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

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 the governor of California to call for a state of emergency in Santa Barbara...
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Cork, Cats and a Panda

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 World Wildlife Fund charity regarding a crowdfunding project on Earth Hour. Put on by...
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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 commuting by bicycle more often by challenging folks to choose two wheels over four...
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African Rainforest Conservancy Benefit – 2012 Artists for Africa

I am very excited to be covering the African Rainforest Conservancy’s 21st annual Artists for Africa Benefit in a few weeks for The Chic Ecologist. Honoring Kris and Doug Tompkins and in support of the conservation of Tanzania’s Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests, this year’s benefit will also feature the naming of a...
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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 stuff, dontate to your favorite community organization, volunteer, or commit to conservation by cutting...
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Great White Shark on Display at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

As of August 31st, 2011, the sixth live great white shark to ever go on display made it’s debut in the Open Sea tank at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. This is one of the things that makes the Monterey Bay Aquarium great in my opinion, sharing this beautiful creature with the world,...
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Architecture

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! Where: Bastyr University Auditorium When: Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 4 to 9...
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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 Where: Shoreline Community College When: July 16th, 2011 from 10 to 6 ...
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