Monthly Archives: July 2008

Biodegradable – but deadly?

It’s well-known that granite is an eco-friendly product since it is biodegradable. I know some people who would argue that it is a non-renewable resource, also, which would negate the positive effect of its biodegradability. But according to the New … Continue reading

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Don’t miss this ~ How to make the most of your produce

I need to be reminded constantly about how to care for – and also remember to eat – my weekly produce haul from West Seattle Farmers Market. There are some great tips in this short article. Shoot, I even have … Continue reading

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Don’t miss this ~ “It takes a less-is-more attitude to embrace smaller houses”

Fantastic commentary/article by the EcoConsumer, Tom Watson, in the Times this weekend. We “downsized” from an older home on a 1/4 acre into an attached townhome “condo style”. Our geographic footprint is much smaller, altho our home size is about … Continue reading

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The resident High Point Green Agent reports

Well, new listings keep popping up here in High Point in West Seattle. I guess I am always surprised when I see a new sign go up – I love it here so much, I can’t imagine why anyone would … Continue reading

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Time for some campaignin!

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Commons Park Photo Tour

One of the best green spaces of the newly redeveloped High Point neighborhood in West Seattle is Commons Park (what we call it), or “The Commons” (as SHA refers to it on its web site). The park, an approx. 3 … Continue reading

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“You can do it. We can help” Recycle your used CFLs for FREE

Ideal Bite picked up on this this morning, and I also saw mention of this in the email newsletter from Natural Home Magazine today – The Home Depot has announced it will provide compact-fluorescent-light recycling We’ve been using CFLs for … Continue reading

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What Type of Eco-Home Is Best for You?

Courtesy of an email from one of my favorite mags, Natural Home Magazine, they ask this question: What Type of Eco-Home Is Best for You? “If you dream of building with green materials but don’t knowwhere to begin, we can … Continue reading

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Artwork gives developments a touch of humanity

There was a great article in the Seattle PI yesterday that makes mention of the award-winning West Seattle Built Green certified community of High Point. The article’s focus is on the Pomegranate Center, an Issaquah-based non-profit that engages communities in … Continue reading

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Tip of the week: How to afford organic food on a tight budget

Straight out of the eBox courtesy of the Organic Consumers Association via the Organic Bytes email newsletter… TIP OF THE WEEK: HOW TO AFFORD ORGANIC FOOD ON A TIGHT BUDGET With increasing food costs and the worst economy in 40 … Continue reading

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