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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

Capitol Hill Tool Library

Facebook: Sustainable Capitol Hill
Twitter: @sustcaphill

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Recent Meetups

  • 5 days ago · 2:00 PM

    Pick Italian Prunes

    3 Sustainabilites

    There's an Italian Prune tree that is brimming with fruit. We'll pick it clean and take it to the food bank. You will also get to take some home.  I'll send out the... Learn more

  • September 9 · 10:00 AM

    How to Fix a Broken Cell Phone Screen

    2 Sustainabilites

    It’s happened to all of us: You watch your phone hurtle to the floor, a drawn-out comic book NOOOOOO! on your lips as the screen cobwebs, cracks spreading out in all... Learn more

  • September 6 · 7:00 PM

    Introduction to 3D Printing Class

    17 Sustainabilites

    If you're intrigued by 3D printing and want to find out how it works, join us at the Capitol Hill Tool Library on Wednesday, September 6, from 7 to 9. Our 101 class will... Learn more

  • August 2 · 6:45 PM

    Bike Maintenance Workshop

    6 Sustainabilites

    Back by popular demand! We’ll show you some basic bicycle-maintenance techniques: how to fix a flat tire, adjust your brakes, lube or replace a chain, true a wheel, and... Learn more

  • August 1 · 6:00 PM

    BBQ with Neighbors

    9 Sustainabilites

    As part of the National Annual Night out we are hosting a BBQ in the street outside the Tool Library. We will have a band and provide basic food (while supplies last).... Learn more

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