Sponsors of Awesome:

Columbia Tower Club

Awesome Seattle


Awesome Projects in Progress

Awesome Fest is now underway and in progress.

Below is an account of which projects got picked up and are being worked on by whom, as well as a log of what's happening with each.

Burien Press Urban Garden

This team will design and build an event space with an edible garden using donated recycled materials from Recology.

The game is to get the materials, source plants from the neighboring community, and have a day or two when building out is done prior to the 26th.

Project Participants:


August 7th @ 10:26pm
We are meeting on Sunday at 6:30 at the location to start designing and brainstorming.
August 11th @ 10:40am
We met on Sunday evening and prioritized the tasks of leveling the venue area with appropriately draining natural materials and securing the area with a new fence which incorporates public-facing metal art.
August 23rd @ 7:59pm
We started working on the site! Leveled the foundation, finalized the design, bought materials, and will have some great progress to show later this week!

Asylum Short Film

This team will be organizing and putting on an event at the Columbia Tower Club to have a trailer viewing and discussion group with the film's creators.

The game is to have it attended by 100 people, and from those attendees raise part or all of the $16K needed to bring the film to fruition.

Project Participants:


August 14th @ 9:01am
Team Asylum is hosting an event at the Columbia Tower Club on Tuesday- August 25th
August 14th @ 9:07am
We are very excited to to see the making of this film to bring an important message to the community!
August 15th @ 1:18pm
WHAT A GREAT TEAM!!! WE DID IT! We will be hosting an event for Asylum on Tue, 8/25 at 6PM at the Columbia Tower Club -Harvest Room. We hope to see you there! You can get your ticket on Eventbrite...
August 15th @ 1:19pm
Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/asylums-red-black-film-crusade-tickets-18121579131?aff=es2
August 15th @ 5:12pm
To give you an idea about what Asylum is about, please watch. Vimeo: vimeo.com/133791191 Password: Asylum
August 20th @ 9:34pm
Our event is moving along. We hope to see everyone there. It'll be a very moving night that you don't want to miss. We even just got a video shout out from
August 20th @ 9:34pm
UNIVISION! Please watch.... www.facebook.com/MelindaRaebyne/posts/1668899373354544
August 20th @ 9:40pm
August 25th @ 6:00pm in the Harvest: tickets are $40 & includes drink tickets and appetizers: come and learn more about project Asylum!
August 23rd @ 5:21pm
Be One of the Voices of Asylum in Tuesday. #beavoiceasylum vimeo.com/132386806
August 23rd @ 5:21pm
We hope to see you on Tuesday night at 6pm for our Red & Black Event. THX.
August 25th @ 11:59am
Tonight's our BIG event. We hope to see you there at the Columbia Tower Club - Harvestor Room at 6pm. Be a voice against Domestic Violence. THX!!!

Building Businesses and Changing Lives

This team is out to head-on raise part or even all of the $60K it will take to create Ventures new programming.

Over the three weeks they'll be hosting a fundraising event and as well finding coaches that will donate money they receive from consulting to the organization.

Project Participants:


August 12th @ 10:46am
We are planning our fundraiser at the Bennett’s house. Tomorrow we are visiting their home to discuss event logistics and then we will work on the invitations and guest list.

Guerilla Style Homeless Food Drive

This team will be gathering up a group of participants to make and deliver lunches directly to the homeless in Seattle.

The scale of this is yet to be determined but the game is to be as big as can be managed.

Project Participants:


August 23rd @ 5:23pm
Any updates? I would love to help out when you do this event.

Tiny House Village

The game during these 3 weeks is to build a media campaign to increase community awareness of the Nickelsville Tiny House Village project, as a precursor to more involvement, volunteerism and donations around the project.

Project Participants:


August 10th @ 4:57pm
We are working on community outreach material! So lucky to have people with great skills in language and visual content helping to create material that will be though provoking and eye catching! First step materials, next step community outreach!
August 14th @ 5:00pm
We have gotten 2 media contact buzzing about the project and are connecting them with people in the organization to drumm up more headlines. And we even have a council member potentially wanting to jump in and support. The support continues to build and we have just barely gotten started!
August 23rd @ 5:24pm
If you need a contact with King5 New Day NW I have one. :)
August 25th @ 4:33pm
Amazing stuff happening, we have a new beautifully written press release, a brand new brochure, contacts with media, city council members and more. Its all coming together!

Limbs for Sierra Leone

This team is out to collect 100 prosthetics by the 26th, and will do so by contacting the largest orthopedic clinics and individual physicians in search of prosthetic donations.

Project Participants:


August 16th @ 6:04pm
As of today we have collected 4 below the knee limbs and 34 liners
August 20th @ 10:15pm
We have a total of 49 items.
August 23rd @ 1:49pm
We collected over the last several days a above the knee limb with liner and a below the knee limb with liners. (23). Our total as of now 72.
August 23rd @ 5:22pm
That's GREAT!!! WAY TO GO!

Defining Civil Discourse

This team will be filming around a dozen interviews covering a wide cross section of people, asking what civil discourse means to them.  The resulting footage will be cut and edited into a 4-6 minute video to serve as a intro to the work of Recipe For Peace Now.

Project Participants:


August 7th @ 10:23pm
We've got our guidelines and release forms for doing our interview clips, onward we go this week to record ourselves answering the question!
August 13th @ 9:25pm
Week 1 finishing powerfully for us: we've each recorded one or two clips to be part of the final video.
August 15th @ 12:50pm
Our fabulous team is right on target with video clip production and we're about to see our first edited product. Thanks to everyone involved!!
August 20th @ 9:03pm
Just saw the rough edit of what we've got so far. Looking sharp!
August 20th @ 9:24pm
I have had the chance to see and edit a great series of video clips generated by all of our team members! We have such a creative and interested group! So far it's been a blast. Wait to see what we create!
August 21st @ 12:24pm
We're right on track with everyone being creative and Thor doing a great job putting the pieces together. Thanks!!
August 23rd @ 5:23pm
I can't wait to see your video. I'm sure it's going to be powerful.

Urban Rooftop Aquaponic Garden

This team will be making headway on getting a new rooftop hydroponic garden prototype installed and working for the sake of testing and refining the design.

The game is to solicit input from a structural engineer to work out requirements and constraints for any weight issues.

If feasible, find a rooftop to actually install the rooftop.  If now, find a different space to do the pilot test.

Project Participants:


August 10th @ 3:58pm
I reached out to an architect friend who does permitting for industrial properties - conversation imminent!
August 14th @ 10:45am
We are currently looking for a structural engineer to help verify the plausibility of this project. In addition we are hoping to find building owners who are willing to explore the idea of setting up our beta module on their roof. We are also exploring the potential of using other under utilized space in the city. If you think you have a contact that might help with any of these pieces please feel free to reach out.
August 22nd @ 7:36am
A senior guy in a Heavy hitting Seattle engineering firm is showing interest. If they throw ANY weight toward this, look out for the awesome.

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