Archive for the ‘Going Green’ Category

Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning Basics

Posted: March 15th, 2013 by Brad

Spring is finally budding in the Pacific Northwest. This season often motivates people to thoroughly clean their homes. To get a home truly clean, rather than covered in toxic chemicals, try making your own non-toxic cleaners at home. It’s easy. Basic ingredients found in your kitchen can be used to make non-toxic cleaners for your [...]

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Home Energy Workshop

Posted: January 15th, 2013 by Brad

FREE Home Energy Workshop Wednesday, February 13th 6:00-7:00 p.m. Umpqua Bank Ballard 2032 NW Market Street – Seattle 98107 Description: Whether you rent, own or invest, learn cost-effective ways to reduce your home energy bills, discover financing options available for “green” home improvements, hear how efficiency standards are impacting real estate and much more. RSVP [...]

Curbing Holiday Waste

Posted: December 5th, 2012 by Brad

The EPA offers several great tips on how to reduce one’s carbon footprint during this season of abundance. For more info., visit http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/wycd/funfacts/winter.htm

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Home efficiency on a budget

Posted: July 19th, 2012 by Brad

Each home is different, and how much you could benefit from a particular project depends on many variables, including the age and design of your home, your financial situation and your personal priorities. To help focus on what you really need and want, consider this hypothetical scenario: You have been given $7,000 to spend on [...]

Green Spring Cleaning

Posted: April 6th, 2012 by Brad

Spring is the quintessential time to dust, sweep and clean house. Before you do, we invite you to consider what products you use to clean with. Are they non-toxic? Sure, not everything can be made squeaky clean with citrus or a splash of vinegar. However, there are companies making all kinds of eco-friendly housekeeping products. [...]

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Green Down the Drain?

Posted: March 7th, 2012 by Brad

Ever use harsh chemicals to unblock a drain? Ever wonder whether there’s a non-toxic solution? Good news, here are a few ways to be green down drains: Pour half a cup of baking soda down the drain. Then pour half a cup of vinegar. Wait 15 minutes, and then pour in hot tap water. Mix [...]

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Green Products Buyers Really Want

Posted: September 7th, 2011 by Just Real Seattle

Going green isn’t just the fashionable catch phrase of the early 21st Century, conservation is an essential component of our long term sustainability. Heating and cooling a home today is expensive and has far-reaching environmental consequences. “Energy efficiency is not on the wish list for home buyers in 2011 – it’s on the ‘must’ list,” [...]

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Energy Efficiency: Does your home make the grade?

Posted: August 10th, 2011 by Just Real Seattle

Seattle City Council has been considering adding another step to the home selling process for the past couple years. Such a measure would require home sellers to pass an energy audit. If the home doesn’t pass, the necessary corrections would need to be made prior to closing such that the home meets a certain level [...]

Going off the grid

Posted: July 6th, 2011 by Just Real Seattle

An innovative sustainable energy project is taking shape between Seattle’s City Light, Parks Deptartment and Seattleites. Community Solar intends to green up the Emerald City and begin taking energy production off the grid. The first of such projects is slated for Beacon Hill’s Jefferson Park. There picnic shelters will be covered with solar panels, generating [...]

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