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 …

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 …

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 …