training - on January 26th from 9am-2pm. The online components includes first aid, CPR, blood-borne pathogens, and the in class component will include CPR and the use of AEDs. Lunch is provided.

The course is a two-step process
Step one is completing the self-paced online course, which you can start and stop as often as you like. You can access it anywhere with internet access.
Step two is the practical skills session, where you will learn how to apply everything you learned online.

Please email Ballard Prepares for a registration form. The first 90 people will receive directions to log into the online training course.

In exchange for this opportunity, we ask that you make a commitment of being available to respond in your community in emergencies.

North Beach Park Planting Party

with Groundswell NW

January 26, 2013

North Beach Park
90th St. and 24th Ave
What time? 
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
For more information, contact 
Luke McGuff at

Welcome the new year at North Beach Park with a planting party. Swansons Nursery has generously donated about 100 native plants to help restore diversity, habitat, and food sources for birds and other wildlife.

We'll meet at the main entrance to North Beach Park, 90th St. and 24th Ave., and work from 9 a.m. to noon. We'll provide tools, gloves, and guidance. Please wear muck boots and weather-appropriate layers that can get dirty. All ages welcome, but children must be under the supervision of their parent. Parking is available north and east of the park entrance. Please register online at

Further information about trees for Salmon is at Contact Luke McGuff at if you have any questions.

Solarize NW Seattle - Phinney Ridge workshop

January 26, 2013

Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N
What time? 
10:00 am - 11:30 am
For more information, contact 
Alex Sawyer @ (206) 457-5403

Join us to learn about the Solarize program, PV technology, financing and incentives, and more! Workshop attendees will be on the fast track to a free site assessment and discounted solar pricing from Puget Sound Solar and Artisan Electric.

Workshops are free and open to the public. If you have not yet done so, please register online at

We'll see you there!