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Water Conservation

The Alliance for Water Efficiency is a non-profit organization dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water. They serve as a North American advocate for water efficient products and programs, and provide information and assistance on water conservation efforts.

Posted March 21, 2015 at 9:36 AM

The mission of The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association is to promote sustainable rainwater harvesting practices to help solve potable, non-potable, stormwater and energy challenges throughout the world.

Posted March 21, 2015 at 9:38 AM

WaterSense is a program of the US Environmental Protection Agency. WaterSense helps people save water with a product label and tips for saving water indoors and out. Products bearing the WaterSense label have been independently certified to perform well; help save water, energy, and money; and and encourage innovation in manufacturing.

Posted March 21, 2015 at 9:41 AM

NERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR products are independently certified to save energy without sacrificing features or functionality. Saving energy helps prevent climate change. Look for the ENERGY STAR label to save money on your energy bills and help protect our environment.

Posted March 21, 2015 at 10:07 AM

The Green Power Program purchases renewable energy generated by solar, wind, landfill gas and agricultural waste. When you make your contribution of $4 to $12 a month, PSE buys clean energy on your behalf from independent producers in our region. Your commitment to purchase green power makes it possible for these energy innovators to secure funding, sustain their businesses and create jobs�??making a brighter, cleaner future for everyone. Watershed LLC subscribes to the Green Power program, and recommends it to all customers of Puget Sound Energy.

Posted March 21, 2015 at 10:14 AM

ACEEE acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. Activities: Conducting in-depth technical and policy analyses Advising policymakers and program managers Working collaboratively with businesses, government officials, public interest groups, and other organizations Convening conferences and workshops, primarily for energy efficiency professionals Assisting and encouraging traditional and new media to cover energy efficiency policy and technology issues Educating consumers and businesses through our reports, books, conference proceedings, press activities, and websites

Posted March 21, 2015 at 10:21 AM

Green Building

Built Green is a non-profit 501(c)6 organization dedicated to promoting green building and education programs. Michael Laurie is one of only ten Built Green verifiers in the Seattle area.

Posted March 17, 2015 at 5:15 PM

The corporate mission of BuildingGreen, Inc. is to facilitate transformation of the North American building industry into a force for local, regional and global environmental protection; for preservation and restoration of the natural environment; and for creation of healthy indoor environments�??while promoting the well-being of the company and its employees, owners, and associates.

Posted March 21, 2015 at 10:28 AM

Published for the first time in 2015. Well done.

Posted March 21, 2015 at 10:31 AM

King County Green Tools Program

The King County GreenTools Program helps builders, residents, businesses and governments create and sustain green buildings, and sustainability policies and programs. The GreenTools Team provides technical assistance, grants, hands-on training, and information necessary to find locally-produced, high quality sustainable building materials and resources. Managed by Patty Southard

Posted March 21, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Michael Laurie is a trainer in this program, has developed part of their curriculum, and is a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor. The Program is one of the longest running and most effective green building education programs in the industry. We aim to increase the capacity of green building professionals in the industry by offering a comprehensive program to working professionals.

Posted March 21, 2015 at 10:51 AM

Michael Laurie is a trainer in this program, and has developed curriculum for it. Building Operator Certification (BOC®) is a nationally recognized, competency-based training and certification program that offers facilities personnel the improved job skills and knowledge to transform workplaces to be more comfortable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. The BOC credential is recognized by employers across the country as a sign of the value and contributions certified facilities management personnel can bring to their organizations.

Posted March 21, 2015 at 10:53 AM


"Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system." - Bill Mollison

Brecht Deriemaeker and Nick Tittle co-founded Surplus Permaculture Design, an international Permaculture Designers Cooperative. They also have managed the Panya Project, Permaculture Education Centre in Northern Thailand, since 2011. We at Heartstad are delighted that they have agreed to teach our first permaculture design certificate course in September 2014

Posted May 25, 2014 at 11:26 AM

A rapidly growing interactive database that�??s showcasing the exciting, solutions-based work being implemented by permaculture projects and practitioners worldwide.

Posted March 26, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Forums, articles, videos and podcasts on all aspects of permaculture - organized by the inimitable Paul Wheaton

Posted January 21, 2014 at 2:14 AM

Aprovecho Research Center has published various manuals on cooking and heating technology which are written for a non-technical audience in simple, unintimidating language, with easy-to-follow diagrams. Aprovecho has also published papers in scientific journals such as Boiling Point and Energy for Sustainable Development in order to make data regarding lab and field stove performance and global warming impact accessible to the wider scientific community.

Posted January 21, 2014 at 2:10 AM

Green Living

You may find this guide useful. Unfortunately, they include Walmart coupons, which we disagree with.

Posted October 26, 2018 at 9:25 AM

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