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Island Ingenuity Tour-Vashon

Visit Vashon Island on September 22 from 10 am to 3pm to see some Vashon Island landowners and business owners show their ingenuity in saving money, energy and simplifying their lives.
Island Ingenuity Tour-Vashon

Island Ingenuity Tour-Vashon 9-22

Have you ever wondered what people are doing behind those closed doors and garden gates? Now is your chance to take a peek! Your neighbors will be showcasing ways they have chosen to simplify their lives, save money, and conserve resources. Some people have found ways to make their vegetable gardens more productive, are growing their own meat, or using their own trees for construction. Others have cut down on their energy bills using more efficient utilities or by weather stripping their older homes. Many are collecting rain water to supplement summer irrigation or feed wildlife ponds. They are throwing open their doors and gates on Saturday, September 22.

Click here for the map and list of participating businesses and homes.

For additional information go here.

10th Annual Green Building Slam

Ten fast paced, mind-blowing talks about remarkable green building projects in your neighborhood!
10th Annual Green Building Slam

Green Building Slam

10 Projects. 10 Slides. 10 minutes


Saturday, September 15th, 6-9pm, Seattle

Presented by The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild &
the UW Enviromental Stewardship and Sustainability Department

5pm - Registration / Appetizers / Networking 
7pm - Slam Presentations 
9pm - Dessert, coffee 'n tea / Raffle Adventures

Be sure to secure tickets early for the best value.

Free parking on campus!

Celebrate the Northwest's most innovative usage of Green Sustainable Building building concepts. Come watch 10 of your favorite architects and builders showcase their deep green construction projects, as they quickly show you behind the scene accounts of their successes, lessons, or surprises with each 10-minute, 10-slide presentation.

This being the 10th year of the 10x10x10 Green Building Slam, we are excited to be at the cutting edge of Green Building and Sustainability. Come help us share a moment of the past, present and how the future is going to grow and change.

We are delighted to announce our partnership with the University of Washington - Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Department for the event. So mark your calendars to be at UW Kane Hall for registration, networking, and viewing student works on campus. 

Chef Kevin Davis, chef/owner of Blueacre Seafood and Steelhead Restaurants Seattle, will be presenting his award winning sustainable menu.

Adventure Getaways Raffle: We know you have been waiting to see just what this year will bring. Get ready to mark your calendar and pack your bags for a visit any one of these great luxurious destinations: Waldorf Astoria-Maui, Puerta Vallarta - Mexico, Ultimate Seattle Getaway, Glorious Relaxing Peninsula, Fantastic Escape North.

Saturday, September 15th, 6-9pm 

University of Washington, Kane Hall, 2nd Floor 
1410 NE Campus Parkway 
Seattle, WA 98195 

For Cost and Registration go to Brown Paper Tickets

Phone: (206) 575-2222 

About Northwest EcoBuilding Guild: 
The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is a 501(c)(3) community of builders, designers, suppliers, homeowners, and partners concerned with ecological building in the Pacific Northwest.

Join the Real Cheese Revolution

Join Organic Valley and sample the NEW Organic Valley American Singles and sign the Real Food Pledge and support Healthy Child Healthy World.
Join the Real Cheese Revolution

Real Cheese for Real Kids!

Organic Valley is launching this incredible new cheese and they’re heading to the streets and grocery stores in Seattle to lead the revolution!

Participating Locations Include:

Seattle Tilth Harvest Fair

September 8, 10-4 pm


Whole Foods Bellevue

September 9, 11-1:30 pm


PCC Issaquah

September 9, 4-7 pm


Matthew’s Thriftway

September 10, 11-1:30 pm


PCC Edmonds

September 10, 4-7 pm


Central Market-Shoreline

September 11, 11-1:30 pm


Whole Foods Lynnwood

September 11, 4-6:30 pm

Washington Green Schools Summits!

Students and educators from Seattle-area green schools are encouraged to attend the first annual Seattle Green Schools Summit on October 23rd. Clark County green schools will hold their second annual summit on November 6th. Get inspired to grow your school's green program!

Please click the image to view the Green Summit flier!

Washington Sports a New EV Tourism Corridor

Innovators in Central Washington have found a creative way to lure eco-conscious Seattleites across Cascades: Build an electric vehicle tourism corridor.


After years of pushing for it, Plug-In North Central Washington is thrilled to announce the grand opening of the world’s first dedicated electric vehicle tourism corridor between Seattle and Wenatchee, Washington. The three DC Fast Charging stations and accompanying Level 2 stations will allow drivers of appropriately equipped electric vehicles (e.g. Nissan Leafs and Mitsubishi i-MiEVs with fast charging capability) to make the trip between the two regions and become EV tourists. Several hotels in North Central Washington—including Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth and Springhill Suites in Wenatchee—are standing ready to accommodate these pioneering EV tourists with free charges for hotel guests at their on-site Level 2 charging stations. In addition, several other Level 2 charging stations in Wenatchee are at the ready including two behind the Convention Center and two at Stevens Pass Ski Area.