Susan Gregory on the NE Seattle Tool Library

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Podcast via https://soundcloud.com/transition-culture/ne-seattle-tool-library-q1


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"Here is a wonderful story from Seattle. I am indebted to Susan Gregory and Leo Brodie for their time in telling me about it. In North Ravenna, NE Seattle, a rather exciting project has emerged from Sustainable NE Seattle, the local Transition initiative. Inspired by a similar project in West Seattle, the NE Seattle Tool Library opened to the public last month, and already has over 1,100 tools available for local people to hire. Members pay an annual membership and can then borrow tools for a week at a time. The Tool Library is housed in a building belonging to a local church which was renovated using a grant from a local recycling company. I asked Susan to tell me about the Library, how it came about and how it works." (https://www.transitionnetwork.org/news/2013-02-18/me-it-s-almost-magic-ne-seattle-tool-library-opens-business)