Monthly Archives: July 2010

What kind of green consumer are you?

I just went through a 2-day “Earth Advantage Broker” training and the classifications of consumers were interesting. They were classified as: 19% LOHAS (Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability – a market segment focused on health and fitness, the environment, personal … Continue reading

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If everyone lived like you, how many Planet Earths would it take to support your lifestyle?

I am going to be in S.T.A.R. training Wednesday and Thursday – I am adding another green designation to my work, “Earth Advantage Broker”. A preprequisite was to calculate my personal ecological footprint and bring it with me. I think … Continue reading

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Fannie Mae Addresses Appraisal Concerns

On June 30, 2010 Fannie Mae issued announcement SEL-2010-09, “Selling Guide Updates and Additional Guidance on Appraisal-Related Policies.” A number of the items addressed in this announcement have also been subjects of concern to Realtors® during the past couple of … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Veggie Tips – High Point Market Garden Farm Stand

The High Point Market Garden Farm Stand has opened in Seattle. Wendy Hughes-Jelen shows off her bag of veggies for $11 and talks about uses, cooking methods, and proper storage to keep them fresh. There are about 20 homes for … Continue reading

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Residential green building is no longer a trend — it is the future of building

Note from Wendy – locally we have the Built Green Program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish County Residential green building is no longer a trend — it is the future of building. –National Association of Home … Continue reading

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Real Estate Outlook: Market Report

We all know how important a role consumer confidence plays in any economic recovery, and most definitely in home buying decisions. Now a new national poll of consumer attitudes offers some encouraging news for the months ahead. Read the Full … Continue reading

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Dog Food Puzzles – Sophia the Italian Greyhound Gets Challenged

Wendy Hughes-Jelen (Green Spaces Real Estate.com, Westside Green Living with Wendy on Facebook) speaks of making her dog work for all of her food. Wendy found the “Dog Brick” at Scraps at 2200 Westlake. She has been asking the shop … Continue reading

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Learn how to build a house using the Earthbag (Super Adobe) Construction method

Alderleaf Wilderness College in Monroe (my home town) is holding a 5-day Earthbag Construction workshop August 2nd – 6th. A friend of mine has taken classes there and now also is an instructor. Here is an excerpt from their info … Continue reading

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Hey plant geeks, collect prairie plant seed at Morse Wildlife Preserve on July 24th

From my email Inbox, passing this on!   ~Wendy Hi Native Plant Steward, I am forwarding an announcement below about volunteering to collect prairie plant seed at Morse Wildlife Preserve on July 24th.  If you are interested, contact Eric Strickler at … Continue reading

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Green Innovation in Business Network (GIBN) 2010 Solutions Lab to be held at Seattle University on August 10th

I am passing this along since I think this is going to be a very important event   ~ Wendy Friends in Green Spaces, EcoMaven Associates,  Environmental Defense Fund, Ashoka, Net Impact, GreenBiz.com and many others invite you to participate in the … Continue reading

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