19th Annual BirdFest and Bluegrass Celebration

[ October 5, 2018; October 6, 2018; October 7, 2018; ] October 5-7 Ridgefield, Washington
2018 marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone, National Geographic, the National Audubon Society, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and BirdLife International will join forces with more than 100 other organizations and millions of people around … Read More.

Why Not Do Something About It?

Do you feel frustrated about what you see on TV, online, and in other media? 
I used to volunteer for Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) as a mentor for their discussion courses. This entailed going to the first meeting of a new group to explain the class structure and to lead the first session, then returning to … Read More.

Green & Efficient Ways to Cool Your Home This Summer

Summer time. Kids home from school, pool parties, barbecues, summer road trips, spontaneous adventures and … high energy bills. Everyone wants to stay cool. Unfortunately, blasting the air conditioner isn’t a very sustainable or environmentally friendly way to cool your home, not to mention the sharp spike of the energy bill. Here are a few … Read More.

3 HVAC Considerations for an Eco-Friendly Home

A sustainable home is one that will not only contribute to a cleaner environment but also enable homeowners to enjoy significant savings on their utility bills every year. Naturally, there are many factors involved in constructing such a home, including home size and design, materials used, and window placement. Selecting an efficient heating, ventilation, and … Read More.

Moving to a New Home, the Green Way

Moving is not a fun task, and  a move can become wasteful, considering all the non-recyclable material and household goods being tossed out as garbage. With the right planning, a move doesn’t have to be stress-inducing, nor wasteful. There are opportunities to cut down on waste, and provide yourself with a fresh start in a new … Read More.