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Archive for September 4th 2011

Naval_station_everett.jpgUS Navy has put an extra emphasis in going Green.  In 2009 the Secretary of the Navy announced 5 target areas to be achieved by 2020. Navy Region Northwest has already begun to make strides in hitting these goals and is ahead of the Navy's mandate of yearly reduction.  Listen to Captain Mike Coury from Navel Station Everett.

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growwashingtoncarolyn.jpgGrow Washington the focus is strengthening businesses that sell or produce things made in Washington.  This idea dovetails with President Obama's call of innovation and entrepreneurship. At stake is whether new jobs and industries take root in this county, or somewhere else.  We need to build our own products! We can't rely on government or other to make jobs for us.  It's just not sustainable.

Listen to Carolyn Eslick founder and director of GROWWashington.biz.

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everettcommunitycollegelogo.jpgGiven community colleges' inherent role in sustainable development, and as industry-responsive institutions, our colleges are one of the most influential and impactful sectors leading the way to a news clean energy economy.  Learn what's Sustainable at Everett Community College from Molly Beeman, ECC's RCM and Sustainability Committee Chair.

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Ecology wants your input! The Bay Wood Products Site is one of several sites withing Port Gardner Baypgardner_web.jpg that Ecology is cleaning up. Ecology is encouraging public input about the clean up.  Listen to Andrew Kallus Baywide Project Manager for cleanup in the Port Gardner By who is with the Washington Department of Ecology.

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islandcommunitysolar.pngCommunity Solar Gardens are people uniting to create local solar projects.  These gardens ideally are located within a town or city limits and serve residents who either leases a piece of the garden or subscribe to the project without owning the equipment.

Listen to Part 2 of an interview with John Hastings of Island Community Solar energizing the Greenbank Farm on Whidbey Island.  To find out more go to islandcommunitysolar.com or port ofcoupeville.org.

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greenbankfarmsolar.jpgCommunity energy carries all the environmental, economic and national security benefits of clean energy. Community solar can also keep utility dollars in the community with local investments, creating green jobs and driving down the cost of solar panels.  Listen to Part 1 of an interview with John Hastings of Island Community Solar at the Greenbank Farm.  Go to http://portofcoupeville.org, or click here for Island Community Solar.

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12000-rain-gardens.jpgRain Gardens are proven ways to prevent flooding, and reduce water pollution.  Yearly, heavy rains lead to massive flooding across Puget Sound wiping out roads, flooding homes and filling waterways with sewage.  Listen to Part 2 interview about Rain Gardens for Everett with Stacey Aleksich LID Specialist of Snohomish Conservation District.  To find out more about 12,000 rain gardens for Washington State click here.

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LegionParkRG2010-2sm-Farmen_000.jpgRain gardens improve water quality by filtering runoff, provide localized flood control and are visually pleasing. They also encourage wildlife and biodiversity tie together buildings their surroundings in environmental ways. Listen to Part 1 of an interview about Rain Gardens for Everett with Stacey Aleksich, LID Specialist of Snohomish Conservation District.

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Swift-station-people-full.jpgCar trips are less frequent in centers with a balance of jobs, housing and urban amenities.  Focusing development in existing urban areas uses land more efficiently, reduces the need for costly new public facilities and prevents unnecessary conversion of farmland and natural areas to urban use. Listen to Part 2 of the interview with Kristen Kelly of Futurewise.org.

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tocblueprint.jpgFocusing housing and employment near transit is one of the most effective ways to reduce regional road congestion, improve air quality and increase transit ridership. Listen to Part 1 interview with Kristen Kelly of Futurewise.org. Read the Transited Oriented Community Blueprint for Washington State click here.

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