Sustainable Ballard Festival is a festival like no other. Eclectic, artsy, earthy, urban and committed to a better future… you will find all this and more at the 13th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival. When you join this group of Ballard neighbors on Aug 27th at Ballard Commons Park, you will encounter creativity, passion and community while learning about daily practices and big steps toward more sustainable living. As always, the Sustainable Ballard festival is FREE to the public and perfect for families.
In a time of uncertainty about our nation’s leadership, People Power has been chosen as this year’s festival theme as a reminder of what is still possible locally and as a model for all communities. Eclectic, artsy, earthy, urban and committed to a better future…you’ll find all this and more. You’ll encounter creativity, passion and community while learning about daily practices and big steps toward more sustainable living.
There will be a creation station for bubblewands, musical instruments, and bottlecap flowers. Find skateboard lessons in the skatebowl, a family bike expo on the street, goats and chickens in the urban farm zone, live music on the solar powered stage, and birdhouse building with festival sponsor Built Green. Local businesses offer games, activities and prizes with a green twist. There will be food carts, of course, and a Tea Garden presented by Miro Tea, a fundraiser for the festival featuring local desserts and unlimited tea sampling for a $5 donation.
The festival is an opportunity to become more connected with the community and to participate in activities, learn new skills, gather information, and explore ideas. When we engage, we become part of creating a thriving community and sustainable lifestyle.
About Sustainable Ballard
Sustainable Ballard formed in 2003 to live more sustainably both individually and as a community. The goal of the group is to help prepare individuals and the community to sustain and thrive in a post-peak-oil future, by supporting and inspiring each other to build a healthy and joyful life that is environmentally, socially and personally sustainable.
The key ingredients to sustainability are: getting connected with neighbors to strengthen the social fabric of the community; getting educated on sustainability related matters; learning new skills; building a local food supply and a local economy; and sharing resources.
The first neighborhood sustainability group in Seattle and a founding organization of SCALLOPS (Sustainable Communities All Over Puget Sound), Sustainable Ballard has gained local, national and international recognition for a grassroots approach to community action addressing climate change.
Sustainable Ballard is a blueprint for Everytown, USA; one that educates, inspires, and engages neighbors to take action to live more sustainably both individually and collectively. The vision is an inclusive, joyful, sustainable community, co-creating a world for this and future generations where eco-systems are healthy and peace is inevitable.
2018 Sustainable Ballard Festival
The Sustainable Ballard Festival is a fantastically fun opportunity to learn together, get inspired, and discover new ways to live more lightly on the earth.
When: September 22, 11am-4pm
Where: Ballard Commons Park, 5701 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107.
- Learning about daily practices and big steps toward more sustainable living.
- This year’s theme is “Find Your Path” focusing on the many ways that neighbors are connecting to improve the community. Explore ways to FIND YOUR PATH in the community.
- Visit local sustainable businesses and non-profits, catch some local buskers, sample tasty tea, coffee & sweets in the Tea Garden.
- Built Green is our Festival Sponsor again this year — find out how your home scores on the Built Green checklist!
- Columbia Bank is our Theme Sponsor — have you visited their new NeighborHub?
- Many of your favorites will be back, plus more new activities, workshops, and hands-on games than ever before.
- Enter to win prizes, learn new ways to lower your carbon footprint, help make fresh cider and meet farm animals.