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February 2012 Blog Posts (12)

More Photos from Hands On 2012

We just added over great pics taken by member Linda Stein.…


Added by Leo Brodie on February 27, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments

Home Energy Audits

Energy conservation starts with an audit — high on the homeowner investment priority list.

- an audit gives immediate “under the hood” look at home efficiency

- great for prospective buyers and long time home owners

- corrections can immediately improve home comfort and reduce operating costs

- audits are generally subsidized by the local utility

- there are usually incentives for improvements like insulation and duct sealing

Residents in the Seattle area may…


Added by David Hymel on February 26, 2012 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Sustainable Neighborhoods

Our homes are the single most important investments most of us will make in our lifetimes. Homes and neighborhoods can also become manufacturing centers that work for us to create wealth, instead of the wasteful consumption we find ourselves increasingly boxed into. They create wealth and become net exporters of sustainable services simply by producing more than they consume.  Lisa Stiffler tells a great tale in these Sightline Daily reports that help us better…


Added by David Hymel on February 26, 2012 at 8:20am — No Comments

Seattle RainWise Incentives

Seattle Rain Garden and Cistern Incentive Areas expanded for 2012

City of Seattle homeowners in the these four Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) basins are now eligible for rebates covering most of the cost of installing a rain garden or cistern to control their roof runoff.  There are interactive and printable maps at these links, and the new boundaries shown are approximate.…


Added by David Hymel on February 20, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Next Week Bevan Lecture Series: Confirmed 23 Feb. 2012, Should be a good one, everyone's fav: JAWS!

23 February

Steven Campana

Chief Scientist, Canadian Shark Research Laboratory, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canadian Shark Research Laboratory

Large sharks tracked with satellite tags reveal their secret hideaways

Should be a good one!

Added by Rafael Ravenet on February 17, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

Baird Talk Incorrectly Dated/Bevan Lecture on Acoustics and Their Impact on Fisheries Management. Remarkable Talk.

Last minute Ocean Acidification talk incorrectly dated.  No loss, Sustainable Fisheries Talk Was Excellent.

Speaker: Rudy Kloser

Senior Research Scientist, Team Leader Deepwater Ecosystems Stat, CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), Australia

spoke on:

Sound advice: Acoustical insights into deepwater fisheries and ecosystems

If you want a…


Added by Rafael Ravenet on February 17, 2012 at 11:56am — No Comments

Baird at UW Fisheries on Bevan Lecture Series, 2-17, 4:30PM /Ocean Acidification, 1 hour

Meet the congressman who co-wrote STOCK, Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge.  He will speak on the Bevans Lecture Series: Ocean Acidification.   The issue of acidic oceans is very serious. Many oceanic organisms require a naturally stable and specific ph range to grow tiny shells on their bodies. This as well as other important biological mechanisms are disrupted by acidification- the lecture will last from 4:30pm to 5:30pm and will be followed by a reception. Call Rafael Ravenet at:…


Added by Rafael Ravenet on February 15, 2012 at 9:59am — 1 Comment

This must be how! Very well done.

Three cheers for SNESeattle: As a relatively newcomer to the group, I was able to see various walks, interests and folks share information on producing,maintaining and distributing food, clothing and shelter- all the important things needed to conduct this business of life.  How can I describe the Meadowbrook Feb. 11 event.  I was not only lucky to be there- I was flat out awestruck by the kindness, the generosity of spirit and the deliciousness of the food.  Please do this more!  Special…


Added by Rafael Ravenet on February 14, 2012 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Big Bouncing Global Messenger

I just wanted to thank the very kind individual with the globe this weekend.  1pm at Westlake Park in Seattle and the square was pretty bare.  All except for the courageous and extraordinary effort of Sam; as she favored being called.  Sam brought with her a large bouncing globe to demonstrate the "in each of our hands" feature of the planet's future!  It was all there; bouncing, rolling, spinning, flying and cajoling.  Cajoling me into the thinking and acting on issues related to reaching…


Added by Rafael Ravenet on February 6, 2012 at 8:53am — No Comments

Living Without Money~ Free Film Showing & Concert SAT Feb 11~ 7-11pm

After the Hands On Fair Come to this SUPER FUN evening of Free film, potluck dinner, discussion, freecycle exchange and live CONCERT by band from S. California!…


Added by Maureen Momo Freehill on February 2, 2012 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Community Power Works Now Available Citywide

Read Mayor Mike McGinn’s press release announcing the citywide expansion of Community Power Works (CPW) for Home, the City of Seattle’s home energy upgrade program.

CPW for Home gives Seattle homeowners access to approved home energy experts that help them make the smartest choices for their homes. CPW for Home also provides…


Added by Jessica Farmer on February 2, 2012 at 3:01pm — No Comments

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