Did you know that the city of Seattle’s plastic bag ban goes into effect on July 1st? This is great news for the Puget Sound and sea animals of all varieties. Plastic bags tend to end up in the ocean, where they can be mistaken for jellyfish and other food by turtles, sea lions, whales and birds. *Also, plastic bags are made of petroleum products and natural gas and thus are another way we are using up our petroleum resources.
However, if you go grocery shopping in the rain (and we all do!), paper bags can be a pain. So dig out that collection of reusable tote bags and get them ready for action. While you’re at it, donate a few to the clients at FamilyWorks food bank.
CoolMom, a group of moms working together to save the planet, is hosting a reusable tote bag drive at four locations now through June 15th. You can find donation bins for new or used tote bags at the Phinney Neighborhood Center (Blue Building), John Stanford International School, TOPS School, and Bagley Elementary. The CoolMoms will wash all donated bags and deliver them to FamilyWorks, where your generosity will be greatly appreciated!
Questions? Please contact Kimberly.
*Other facts about plastic bags can be found here on our website.
The CoolMom and Sustainable West Seattle online Auction is live. Bidding has begun and will resume at our May 19th event. Don't forget to RSVP and Purchase your tickets here. See details below.
A Sampling of our Silent Auction items,
- a year's worth of Organic Valley product
- One of a Kind Encaustic Art
- Alki Kayak Tours
- Cedar Grove Compost and Tomato Starts
To bid go here to our online auction.
The Eby Family
4106 SW Findlay Street, Seattle 98136
Saturday, May 19th, 2 to 5 PM
Meet our CoolMom & SWS community and enjoy hors d' oeuvres, afternoon libations, and live music. Show your support through silent and live auction bidding, 50/50 raffle and direct donation.
RSVP & TICKET PURCHASE
Buy your tickets here
Please show your support and volunteer at our event. There are many volunteer opportunities to choose from here. Volunteers will receive a free CoolMom T-shirt and a free raffle ticket.
Hope to see you there!
Climate Reality Project Chairman and Founder, former Vice President Al Gore, has personally trained more than 3,000 people to deliver a multimedia presentation based on the Climate Reality Project worldwide event, 24 Hours of Reality. This is a powerful story about how climate change is affecting us now and what we can do to solve it.
Join CoolMom and Sustainable West Seattle at our Tea Fundraiser in celebration of our two non-profits sharing common values of building healthy families and sustainable communities.
Silent Auction Highlight
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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
CoolMom is grateful for all those who gave big on May 2nd. We were able to surpass our goal of $2000 which will support our Think Outside the Car project and help start Walking School Buses, Bike Programs and No-Idle Campaigns in Elementary Schools.
CoolMom was also the recipient of a Golden Ticket thanks to the donation by Kirsten A. of West Seattle! We are thankful for the support of our membership and others that gaveBIG to CoolMom on May 2nd. What an inspiring community we have! A special thanks to the Seattle Foundation and all the GiveBIG sponsors! And a huge thank you to all the Seattle Foundation Staff for all your hard work!
To see the full giveBIG story go here.
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS!