Seattle Artist Spotlight: Tywen Kelly

Living Green Technology

Technology has many applications in today’s world. Computers, printers, cell phones, and more have become such an integrated part of our everyday life.

This backyard cottage in Seattle is only 800 square feet

Inhabitant

Tiny living meets natural materials in this 800-square-foot Seattle cottage. Explore this design by Fivedot

Tudor home in Seattle adds energy-efficient upgrades

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This Tudor home in Seattle now boasts an eco-conscious addition with a rooftop deck

The Seattle Times’ Four Critiques of Honest Elections Seattle…

Sightline Daily

The Seattle Times recently editorialized against I-122 Honest Elections Seattle. The truth is that Honest Elections Seattle projects and counts on more people giving to local campaigns than ever seen in Seattle or anywhere else in the United States. Vouchers start from a baseline of political giving that could hardly be lower: In Seattle’s 2013 elections only 1.5 Honest Elections Seattle does not assume apathy.

9 Things to Know About Living in Seattle Before Moving

Green Prophet

Seattle is attracting eco conscious people like never before. Have you thought about moving to Seattle ? But before you move to Seattle, there are a few things you should find out for your own happiness or safety. It’s Seattle, after all. Seattle is rich in neighborhoods.

Solutions for Stormwater in Seattle

Cool Green Science

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to visit Seattle — a city that knows rain — and to see some of the innovative thinking around water management that has developed there. While the annual precipitation in Seattle isn’t the highest in the US (in fact some measures put it a little below the national average!), In Seattle, we embrace the rain. We’re in the midst of an unprecedented building boom, in Seattle and around Puget Sound. Can all cities be like Seattle?

Who Funds Seattle’s Political Candidates?

Sightline Daily

Overwhelmingly, rich, white people who live in Seattle’s waterfront and view homes fund Seattle’s political candidates. If enacted by voters in November, Honest Elections Seattle (Initiative 122) could spread the funding of campaigns from elite neighborhoods to the whole city. The report analyzes the pattern of political contributions in the 2013 city elections to explore how Honest Elections Seattle might affect giving.

Tudor home in Seattle adds energy-efficient upgrades

AGreenLiving

Such was the case for this Tudor home, located in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood. With added attic insulation, a solar array , LED lighting, high-efficiency appliances, cork floors and smart home technology, the Ravenna home now exceeds the current Seattle energy code.

Video: Who Funds Seattle’s Political Candidates?

Sightline Daily

Ever wondered who funds Seattle’s political candidates? For your convenience and viewing pleasure, we condensed the report into a two minute video that paints a picture of Seattle’s money in politics. To win elections, local candidates depend on a tiny share of the people who live in Seattle: mostly, rich, white people in view homes. Related Stories Interactive Map: Who Funds Seattle’s Political Candidates?

Honest Elections Seattle Is legal

Sightline Daily

I’ve explained how Honest Elections Seattle works (for voters , candidates , and election officials ) and that it’s fraud-repellent and cheap. That’s what Honest Elections Seattle does. And that’s the main reason the Honest Elections Seattle Initiative is legal. Honest Elections Seattle tightens existing contribution limits, for example, and indexes them to inflation, as some court decisions suggest. Seattle’s will be among the longest at three years.

Seattle’s Vision Zero Plan

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Seattle became the second major Northwest city this week to promise to end all traffic deaths and serious injuries by embracing Vision Zero , a transportation approach that prioritizes keeping people alive and building streets that work for everyone. ”—Seattle’s Vision Zero Plan Vision Zero holds that people driving, people walking, people biking, people driving trucks, people using wheelchairs on our streets will all, from time to time, make mistakes.

Seattle Seahawks to get largest solar energy roof- 2.5 Acres of it

Environmental Economics

Professional sports teams the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC have announced they will install the largest solar energy array to date in the state of Washington. It will be on the roof of Qwest Field Event Center. The huge solar installation will cover over 2.5 acres, or approximately 80% of the Event Center roof. Made from 3,750 individual solar panels , made by Solyndra in the US, the installation will use a thin-film technology that captures both direct and reflected sunlight.

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Honest Elections Seattle Tames Lobbying Money

Sightline Daily

In 2013, during the last municipal election campaigns in Seattle, the ridesharing company Lyft was fighting for its life in a dispute over local taxi regulations. Meanwhile, Clise Properties, a developer involved in an enormous set of construction projects north of downtown Seattle for which it sought city permission to take over alleys and install a new district energy system, spent $48,000 lobbying city officials that year. Who Funds Seattle’s Political Candidates?

Seattle permanently closes 20 miles of street

AGreenLiving

Seattle recently made bold moves to put pedestrians and cyclists first as the pandemic-induced stay-at-home order creates a new normal. The news has garnered praise from the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board. Seattle permanently closes 20 miles of street.

Oil Train Derails in Seattle

Sightline Daily

Multiple news accounts just now that a loaded oil train derailed under the Magnolia Bridge, about a mile north of downtown Seattle. Comments The Seattle Weekly just happened to post this a day before! by Matt the Engineer Related Stories A Downtown School Just Dropped in Seattle’s Lap A Move to Ban the Most Dangerous Oil Trains Industry To Feds: We Will Keep Using Old Unsafe Tank Cars For Three More Years, or Longer If We Feel Like It.

Declining Traffic Through Seattle

Sightline Daily

Last week, I wrote about the surprising (and largely unheralded) decline in vehicle traffic on Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct in 2012. According to data from the Washington and Seattle departments of transportation, traffic through downtown Seattle actually peaked all the way back in 1998 , and has declined steadily since then. A lot of folks still slog through rush hour traffic in Seattle; many have little choice.

Green-roofed Seattle home effortlessly pulls the outdoors in

AGreenLiving

Anchored into a steep slope, the house frames breathtaking views of downtown Seattle and the Puget Sound. Selected after an exhaustive multi-year search, the 6,113-square-foot Queen Anne property that Tracy and Greg purchased came with stellar views of the Seattle skyline — including a straight-line view of the iconic Space Needle — as well as a challengingly steep slope. Original post: Green-roofed Seattle home effortlessly pulls the outdoors in.

Upcoming Living Green Technology Electronics Recycling Events in Seattle

Living Green Technology

Living Green Technology has some great Seattle electronics recycling events coming up this spring! Seattle, WA 98117 Recycling Event with Windermere Date: Saturday, April 14th Time: 11 AM - 2 PM Address: 311 N 85th St., Seattle, WA 98103 Recycling Event with Coldwell Banker Bain Date: Saturday, April 22nd Time: 10 AM - 1 PM Address: 1200 Westlake Ave N., Seattle, WA 98109 If you would like to set up a recycling event with your organization, please contact us

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Interactive Map: Who Funds Seattle’s Political Candidates?

Sightline Daily

Simply click the image below and explore the tabs to see how Seattle’s largest political contributions overlap with the wealthiest and whitest neighborhoods with view homes. The alarmingly small number of contributors that dominate Seattle’s political game demonstrates the need for democracy reform. What would political contributions look like if Honest Elections Seattle (Initiative 122) is enacted in November? Check out the interactive Seattle Times map here.

Seattle Voters, meet Democracy Vouchers

Sightline Daily

Last time , I described the Honest Elections Seattle Initiative ’s tough new rules for preventing corruption and giving ordinary voters a louder voice in local elections. In January of a municipal election year, if you’re registered to vote in Seattle, you’ll get an envelope in the mail from the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission (SEEC). Related Stories Introducing: The Honest Elections Seattle Initiative Voter Suppression is Exorbitantly Expensive.

Seattle Government, Meet Democracy Vouchers

Sightline Daily

Similarly, despite many people’s perception that Honest Elections Seattle’s system of Democracy Vouchers is complicated, it is actually simplicity itself , even if the official text of Initiative 122 approaches 9,000 words. I’ve already walked through Honest Elections Seattle from the perspectives of voters and candidates. Think of Seattle’s curbside recycling program, with its Byzantine sorting rules. Monopoly by Mark Strozier used under CC BY 2.0

Introducing: The Honest Elections Seattle Initiative

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A coalition last week filed a citizens’ initiative 122 in Seattle that assembles into a single package some of the toughest corruption prevention and clean-election laws found anywhere in the United States and adds one startlingly original feature: a campaign funding system called Democracy Vouchers , which give every voter $100 of coupons to hand over to the candidates of their choice. Honest Elections Seattle clamps down on secret money. The City of Seattle’s budget is about $4.8

Event: Lawrence Lessig at Town Hall Seattle

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What : Seattle premier of “Killswitch” and post-screening discussion with Dr. Lawrence Lessig and Marianne Williamson. Where : Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle, WA ( map ). Tickets : $15 pre-sale, $20 at the door, available via Town Hall Seattle. Good news: professor Lawrence Lessig, the greatest orator of democracy reform, is Cascadia-bound. He’s helping to launch a new film.

Seattle Life Expectancy Soars

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Skip to navigation Advanced Search Document Actions Sections Front Page Daily News Daily Score Blog The Daily Score Seattle Life Expectancy Soars Posted by Clark Williams-Derry 12/13/2010 01:35 PM The surprising role of AIDS in the Emerald Citys health trends. Life expectancy in the city of Seattle has positively soared over the last couple of decades! Today, if Seattle were an independent nation, its life expectancy would rank second in the world, just a month behind Japans.

Seattle’s Green Stormwater Goals

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Roadside rain garden in Seattle, Lisa Stiffler. Recently, the city of Seattle announced a goal to dramatically increase the amount of water treated by rain gardens, green roofs, green streets, permeable pavement and other alternatives that seek to treat stormwater more naturally instead of carry it away in pipes. Source: City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability (Click on graphic to enlarge.).

Another Look at Declining Seattle Traffic

Sightline Daily

Every year, the Seattle Department of Transportation tracks traffic at 19 select bridges across the city, and presents the resulting traffic count as a rough-and-ready gauge of citywide traffic trends. And based on these counts, SDOT believes that traffic across the city fell by a whopping 10 percent between 2003 and 2012: From the 2012 Traffic Report , Seattle Department of Transportation. Comments From this story: “Meanwhile, transit ridership in Seattle.

Living Green Technology Seattle Recycling News Roundup

Living Green Technology

Good job Seattle: City recycling rate nearing 60 percent According to KOMO News, Seattle is continuing the great work it has done in recycling, and has improved its recycling rate for the 13th consecutive year. Seattle' recycling rate currently sits at 58.8%, which is 1% more than the year prior, and 20% more than 13 years ago. Another important thing to note is that the local Seattle government is not currently planning a straw ban ordinance.

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Seattle Candidates, meet Democracy Vouchers

Sightline Daily

The Honest Elections Seattle Initiative is a pioneering local initiative that would provide a whole new path to office, a path through dozens of house parties and grassroots outreach, not posh downtown offices and hours of dialing for dollars. If it works in Seattle, it may spread to other places. Seattle has 415,106 registered voters. Seattle City Hall is not yet as bad as the US Congress.

Seattle’s $28 Million Hole

Sightline Daily

If you said, “Roman Catholicism,” your knowledge of Seattle mayors is exceptional! In 2005, the old Public Safety Building was torn down, and the city sold the vacant 57,000 square foot lot to Seattle-based Triad Development for $25 million. Following a nearly two-year deliberative process by the City Council, the measure was finally approved , and Seattle was set to have a new landmark join its skyline. The heart of downtown Seattle.

Sightline on Shell’s Presence in Seattle

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Shell’s Polar Pioneer oil rig, incoming to Seattle Port’s Terminal 5. For those following the controversy of the Port of Seattle hosting Shell’s Arctic drilling rig, I recommend this 45-minute interview I did recently on KBOO , a community radio station in Portland. Photo by a friend of Sightline, used with permission.)

Seattle Goes Backward on Micro-housing

Sightline Daily

Yesterday, to my dismay, the Seattle city council tightened rules on micro-apartments, the neo-rooming houses I lauded last year in Unlocking Home. The rules will likely prevent construction of hundreds of inexpensive living spaces from Seattle’s most-walkable neighborhoods over the next decade. As I wrote a year ago in the Seattle Times , SEATTLE should stop lying to itself about affordable housing. Exclusionary Is a Land-Value Tax Illegal in Seattle?

Pan Pacific Seattle hotel: model of corporate social responsiblity.

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Pan Pacific Seattle hotel: model of corporate social responsiblity (CSR) 22 March 11 · 0 comments | Green Travel News | M olly Phillips , one of the Pacific Northwest ‘s most experienced sustainability leaders, is leading the transformation of the Pan Pacific Seattle hotel into a model of corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Portland, Seattle, San Francisco.

Eco-Vegan Girl

And also to Seattle for the second time, but it will be my first experience at the VegFest. I've already been to the following places in Seattle: Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe Hillside Sandwich Shop Might O' Donuts - must go back! portland travel SeattleI'm about to head to Portland and San Francisco for the first time! Afterwards I'm taking a roadtrip back to Los Angeles, stopping in San Francisco and a some other places along the way (like the Azna Gluten Free bakery).

