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Get tips on minimizing your footprints. You'll find discussions on renewable energy, alternative transportation, green building, sustainable gardening, conscious financing, and recycle/reuse ideas.


Urban Gardens: Livability and Sustainability Can Go Hand-in-Hand

Posted: 03-18-2014 3:02 pm

Blog0314_Singapore_Lake_thA case study of livability with sustainability from the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Urban gardens are essential to urban communities. They may come in many different forms reflecting on local culture, preferences, needs, and city plans. But regardless of the format, sustainability can be part of the design.

Re-Connect With Nature: Traveling in the Pacific NW

Posted: 03-11-2014 2:19 pm

Blog0314_WinterTravel_Leavenworth_thWinter can be a wonderful time to travel, to get away from the holiday craze, and stretch the legs after months of hibernation. Here are some great winter travel destinations in the Pacific Northwest.

Recycling in Washington: Trends and Initiatives

Posted: 02-27-2014 1:32 pm

Blog0214_RecycleWA_can_thMunicipal programs and initiatives by independent retailers have successfully increase the recycling and composting rate in Washington. Now Washington's solid waste diversion is well above the national average. Waste reduction helps the state to conserve natural resources, save energy, and keep waste out of landfills.

3 Ways To Teach Kids About Environmental Conservation

Posted: 02-25-2014 12:50 pm

Blog0214_KidConserve_WaterHose_thHabits start young. Practical tips to teach kids about environmental conservation. Through active participation and everyday learning, children can make conservation a life-long habit.

Show: Socially Responsible Investing & Banking

Posted: 12-03-2013 11:49 am

NCD_Show_th2Socially Responsible Investing & Banking is an investment discipline that takes into account investor's preferences of environmental, social and governance factors. Through investment screening, shareholder activism and community investment, SRI aligns investment dollars with investors' values.

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