Sustainable Queen Anne’s primary focus in 2013 is helping with the Queen Anne Greenway Project. The first big event – and we need your help! – is an evening assessment of the public stairs in Queen Anne. The goal of this assessment is to determine areas that are not adequately lit as well as areas in disrepair or in overgrown condition. There are some areas that are, quite frankly, not great. And these public stairs are a treasured part of our neighborhood and a vital part of traverses to buses, schools or stores.
Please come be part of a small team as we do the Queen Anne Greenways Stairway Audit Walk. The group will use the audit results to present our neighborhood’s needs to the Seattle Department of Transportation, to ensure safe routes all over the neighborhood.
We will divide up the neighborhood in sections and you can select a starting point near your home. It will be fun and a great way to meet your neighbors.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 9th, 6:30pm to 8:30 or 9:00pm
WHERE: Various start points around Queen Anne (your choice, map TBD based on RSVPs)
QA Coal Hard Truth Forum
Hosted by: Earth Ministry, Sustainable Queen Anne and Sierra Club
What are the risks if the largest coal company in the world - Peabody Coal - is allowed to transport up to 48 million tons of coal through Seattle on rail to send to Asia?
Photo taken looking northwest from NW 57th St. overpass after
train has crossed Locks in Ballard
What: Coal Hard Truth Forum cohosted by Sustainable Queen Anne in July 2012.
Shine on Seattle
Sustainable Queen Anne was a sponsor of
SHINE ON SEATTLE OCT 9
Sustainable Queen Anne was proud to be a sponsor of Shine On Seattle, a community-led project that connected renewable energy opportunities to Seattle schools. As part of this project, we assisted Shine On Seattle’s founder, Elta Ratliff, in hosting a community bike ride to raise money for the purchase of shares in Seattle City Light’s Community Solar Project on behalf of local schools. The ride went from Gas Works Park to Magnuson Park on the Burke Gilman Trail on Sunday, October 9th, 2011. Ride participants could support their own school or choose a school. Energy credits generated by each school’s shares will be applied to that school’s Seattle City Light bills. Every school with a Seattle City Light account could be nominated to benefit from proceeds of the bike ride. In addition to fundraising, this family bike ride helped raise awareness of the city’s renewable energy programs, support construction of the Community Solar Project, and taught students and their families about integrating solar energy into daily life. It also served to strengthen community ties across our neighborhoods. www.shineonseattle.org
Queen Anne Community Survey
Survey results: click here
Sustainable Queen Anne conducted a community survey in order to gain a better understanding of your views of the Queen Anne neighborhood. Our goal is to use the results to understand community interests and opinions and create actionable projects and workshops in our neighborhood
Major thanks to the survey team for formulating and implementing the survey and producing the survey results report!
Solarize Queen Anne
Solarize Queen Anne: big success!
Solarize Queen Anne was a neighborhood effort designed to
bring solar energy to Queen Anne homes (including multifamily buildings),
wherein interested neighbors came together to enjoy significant savings
through the bulk purchase of solar electric panels.
The project resulted in 31 new solar installations in Queen Anne. Previously there had been 6 in the neighborhood.
Benefits of the program included creation
of local green jobs, reduction of your utility bill, and reduction of carbon
emissions. This project was intended to follow the successes of a similar model implemented in Portland last year,
which has so far quadrupled Portland's residential solar installations and
helped to bring down solar prices throughout Oregon.
Other neighborhoods in Seattle are replicating the project, using Sustainable Queen Anne's model: Magnolia and NE Seattle.