• A Year-round Farmer’s Market: Your Freezer

    Spring is in the air and that means it’s time to stock up on fresh local produce. In this photo of Seattle’s Pike Place Market, Finley is excited to try some in-season Rainier cherries. Warrenton’s Farmers’ Market starts on April 22nd or find a grower close to you at Local Harvest. Now, go ahead and […]

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  • Order Up!

    Restaurants account for approximately 12% of the American economy and take a serious toll on the environment. The greenest option is to eat at home but with our modern lifestyle we normally dine out 4 or 5 times a week. Here are some tips for keeping it green. As a customer you have the power […]

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  • Hotels and Hospitals

    Hotels and hospitals can be some of the most wasteful hosts.  But you can make a difference by speaking up.  Finley forever changed the attitudes of the nurses on her hall with her persistent insistence on paying attention to wasteful practices.  When she took a spin around her floor she regularly turned off all the […]

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  • Sit Back & Enjoy the Ride

    Ready for user-friendly public transportation? Here are some ideas that will help you sit back and relax knowing you’ve chosen the best transit option for our planet. Many communities, including Washington, DC have a Guaranteed Ride Home program for those who commute by carpool, mass transit or bike. It provides a free ride home if […]

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  • #ForeverMarshallIslands

    Today’s global perspective post is from Finley’s sister, Callie. “This school, packed with silly, beautiful kids, has a front row seat to our changing climate. I took these photos last week, following a tip from a local councilman that this school had been particularly vulnerable to severe weather over recent years. It is situated near […]

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  • Solar Energy for All

    If you’ve been considering solar energy for your home, 2017 would be a great year to pull the trigger. The current federal renewable energy tax credit is a whopping 30 percent, but will be phased out after 2019. Additionally, many cities and states offer incentives to help offset installation costs. So, even if you live […]

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  • Making the Environmental Most of Cloth Napkins

    Ever cleared the table from a family meal and debated what to do with that used but unsoiled cloth napkin? If you’ve stayed the night at our house you know you probably have a wooden clothes pin with your name in black sharpie stashed away in our cupboard drawer.  These pins are clipped to the […]

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  • Matches vs. Lighters

    An easy step towards a plastic-free life is to stop using plastic lighters. Your first choice can be an old-school matchbook. These paper matches are made from recycled newspaper. If you really need wooden matches, find ones that are made from sustainably harvested wood but this option still relies on a virgin material (wood) instead […]

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  • Sustainable Fashion

    Sustainable Fashion We like our fashion, but did you know the average American throws away nearly 70 pounds of clothing per year? So, it really makes sense to pay attention to the environmental impact of the materials that make up your fashion choices.  For instance, most people think of cotton as a “natural” product. The […]

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  • Go Virtual

    Paying your bills online can make a huge difference to the environment. If every US household received electronic statements, we could save 18.5 million trees, 2.2 billion tons of greenhouse gases and 1.7 billion pounds of solid waste per year. It is also makes managing your finances effortless. You can see payment histories and budget […]

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