Monthly Archives: January 2010

Top Green Improvements That Will Add Value to Your Home

Today Planet Green (Discovery Channel) gives their take on green home improvements in their newsletter. Read: Top Green Improvements That Will Add Value to Your Home Add to that: View & Vote: The Best Green Tax Breaks You Can Get … Continue reading

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“Homebuyer Tax Credit Boosts Economy”

From today’s Realty Times Homebuyer Tax Credit Boosts Economy———————————–A new survey reveals that savvy consumers cashing in on the new and improved homebuyer tax credit are helping fuel economic recovery.Full Story

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The Worst Fake “Organic” Cosmetic Brands Revealed (from OCA)

Organic Consumers Association sent out an email update, much of the time I don’t take the time to read them. But this one I looked at, and I thought it important to pass on to the ladies out there this … Continue reading

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“Backyard Habitat” and “Butterflies and Bees” Workshops being taught by Woodland Park Zoo experts

Backyard Habitat Workshopat Overlake School in Redmond, WA. This is a four-part workshop:Monday, March 1st from 7:00 to 9:00 pmMonday, March 8th from 7:00 to 9:00 pmMonday, March 15th from 7:00 to 9:00 pmSaturday, March 20th from 9:00 am to … Continue reading

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West Seattle Real Estate Roundup

In taking a look at real estate for sale in West Seattle (known as NWMLS Area 140, includes southern neighborhoods such as Shorewood), I was pleased to find so many homes offered for sale under $300,000: there are 122 affordable … Continue reading

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“Going Green Trims Taxes”

From today’s Realty Times Going Green Trims Taxes Installing energy-efficient home improvements like windows and doors in your principal residence will qualify you for a tax credit. Full Story

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Eco Cheat Sheet at your service

Thanks to Redbook, here is a simple to use Eco Cheat Sheet to print out and put on the fridge. Try each of these 20 simple, green-friendly actions! I have been taking green steps since 2001, and I always still … Continue reading

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“Get a Great New CFL for Any Fixture”

This tip comes to us through a republished post in one of the daily emails I get from SeattlePI.com, The Daily Green. New compact fluorescent light bulbs are dimmable, and come in handy and attractive shapes and sizes. Read more … Continue reading

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High Point West Seattle Real Estate Update (4Q 09-today)

As the self-titled “resident green agent” in High Point, I thought it was time for an update on what was available for sale here, and also take a look at what has sold in recent weeks. Currently on the market … Continue reading

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“CES 2010 – Just How Green Was It?”

Hot out of my Inbox! Wanted to pass along a great summary about this year’s Consumer Electronic Tradeshow. I’ve yet to intend one in person but one of these years I think my husband and I would really enjoy a … Continue reading

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