Sustainable Capitol Hill is a network of neighbors, businesses and community groups dedicated to making Capitol Hill a sustainable community and a vital neighborhood - one with strong connections between people, place and the local ecosystem.

We host monthly events  for folks to meet neighbors, learn a skill, and become just a bit more sustainable along the way.  We are also currently heading two main projects: The Capitol Hill Tool Library and the Fruit Gleaning project.

The Capitol Hill Tool Library is similar to a book library, but will loan tools instead of books. Imagine borrowing a food dehydrator, a ladder, a fishing rod, much like you would borrow a book from SPL. Imagine learning how to fix your broken toaster, building a worm bin, preserving your summer bounty. Enjoy a local community of knowledgeable fixers, tool lending, and workshops at the new Capitol Hill Tool Library. The CHTL is due to open in the Fall of 2015.

We are also heading a Fruit Gleaning project. Capitol Hill is home to many fruit trees that are not always fully harvested by their owners. Sustainable Capitol Hill is partnering with these owners to harvest the fruit that would otherwise go to waste, while creating a mess on the sidewalk. This fruit is donated to food banks in the area, to help provide fresh produce for the food insecure.

Find out more:

Sustainable Capitol Hill
admin@sustainablecapitolhill.org

Capitol Hill Tool Library
toollibrary@sustainablecapitolhill.org

Facebook: Sustainable Capitol Hill
Twitter: @sustcaphill

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Recent Meetups

  • 6h ago · 4:00 PM

    Pick Plums

    2 Sustainabilites

    We've got an Iltalian plum tree bursting with fruit that wants to be picked. Come help us. You can take some home, the rest goes to the food bank. I'll send out the... Learn more
  • August 22 · 9:30 AM

    Fruit picking!

    2 Sustainabilites

    Join us in another of our gleaning series as we pick some beautiful ripe plums.
  • August 18 · 6:30 PM

    Tool Library Building

    5 Sustainabilites

    Do you live in a tiny apartment, without room to store those tools you use once a year? Maybe you just feel like making ice cream once or twice a year, but don't need an... Learn more
  • August 17 · 8:30 AM

    Neighborhood Fruit Picking

    2 Sustainabilites

    A wonderful neighbor has offered 4 Italian plum trees for our gleaning efforts! We'll be visiting their home to pick plums for donation to a local food bank. Find out... Learn more
  • August 15 · 12:30 PM

    Neighborhood Fruit Picking

    7 Sustainabilites

    A wonderful neighbor has offered 4 Italian plum trees for our gleaning efforts! We'll be visiting their home to pick plums for donation to a local food bank. Find out... Learn more
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