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Talk offline Tuesday: conversing about climate change

Talk offline Tuesday: conversing about climate change

Do you find climate crisis conversations with friends, co-workers and family to be important, yet difficult? We're on a mission to practice, practice, practice.

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A World with less water?

A World with less water?

What if the farms, rivers, mountains and cities of the Northwest experienced a drought measured in years, rather than months?

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King County Prop 1: Why maintaining Metro bus service is a climate solution

King County Prop 1: Why maintaining Metro bus service is a climate solution

On Earth Day—April 22—King County, WA voters should resoundingly pass Proposition 1 to keep Metro bus service at current levels, and send a strong message of support for our region’s environment, economy, and citizens.

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Building a more sustainable mousetrap: UW Environmental Innovation Challenge

Building a more sustainable mousetrap: UW Environmental Innovation Challenge

At the University of Washington, competing teams of students sought novel solutions to seemingly intractable environmental problems, from reducing packaging waste, to finding new paths for recycling, to creating new renewable energy systems.

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Years of Living Dangerously - Preview the first episode!

Years of Living Dangerously - Preview the first episode!

Check out the first episode of this inspiring and visually stunning new documentary series. "Years of Living Dangerously" gives us the opportunity to change the way America talks about the climate crisis.

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Spring is blossoming--with climate and clean energy events

Spring is blossoming--with climate and clean energy events

This spring, we're looking forward to a great lineup of events in Oregon, Washington and beyond on climate and cleanenergy issues, grenn bisiness practices, and 21st century business innovation!

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Oregon’s Clean Energy Law Wins the Day

Oregon’s Clean Energy Law Wins the Day

Posted by Bobby Hayden at Apr 03, 2014 11:15 AM |

Governor Kitzhaber has signed a bill aimed at safeguarding Oregon’s clean energy commitment and preventing a backslide into last generation’s energy sources. In an era of climate consequences, the health of our kids and our communities depends on demanding a future free from fossil fuels. That’s why the development of clean, renewable energy is so crucial.

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Too dirty to recycle? Turn it into motor fuel

Too dirty to recycle? Turn it into motor fuel

A new generation of "biorefinery" projects is turning garbage into fuel, and diverting municipal waste from landfills.

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Studying Termites to Achieve Better Biofuel

Studying Termites to Achieve Better Biofuel

We can learn from termites--producing biofuels from innovative biorefineries that can break down crop residues and woody materials, doing so economically and in a way that doesn’t harm the environment.

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Years of Living Dangerously will redefine climate communication

Years of Living Dangerously will redefine climate communication

What do you get when you cross 60 Minutes with Deadliest Catch and Inconvenient Truth? Years of Living Dangerously, the soon-to-be-released Showtime documentary series on climate. It’s gonna sizzle.

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Investing in efficiency is a billion-dollar energy solution. Why short-change it now?

Investing in efficiency is a billion-dollar energy solution. Why short-change it now?

Posted by Jonathan Lawson at Mar 18, 2014 01:15 PM |

Efficiency programs save BPA customers $1 billion in per decade. Do the utility's short-term needs really take precedence over our energy and climate future?

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Tax breaks for oil have got to stop! Tales from the 2014 Legislative Session

Tax breaks for oil have got to stop! Tales from the 2014 Legislative Session

The short 2014 Washington legislative session concluded on Thursday night, and centered on a single question: How will we prepare a better future for our children?

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Spring forward

Spring forward

Posted by Bobby Hayden at Mar 13, 2014 04:30 PM |

This is the week of sleepy (read: grumpy) kids in my house, due to the return of daylight savings time. But even a household disrupted doesn’t squelch my love of the lost hour. It’s the signal of longer, warmer – sunnier! -- days to come, the most hopeful time of the year for me. A time to look forward. We’re doing a lot of that around Climate Solutions these days.

