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Built Green is an environmental building program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, developed in partnership with King County, Snohomish County, and other government agencies in the Seattle area. Built Green is designed to help homebuyers find quality, affordable homes that offer opportunities to protect the health of their families in the Seattle area.

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The Northwest flower and Garden show is this weekend in Seattle

The Northwest flower and Garden show has an interesting exhibit this year showing hydroponic gardening using waste water from fish habitat. It's in the main full garden room right as you enter and is not to be missed.


Sustainable Capitol Hill - Tool Lending Library planning meetings

Do you live in a tiny apartment, without room to store those tools you use once a year? Maybe you want to hang a picture, but don't really need to own a hammer or a small step ladder. Maybe you just feel like making ice cream once or twice a year, but don't need an ice cream maker for the rest of the year. What if you got a windfall of apples, and wanted to make cider?
Tool Library to the rescue! Imagine checking out a food dehydrator, a multimeter, or a saw in the same way you would check out a book at the library. Just bring it back and its FREE!
Help plan Capitol Hill's Tool Library. Folks on the hill are  strategizing how to make this happen and we need your input. You can get more info on our website 
Tool Library Building Meeting
Third Tuesdays of the month, 6:30p
Braeburn, 1410 E. Pine St
Please meet us at Braeburn 1410 E. Pine St. There are two doors, so make sure you go to the 1410 door, where you can get buzzed in (there will be a sign at the door with instructions).
And good news! The long search for a location is finally over: Thanks to the generosity of the First Covenant Church in providing a location, Sustainable Capitol Hill is proud to announce that the Tool Library is planning to open by early Fall of this year. It will be located at the Summit Building on 420 E. Pike St., with the entrance on Crawford Pl., between Pike St. and Pine St. We still have a lot of work to do, and volunteers are a key ingredient to bringing this all together. Join us for our Tool Library Building Meetings on the 3rd Tuesdays of the month
This is going to be a great asset to Capitol Hill and the surroundings neighborhoods if you own Seattle real estate, you're going to love not having to run out and buy a tool every time you need one.


Back to school!

The school year is almost upon us! Every year, I try to think of eco friendly ways to shop. One trick to reduce your back to school environmental footprint is to buy most clothing from thrift stores.
Do you have any back to school shopping tips? Share them in the comments!

I've been noticing...

Solar Panel by saloharuk
Solar Panel, a photo by saloharuk on Flickr.
Lately, I've been noticing lot's of solar panels popping up in Seattle and the greater Northwest area. This is amazing to me, since as recent as ten years ago solar power wasn't very practical for those living in more sunless climates. It's wonderful to see people making changes to help preserve our world.

Solar technology has sure come a long way since it's invention in the 1950s!


Necklace made out of aluminum cans

I found this photograph while browsing on flickr and thought I'd share. According to the description, both necklaces were made from one monster can. Isn't is wonderful what we can create with a little ingenuity? Not to mention those cans are being put to much better use than they would be sitting around a land fill or at the bottom of the ocean.


Rain Chain

P1040405, originally uploaded by libertas00.

I love this rain solution, a great alternative to a downspout, they're pretty too!