Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the resources of the future.

Upcoming Events

Join us for a home tour on Saturday, January 20th, 2024 from 1 to 3 pm, PST. The home is in Burien near Shark Garden, email [email protected] to get the exact address. Light refreshments will be provided. Street parking is free but limited. One free EV charger is available on the premises! Standard wall plugs are also available (please bring your own extension cable). Bikes are very welcome!

Must be OK with a friendly golden retriever. Attendance is capped at 30 people. Get your spot ASAP!

We will spend 30 minutes walking through various energy efficiency aspects of the home that are DIYs and then discuss their feasibility, scalability, and pros and cons. The intent is to bring awareness to these types of projects, swap success stories, and brainstorm how to help many others attempt the same projects.

Most Recent Project

Highline High School Environmental Club Solar Project

100kW system—the first and the largest system in South King County Public Schools
Led by Burien low-income BIPOC youths

Sustainable Burien was the project manager and we hosted bi-monthly meetings for any interested students and community members to collaborate on the project.

The project started in August 2020. You can read more about it on Burien Magazine (Sep 02, 2021), Highline Public Schools (Aug 18, 2021), South Seattle Emerald (Aug 16, 2021), and B-town blog (Dec 20, 2020).

OLYMPIA, WA – January 12, 2022; $110,100 Awarded for Highline High School Solar Project

The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $3.5 million in grants to state and local government agencies to install solar panels at public buildings in communities throughout the state. The 29 projects will provide over 2.2 megawatts of solar and will produce more than 3 million kWh annually—enough to power about 280 homes.

Highline Public Schools ($110,100) for the Highline High School Environmental Club Solar Project to install 99.9kW

“I congratulate the students from the Highline High School Environmental Club and their community partners, for instigating and electrifying efforts to raise funds and write grants to build their dream of a 100-kilowatt solar power installation on the roof of our new high school building,” said Scott Logan, chief operations officer of Highline Public Schools. “Thank you to the Department of Commerce for helping fund their dream of a better future.”
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8 Minute Recap of the 3rd Public Release 9/04/2021

Upcoming Meetings

Next meeting Saturday January 20th, 2024 from 1 to 3pm, PST.

Feel free to invite friends, family, neighbors and business people who have an interest in helping create Sustainable Burien.

If you have questions, please ask and we’ll do our best to respond.

About Us

Sustainable Burien was started in January of 2008 to promote and participate in the creation of a sustainable community in Burien. We invite all residents and businesses to participate in creating a sustainable local community by sharing their ideas, passions, knowledge and talents.

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