Zero Waste Washington has been working with a community of people in Tacoma to start the Tacoma Tool Library.
A place for residents to borrow tools, learn skills, and build community! Where people can borrow all kinds of tools to build anything from a bookcase to a tiny house! Where residents can come to a workshop to learn how to build raised beds for a garden, improve energy efficiency at home, or fix a bike!
What You Can Do:
- Join the organizing team
- Donate your tools
- Sign up on the mailing list
- Become a member
- Like us on facebook
- Tell your friends
- Support with funding (donate to Zero Waste Washington with a note that it is to support the Tacoma Tool Library).
Our goal is to develop a sustainable, community tool lending library in Tacoma that is accessible to local area residents regardless of income. We want to encourage re-use, repair, and reduced consumption of tools and other durable goods.
Why do we want a tool library in Tacoma?
- Foster a sense of community and mutual support.
- Strengthen community resilience and self reliance
- Commit to inclusivity of participation and accessibility to tools, particularly for people with less economic resources and people who aren’t traditionally encouraged to use tools
- Prioritize sustainability through waste prevention, reuse, repair, and re-purposing.
- Encourage skill building and empowerment through tool use and maintenance education
- Participate in the Sharing Economy
This product was funded through a grant from Washington State Department of Ecology. While these materials were reviewed for grant consistency, this does not necessarily constitute endorsement by Ecology.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 02 June 2015 15:04)