Category Archives: Sustainable Eastside

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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Where’s Eco-Maven?

Where to find EcoMaven Associates riding the green wave this September 2011: 3rd – 5th Bumbershoot, Seattle We’ll be enjoying music, art, literature, film and community at Seattle Center. 6th Cascadia GBC Transformational Lecture, Bellevue Inspirational thoughts from women-in-green rock star, Kathleen O’Brien. Kathleen is a founding principal of O’Brien & Company, a nationally recognized

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Join me at 21 Acres Sustainable Living Fair

21 Acres Sustainable Living Fair – Saturday, October 2, 2010 10a – 4p Join me in celebrating food, farming and sustainable living, an informative, fun-filled family-oriented day is planned on the 21 Acres Farm near Woodinville. Learn about sustainable, organic and local food systems, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Meet and talk to experts in

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Knowledge and Community Builder|A Greener Book Club

A fun way to build your knowledge about eco-issues and get more connected to your community is to start or participate in a book club. You can create a theme around topics including classics that form the foundation of environmentalism such as Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring (published 1962) or Paul Hawken’s Natural Capitalism (published 1999).

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Building An Emerald City | Ruby Slippers Optional

Building an emerald city doesn’t take a Wizard but it does take a few vital cues from the Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow, as I learned from our dynamic panelists, at our July ELUG*, not the least of which are courage, passion and knowledge. Lucia Athens, Sustainable Futures Strategist at CollinsWoerman Architects, nationally recognized speaker,

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Food for thought|Sustainable Agriculture and Urban Farming

This month’s Eastside LEED User’s Group (ELUG*) panel on Sustainable Farming and Urban Agriculture drew a broad crowd beyond our traditional group of architects, engineers and contractors – as the topic of food is of fundamental benefit to us all. Whether related to its production, distribution, nutrition, security, selection, organic, local or exotic, everyone has

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5 Lessons Learned…Inspiring 3,125 Eco-Evangelists

I am on the Steering Committee for the Eastside LEED Users Group (ELUG), the outreach arm of Cascadia Green Building Council. We meet monthly to share topics on sustainability that impact the built arena. Our hosts are GLY in Bellevue, on the eastside of Lake Washington. Our audience consists of architects, contractors, engineers, municipals as

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A social media freshman….experiences #SM201 conference.

I attended my first social media gathering in Redmond at the Microsoft Conference Center on Thursday, April 15th, called Social Media 201. Plan to review the conference site for a wealth of resources, including a list of speakers and their respective Twitter handles. This event was spearheaded by a group of nationally recognized and socially

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