The new date for the Think Outside the Car celebration is Tuesday, January 15. Location is J & P Coffee Company, 5612 California Ave SW. Come celebrate this Neighborhood Matching Fund supported project! Click here for more information.
West Seattle CoolMom and the Think Outside the Car Steering Committee invite you to celebrate our Neighborhood Matching Fund supported project
Think Outside the Car!
West Seattle CoolMom
9140 California Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98136
Monday, December 1, 6:30-8:30PM
Think Outside the Car video
Share hors d’ oeuvres and beverages. Help Celebrate Our Volunteers.
Terri Glaberson, Program Manager
Childcare will be provided. A donation of $2/family would be greatly appreciated. Please indicate how many children you will be bringing.
Please Travel by bike, two feet, mass transit or carpool. Thank you!
Volunteer on November 17 to help educate motorists about car Idling and help promote cleaner air. You can sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BACA82CA64-fauntleroy
Did you know that 10 seconds of idling uses more fuel than turning off the engine and restarting it? And, that an idling vehicle emits 20 times more pollution than one traveling 32 mph?
On Saturday, November 17 Think Outside the Car volunteers will help educate motorists about car idling and hand out friendly take away reminders to turn off the car while waiting for the ferry. The Think Outside the Car project has been building community, reducing carbon emissions, and promoting cleaner air through neighborhood schools and educating parents and students about the effects of car idling. The project has also helped schools start Walking School Buses- which is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults. To find out more information about Walking School buses go here: http://coolmom.org/blog/walking-school-buses-in-west-seattle
Thank you to our sponsors: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, CoolMom, and Safeway
Think Outside the Car-Fauntleroy Ferry Doc and line up
WHEN: Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 11:30 a.m to 4:30pm
WHERE: Fauntleroy Way SW, in the lower Lincoln Park parking lot
(closest to the Fauntleroy Ferry Doc)
When you put Earth Day together with a neighborhood matching grant, you get a whole lot of fun! On Saturday, April 28 from 10 am-2 pm, Westside Elementary School will be the center of the car-free universe in an event designed to get West Seattleites using their bike pedals instead of their gas pedals. The Cascade Bicycle Club will challenge kids to a bike rodeo in which children will get to show off their mad biking skills while learning bicycle safety tips. Children of all ages will have the chance to use the solar-powered Undriving license station where they can get their very own undriver’s license with a promise to try the bus or walk to school. Children will also decorate their bikes and have the opportunity to participate in two parades. Bike Works will be collecting bikes for donation and providing some ‘how tos’ on bike maintenance. Lumpia World and Athenas Food Trucks will be selling their delicious food and Bottlerocket will provide live musical entertainment and serenade our kid parades!
CoolMom will be on hand to showcase their Think Outside the Car project, arriving in West Seattle by bike, walking school bus and mass transit this Spring. Think Outside the Car, funded by a City of Seattle Neighborhood Matching Fund grant, is designed to build community, improve air quality and save West Seattleites money. Festival attendees can learn more about this project from the participating organizations, including CoolMom, Feet First, BikeWorks, the Cascade Bicycle Club, Sustainable West Seattle and Undriving.
West Seattle Cool Moms project, “Think Outside the Car” received King 5 coverage. The Neighborhood Matching Fund awarded $60,000 to this project which seeks to encourage walking school buses and biking to neighborhood schools in West Seattle. Click here to read the article.