EcoDistrict Update – May
Hello EcoDistrict supporters, enthusiasts and friends!
We have some exciting news to share! Thanks to the vision, hard work and support of a whole lot of people, Community Solar is now a reality on Capitol Hill – and, as of this week, fully SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone who participated and made this exciting development possible.
Check out the rest of our updates below to learn about the exciting things happening in our neighborhood and see how you can take action to promote a sustainable and equitable community. Thank you for your ongoing interest and support.
Community Solar – Capitol Hill is SOLD OUT! Participants, including our EcoDistrict Solar Sponsors, will be receiving credits back on their utility bills from the energy produced. In 2020, the system will then be donated to Capitol Hill Housing to continue to support affordable housing in the neighborhood. Thanks to everyone who supported the project! (And stay tuned for a Community Solar celebration event happening this summer!)
May is Bike Month! And there is a LOT going on. Check out all the events coming up, especially Bike to Work Day on May 15th! See below for more information.
Reflections on Earth Day On Capitol Hill we celebrated Earth Day at a Climate Action Festival hosted at Seattle Central College. Didn’t get to make it? Catch a recap of the event here.
THURSDAY MAY 15th: Bike to Work Day!
We’ll be celebrating all of our awesome bike commuters with a Bike to Work Station co-hosted with Sustainable Capitol Hill at 12th and Pine in Capitol Hill. Bike on by between 7-9 am for some tasty treats and fun activities! Check out all the stations here.
THURSDAY MAY 28th: Capitol Hill Community Council Meeting: Pedestrian Streets
This month’s Capitol Hill Community Council meeting will be an opportunity to learn about and share your opinions on the idea of creating temporary pedestrian street(s) in Pike/Pine. More information coming soon! 6:30pm, Pike/Pine Room, 12th Ave Arts Building (1620 12th Ave)
In The News:
- Affordable solar power–no roof required, NW Asian Weekly
- Seattle, Sacramento Solar Energy Plans Point to a Sun-Sharing Future, Next City
- CHS Pics – Earth Day, CHS Blog
- Solar for the People, Shelterforce Blog
- Deal to Develop Capitol Hill Station Moves Forward, CHS Blog
- How Pike/Pine can copy Portland’s nightlife pedestrian-only zone, CHS Blog