Capitol Hill Sustainability Walk PDF Print E-mail



Join us Saturday, August 24th for stroll through the Capitol Hill neighborhood! 

MEET // your neighbors and over 8 organizations >> the people working to build a better future

BE INSPIRED // hear from projects leaders, tour guides and each other

TAKE ACTION // green your lifestyle with your new knowledge and swag


Come hear how vision, innovation, green technology and concepts are transforming "The Hill" to make Seattle an incredibly resilient city. The walking tour will include five stops; each will have a speaker sharing how sustainability has been key during the site's developments.

You'll hear of upcoming area changes, the neighborhood's best kept secrets and many sustainable ideas including:

  • an urban edible garden, open to the public
  • one of few designated Eco-District's in the nation
  • solar power for your home
  • green building design and the "world's greenest office building"
  • storm water management
  • how to get your own urban garden space
  • an exciting new street revitalization project giving Melrose Avenue a makeover
  • how to get involved in your community!

Tours will start promptly at 5pm, 5:30pm and 6:00pm and last approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, covering a distance of about 3 miles. A special guest guide will lead each tour and you'll be given a free swag bag at the end of the journey.

Continuing the evening's sustainability theme, you are welcome to join the Seattle Bike-Inan outdoor celebration of sustainable transportation, community and the arts, presented by NW Film ForumVera Project and Sustainable Seattle. This is the location start and end location of the tour. We hope you enjoy the music, local bike vendors and merchants, and a film screening of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, a 1985 comedy classic by Tim Burton. 

Tour Guides

5pm Naomi of Feet First

5:30pm EcoConsumer, Tom Watson, Columnist for The Seattle Times & Environmental Outreach at King County

6pm Gina of Sustainable Capitol Hill


Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your tour to check-in at the Sustainable Seattle booth on the southeast side of Cal Anderson Park where the Seattle Bike-In will be taking place.

Guest Speakers

The Bullitt Center, Capitol Hill Housing (Capitol Hill EcoDistrict and 12th Ave Arts), Department of Neighborhoods (P-Patch Program), Melrose Promenade, NW Film Forum, Seattle University and Solarize Seattle: Central and SE Seattle



Tickets are free. There is limited space, registration is required.




For More

Head here for a tour map or more information on each stop.



Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

No, but please keep in mind the tour is ~3 miles and includes plenty of conversaton.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

We encourage you to walk, ride Metro, and especially bike! Bicycle valet parking is available at Cal Anderson Park as part of the Bike-In, on a first come first served basis.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send questions to Jason Hampton, Event Coordinator, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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