Monthly Archives: April 2009

Looks like I am *that* much closer to my electric MINI Cooper

I’ve already decided that the only thing that will pry my 2003 MINI Cooper from my driving fingers is a MINI E, an all electric plug-in version of the car that has been in development in England for some time. … Continue reading

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Questions about foreclosures?

Wow, the Seattle Times hosted a Q&A; session today about foreclosures and there are so many good questions and really great answers. Here is the info from the Times and a link. Do yourself and your friends and family a … Continue reading

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Sustainable Industries Breaking News

“While architects and engineers across the country have been working to design buildings to meet the Living Building Challenge, a green building rating system developed by Cascadia Green Building Council, most developers and lenders still need a little convincing that … Continue reading

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Insurers Offer Rewards for Going Green

Wow, this is news to me! Your insurance company may give you a break if you go green. The $16 trillion insurance industry has begun to address climate change with mandatory risk disclosures and more products to help reduce energy … Continue reading

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Today it’s all about mortgages

Just passing this along from Realty Times Washington Report: Mortgage System Changes Congress got back to business last week after its holiday recess, and big changes to the U.S. home mortgage system were high on the agenda in the House. … Continue reading

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Plan It Green Launches on Earth Day

This morning I received an email from a marketer who prefaced it with “I normally do not send unsolicited press releases to blogs and I hope I do not offend you but I thought you would find this interesting.” And … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day and 2nd Blogoversary to GSRE!

Two years ago on Earth Day I launched this green blog. In two years I have written 353 posts. Compare this to my “pink blog”, my personal blog launched in 2005 to travelogue our first trip to Italy, which has … Continue reading

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Mass Events Coming Your Way

I just spent some time updating my company’s web site with info from emails I received in the last week and wanted to provide you with this snapshot of all of the good info there for the taking. And this … Continue reading

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How much can a garden save you?

One of my favorite email subscriptions is the Market Watch Real Estate Weekly. It’s some hard core real estate and finance info, but they also include odds and ends that I can *really* appreciate. And I think you will to! … Continue reading

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Locovore crash course

I finally got to meet Tom Watson “Mr. EcoConsumer” at Seattle Green Festival! He is with King County Recycling and Environmental Services. His most recent column is a nice primer on increasing your “eat local” ability by calculating food miles. … Continue reading

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