It’s Not Just Where You Live, But How You Live
We are all hopeful that 2009 will be a better
year than a few of the last ones have been. 2009
will be a better year if we resolve to do our
individual part towards making that so. I am a firm
believer that the best way we can initiate the kind
of change that we want is to try as hard as we can
to do our best work and to help others to be
successful in the work they are doing. This kind of
collaboration can only yield positive results and
will hopefully shorten the amount of time that we
will be digging ourselves out of this mess.
Our thing is trying to give you good information
that you can use and that will inspire you to
continue to work towards a better future for
January Green Home Tour
yourselves and our planet.
Your thing, whatever that is, combined with your Saturday January 10, 11:00 am
interest in a better future makes your contribution Tour Start at ecoHAUS
all that much more important. If there is some
way that we can help you to be more successful Join us for a guided tour of this fantastic 4‐Star
get in touch and let’s see what we can do.
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We will continue in this coming year to try our design and YS Development built home.
best to bring you great, cool, interesting, useful
Visit www.greendwellingseattle.com for more info.
information. You will see many new companies,
products, projects, and organizations on our
website and we are working on some great new
programs that we are excited to roll‐out over the
course of 2009. The Green Home Tours resume
this month and as you continue to read you will
learn more about how you can keep up‐to‐date
with green building projects that are going on all
over the area.
You can follow us on Facebook now, and also
stop by and check out our new blog. We will be
posting on both often and would love for these
sites to better connect us with you and for all of
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you to connect with one another as well. Tell your
Columbia City Green
friends about what you see here and look for us at
a number of events throughout the year. Thanks
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again and…. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
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Green Builders Blog CALENDAR OF EVENTS
January kicks off a new project for us that we
1/4 Climate and Environment Meeting
hope will keep you up‐to‐date and informed
1/10 GreenDwellingSeattle Green Home Tour
about what’s going on in Seattle area green
building. Over time we have received a greater 1/10 Making the Green Link in Our Lives
and greater number of requests asking for the
1/13 Greendrinks in YOUR Neighborhood
names of green builders in Seattle that we
1/15 Microfinance and Microbrews
believe are doing the best work.
It can take a lot of time to keep up with 1/19 Farming in Winter‐Nash Organic Farm Tour
builders and their projects so we thought you
1/19 Sustainable West Seattle Annual Meeting
might appreciate being able to come to one
place to find what your looking for. We have 1/20 Green Remodeling with Jon Alexander
started gathering up who we think are the best 1/21 January Bluedrinks
green builders in the city and will be
1/22 Art, Design, and Sustainability Dialogue
introducing you to who they are and then
make it easy for you to follow their work and 1/29 Solar Primer
get out and see their projects.
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There are a couple of ways we will be keeping
this conversation going. One will be to update
you from time to time on the progress of
A New Home For
selected projects and the other will be to use
the design, features and techniques employed
in the construction of these homes to deliver a
continuous supply of interesting information.
Please take just a moment to go and see the
You will also find a green builders page on our
new GreenDwellingSeattle website. We are in
website that will take you directly to the
the process of having a new site built that can
builders sites. If you are looking to purchase a
handle the functionality we will need for
green home the builders pages can be an
projects you will hear more about later this
excellent resource for you.
year, but in the meantime we wanted to make it
These pages are presented in blog format and easier for us to share information back and
we encourage you to comment on the posts forth. You will find almost everything that was
and share information amongst yourselves and on the old site, and even a few new additions.
with us. If you would like we encourage you to As we build the new site we would like to know
join our RSS feed and follow along that way. what you would like to see there. Please send
It is hard to stay on top of every project in the your suggestions and we will try to do what we
can to truly make GreenDwellingSeattle a
city so if you know of one that you don’t see
one‐stop‐shop for green building and greater
on the site, let us know and we will be sure to
green community information. Thanks as
contact the builder and see if they would like
always for seeing value in what we are doing
to share their information with all of us.
and for your continued support.