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Calling Women Leaders – Create Your Village

An increasing number of stories have been in the news lately dedicated to both the rise, and then plateau, of women appointed leadership roles and their ensuing success in a variety of professions. From Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg’s controversial Lean In book that pushes for gender equality, and suggests to women that they stay fully

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Keynote Hat Trick at Living Future 2013

The recent 2013 Living Future conference presented a new challenge.  The event was a testimonial to the growth of a movement that started with making buildings less bad for the environment, to considering methods for constructing buildings and communities that are resilient to extreme weather and ever changing climate conditions. The challenges is for the

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Keepin’ it clean and green in Greater Seattle

The Puget Sound region is home to many green enthusiasts and green tech companies.  It is no surprise that these two circles would overlap and a clean / green tech cluster of companies now support the movement toward a greener economy. Globally, the clean tech sector is massive and growing at a tremendous rate. A

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Made It To Makerhaus

Made It To Makerhaus and Made this Blog Post With a trend that started a half century ago, people are once again wanting to make things.  In recent years this has gone from the fringes to the main stream. Is the sustainability movement with people tired of “wasting things” a backlash to disposable and planned

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Building a Greener Advantage

Join me this Wednesday, February 27th for all all-star line-up of green building professionals hosted by the Sales and Marketing Council at the MBA King and Snohomish Counties HQ in Bellevue, WA. This lively breakfast discussion will help you understand the green advantage – much more than just a few energy upgrades – and how

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CleanScapes: Creatively Closing the Loop on Waste

Eastside Greendrinks, a volunteer organization that promotes sustainability and community on the Eastside, is part of a global Greendrinks network of self-organizing groups.  We meet monthly at different locations around the area to connect, share green-focused stories, build community and enjoy a refreshment that is typically donated by a sponsoring organization. This month, a group

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New home construction is shooting for the stars

At the 12th annual Built Green™ Conference held this year in Mukilteo, WA, Built Green, a program of the MBA of King and Snohomish counties announced a new project certification system, Emerald Star. With its introduction, the group is pushing the envelope in the residential construction community to reach even higher green building goals. In

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Floating Classroom: Duwamish River Tour

Last month, I joined a like-minded group for a Port of Seattle community-education tour, this one down the five-mile-long Duwamish River. Still a work in progress, this Superfund site now supports a healthy salmon run, a multitude of bird life, seals and even sea lions. The tour showcased a real National Geographic turnaround – but

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Belated thoughts on Conservation Remix

Well readers, my apologies for taking the summer off without warning. For those of you not in the often-gray Pacific Northwest, we locals know you cannot spend time at a keyboard on these sunny, blissfully long summer days. Back to school is in the air, and so is back to the blog. Look for more

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Living Future: Women, Leadership and Sustainability

Living Future: Women, Leadership and Sustainability In the spirit of Mother’s Day, I’ve been reflecting on my experiences at this year’s Living Future conference where the theme was Women Shaping the World. Adding to the event’s richness were the keynote speakers – Dr. Vandana Shiva and Carol Sanford – two powerful, outspoken, knowledgeable and very

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