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Business is Booming – and Policy Makes a Difference

Business is Booming – and Policy Makes a Difference

The global advanced energy market is big, and it’s on the move. Research shows that advanced energy is bigger by revenue than pharmaceuticals globally, and bigger than the airline industry in the U.S.

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Good News Abounds for Storing Carbon Naturally

Good News Abounds for Storing Carbon Naturally

Posted by Bobby Hayden at Mar 13, 2014 12:00 AM |

Everywhere we turn, we see progress and innovation in the biocarbon realm.

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It's Not Too Late, But It's Not Too Soon

It's Not Too Late, But It's Not Too Soon

The work of choosing and executing strategies that add up to large-scale carbon reduction must begin in earnest. In the Northwest and around the United States, we are seeing early signs that elected officials are responding to this call and starting down the path of hard work.

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Spirit of St Louis Continues to Inspire Innovation

Spirit of St Louis Continues to Inspire Innovation

Posted by Bobby Hayden at Mar 05, 2014 04:15 PM |

Erik Lindbergh’s organization Powering Imagination is now working with innovators in electric flight, biofuels, and noise reduction to influence the future direction of aviation.

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Toward a Common Cause

Toward a Common Cause

A clarion call is gaining momentum among a growing number of college campuses, faith communities, and investment committees.

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No to Big Oil, Yes to Little Kids

No to Big Oil, Yes to Little Kids

Posted by Bobby Hayden at Mar 04, 2014 10:35 AM |
Filed under: home Washington

The House budget in Washington closed the Big Oil Tax Loophole. Will you thank your representatives in the House for standing up for our environment, health, safety, and economy?

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Getting down and dirty for dense carbon storage

Getting down and dirty for dense carbon storage

The Puget Sound estuary has the potential to store 8.9 million tons of CO2, the equivalent of 1.76 million cars. That’s almost as many cars as are registered in Snohomish and King Counties – the most densely populated part of Washington State.

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coal

Posted by Paul Jackson at Oct 20, 2011 03:39 PM
Please, please Sir Obama will you tell the Chines they're getting no more coal. It's time for clean nuclear energy.

Support 9/15 Forum !!!

Posted by Regina Glenn at Oct 20, 2011 03:39 PM
A Sustainable Economy: Bringing Together Social Responsibility, Environmental Consciousness and Business!!:

A CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND BE AT THE BEGINNING
OF A HUGE BUSINESS BOOM ... GREEN!!

From debt crisis to energy crisis, and to just about everything in between, 2011 has been dominated by questions regarding our economy’s stability. We are on the brink of a new era and the sustainability of our economy has never been so unknown. In creating a sustainable economy, two aspects play vital roles; social responsibility through the healthy growth of diverse business leaders, and environmental consciousness through a change from dirty energy to clean technology, green thinking, and sustainable ideas.

The hallmark of a clean economy is the production of goods and services with environmental benefits. According to a study by the Brookings Institute, the clean economy employs around 2.7 million workers across a diverse group of industries, and outperformed the nation during the recession.

In a diverse economy, business leaders, government officials, and entrepreneurs of all backgrounds work together in mutually supportive ways to create viable development. Small businesses and entrepreneurs that reflect our diversity are huge part of reaching the goal of a sustainable economy.

In one HUGE and COOL attempt to do this, Climate Solutions, Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council and the Seattle Chamber of Commerce bring us a special forum – Multicultural Businesses in the Clean Economy: Growing Opportunities and Creating Sustainable Jobs, a must attend event for business leaders interested in growing businessses in and with the clean economy. This forum will highlight key leaders and spark discussion on how we can better connect small and multicultural businesses with opportunities, funding, and support to take their innovations to scale.
Should be fun. 4pm to 7pm at McKinstry's Innovation Center
Peace!

I have boycotted Kingsford charcoal briquettes

Posted by Bannister John Holmes at Nov 26, 2012 10:11 AM
They cause WAY too much pollution and frankly, they make my hot dogs taste like chemicals.

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