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February 2013 Blog Posts (7)

Food and the energy-water nexus

You could describe my job as an environmental engineer as getting clean water to people and dirty water away from people. This takes some energy, and so it can be expensive. We try to take advantage of the fact that water goes downhill - especially on the Columbia and Snake rivers, from which Pacific Northwesterners get the majority of our energy (followed by coal and natural gas). Some quick Google searching turns up other…


Added by Erin Thatcher on February 21, 2013 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Spring Veggie Start CSA Crop Preferences Deadline-Act Now!

Dear Cascadia Food Lover ,

The deadline for choosing crop preferences for our wonderful veggie start CSA program is February 22nd, so if you want to ensure that you get the cream of the crop, sign up now for Spring, and choose from our extensive list of delicious varieties. Members who do not enter preferences by February 22nd may…

Added by Michael Seliga-Soulseed on February 14, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Sign my petition to fight climate change by divesting from fossil fuel companies

Hi sustainable friendsl!

The climate is changing rapidly and irrevocably. Fossil fuel companies ALREADY have the rights to more than enough carbon-based fuels to drive our planet past any possibility of recovery if they are burned. It is economically short-sighted and morally wrong for our state to invest in companies whose business model is incompatible with a sustainable…


Added by Polly Freeman on February 14, 2013 at 9:02am — 1 Comment

2013 Guatemala Immersion: Studying sustainable community and permaculture in an indigenous rural village.

How often have you heard  ‘God helps those who help themselves!’  But what if the way we ‘help ourselves’ actually makes things harder for others?

The globalization of economies and cultures creates both danger and opportunity at home and abroad.  For some of us, the issues feel academic.  To those on the edge of economic survival they are anything…


Added by Ken Rieman on February 12, 2013 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Another HandsOn! Fair Built Skills

Well our annual HandsOn! fair is done and more people can now:  sharpen their own tools rather than send them to the dump; make their own feta, lip balm, toothpaste, soap, lotions, deodorant, nut milk, jam, tortillas, gluten free pasta and sourdough starts, mushrooms, soil, vegan food, beeswax candles, and pickles instead of buying them pre-packaged in plastic; prune and plant their gardens better; grow veggies in containers and homemade coldframes or aquaponic systems; understand why mason…


Added by Joann Kerr on February 11, 2013 at 4:50pm — 1 Comment

Bring the World to Your Home!

I am volunteering with an amazing nonprofit organization in our community called EarthCorps. We are currently recruiting homestay families/individuals for the international corps members. Given how close our neighborhood is to Magnuson Park where the corps members do their environmental training during the week, it would be great to find some good homes for them while they are in Seattle!

Please feel free to pass this…


Added by Kimberly Rakow Bernier on February 10, 2013 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Red Cross' "Safe in the Sound" campaign (aka SITS)

Today marks the beginning of the Red Cross’ “Safe in the Sound” campaign.


Below is a truncated description of the preparedness campaign:


“Safe in the Sound is a three-year regional initiative which aims to better prepare 1,000,000 individuals in Western Washington for emergencies and disasters.  We want the public to take tangible steps toward preparedness through making a…


Added by Theresa Edwards on February 4, 2013 at 8:28pm — No Comments

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