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Creating Rain Gardens

Join the author of Creating Rain Gardens at South Seattle Community College this Friday evening, May 4th, 7:00 p.m. SSCC’s Landscape Horticulture and Continuing Education program is sponsoring a free presentation aimed at the do-it-yourselfer, called “Creating Rain Gardens: Capturing the Rain for Your Own…

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Added by David Hymel on May 1, 2012 at 11:19am — No Comments

RainWise for Sustainable NE Seattle

See the blog post by another Seattle neighborhood group. Seems like a service that Sustainable NE Seattle could bring to its membership and others in its service area

http://www.myballard.com/forum/topic.php?id=13109

Added by David Hymel on April 9, 2012 at 12:59am — 6 Comments

8th Ave NW - Street of Green

Here is an 8th Ave NW Puyallup update.  A unique collaboration between inspired homeowners and city planners promises to completely transform a Puyallup neighborhood from one with a traditional asphalt roadway, concrete sidewalks and standing water into a green street and sidewalks that infiltrate water, provide attractive landscaping and slow down traffic. We could do more of these in Seattle.…

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Added by David Hymel on March 8, 2012 at 6:58am — 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…

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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…

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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.…

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

Wedgwood Elementary School Rain Garden Planting Event, Saturday, October 23rd

Please join us on Saturday, Ocotober 23rd beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Wedgwood Elementary School. Help plant the school rain garden and visit nearby student garden. Rain or shine; dress appropriately and bring your favorite garden planting tool. Sponsored by Wedgwood Elementary School PTA, Seattle School District and Stewardship Partners (www.stewardshippartners.org)…



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Added by David Hymel on September 27, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

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