Living Green Technology recycles electronics for local Seattle art

Living Green Technology

Living Green Technology is excited to announce its partnership with local Seattle artist Erik Jensen! We will be donating a variety of IT peripherals, including keyboards to support his artistic endeavors. Erik has done some amazing work using old computer keyboards to create both original art-murals and recreations of famous images and paintings. Erik's Story: Erik Jensen is a born artist. Deaf too! He graduated from Utah Valley University with a BS in Art Education in 2017.

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Car-less in Seattle

Sightline Daily

There’s an automatic cost calculator at Edmunds.com , a manual one at Seattle’s One Less Car Challenge , and a guidebook about car costs –if you want to understand the data—at Todd Litman’s invaluable website for Victoria Transport Policy Institute.). by Jennifer Seattle is a very place to live carless. by Elisa Murray Related Stories Cargo bikes Unlocking Spare Bedrooms: Occupancy Limits Innovative Green Building at Seattle’s Via6.

New Fund Will Help More Seattle Residents Build Rain Gardens

Sightline Daily

RainWise garden Image by Lisa Stiffler Seattle’s RainWise rain-garden program is spreading green stormwater solutions across the city, but the rebate program has been out of reach for some homeowners with more modest incomes. RainWise is a joint program of Seattle Public Utilities and King County Wastewater Treatment Division. RainWise started in 2010 and has helped pay for more than 600 green stormwater projects in select Seattle neighborhoods.

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Murray Compromise Lifts Seattle Rideshare Caps

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urbanists, flickr With everyone facing something to lose, representatives from Seattle’s new(ish) ‘rideshare’ industry stood alongside vehicle-for-hire owners and taxi owners and drivers Monday to announce a compromise brokered by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray that they all can apparently live with. Companies like Lyft, UberX, Sidecar, and any other competitors would be allowed to operate legally in Seattle, albeit under the scrutiny of city regulators.

Seattle to fine residents, businesses for wasting too much food

Green (Living) Review

Seattle wants its residents to compost food scraps so much the city will begin fining homes, apartment buildings and businesses that throw away too much food mixed with their garbage, according to new rules passed by the city council. Starting in January, trash collectors “can take a cursory look each time they dump trash into a garbage truck,” the Seattle Times reported.

Living Green To Celebrate Earth Day with Seattle and Chelan Electronics Recycling Events

Living Green Technology

We're also very excited to celebrate Earth Day by hosting a variety of electronics recycling events with local businesses and organizations throughout Seattle and Chelan! Living Green Technology is having a strong start to 2019, after having held corporate e-cycling events with Microsoft and Smuckers. We hope to make this Earth Day our biggest one yet!

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Seattle Headed Towards ‘Rideshare’ Regs

Sightline Daily

urbanists, flickr Unless minds change in the next two weeks, Seattle appears headed towards capping the number of drivers who have turned their personal cars into vehicles-for-hire and have been working for companies like UberX, Lyft, and Sidecar, though city council members have not settled on where that cap should be.

It’s Accountability Time for Seattle Port Commissioners

Sightline Daily

The oil drilling ship Noble Discoverer, seen April 5, 2012 in the Port of Seattle before its trip to Alaska for the summer Arctic drilling season. The irony oozing from the Port of Seattle these days is thicker than crude oil. During his election, Creighton even produced a video titled “Why should voters consider the environment a priority in the Port of Seattle race?”

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Some thoughts from the plane ride to Seattle

Environmental Economics

On the plane to AERE Conference in Seattle I read Adamowicz's " What's it worth? " " review article: The present paper reviews activity in environmental valuation by examining trends in publication rates over the past three decades. It also provides an overview of the demand for environmental valuation by academic markets and by policy markets.

Seattle Congestion Declined by One-Third?

Sightline Daily

Skip to navigation Advanced Search Document Actions Sections Front Page Daily News Daily Score Blog The Daily Score Seattle Congestion Declined by One-Third? A nationwide traffic study just released by traffic data firm INRIX found that Seattle has the 10th worst congestion in the nation. Thats the second time in the last few months that Seattle has ranked in the top 10 in a national congestion ranking. And feeding Seattles provincial obsession with lists.