Thanks to the work of Sustainable NE Seattle members, North Seattle Friends Church, and funds from CleanScapes Waste Reduction Rewards program, NE Seattle will be welcoming the NE Seattle Tool Library to our area! As part of the CleanScapes 2010-2011 Waste Reduction Rewards program, the Tuesday North collection area (which includes a portion of Wedgwood) won $50,000 for a community project(s). The new NE Seattle Tool Library has been notified that they are 1 of potentially a couple projects that will receive funding through this grant.
According to the NE Seattle Tool Library blog, the President and CEO of CleanScapes, Chris Grant, wrote of the tool library, “What a great model showing that borrowing and sharing can reduce waste and strengthen a community. The Tool Library will benefit both the surrounding neighborhood as well as the region and we are proud to support this new community resource.”
The funds received through the grant will largely go to refurbishing an outbuilding adjacent to the North Seattle Friends Church to host the new tool library. The new tool library will be located at 2415 NE 80th St, near University Prep, Picardo P-Patch, and Dahl Field. Tool donations and advance annual memberships are currently being accepted. The tool library is expected to officially open in September. Tool donations can be made at this coming weekend’s Planet:HOME festival on Saturday, July 21st at the Hunter Farm Gathering Place.