The 2015 Santa Barbara Oil Spill: 5 Ways to Get Involved

California Oil Spill

The beautiful coastline of Santa Barbara, California, is no stranger to oil spills. Still considered the largest oil spill to occur along California waters, the 1969 Santa Barbara spill devastated the marine habitat. Although smaller, the spring spill still prompted …

Cork, Cats and a Panda

sustainable cork harvesting

As many of you know, I am a big fan of the multiple uses of sustainable cork. Beautiful, versitile, and sustainably grown and harvested, cork really is a super material. I recently was contacted by some great folks at the …

Roses for Valentines Day – Lots of Cash For A Rash

toxic roses

Roses for Valentines Day? Could be an expensive, and toxic gift! Yep, you may be shelling out quite a bit of cash, and ending up with a rash on your sweetie pie. While Valentines Day may bring out more roses …

New UK Environmental and Energy Technologies

Reducing your carbon footprint and energy bills As we face the realities of population growth, pollution, climate change and the unstoppable rise in energy demand, we need to become more environmentally aware and start to take on the responsibility of …

The Two Wheeled Drive – Project Bike Trip – May 2012

What: Project Bike Trip’s Two Wheeled Drive Where: Everywhere! Sign up here When: Starting May 1st through the 31st, 2012 Why: To raise money and awareness (+$12,000 in prizes!) The Two Wheeled Drive is a drive to get more people …

Impact Drugs are Having on the Environment – Marijuana

When thinking about drugs, one doesn’t usually associate an environmental impact with the production or manufacturing process, however, the toll on natural habitat is real. From Marijuana grow operations in our National Forests to prescription drugs in our waterways, modern …

Green Gift Monday – Responsible Gifting

Green Gift Monday is an alternative (or improvement) to Cyber Monday, November 28th, the biggest online shopping day of the year. Promoted on by The Nature Conservancy, this awareness date represents conservation as opposed to consumption. Instead of buying more …

Northwest EcoBuilding Guild Building Slam! 2011

Ten projects. Ten slides. Ten minutes. Emceed by Patti Southard, of the King County Green Tools Program, this year’s Annual Green Building Slam! put on by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is sure to be interesting. What: Annual Green Building Slam! …

NorthWest SolarFest 2011

Part of Shoreline Solar Project, NW Solar Fest 2011 is a Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair happening at Shoreline Community College. There will be displays, demonstrations, music, food and a beer garden open until 8 pm. What: NW SolarFest …

UNEPs World Environment Day – June 5

The United Nations Environment Programme is holding the World Environment Day on June 5th with the theme: Forests: Nature at Your Service. What began in 1972 has spread worldwide into an international day of action for the environment. It has …

Craving the Green Life – CRAVEGreen Seattle

Last night I had a major craving for all the eco-friendly indulgences of Seattle, and I knew just the way to satisfy my craving. In the heart of SODO tucked under the first avenue bridge in the awesome location of …