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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
admin@sustainablecapitolhill.org

Capitol Hill Tool Library
toollibrary@sustainablecapitolhill.org

Facebook: Sustainable Capitol Hill
Twitter: @sustcaphill

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  • 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 2 · 6:00 PM

    Yarn Arts with Engineers (and non engineers)

    1 Member

    Come do yarn arts and discuss engineery things - or non engineery things. Knit, crochet, spin, sew (I know, it's not a yarn art, but still gives a good opportunity for... 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
  • August 1 · 4:30 PM

    BBQ Setup

    4 Sustainabilites

    We're having a Neighborhood BBQ on Tuesday and we need a little help setting up. It will be pretty easy setting up tables and the like. And of course we want you to stay... Learn more
  • July 17 · 6:30 PM

    Brainstorm for future events

    2 Sustainabilites

    We want to schedule workshops and events to have fun and engage with the community. Come help us come up with ideas for future events. We like to eat while we talk so it... Learn more
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