Special Meeting Notice


 December 8, 2016

Capitol Hill Housing will hold a special meeting of the CHH EcoDistrict Steering Committee in the Pike/Pine Meeting Room of the 12th Ave Arts building at 1620 12th Avenue Suite 206 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm on Friday, January 13, 2017. This is a change from the original date of the meeting, which was previously scheduled for Friday, December 9, 2016.

Thank you,

Capitol Hill Housing


Meet EcoDistrict Director Joel Sisolak

Capitol Hill Housing (CHH) has been working with community leaders over the past two years to establish an EcoDistrict on Capitol Hill. CHH and the EcoDistrict steering committee, led by Seattle University’s Robert Schwartz and local developer Liz Dunn, are pleased to announce the hiring of Project Director Joel Sisolak.

What’s an EcoDistrict? It’s sustainability applied at the neighborhood scale. EcoDistricts provide a framework for realizing advanced sustainability by reducing pollution, restoring ecosystems and strengthening communities – through behavior change, building design and infrastructure investments.

In the first phase of the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict, CHH conducted an analysis of neighborhood resources, and produced a report in collaboration with GGLO. Six performance areas were established: community, transportation, energy, water, habitat and materials.

The EcoDistrict seeks to engage Capitol Hill’s active community to improve the neighborhood’s health and resiliency and become a role model for other communities – encouraging city, state and national governments to match Capitol Hill’s commitment to sustainable development.

Learn more at www.capitolhillecodistrict.org or visit the facebook page: www.facebook.com/CapitolHillEcoDistrict.

EcoDistrict bike tour

On April 4, Capitol Hill Housing co-hosted (along with Cascadia Green Building Council and Cascade Bicycle Club) a bicycle tour of the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict.

It was a great turnout and participants talked about ways to strengthen the health and sustainability of the neighborhood. If you missed the tour but want to be a part of the EcoDistrict, look for future events and other opportunities for involvement on facebook.

Learn more about the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict.

Capitol Hill EcoDistrict Bike Tour

On Thursday, April 4, Capitol Hill Housing, Living Future Institute, Cascade Bicycle Club and neighborhood partners will host a bicycle tour around Capitol Hill.

Stops along the way will highlight some of the great neighborhood efforts to promote healthy living, walking and biking. It will end with happy hour at Sam’s Tavern at 11th and Pike with a few words about the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict effort and a discussion led by Dr. Howard Frumpkin about the relationship between neighborhood design and health.

The ride will depart from 11th and Pike at 4pm. Registration (FREE) is required. Get details and sign up here. No registration required for the happy hour at 5pm.

World Water Day

Today is World Water Day.

Did you know that water is one of the six performance areas addressed by the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict? The intent is to conserve potable water, and reduce blackwater production and stormwater runoff.

Cutting back on the water we use is good for the environment, for wildlife, and for our future. And it can lower your water bills, too! Check out SavingWater.org for tips on conserving water at home and at work.

Learn more about the Cedar River Watershed, the source of drinking water for most of Seattle (including Capitol Hill).

Creating an EcoDistrict

How do we make Capitol Hill a model of sustainable development?

Capitol Hill Housing’s 7th Annual Community Forum   

Moderator: Former HUD Deputy Secretary and King County Executive Ron Sims

EcoDistrict report cover imageDistinguished panelists:
•    Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn
•    Denis Hayes, President of the Bullitt Foundation and founder of Earth Day
•    Naomi Cole, EcoDistrict Program Director at Portland Sustainability Institute
•    Llewellyn Wells, President of Living City Block
•    Rebecca Saldaña, Equitable Transit Oriented Development Program Director at Puget Sound Sage

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle, WA  98122
•    5:00 PM Doors open
•    5:30 PM Presentation & Panel Discussion
•    7:00 PM Reception

Capitol Hill Housing is leading the effort to create an EcoDistrict in our neighborhood.

We invite you to hear a presentation on Capitol Hill EcoDistrict research, join a discussion with a panel of local and national urban sustainability leaders, and find out how you can become an active participant in the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict. Together we can make Capitol Hill a model for sustainable development!

Free and open to the public – RSVP required – Register now.

Learn more about the EcoDistrict.

Produced by the Capitol Hill Housing Foundation in partnership with The Bullitt Foundation, GGLO, Preservation Green Lab, Seattle University; Event sponsors: Boeing, Weyerhaeuser

The Rebirth of Sustainable Capitol Hill

Sustainable Capitol Hill Meeting Flyer

After a year of hibernation, Sustainable Capitol Hill is back with a string of Spring meetings focusing on food and the environment.  At the first of these meetings Capitol Hill Housing will give an introduction to our organization and then plunge into a workshop on sustainability and the connections between food systems, stormwater infrastructure, and urban gardening.  The workshop comes thanks to research CHH has done as part of our EcoDistrict Initiative.  Stay tuned for announcements about the release of our EcoDistrict report later this Spring.

The March meeting is tonight!  Details and facebook sign up below.

We’ll start at 6:30pm with a potluck and continue with the meeting at 7pm.

Hope to see you there!

Sustainable Capitol Hill March Meeting

Monday, March 5
6:30p Potluck
7:00p CHH & EcoDistrict Presentation

At Bluebird Microcreamery
1205 E Pike St., Suite 1A
Second Floor Meeting Room

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/175327292582826/