Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Greening Snohomish County Oct 3-4, 2008

Space is limited, get your tickets today
$50/Business Person (with extra networking benefits)
(Continental Breakfast and Buffet Lunch included)
Cate O’dahl – 206-999-0124 or
Historic Preservation is Green
Bees, Frogs, & Birds, Oh My!
Green Backs for Green
Going Green at the Beach Case Study
Clean Up Your Act
Projects 101
Behind the Walls
Water, Water Everywhere
Green Jobs and New Markets
The Olivers’ House Case Study
Going Native
Shop, Sell, & Live Local
Who Should Attend?
*Gardeners *Property Owners *People with Remodeling Projects
*Neighborhood Representatives *Small Businesses,
*Community Development Staff *Elected Officials *Advocates for the Environment
*Affordable Housing and Transportation Alternatives representatives
The Fair features a keynote address by Charlie Stephens on Peak Oil
Come the Fair to get your map for the National Solar & Green Home Tour
featuring 15 sites to learn from owners about the benefits of going green.
One of the following:
· Canned food donation
· Old cell phone donation
· Or a suggested $5 donation

Link to conference information via our website,

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Life Cycle Thinking and Assessment

Industrial Ecology:

Creating By-Product Synergies Informed by

Life Cycle Thinking and Assessment

September 30th 1:30-5pm

In conjunction with the
American Center for Life Cycle Assessment
Annual Conference at Seattle Center

Registration Info

There is no charge for this special workshop for conference registrants & members of By-Product Synergy NW; all others are $150.

Please register your attendance at

Conference registration and details:
WORKSHOP DETAILS: (see conference announcement below)

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Solar Power Your Home

Solar is Coming to EDMONDS

Sposored by – Sustainable Edmonds and the Sustainability Committee of Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2008
Place: Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th Street S.W., Edmonds, WA 98026

Time: Setup crew arrives – 12:00 PM
Doors open to the public - 1:00 PM
Meeting – 1:30 – 5:00 PM
Socialize as desired, and clean-up 4:30 – 5:00

Agenda and schedule:

1:30 – 1:45 – Welcome and introduction

1:45 – 2:45 – Eric Teegarden, Sunergy Systems (40 minutes + 20 minutes for questions)
- The energy crisis and why solar energy is needed
- How feasible is solar energy in the Seattle area?
- Incentives for installing solar energy
- Examples of existing installations
- Solar thermal applications
- Solar photovoltaic applications

2:45-3:00 – Intermission

3:00 – 3:20 – Invited speaker on solar energy national perspective
Sen. Maria Cantwell invited; awaiting reply

3:20 – 4:20 –Chris Herman, Winter Sun Design Co. (40 minutes + 20 minutes for question)
- Solar energy application from the point of view of whole house design
- Solar resources for the Northwest
- Three types of solar energy applications: passive (heating, cooling, daylighting),
photovoltaic, and solar hot water (active solar)
- Green building and energy efficiency
- Architectural features of houses incorporating solar energy

4:20 – 4:50 – Discussion and questions – Eric Teegarden and Chris Herman

4:50 – 5:00 - Wrap-up and thanks

Registration - Ask for pre-registration, but onsite registration OK. At registration table at entrance, ask for name, address, e-mail. No charge for admission, but have a basket with a sign saying a donation of $10 per family or whatever you can afford would be appreciated to support the work of Sustainable Edmonds. Have a stack of SE brochures available.

Promotion – publicity team needed

Press release – distribute by e-mail to local newspapers and environmental and solar energy groups. First press release August 15. Second press release September 1. Third press release September 15.
Meeting notices to the Herald, Beacon, and Enterprise newspapers (“Around the Town” column, etc.).
Copies to Channel 21, South County Senior Center, ACE, Snohomish County Sustainability Task Force, Sustainable Communities, SCALLOPS list, Eco-Building Guild, Solar Washington, Solar Activistis (Chris’s list), Third Place Books, many environmental groups active in the area, Edmonds Community College (Tim Hohn, Holly Hughes)

Flier – distribute by Sustainable Edmonds members posting around Edmonds in store windows, coffee houses, public buildings, etc.
For paper copies at lowest rates, try UPS copy centers at James Village and Safeway shopping center.
Poster at the Sustainable Edmonds booth at the “Green Edmonds” festival on September 13

Website – Sustainable Edmonds – full information on events page; Everything Edmonds – information on calendar page

Logistics – logistics and setup/takedown team needed

Equipment: Church has audio system and screen available. Bob Rinehart will supply cords and duct tape.
Speakers will supply own laptop computers with digital projector/
Tables at entrance: Registration (as above)
Information table – Sustainable Edmonds brochures and brochures for speakers’ companies.

Church will provide coffee, hot water, and tables in lobby
Tea, cups, sugar, milk and cream, napkins, paper towels
Solicit donation of cookies from QFC and PCC and sell at meeting
Food may be consumed in the etnry way and in the main hall.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Going Green....

Going green: good citizenship, good for business

By Pat Sisneros and Lynne Munoz,Herald Columnists

We talked with three business owners who are embracing environmental sustainability as part of their business models -- and drawing customers who believe in their goals.These business owners see going green as the right thing to do for themselves, their companies, their employees and the environment. It also offers the opportunity to drive innovation and creativity at their companies, differentiate themselves in the marketplace and gain a new set of very loyal customers.

Zippy's Java LoungeWe couldn't write about green businesses in Snohomish County without talking about Zippy's Java Lounge in Everett and owner Marilyn Rosenberg. Rosenberg opened the friendly downtown coffee shop three years ago, financed with a $70,000 line of credit on her house. For the first six months, she focused on getting the business established. more from the Herald Newspaper